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We are going to a wedding on 92nd St. beach. Is there parking available close to this? Also, how far is it from the Days Inn on N. Baltimore? Thanks! 
Submitted by Marguerite S, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on June 9, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 9, 2017

The closest parking lot is on 100th St.  or you can try and find street parking in the area.  If you park at local businesses you stand the chance of being towed by the property owners, so please don't.  As for the Days Inn, it is on the boardwalk so you are about 8 miles away.  So it's a bit too far to walk, but you could leave your car at the hotel and take the beach bus. The beach bus runs the entire length of Ocean City, and only costs $3 to ride the bus all day, as often as you need to.  

Hello everyone! Does anyone know of any charity galas that are held in Ocean City throughout the course of the year? I would love to know about these events. Thanks!
Submitted by Steven K, Germantown Maryland on June 8, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 8, 2017

The best place to learn of events like that would be through the Chamber of Commerce's website. https://oceancity.org/everything-oc/events/  

There are also events held throughout the year at the Convention Center on 40th St.  http://ocmdconventioncenter.com/convention-center/events/

Thank you for your question.

We're heading to Ocean City this weekend but will have an extra car. Where can we park it in Ocean City (not including at our hotel). Is there a cost or is it free? 
Submitted by Robert S, East Liverpool Ohio on June 8, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 8, 2017

That depends on where you're staying.  There is some free parking on some streets in OC, but be sure to obey any restriction signs.  You can park at the 100th St parking lot for a fee or the West Ocean City Park and Ride. 

Are all designated smoking areas near the Boardwalk located in the sand? 
Submitted by Colleen B, Butler Pennsylvania on June 8, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 8, 2017

Yes.  They are large orange cans, and you will easily spot them.  

I'm looking for some bachelor party planning advice in Ocean City. Where are some places to go out to eat? Nightlife? Day activities? Any and all insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Insiders! 
Submitted by Erik R W, South Toms River New Jersey on June 6, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2017

I would go to Fager's Island, BJ's, Macky's and Seacrets for dinner and night life.  Seacrets also has day drinking areas and rafts to spend a day drinking on the bay.  For dinner, you could also try Tequila Mockingbird.  Cowboy Coast is fun if you like country music.

Is there a limit to how long a long a car can remain legally parked on the street? 
Submitted by Teteda S, Baltimore Maryland on June 6, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 6, 2017

I recommend you call the Ocean City Police at 410-723-6600 for the definitive answer.  I have heard conflicting answers on this from friends and neighbors. 

Are there businesses that rent umbrellas and chairs on the beach? 
Submitted by Donna H, Harrisburg Pennsylvania on June 6, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 6, 2017

Hi. Yes there are. Look for the big blue boxes that line the beach everywhere in OC. They're the ones who rent chairs and umbrellas. They will rent them by day, week, or season, and will put them up and take them down when you're done for the day.

Hi Insiders! Where can I find information on the Beach Bus (prices, schedules, etc.)? Thanks! 
Submitted by Lisa G, Pasadena Maryland on June 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 8, 2017

You can find out everything you want to know on the Beach Bus page, located here.

Aside from the Bay Bridge, should I expect any additional tolls if I'm departing for OCMD from College Park, MD? Thanks! 
Submitted by klaty b, towanda Pennsylvania on June 5, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: June 5, 2017

As long as  you're traveling to OC via Rte 50, then the only toll is the $4 to cross the bay bridge.  Be advised that there is roadwork being done on the Salisbury bypass, so you may hit some construction or you can decide to go through the business district.

In regards to the walkway that goes from the Boardwalk toward the water, how far out does it go? We're traveling with folks who use a cane, and therefore have trouble on soft surfaces like sand. Thanks! 
Submitted by First Name* L, Steelton Pennsylvania on June 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: June 8, 2017

The length of the walkways varies block to block. I'd say as a general rule, they go about half way from the boardwalk to the ocean. In most cases, they end at least 100 feet or so from the water. The walkways south of the pier will get you closer to the water. than the ones to the north of the pier. In the image below, I added red lines showing where the walkways end (the walkway north of the pier on the right of the photo is typical to the walkways further north than is shown ion this photo). Note that I took this picture at close to low tide; at high tide, the water will be closer to the walkways.

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