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Hello, can a 10×10 canopy be used on the beach for shading?
Submitted by Cheryl C, Uniintown Pennsylvania on June 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2017

Yes, you can use your canopy as long as you set it up west of the line of lifeguard stands (umbrellas have the same restriction). These canopies are easily picked up by the wind, so be sure you have either heavy leg weights or stake suitable for the sand to secure it.

How far up does the Ocean City Boardwalk go? And is there an address for where it actually ends? 
Submitted by David P, Landing New Jersey on June 14, 2017
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 14, 2017

Hi David!

The boardwalk is 2 1/4 miles and ends on 27th street. There is a bike rental right at the end with the address of 2700 27th St, Ocean City, MD 21842. Have fun!

I know the Beach Bus heads all the way north, but how far can the tram take us? 
Submitted by Gail S, Wilm Delaware on June 14, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 15, 2017

Hi Gail, the tram stops at 27th street. Just an idea that you can get the bus to that street, and then walk a block or two up to the tram station and get the tram. Or you can also take the bus up and down the Coastal Highway and not take the tram too. Just a suggestion. You can visit http://www.ococean.com for more information.

Can I find Fidget Spinners on the Ocean City Boardwalk?
Submitted by Anna B, Shippensburg Pennsylvania on June 14, 2017
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 14, 2017

Close your eyes. Spin around ten times. Walk into whatever store is straight ahead of you and I can almost guarantee that they will have the fidget spinners. Each store will probably have a slightly different selection however. Have fun! :) 

Hey Insiders! I'm wondering how much it might cost to rent an umbrella or chairs in Drop Zone at the OC Air Show on Sunday, June 18?
Submitted by Rebecca S, Delmar Maryland on June 13, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 13, 2017

The cost of being in the Drop Zone ($30 day of show) does not include chair or umbrella rental. Umbrellas will be available to rent, but not chairs.  And there will be porta potties on site.

You could opt for the Flight Line Club VIP tickets which DO include chairs and a covered tent area among other benefits. 

Check out the official webpage for answers to any more questions you may have.  http://ocairshow.com/drop-zone-beach/

We are coming down for a week, and will be there for Father's Day. We're hoping to pre-arrange a surprise for my husband - one that is kid-friendly, yet with adult benefits. We were thinking a boat tour or something along those lines. Our kids are 6 and 8. Any recommendations are very appreciated! 
Submitted by rebecca A, West Brookfield Massachusetts on June 13, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 13, 2017

How about a boat ride on the Assateague Adventure?   It's an 80 minute tour and is very popular, so I think reservations would be advisable.  You can print off a discount coupon here http://sunnydayguide.com/ocean-city/attractions-activities-profile-assateague-adventure 

Play a game of laser tag with dad at Planet Maze on 33rd St.  They have equipment in all sizes and for all ages. It's a lot of fun for everyone.

A ride on the Sea Rocket or OC Rocket speed boat up the coast and back!  http://www.searocket.com/

Or even spend the day at Jolly Roger Amusement Park. They have rides, go carts, a zip line, and a water park so there is something for everyone!  

Happy Father's Day to your husband!  

Do they allow golf carts on the roads near the beach? If so, do you know of a rental place?
Submitted by Robert E, Seaford New York on June 13, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 13, 2017

Go carts are not permitted on any streets or side roads in Ocean City or on the beach. 

Is there a place to buy discounted passes for the Beach Bus and Boardwalk Tram? 
Submitted by EDWARD L, Renton Washington on June 13, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 13, 2017

Standard fare for the Beach Bus is $3 per person and the pass is good fro 24 hours.  Senior fare (over 65), disabled persons, Medicare holders and non Ocean City residents with OC bus passes pay $1.50. Proof of eligibility may be asked for.  Children under 42 inches tall,  ADA Certified disabled card holders, and Ocean City Senior Citizen residents with bus passes are free. Exact change is required for all rides.

The boardwalk tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, ride one way or you can buy a discounted pass for $20 for 8 rides.  Or you can buy an unlimited ride pass for $6 and it is only good for the day of purchase.  It can only be used between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  You can buy passes at the north end or south end tram stations or on the tram.  Major credit cards and exact cash will be taken by the operator at the rear of the tram. 

Does Ocean City have a lost and found? 
Submitted by Jody M, Berlin Maryland on June 12, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 13, 2017

You can notify the police department lost and found at 410-723-6611. 

Hi Insiders! Looking into taking a trip to OC from Pittsburgh. Aside from the Bay Bridge, what tolls can I expect on my commute? Thanks! 
Submitted by I'm traveling from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania taking route 70. How many toll roads will there be and how much? S, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on June 9, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 9, 2017

If you are taking the turnpike from Pittsburgh to Breezewood to rte 70, then you will have your turnpike tolls. The rate depends on where you get on.  I live in Johnstown and fortunately don't need the turnpike to get to  Breezewood and avoid them.  Or you could take Rte 30 to Breezewood to avoid the tolls too. Other than that, you only have the $4 Bay Bridge toll, and that's only going east.  You pay nothing on the way home.