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Is there some sort of site where I can find pools that are for public use? Or perhaps the lovely Insiders could give some recommendations instead? Thanks! 
Submitted by Laura L, Laurel Maryland on May 22, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2017

I'm sorry, the only public pool in Ocean City is at Jolly Roger Amusement Park/Splash Mountain.  Here is the info for that  http://splashmountainoc.com/

There is public use available at the Ocean Pines Beach Club on 49th St.  Here is the link http://oceanpines.org/amenities/pools/beach-club-pool/

As of today, the cost to use it is $10. for adult non residents over 18 and $8.00 for non resident youth from 5 - 18 years old. Prices are always subject to change. 

Will there be public parking in the Inlet lot this weekend? 
Submitted by Carl G, Millsboro Delaware on May 18, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 19, 2017

I don't believe the inlet is open to public parking this weekend.  You can park on any street and pay the meters, or park at the OC Park and Ride in West Ocean City and take the shuttle into town, or park at the lot at the Convention Center or the 100th St. lot and ride the bus to the boardwalk for only $3.  

If I'm coming to Ocean City from Ohio, is there a way to avoid the Bay Bridge toll? 
Submitted by June K, Coshocton Ohio on May 18, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 19, 2017

If your nervous or scared about driving over the Bay Bridge there is a service that can assist you in that.

Kent Island Express

Where will parking be available at Cruisin' OC? Thanks! 
Submitted by Daury K, Baltimore Maryland on May 19, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 19, 2017

All of the public and private lots should be open with the exception of the inlet parking lot.  There is also free side street parking where not otherwise prohibited. 

Are there places in Ocean City that rent scooters? 
Submitted by Ann P, Ocean CityhDg Maryland on May 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 17, 2017

There are plenty of places that rent "scooters" but you need to clarify which kind of scooter.  If you mean foot powered ones, I don't think anyone rents those.  If you mean motorized scooters for handicapped or disabled people, check Boardwalk Segways on Somerset St. just off the boardwalk.  If you are looking for street legal scooters, you can rent them at Cycle City on Philadelphia Ave.  Check them out here http://cyclecityoc.com/ 

I'm leaving from west-central Pennsylvania, and I'm wondering if there's a better time of day to start my journey to Ocean City to avoid traffic, specifically around the Bay Bridge. Thanks! 
Submitted by Tammy M, Mahaffey Pennsylvania on May 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 17, 2017

Hi from Johnstown!  We normally hit the road from here around 6 a.m. and get to the bridge by 10 a.m.  It's 4 hours from here to there and  10 a.m. or before is the best time to get there.  You will find the traffic slower then, but shouldn't be bumper to bumper stopped.  The cost is $4 to cross the bridge, but you only pay going east.  It's free on the way home.  Have fun! 

Are there any metal detector stores in or around Ocean City? 
Submitted by MICHAEL M, NEWBLOOMFIELD Pennsylvania on May 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 17, 2017

There are no stores like that in Ocean City. However, I believe  you can rent and/or buy them at the Ace Hardware store on 68th St. Coastal Highway.  Or you can borrow one or bring one from home. You can use them on the beach, but please be courteous of people on the beach.  The best time of day to use them is in the evening when people are mostly off the beach. Have fun.

Hi Insiders! Is there a place I can find a list of craft vendors who were at Springfest? 
Submitted by Priscilla S, Essex Maryland on May 17, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 17, 2017

I would contact the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department at

410-250-0125

or 1-800-626-2326

How far or close is the beach from where the Thruway Bus drops its passengers off? 
Submitted by Karen W, Washington District of Columbia on May 16, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 17, 2017

Not very far at the West Ocean City Park and Ride.  You can easily walk over the bridge and be at the beach quickly and it is a pretty walk!

Enjoy!

Are there any bookstores in Ocean City? 
Submitted by MICHAEL M, NEWBLOOMFIELD Pennsylvania on May 17, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 17, 2017

Mason's has closed it's doors.  There is still the public library on Coastal Highway.