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Hi Insiders, I am looking to get married in OCMD very soon. Could you point me in the direction of any wedding planners in the area so I can get started planning? Thanks!
Submitted by Melissa K, Bethesda Maryland on March 26, 2018
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 27, 2018

try Barefoot Beach Bride:  443-614-8542  http://www.barefootbeachbridesoc.com

or

Rox Beach Weddings: 410-289-7699  http://www.roxbeachweddings.com

or

Ocean City Beach Wedding:  410-289-1288  http://www.oceancitybeachwedding.com

All three are highly rated. 

I want to have a wedding in the beach. I want it where they have the stands. Can you tell me the street where the stands are located? Thank you.
Submitted by shakira n, Salisbury Maryland on March 26, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 27, 2018

I'm not quite sure what "stands" you are referring to other than the ones that sell raffle tickets during the summer.  They are located between Caroline and North Division Street.  There is also a stage on Caroline Street as well.  But there are regulations to getting married on the beach in Ocean City.  Check this page for information  and to fill out the form for your permit.  https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/city-clerk/beach-wedding-form/

Hello, I am coming to ocean city for summer 2018 to work. I am looking for an apartment for five people. The rent can be anywhere between $80-$100 per week per person. Preferably somewhere within walking distance from Fenwick Inn. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks!
Submitted by Natalia D, Ocean City (and vicinity) Maryland on March 26, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 27, 2018

First check with your employer, some of them offer housing or can point you in the right direction.

If you are looking for seasonal housing your best bet is to work with an employer and see if they have housing for their workers. These are usually the most affordable options. If that approach won't work for you, here are some other options:

(1) Checkout this seasonal housing information from the OC Chamber of Commerce (it is from 2016, but still is useful)

(2) Watch the classified sections of  Maryland Coast Dispatch and Ocean City Today. Both of these newspapers have jobs and seasonal housing listings.

(3) Watch the Eastern Shore Craigslist housing section - lots of people connect to OC seasonal housing through this site.

(4) Even if you are not an international student, checkout E-Point Student Center - They help lots of international students find jobs and housing in OC, and could perhaps help you too. You can reach them at 410.289.9844.

No matter where you go, be sure you confirm you are dealing with a reputable source. A couple of years ago, several lifeguards got scammed by listings for places that demanded up-front rent payment for places that did not actually exist!

Good luck in your search!

Hello! What was the name of the business where sunsations is now? Thanks!
Submitted by Frank G, Uniontown Pennsylvania on March 26, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 27, 2018

The one place that I know that took over a Sunsations is Nice Ash - a cigar store.

Hello. What new restaurants will be opening in Ocean City Maryland this spring?
Submitted by Robert G, Bethesda Maryland on March 22, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 22, 2018

Good afternoon Robert,

Here are some new places in Ocean City, Md:

 28th Street Pit & Pub added a second location in North Ocean City. Totally new eateries included Shotti’s Point at the 35th street surf shop K-Coast, Dry Dock 28 by the owners of Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, Rare & Rye in the La Quinta Inn on 32nd street, The Cluckin’ Crab on 15th street, Vietnamese eatery Pho-Char Grill on 118th street bayside and the Shugar Shack on 28th street for all things sweet. Most recently, Dry 85 and Red Red Wine Bar opened side-by-side on 48th street. Denny’s – 62nd street – taking the place of the old JR’s Ribs. Albertino’s – 131st street – a brick oven eatery with craft beer by The Crab Bag. Tequila Mockingbird – new, second location opening in West OC. Dolle’s Candyland – new location in West OC. New coffee shop coming in – Uptown Shopping Center in North Ocean City. Fat Daddy’s on Baltimore Avenue will be adding a bar in the adjacent commercial bay. The bar will be called The Treehouse and is expected to open spring of 2018.

Hi! I'm looking to stay in July and want to stay close to beach. Do you have recommendations on where to rent from or what hotels to stay in?
Submitted by Claudette J, Lumberton New Jersey on March 22, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 23, 2018

Almost all hotels in OC are close to the beach. Oceanfront places are directly on the beach. The best palace for you will really depend on your specific needs, party size, and budget. Below are a few places I regularly recommend. I've included a broad mix of places in this list:

The best place to start looking is the OCOcean accommodations page.

Dunes Manor. (800.523.2888) is oceanfront at 28th Street, just a block north of the north end of the boardwalk.  It is a great property in a great location and is reasonably priced for a mid-upper range hotel. My family has often stayed there. When I only recommend one place, this is it. They have an indoor/outdoor pool, all units are oceanfront with balconies, and some units have small kitchenettes.

