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Are the Dew Tour dates set in stone? I need to start planning out my trip now from OREGON. NEED TO KNOW!
Submitted by dave t, portland Oregon on April 14, 2014
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 14, 2014

Yes Dave the Dew Tour is back June 26 - 29. It's official.

http://ococean.com/events/dew-tour

When does the boardwalk train begin running for the summer season? What can you tell me about it? 
Submitted by Nancy B, Perry Hall Maryland on April 14, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 14, 2014

The boardwalk tram runs for Springfest and Sunfest weekends in May and September, and then begins running full time from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.  The rest of the time, it is put away.

Tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Inquire at either tram station or with a tram conductor.

New unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can now get on and off the Boardwalk tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The unlimited ride pass is only valid on the day of purchase and is not available during Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Events. Unlimited ride passes are sold at both north and south tram ticket booths and on any tram.

Please note: The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Inclement Weather Notice Or see the station operators or call 410-289-5311 or 410-723-1606 for further information.

Are there any places in Ocean City to buy used bikes?
Submitted by Becky B, Nottingham Maryland on April 14, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 14, 2014

Many of the bike rental places have used bikes for sale once a year.  You would need to contact the different companies to find out when their sales will take place.

Occasionally, if you find a bike that you really like, they will work a deal with you while you're there. I have friends who did that and got a nice bike at a good price.

Dandy Don's  (410) 289-2289

OC Bayside Rentals  (410) 289-7112

27th St. Bicycle Rentals  (410) 289-6022

Bike World   (410) 289-2587

Bills Bikes   (410) 289-2155

Visiting in August and was wondering if there are any nite clubs for people in there 40's? 
Submitted by Beverly L, Connellsvillle Pennsylvania on April 14, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 18, 2014

Being in my 40's, my wife and I always enjoy Seacrets, Fager's Island, Dead Freddies.  The crowds are younger and older at all these spots, but they have a good vibe to them.  Seacrets is our favorite place though.

There used to be a bonfire night. Do you know of anywhere that still hosts one on a special night of the week?
Submitted by coco l, phila Pennsylvania on April 10, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2014

The weekly Bonfires on the Beach was discontinued a few years ago and replaced by other activities. There is no similar regularly scheduled event I know of, but there is a one time Family Bonfire on the Beach planned for 6 June at 130th Street. Get more info on it here.

However, there are significant FREE events pretty much everyday in OC during the summer including fireworks, Sundaes in the Park (small fee for ice cream, but free entertainment), museum talks, Family Beach Olympics, Movies (look here, here, and here), Concerts (look here and here), and more!

Keep watching OC's events page for more specifics on fun (often free) activities available throughout the summer.

We will be there in July for our bi-annual family vacation to OC ! It happens to be my parents 47th wedding anniversary as well. I want to do something fun and unexpected as a surprise, besides a nice meal out, any ideas? ( is there a way to put an announcement on one of those sign boats that cruise the water?) anything else fun like that? Thanks!
Submitted by S A, GR Michigan on April 9, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 9, 2014

Hello,

What a great and thoughtful idea.  You can also try the airplane banner advertising.  Click here for more info. 

A couple of dinner ideas.

1.  Fresco's on the bay.  82nd St.  410-524-8202.  Give them a call first and ask if they can do anything special.  The management team at Fresco's is very accomodating.  The food is great.  Make sure you go there before sunset to witness one of OC's million dollar sunset views. 

2.  Harrison's Harbor Watch.  boardwalk and inlet.  410-289-5121  Call in advance and see if they can reserve their elevation king and queen seating.  It offers a great view.  Kevin Kline sat there once  and of all things, he order fried chicken instead of seafood.  (I had the chance to serve him)

What are average temperatures in Sept. and Oct.?
Submitted by Jim E, Zanesville Ohio on April 7, 2014
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 9, 2014

My fellow Insiders have given you great advice.  I just wanted to add that the water temperature peaks the second week in September at about 74 degrees.  It quickly falls to 63 by the end of October.  So swim in September with just a bathing suit, or bring a wetsuit for October.

Heard a lot about seeing WILD HORSES. I would love to go on a guided horseback tour on the beach. Can someone give me info on this?
Submitted by DOLORES s, Naugatuck Connecticut on April 4, 2014
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: April 4, 2014

No guided torus on horseback but they are easy to spot from you car. Asateague Island State Park is about 7 miles from OC. Head over the Rt. 50 Bridge at the south end of town and look for the signs to the park on Rt. 611.

Once at the park, cross the bridge and follow the access road that leads to the National Seashore. It is free to drive, but if you wish to enter the parks, there is a fee. You should have no trouble seeing the ponies. The ponies might approach your car, but be aware that there are strict fines if you feed or touch the them. They are wild animals and will kick and bite if provoked. Park Rangers patrol this road frequently. Keep a look out for the small Sika deer that live on the island as well. Here is a photo I took from my car.

Be sure to stop in the Visitor Center located before you cross the bridge to the island. It is well worth a visit.

Do you have any hotels with kitchens?
Submitted by kenyetta s, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on April 4, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 4, 2014

Hi Kenyetta.  Nearly every hotel in Ocean City has a kitchenette in it.  Send for a free visitor guide at www.ococean.com/visitor-guide to help you find a hotel or check www.ococean.com/ocean-city-md-deals.

We will be moving there and are looking for apt that allows pets. Clean and safe. Any info would be appreciated ty!
Submitted by michelle b, lexington Ohio on April 3, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 3, 2014

I would suggest you check with these OC realtors for help:

Holiday Real Estate   www.holidayoc.com

Long and Foster   www.lfvacations.com

Shoreline  www.shorepro.com

Coldwell Banker   www.cbvacations.com

Also, check local newspaper's classified sections:

Maryland Coast Dispatch   www.mdcoastdispatch.com

Ocean City Today    www.oceancity.com/oceancitytoday

Delmarva Now   www.delmarvanow.com

Also, there are many private owners with condos, etc. to rent out.

Check VRBO  at www.vrbo.com