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We are renting on 8th street July 18th-21st. Unfortunately there isn't any parking or pool. Does anyone know any close pool or parking facilities that we can pay for? We are taking 5 kids. Thanks
Submitted by Regina h, Marshall Virginia on May 27, 2014
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 27, 2014

There is a fantastic water park on 30th St. called Splash Mountain at Jolly Roger. It is too far to walk from 8th but they have free parking for guests or you can hop on the bus. It stops right in front of the park. Here is more info:

How do senior week students get the week bus pass bracelet for safety?
Submitted by Marianne Z, Bel Air Maryland on May 22, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2014

Here's the link to get the pass:

Check out all the events and activities for senior weeks at


Have fun and stay safe.

How do you apply for a job on the boardwalk ?
Submitted by Alesha B, Baltimore Maryland on May 21, 2014
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Dunmore, PA

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 2, 2014

Hi.  You would have to visit the shop you are interested in working and apply directly.  Also keep in mind the town hosts a job fair every April.  The best time to apply for a boardwalk job is Sept. so that you can work a few months but for the following summer they will call you back.  Good luck and best wishes.

Hi, I'm bringing my student workers to OC in August as an ice breaker/team building type of event. They all are from different parts of the US. Any suggestions on cultural activities etc. Places to visit?
Submitted by Felicia G, Phila Pennsylvania on May 21, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 21, 2014

hi Felicia,

What a great idea!  Besides the beach, I recommend that you view the history of OC at theOC Life Saving Museum, check out the visitor center at Assateague Island, visit theShipwreck museum in Fenwick Island, head up to Northside Park out to the pier and look for wildlife along the pier, AND, take an ECO Tour with Ayers Creeks adventures.   Of course, you want to visit the world famous boardwalk.  Park or take the bus to the inlet (where the OC Life Saving Museum is), walk north to see the rides, the oldest Merry Go Round that is still in operation at Trimpers, the sky high ferris wheel at Jolly Rogers on the pier to get a great sky view of OC, the arcades, the world famous OC Ocean Gallery, and finally up to 1st - 2nd st to see the world famous religious sand sculptures in front of thePlim Plaza.  Also, be sure to get a few team building games with one of OC's great minature golf courses like  Old Pro Golf

When will new Visitors Guides and Sunny Day books be coming out?
Submitted by Jackie R, Reading Pennsylvania on May 21, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 21, 2014

The latest versions of these guides for 2014 are out now. You can get them all over town or at the Convention Center Vistor's Center at 40th Street. You can also see them online:

OC Chamber of Commerce Vaction Guide - Order one here or view one here

Visitor's Guide - View one here or Order one here

Sunny Day Guide - Order or download one from here

Have a great time in OC!

Is there a scheduled date for May 2015 Summer Cruisin'?
Submitted by mary k, phoenixville Pennsylvania on May 21, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 21, 2014

Hi Mary, the next "Spring" Crusin date is May 14 - 17, 2015 

I just reserved a room for 2 nights at the Park Place Motel. Anyone stay there recently? Also where can I get coupons restaurants and other things along the boardwalk?
Submitted by Tracey T, North East Maryland on May 19, 2014
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Pittsburgh Pa

Insider since: 2014

Answered: May 19, 2014

Hello Tracey, I've personally been in a number of rooms at Park Place. I'm, confident that you'll find them to be clean and spacious. In my opinion this is a killer location - a short walk to all the action that the south end of the boardwalk provides, yet just far enough away, that you won't feel like you're staying in they middle of all the excitement.

You can find coupon books in the lobby of the Motel, or if you want to jump start your vacation you can get coupons by going here

I am looking for approximate pricing on charter boat fishing and can't find anything. I would like to determine the price so I can determine if I want to pay for my family, 5 adults and 4 children under 12. Planning this ahead of time would be nice. Would you be able to give me a rough idea of a pp price please?
Submitted by Crystal P, Waynesboro Pennsylvania on May 16, 2014
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Perryville MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 16, 2014


Here are some links to get you started.

               OC Girl -

               Ocean City Fishing Center -

               Tortuga - (don't miss the coupons)

               Captain John Prather -

My children love to fish whenever possible while in OC.  We have taken the Tortuga several times and always have a good time.  The staff is wonderful, helpful, and keeps the trip interesting.

Hope you have a great time!  Don't forget to check out the vacation planning section of the website.  Great tool to help you determine things to do during your stay.

Thank you,

Anna G.

May be coming to OC Memorial Day weekend and would like to know if is the start of the season? Will everything be open and will tram be running? Trying to find a hotel on the boardwalk as close the inlet part of the boardwalk because my mom has mobility issues due to arthritis and cant walk alot. Does anyone know if the Oceanic or Inlet Lodge have done any renovating in the past 20 yrs?
Submitted by Tracey T, Elkton Maryland on May 15, 2014
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Perryville MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 15, 2014


The boardwalk shops, eateries, attractions, and activities will be open Memorial Day weekend.  It's a great time to visit OC to kick off Summer 2014!  There are several great hotels near the Inlet right on the boardwalk.  Check out Tidelands Caribbean, Hotel Monte Carlo, The Breakers Hotel.  If you visit you may be eligible for free certificates for restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc. simply just for booking your stay through their site.

Hope you have a great stay!

Anna G.

I would like to know if I could get there by train? If so, could you tell me how?
Submitted by Bristor G, Culpeper Virginia on May 13, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 13, 2014

Hello Bristor,

There are no trains that go into Ocean City.  Your best bet is to to take Amtrack to BWI and BWI to West Ocean City Via the bus.  This can all be done via the Amtrack web site.