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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

Insider since: 2010

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. 

We are coming to Ocean City in October to see the Endless Summer Cruisers. Is the weather still warm and are most of the restaurants and shops still open? Thanks
Submitted by Lynn G, Hagerstown Maryland on June 4, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 4, 2014

I have often been to the Fall Cruisin event - it is lots of fun! The weather can vary quite a bit, bit it is generally warm enough for a comfortable walk or bike ride on the boardwalk while wearing long pants and long sleeves or a light jacket. It is often also fine for walking on the beach. Sometimes it has even been warm enough to sit on the beach and go for a quick dip!

As far as what is open, most of the shops, restaurants, and eateries along the boardwalk are open (especially if the weather is nice) as are most places around town. Lots of businesses see this as the last big weekend of the shoulder season. The amusement parks and tour boats are closed.

Below is a picture from early November - you can see there was still plenty of action along the boardwalk!

Have fun on OC in OCtober!

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:http://jollyrogerpark.com/

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:  http://playitsafeoceancity.com/index.php/free-events-76283/93-ride-the-bus

Check out all the events and activities for senior weeks at

www.playitsafeoceancity.com

and

www.myseniorweek.com

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  https://www.specialeventpro.com/cruisin.php