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I see that the Ferris Wheel is gone. Is that permanent? 
Submitted by Don D, Carrollton Missouri on November 13, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: November 13, 2017

No worries. The Ferris wheel is down right now for maintenance and will be back up in the spring.  Ocean City just wouldn't be the same without that icon of the boardwalk.  And the new LED lights on it are so pretty at night. Be sure to take a ride and enjoy the view from the top. 

Is there a list of places open for Thanksgiving this year?
Submitted by Anthony M, Salisbury Maryland on November 10, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: November 15, 2017

There is not an overall list of things open for Thanksgiving, but here are a few links for ideas of what to do and to find out what is open:

Take a look at this thread for a mix of things open in OC at this time of year.

Look here for a OC Thanksgiving dining guide.

Look here for more ideas about Thanksgiving in OC.

When you get to OC, head to the Convention Center Visitors Center at 40th Street. They have all kinds of information on what is open.

Is there are charge for parking at the inlet in November?
Submitted by Maggi G, Salisbury Maryland on November 9, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: November 10, 2017

Parking at all municipal lots is free until April.  

Are there soccer goals on the beach, and how clear is the sand from twigs and rocks?
Submitted by Tyller F, Frederick Maryland on November 6, 2017
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Pittsburgh, PA

Insider since: 2008

Answered: November 7, 2017

The beach is always clear, it gets cleaned each night but there are no soccer goals. You can reserve the sports fields for soccer. Here is a link with more info:

http://ococean.com/things-to-do/recreational/oc-local-parks-and-playgrounds/

What's the best time to surf?
Submitted by Maxwell W, Fredrick Maryland on November 7, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: November 7, 2017

Summer.  Just kidding.  But while OC gets some nice waves, usually when storms come up the coast you'll find the largest waves and the best times to surf.  Check the tide charts.  And here's a great source for daily beach info http://ococean.com/beach  Just click on any link.  

Please remember that a wet suit is definitely needed now, and that there are no lifeguards on duty. NEVER surf alone.  

I'll be purchasing a condo on December 1, and am looking for recommendations for a good property management company to handle rentals.
Submitted by Sarah C, Berwyn Heights Maryland on October 24, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 24, 2017

There are lots of great agents out there. You can find several agencies listed on OCOcean.com's accommodations page for rentals. I've worked Coldwell Banker as a renter and found them to be very responsive. I suspect they are also very good to work with as an owner.

How long is it from BWI on the BayRunner Shuttle?
Submitted by Carol P, Phillipsburg New Jersey on October 24, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 25, 2017

A normal travel trip from BWI to Ocean City is approximately 3 hours. To book a shuttle click here.

Are there any wood sign stores in or around Ocean City, MD?
Submitted by Tracey C, Preston Maryland on October 24, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 24, 2017

There used to be a place called "Sign Craft" just off the boardwalk at Caroline Street. Their store is closed. You can try calling their number at 410.289.5658.

There is a store called "Treasure Island" in the Inlet Village at the south end of the boardwalk that sells lots of pre-made wooden signs.There are other stores in the Inlet Village that sell such signs too. The Kite Loft on the boardwalk at 5th Street also sells some wooden signs

I need to rent a dog stroller for a few days next week. Any suggestions? Thanks! 
Submitted by Larrt J, Williamsport Maryland on October 24, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 24, 2017

Your best bet is to check with PMI Rentals at 126th Street. They have the broadest range of rental equipment in OC. If they don't have what you need, they may know someone who does. You can reach them at their website or at 800.320.7469 or by email at pmirentals@msn.com

What is the name of the wood sign maker located on the boardwalk? Thanks! 
Submitted by Tracey C, Preston Maryland on October 20, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 20, 2017

Sign Craft was on the corner of Caroline St. and the Boardwalk.  You can reach them at 410-289-5658 .

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