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Are there any places besides on 100th street to park my car Sunday-Wednesday? And what is the price for that amount of days?
Submitted by Meghan W, Oley Pennsylvania on June 13, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 13, 2014

North of 10th Street you can park in any available spot on most side streets for free. I have often left a car parked in place for several days with no issues. Just check the signs where you park. Some streets have days where parking is restricted for street cleaning, trash pickup, and similar.

How do I order taxi service from Greyhound station to hotel?
Submitted by Stanton Collins S, wrFeFm Maryland on June 13, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 13, 2014

Your best bet is to call one of the local cab companies. Here are a few options:

Coastal Cab: 443.912.2222

OC Yellow Taxi: 443.523.0800

Taxi Taxi: 410.289.8989

Century Taxi: 410.524.8888

In your opinion, who has the best ice cream and milkshakes, and who do you think has the best pizza in Ocean City? Thank you!
Submitted by Tyler A, Linthicum Maryland on June 11, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 11, 2014

Hi Tyler! 

The best icecream in Ocean City is definately Dumser's Dairyland It is one of the few places in OC that has actual homemade ice cream.  They have three boardwalk locations and sitdown, eat in full service restaurant locations at 49th and 124th Sts.  Going in the sit down locations is like a step back in time to a Happy Days style malt shop feel.  (except, the 1950's prices are not there)  They make a great milkshake also.

Other places worth recommending are:

King Cone on 143rd St

Bodacious Buckets on 129th St (Frozen Custerd)

Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard on the south end of the boardwalk just outside the pier rides.

Justine's Ice Cream Parlor on 123rd St.

and i personally also love frozen yogurt.  Especially Sweet Frog.

Sweet Frog is located on 67th St and they now have a new location on 6th St and the boardwalk.  I love tp pick my own yogurt (mixing and matching) as well as my own toppings.  You control your portions and the price as yopu pay by the ounce.

For Pizza,

I have two favorites:

Pizza Tugos and Lombardi's

Pizza Tugos delivers.  Just call 410-524-2922 and they will deliver anywhere in OC, West OC, and Ocean Pines.  We always eat in at the location on 116th St.

Lombardi's has been around forever.  It was owned by my family before they sold it to their chef who also came in from Italy.  My mom who is now close to 80 rememebrs going down to work on the boardwalk store when she was very young.  I say "work" very loosely as she readily admits that although their intentions were good, they always ended up on the beach.  They only have one location on 94th St and the pizza is hand tossed and delicious.

How much is the rental on an umbrella on the beach? Can you tell me about pick-up locations? 
Submitted by Donna M, Bethlehem Pennsylvania on June 10, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 10, 2014

Hi Donna,

At most ofthe dune crossings, you will find a beach stand (box) with an attendant who you woul pay for an umbrella, chair, or boogie board.

The Chairs cost $8 a day or $40 a week.

and the Umbrellas are $10 a day or $70 for the week.  The attendant will set up your umbrella for you. 

Personally, for that kind of money, I think it is much cheaper to pick up your own umbrella and chairs at the local Walmart, Roses, Sunsations, CVS, or most of the stores in OC.

Do the OC buses that are $3 per day take someone out to Greyhound bus station across the bridge?
Submitted by Michelle D, adamstown Maryland on June 10, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 10, 2014

Hi Michelle, the $3 fare on the OC Bus will take you to the West Ocean City Park and Ride which is also where you can catch the Greyhound Bus. 

Hello, My name is Catrina. I am planning a trip down to Ocean City on Aug 8-11 with a few of my close friends. My friends are in a local band and have played at many different hotels and small restaurants down here in Cumberland MD. We are currently wondering if any restaurants in Ocean City would let the band play down there. I also would like to know if they can play on the boardwalk with out a permit and if they have to have a permit how would we get one. They have their own equipment and wouldn't need anything but a stage to play on.  Thank you so much for your time.
Submitted by Catrina i, Cumberland Maryland on June 10, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

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Answered: June 10, 2014

Hello Catrina,

As far as playing in local restaurants, you would need to contact therestaurants directly.  I am not sure what kind of music you play, but each restaurant would need to know first and a youtube video would help as well.  One of my favorite restaurants is De Lazy Lizard on 1st St.  You can start with them.  The Carousel Hotel has an outdoor bar.  If you play beach/Buffet type music, you may be able to perform there as well.  As far as the boardwalk, OC does have regulations about that which can be found here

Can you take beach chairs on the bus?
Submitted by Jeanne H, Baltimore Maryland on June 9, 2014
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: June 9, 2014

Yes, you can take beach chairs on the bus, as long as they are not too big (most are fine).

How much does it cost to rent beach chairs and umbrellas? Where can I rent them? Any other advice? 
Submitted by MICHELE A, HUBBARD Ohio on June 9, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 9, 2014

Right after you cross the dunes, there are blue or white (depending on the location) boxes every couple of blocks where you can rent umbrella, chairs, and other beach equipment. You can't miss them.

Rates are about $8/day or $40/week for chairs and $16/day or $$70/week for umbrella, and vary a little bit among vendors.

Here is a price list from a few years ago:

If you are going to be there for a week, you can often buy less expensive chairs and umbrellas at places around town for less than the cost of renting for the week. This equipment is not as nice as the rental stuff, but it could save you some money. One nice thing about the rental places is they will and take down your umbrella for you, and the umbrellas are large and provide very good shade. Some of the cheap umbrellas filter the sun more than blocking it.

Have fun in OC!

I am looking to rent a beach wheelchair for my son, August 2-7. Where can I find one? Thank you!
Submitted by Sindy B, Monmouth junction New Jersey on June 6, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2014

Beach Wheelchairs

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer this benefit to its visitors in need of assistance traveling across the sand. Use of a city owned chair is a privilege, and we ask that you view it as such by abiding by a few simple guidelines established below. This free service is monitored by the Town's Beach Patrol staff. Please remember that our Beach Patrol is here primarily to provide safety services to our beach-goers, therefore other beach-related responsibilities may cause a slight delay in staff attending to the distribution and collection of beach wheelchairs. Your patience is appreciated.

For access to chair, to get a wheelchair box unlocked or to report damage or problems with a chair see a lifeguard or call 410-520-5231 10am - 4pm Available for use 10am - 5pm Complete wheelchair permit and waiver - Be prepared to show your driver's license Use at your own risk - Do not put chair in water... Use on land only Return beach wheelchair to lifeguard after transferring to another chair so that it may be available to others Inlet Lot 1st St. 7th St. 27th St. 30th St. 40th St. 48th St. 59th St. 70th St. 81st St. 89th St. 94th St. 107th St. 120th St. 130th St. 139th St. 145th St.

 

Wheelchairs are first-come, first-served. Please share with others. A limited number of chairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at: Ocean City Visitor's Center 410-723-8610 and Ocean City Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.

The Town of Ocean City is pleased to help provide access to our beach for disabled visitors through the beach chair program. Donations to help purchase more chairs are gratefully accepted. For more information, call 410-723-8610.

Does anyone know if you can get a good view of the July 4th fireworks further down (up?) the beach-say around 29th street? The past 8 years we have been down there Labor Day week but changed to July 4th this year and we weren't sure if we can stay by our hotel and still see them clearly? Thanks in advance for any advice!
Submitted by Dawn D, Wayne New Jersey on June 6, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

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Answered: June 6, 2014

You will have a faaaaaar view of the fireworks.  They will appear small in the sky, but you can see them.  You will not hear the "booms" when they explode either. I recommend taking the bus down to 1st Street and watching them there.