Comfort Inn Boardwalk (410.289.5155) is nice oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk at 5th Street. They also have an ocean block building that will be less expensive. It is near the south end of the boardwalk where there is tons of action, but far enough north to be not too noisy at night. They have and indoor and outdoor pools and on site parking. My son stayed there a few of summers ago, and he said it was great.

The Commander at 14th Street oceanfront on the boardwalk (888.289.6166). They just did a complete interior renovation a few years ago.

Holiday Inn & Suites oceanfront on the boardwalk at 17th Street on the boardwalk (410.289.7263). They are part of the Harrison Hotel Group, the largest set of hotels and motels in OC. If they don't have what you need, one of their other properties might.

The Spinnaker (800.638.3244) is right off the boardwalk at 18th Street (ocean block). It is a great property, and being ocean block it  will be bit more affordable. All rooms have balconies with a view of the beach and ocean. They have an outdoor pool. All rooms have kitchenettes. Have a great time in OC!

Sahara (800.638.1600) is oceanfront on the boardwalk at 19th Street with ocean block buildings too. An affordable, basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. They have an outdoor pool.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront (419.524.1600) is oceanfront at 67th Street. I have stayed here often. They have an indoor and an oceanfront pool and an area with lots of hammocks for just hangin' out along the beach.

The Clarion (800.638.2100) at 101st Street is a great oceanfront option, especially if you need multiple rooms.

The La Quinta Inn & Suites on 33rd Street (between Baltimore Avenue and Coastal Highway) is a fairly new hotel that is a block from the beach and just a few blocks north of the boardwalk. It is also close to Jolly Roger Parks and lots of restaurants.

Windjammer Apartments (410.723.4111) is an apartment motel that is oceanfront at 46th Street. It is a well mainteined older property with studio, 1BR, 2BR, and 3BR apartments. They don't have a pool, but they have a nice private beach area right in front of the building with picnic tables and grills. I stayed there for many years.

The Flamingo (800.394.7465) is an ocean block motel at 31st Street with three builds and indoor and outdoor pool. They are 4 blocks north of the boardwalk.

The Beachmark (888.631.9900) is an ocean block motel at 73rd Street. They have a large outdoor pool. This place is pretty basic, but is clean. My family stays here sometimes too. This place is likely the least expensive on this list.

There are also lots of rental reality agencies in OC and hundreds of properties at a wide range of types and price points. I generally suggest starting by looking at the web listings an then contacting an agent to finalize your rental and seeing if you can find out more about the properties you are considering.

Two realtors I have used and that I routinely recommend are:

    Coldwell Banker:  800.633.1000 

    Shoreline Properties: 800.492.5832 

Have a great trip to OC!

 

Hi, I am looking to stay in OCMD for an extended time and was hoping you could send me some recommendations on where to stay. Thank you!
Submitted by Marixar Z, Virginia Beach Virginia on March 22, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 22, 2018

Hey Marixar, i would recommend a condo for a long term stay. or some great places to stay, the Commander, the Quality Inn, Holiday Inn, and many other great places. check out http://www.ococean.com and click on places to stay. plus also there is an area where you can take advantage of some great deals.

Hi! If I'm staying on 63 street with a 3 yr old where would be best place for fireworks on July 4th?
Submitted by Tracy R, Mc Kees Rocks Pennsylvania on March 22, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 22, 2018

Fireworks are held on the beach at the boardwalk and at Northside Park on 125th St. for the 4th of July  You are basically in between them both.  Whichever place you decide upon, get there early, and don't forget your blanket or chairs.  Check out http://www.ococean.com/events to see all activities going on for the 4th.

Hi, I am planning a trip for May and was wondering if you could give me some insight on how the weather usually is then? Thanks!
Submitted by evelyn w, flushing New York on March 22, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 22, 2018

Hey Evelyn, The weather in May during the day can be anywhere from the 70's-80's and at night a little cool in the 50's maybe high 40's. May is a great time to come down before it gets busy for the summer. You can always check the weather at http://www.ococean.com

Hi! My name is Ashley and I'm 16 years old and I was wondering if you have any talent shows for solo dancers ,solo/duos/trios balancing acts, solo singers etc. who haven't been competing at all and either get a lot of money or win a scholarship or both .If you guys do that, can you do it on a Saturday and can you guys do the age limit as 18 and younger? Can you please answer my question as soon as you possibly can? Thank you and have a wonderful rest of your day.
Submitted by Ashley W, Sykesville Maryland on March 22, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 22, 2018

Good afternoon Ashley, There is a talent show from July 1-5, 2018. It will be held at the Convention Center i would check them out and register as soon as you can http://www.believetalent.com and click on ocean city, maryland. information will be there.