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What are the hours of operation for the rides, and amusements on the boardwalk Oct 11th, 12th, and 13th?
Submitted by Michelle L, Bel Air Maryland on October 7, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 7, 2013

Trimper's and Jolly Roger have both closed their outdoor rides for the season. Trimper's indoor rides are not on a fixed schedule, but are often open from noon to about 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays if the weather is nice.

What is the address of the Pandora Jewlery booth? I bought some jewlery and just love it and would love to get more.
Submitted by Paulette P, Johnstown Pennsylvania on October 7, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 7, 2013

Hello Paulette,

 

Are you talking about the boardwalk store that sells Pandora Jewelry?  You can find them at Park Place Jewelers on 209 N. Atlantic in OC between 2nd and 3rd St below the Park Place Hotel.  The landmarks around are the Ocean Gallery on 2nd and the Dough Roller on 3rd.  They are open year round.  Today, they are open till 6pm.   their # is 410-289-6500.  They also have a location in West Ocean City at the outlet mall on 12641 Ocean Gateway (route 50)

We will be at Ocean City on Oct 11th-16th and was wondering what kind activity you might have to offer someone of the age of 66 for a couple. We are staying with family at there time share. What is the weather like at that time of year? Haven't been on vacation in years.
Submitted by sandra j, keene New Hampshire on October 4, 2013
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: October 7, 2013

Hi Sandra. I'm 61 so maybe I can relate a little bit. During the weekend, there is always more to do because more is open then. Of course, it's Endless Summer Cruise In weekend so the town will be busy with all of the cars and owners and spectators. Be sure to check out the cars at the inlet and at the Convention Center on 40th St.  These aren't the "ricer" type newer cars. These are the cars we grew up with from the 50's and 60's mostly.   You may even find one or two like ones you owned at one time. There will be vendors at both the inlet and the CC, but also inside the CC. And you may even get to meet Lou Ferigno, the Incredible Hulk, because he is the featured guest for the weekend.

Check out the Life Saving Station Museum at the beginning of the boardwalk.  It's not expensive and there is a lot to learn about how Ocean City began, how the inlet was formed, see live fish exhibits, and there are always fun exhibits on the second floor including old WOOL bathing suits (can you imagine?) and Laughing Sal who was an OC landmark years ago.

Take a day and visit nearby Berlin. It's not far and a lovely drive. We enjoy visiting there. The town is full of quaint shops, antiques stores, a farmers market, a glass blower (www.jeffreyauxer.com) where you can pick up a beautiful ornament to decorate your home, or visit the Globe Theater for a wonderful meal.

While in Berlin, be sure to check out Ocean Downs Racetrack and Casino. You can watch and play the horses, or spend a little bit in the casino. Either way, it's great fun.

There is plenty of shopping in OC. The Tanger Outlets on Rte.50 in west Ocean City has plenty of variety or you can check out the Gold Coast Mall. There will be a craft show there this weekend too.  Take time to drive further up Coastal Highway and check out the shops and stores there. There is a large Country Store that looks like a big red barn on the left in Fenwick that is a great place to spend an hour or two.

Visit nearby Assateague Island. There is a very nice Visitor Nature Center on the right before you cross the bridge into Assateague. Hands on displays and a very unique gift shop with things for all ages. Hopefully you'll get to see some of the wild ponies that live there along with some of the beautiful shore birds in the area.  And you won't have any problems finding sea shells this time of year there either.

Here's another suggestion:  a family game of laser tag at Planet Maze. Before you think you're too old, forget it!  It's a great way to have fun with the whole family and you don't have to feel left out because of your age. My husband and I played with the rest of the Insiders and their children and we had no problem keeping up.  It was a lot of fun! 

There are also two indoor mini golf courses open at 68th and 136th St. and you may even find some outdoor courses open. Always a good time.

There are museums in Berlin, Snow Hill and Pokomoke City that are worth visiting. A free zoo in Salisbury! Plenty of wineries and breweries to visit too!

The best thing to do is to stop at the Convention Center at their Visitor Center and pick up all of the free literature for things you're interested in doing.

And of course, you can't beat the beach!  I hope you have a great vacation!

