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Arriving 8/03, staying at a house and we want to rent bikes for a week. I need two adult bikes, a trailer and a kids bike. Where can I rent bikes for the week?
Submitted by Brian A, Holtwood Pennsylvania on August 1, 2013
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: August 1, 2013

Dandy Don's is one of the best around, but I'm not sure if they have trailers.  They do have weekly rentals available though and bikes in all sizes including training wheeled ones.  They are located on 10 N. Division St. or 12th St. on the boardwalk.

 

How are jellyfish this time of year?
Submitted by Carey L, Port Royal Pennsylvania on July 31, 2013
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 1, 2013

Carey, warmer surface water brings Jellyfish in close to the shore.  This has been an unusual year because it took longer for the water at the shoreline to get into the 70s.  I don't think you'll see many of them this year.......

Do any of the boardwalk bike rentals have bikes with training wheels?
Submitted by Ruth R, Crownsville Maryland on July 31, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 31, 2013

I just spoke to Bike World (where I usually rent) on Caroline Street. They have bikes with training wheels. They recommend getting to the boards early (they open at 6am) as they said it has been pretty crowded on weekdays, and for kids with training wheels it can be a bit intimidating. You can reach them at 410.289.2587; they are very helpful!

Have fun in OC!

Are most of the stores and food places still open and operating in October on the boardwalk?
Submitted by karyn m, fombell Pennsylvania on July 31, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 31, 2013

At least half, probably more, of the boardwalk businesses will be open most days at the start of October. On weekends most will be open if the weather is nice. There are boardwalk businesses open year round, especially on weekends. They don't tend to have fixed schedules, but will open whenever they think business ill be reasonably decent. Below is a picture of the boardwalk from an early November weekend a few years ago. As you can see, many places are open.

Have fun in OC in October!

Planning a trip in early to mid September. Will all of the stores on the boardwalk still be open?
Submitted by Kristie R, Martinsburg West Virginia on July 30, 2013
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Ocean City, MD

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Answered: July 30, 2013

You will find most of OC will still be open at that time of year! :)  September is one of my favorite tmes to come to OC...the outside temps and water temps are still warm, the crowds have cleared out, and mostly everything is open.  What you will find closed are some restaurants and hotels that only open for the summer season, businesses catering to watersports, and the Jolly Roger on 33rd will be closed at that time as well.  Most of the stores along the boardwalk will be open, but operating on a shortened schedule.

I'll be in OC from 8/10-8/17 and staying on 58th street at Sandpiper Dunes, can you get a weekly bus pass or just the $3 ride all day pass?
Submitted by Larry K, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on July 30, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 30, 2013

There are no weekly bus passes, except for resident senior citizens. The bus is $3/day or $1/ride. A day starts at 6am. You can find out more about OC's beach bus, including the schedule, here.

Where in Ocean City could someone who normally shops at the big/tall store find polo shirts with some sort of Ocean City logo embroidered on them? I'm aware of the businesses where you can buy a polo or t-shirt and have something imprinted on them while you wait, but they tend to shrink after the first washing.
Submitted by Jeffrey G, Baltimore Maryland on July 29, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 29, 2013

Try Roses at 95th Street. They have lots of OC imprinted clothes at really good prices. They have big and tall sizes there too. Surf Shops like QuietStorm (410.289.7000),  K-Coast (410.524.8500), Malibus (410.289.3000) , or Endless Summer (410.289.3272) tend to have better quality clothing.

When buying shirts take a look at the brands - Haines, Champion, and Russell tend to be better made and shrink less.

Are there any free wifi locations near 140th street in OC?
Submitted by Linda F, Middleburg Pennsylvania on July 29, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 29, 2013

There is free public WiFI at Northside Park at 127th Street. Find out more about free WiFi in OC here.

You can also get free WiFi if you are a McDonald's customer. There is a McDonald's at 123rd Street.

I want parking on the street, specifically 85th st ocean block. Is that permit only?
Submitted by Stan P, Indiana Pennsylvania on July 29, 2013
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: July 29, 2013

No, it's not permit parking unless it is stated.  Permit parking spots are usually tagged with a sign when you pull in .  Otherwise, it's free.

Are there any places where you stay for 1 or 2 nights?
Submitted by Terri W, pasadena Maryland on July 29, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 29, 2013

There are lots of places in OC where you can stay just one night (or more). Here are a few:

The Castle in the Sand at 37th Street (800.552.7263)

Sahara, 19th Street on the boardwalk with ocean block buildings too. Outdoor pool. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities.

Tides, 71st Street, outdoor pool, ocean block. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. 

Beachmark, 73rd Street, outdoor pool, ocean block. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities.

The Majestic on the boardwalk at 6th Street (410.289.6262)

Comfort Suites in West OC on Route 50 (410.213.7171)

Have a great time in OC!