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Where can I order a Vacation Guide? 
Submitted by Roy S, Westminster Maryland on September 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2017

You can find the OCOcean Vacation Guide here. You can request a copy be mailed to you by going here.

There are a few other really good sources of OC info out there that you can request or view online. They include:

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2016 Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide to View Online

If you are in town , you can also get all kinds of information from the Visitor Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

Can I allow my dog to run on the beach after Sept. 24?
Submitted by Terry G, Baltimore Maryland on September 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2017

Sorry, but you cannot let your dog run on the beach in September. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk in OC at any time before 1 October.

If I'm in North Bethany Beach, is there a place I can pick up a bus to Ocean City for Bike Week? 
Submitted by Deiane R, Wilmington Delaware on September 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2017

Yes you can. The Delaware DART Beach bus runs to the OC Bus Station at 144th Street until 24 September (Look for DART bus lines 201 and 208). Find out more here.

Is the boardwalk stand where you can get your name on rice closed for the season? 
Submitted by April L, Frederick Maryland on September 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2017

Businesses all have irregular hours at this time of year on the boardwalk. I believe I have seen Name on Rice open on weekends at times in the off season, but suspect they are closed on weekdays.

When does Ocean City boardwalk close for the season?
Submitted by Ashley W, Salisbury Maryland on September 6, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Ashley,

The boardwalk never really closes.  The shops and entertainment on the board walk usually stays open until late September.  After that, more and more places are staying open year round. October is one of my favorite months in OC!

Enjoy!

Does the beach close for the season? If so, when?
Submitted by Hilmer R, Bladensburg Maryland on September 6, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

The beach never closes but the lifeguards are no longer on their stands after Labor Day. '

Enjoy the beach!

Hi Insiders! I'm wondering if the Boardwalk rides and stores will be open this weekend. Thanks! 
Submitted by Connie B, cc Virginia on September 6, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hey Connie, they will be open so come on down and check it out. Also it is customer appreciation at Trimper's this weekend.

If I'm not renting an umbrella and a chair in Ocean City, where do the Insiders recommend I purchase one? 
Submitted by Mohammad T, Alexandria Virginia on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

If you want a really nice stuff, try Ace hardware at 70th Street. If you want an less expensive stuff to use for a few days, try Sunsations (multiple locations) or Shade Shack at 67th Street.

Will we be able to still rent chairs and umbrellas this week?
Submitted by Theresa k, Endwell New York on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Yes, the beach equipment rental boxes will be in place until the Sunday of Sunfest weekend (24 September 2017) which is the last day the lifeguard are on duty. If you are there and a box is not staffed, just call the number on the side and they will send an attendant to help you.

Does the $3 all day Beach Bus pass work for Ocean City Park and Ride shuttle service?
Submitted by Elaine C, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Yes, the $3/day fare covers the West OC Park and Ride Shuttle AND the Beach Bus.