Is there a specific date/weekend for the "seasonal closing/final weekend" for most of the nightlife/bars in Ocean City? We have a large group that wants to come down for the "final hurrah" of the season, but we were not sure when to plan it! Thanks~S
Submitted by Sara S, Elkton Maryland on October 2, 2013
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: October 2, 2013

The season in OC more fades away than ends with a big bang. However, there are notable downturns at three weekends, first Labor Day weekend, then Sunfest Weekend, then Cruisin' Weekend (which is also Columbus Day weekend). After that, things just slowly close down with some upswings around Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year,  Valentines/Presidents Day weekends. Things start to pickup a bit with the St. Patrick's Day Parade, then Spring Break weeks, but really get going with Springfest, Spring Cruisin' and Memorial Day.

I am planning on going to OC over Thanksgiving for the weekend, what is there to do then?
Submitted by Claudia U, Callaway Maryland on October 1, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 1, 2013

Hi Claudia,

OC at Thanksgiving rocks.  Our family loves it.  What to do?

Walk the boardwalk!  Various stores and eateries on the boards will be open especially on the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Mini Golf!  Old Pro Golf will have at least two of it's indoor locations open for business.

Shopping:  The malls in OC (Gold Coast Mall) and outside OC (Outlet malls in West OC) will be open and hopping.  Plus many other stores including the Christmas Spirit store on 34th St.  Click here for a money savings coupon.  Close by is Berlin.  Be sure to walk around downtown for the decorations and shopping.

Ice Skating:  Head up to the Carousel for a few hours of indoor ice skating!

Winterfest Christmas Lights:  This is a must see and do!  It is up at Northside Park and you will be chaeufered around on the boardwalk tram to see all the Christmas lights. 

Looking for a sports bar to watch Eagles. Any suggestions?
Submitted by , Alabama on September 30, 2013
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 6, 2013

Taste of South Philly!  They are all Eagles all the time!

Where is a very cheap place to plan a very cheap wedding reception? Im looking for nice fire halls/ banquet centers since I will be doing the food myself. A hotel will work too but I cannot afford a $3000 wedding.
Submitted by Heather H, Lewes Delaware on September 30, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Here are a few places you can try to plan for the wedding reception:

The American Legion on 24th Street and Philadelphia Avenue rents their hall. You can find out more here or call them at  410.289.3166.

The Knights of Columbus at 99th Street bayside behind the Catholic Church has a hall that will hold 150 people. You can find out more here or call them at 410.524.7994.

The VFW on 66th Street (behind Galaxy 66 on the bayside) has a hall. Call them to see if they rent it for weddings and for other information. Their number is 410.524.8196.

The Elks Lodge at 138th has a rental hall they rent for weddings. Call them at 410.250.2645 for more info.

There is also a place right on the bay, just north of the Convention Center at 42nd Street called the Sunset Room. I don't know anything about it, but it has always looked to me like a great venue. Call 410.723.8619 to find out about it.

Good luck planning your reception.

What is all the sports cars noises and people along the road all about?
Submitted by Lorrain N, Somerset New Jersey on September 30, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 30, 2013

If you are talking about this past weekend, there were a lot (thousands!) of VW, Audi and other tuner cars in town for The H2O International VW/Audi festival held at Fort Waley about 15 miles west of OC. It got a bit noisy at times down there!

The H2O International show had no ties to the city, but many participants stayed in town. OC has several other similar events, many of them with city permits (and thus sime level of greater regulation) to use facilities such as the boardwalk or inlet parking lot (H2O was all held at private locations). These events include Bike Week/Bikefest and the upcoming Corvette Weekend and Endless Summer Cruisin'. There are a other similar events throughout the year.

I am looking for the name of the company that has an umbrella/beach rental box on a few streets throughout Ocean City. They operated the one on 19th street this summer, I believe it's S & K...but I cannot find anything when I look up that name. If anyone knows this company please let me know, they have been in this business for years.
Submitted by Sally B, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on September 27, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: September 27, 2013

I am not sure of S&K

I do know of:

85 and Sunny  410-713-9220 amd

Will's Beach Service - I do not know their contact info.

 

Try calling 85 and Sunny.  They may try to assist you as most of the owners know each other. 

Where can one obtain a henna tattoo?
Submitted by Gayle G, Dover Delaware on September 25, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: September 25, 2013

Most of the places are on the boardwalk.  One store is Hollywood Art and Henna right next to OC Babies on 19 Atlantic Ave (On the boardwalk).   Here is a Facebook page for another Henna Tatoo place located at 300 S Boardwalk.