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How many handicapped parking spaces are at the OC Convention Center?
Submitted by Evie G, Tallahassee Florida on August 23, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2017

There are 20 marked handicap parking spots in front of the Convention Center, all have marked lanes to allow ramp wheelchair access to vans. There is another such handicap spot near the Visitor's Center at south end of the Convention Center.

What are the rules for service animals on the boardwalk, on the beach, in hotels and condos? 
Submitted by Catherine P, Fairless Hills Pennsylvania on August 23, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2017

A true service animal, not a therapy animal, is allowed on the Boardwalk and beach at all times; and is allowed in all hotels and condos - per Federal law. 

Where I rent a bike on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Curtis V, Cheltenham Pennsylvania on August 24, 2017
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: August 25, 2017

There are quite a few however my two favorites are Dandy Dons is the home of the super cute Boardwalk cars. And Wobbly Wheel who features classic bikes like Sting Rays, vintage kids pedal cars and the boardwalk staple surrey carts.

I am taking a day trip to the Ocean on Saturday and I'm wondering the best places to park, and do I have to pay or are there free parking lots?
Submitted by Tiffany C, Essex Maryland on August 23, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2017

You can park on most side streets north of 10th Street for free or in one of the city's municipal lots for a fee. There are several municipal lots around OC including  a very large parking lot at the south end of town near the inlet and several other lots throughout OC. Find out more about parking options here.

I'm looking to charter a boat for this Saturday in the bay for about 30 people. I would prefer the ability to have food catered and perhaps a small bar. Any suggestions? Thanks! 
Submitted by Mike J, Camp Hill Pennsylvania on August 23, 2017
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: August 24, 2017

It might be difficult at this late date but I suggest you contact Back Bay Adventures. They offer charters aboard the Calico Jack. Good luck!

Can I rent umbrellas and chairs on the beach? If so, when does that service end for the season? 
Submitted by Tanya L, Latrobe Pennsylvania on August 23, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 24, 2017

You can!  Rental stands are open until late September.  If no one is at the stand, just call the number on the stand.  They love late season rentals!  Beach chairs are about $8 per day and an umbrella is about $15 per day.  Prices are fairly consistent up and down the beach, but they can vary by a few dollars.

Will the boardwalk trams still be running Sept. 13-17?
Submitted by Connie S, Eldersburg Maryland on August 23, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 24, 2017

It will be ruining September 14th-17th.

Tram Schedule.

Can I take my dog in a stroller on the boardwalk in September?
Submitted by Debra W, Laurel Delaware on August 23, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2017

Unfortunately no.  Dogs are not allowed at all of the Boardwalk until October 1. 

Where is the best entrance to enter the beach? Is it a free beach? Is parking available?
Submitted by Danisha A, Staten Island New York on August 23, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 24, 2017

Well, the entire beach is free and easy to enter.  For convenience, I would park on 2nd Street at a pay lot and then walk across the street.  The Boardwalk has all the amenities you will need - from food to sunscreen to bathrooms.

When does the boardwalk open and close for the season? 
Submitted by Susan C, Muncy Pennsylvania on August 23, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 25, 2017

The boardwalk never closes!

Most boardwalk businesses are open 7 days a week through September, and most stay open all week through Columbus Day. Many businesses are open year round on weekends if the weather is decent. Boardwalk favorites  Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen are often open almost all weekends all year if the weather is decent. Marty's Playland arcade is open almost everyday all year.

Here is the boardwalk on a weekend in early November a few years ago: