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Is there bulk pickup in Ocean City? If so, when? Any additional information on this would be greatly appreciated! 
Submitted by Diane S, Bloomingdale New Jersey on March 21, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 21, 2017

Bulk pickup allows residential property owners within the corporate limits of Ocean City, to place household items, such as old appliances and furniture at curbside for pickup. Bulk trash staff do not go on private property. Service operates Monday through Friday from May 1 through September 30. From October 1 through April 30, the service operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $20 for the first item, $30 for up to three items and $5 for each additional item. For more information, please call 410-524-0318.

I'll be going to Ocean City with two two year-olds in June. I've been to OC a few times, but never with small children. Do you have to pay fare for them on the buses, or do they ride for free?
Submitted by Katie E, Marlton New Jersey on March 17, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 17, 2017

Good news for you; children under 42-inches tall ride OC's buses for FREE!

Find out more about OC's buses here.

Will the Boardwalk tram be running this weekend? 
Submitted by Pete B, Gambrills Maryland on March 17, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 17, 2017

No, the boardwalk tram will not be running. The tram is not scheduled to return until Springfest weekend in early May.

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Is the Boardwalk open on Easter Sunday?
Submitted by Daniel C, Bowie Maryland on March 17, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 17, 2017

The boardwalk is never closed. The shops, stores and restaurants on it are a different story. In saying that, during Easter weekend you can be assure 60-80% of the boardwalk shops and restaurants will be open.

Have Fun.

Hi! I am having a bachelorette party in Ocean City in the beginning of May. One of the members of the wedding party is only 18. What places will we all be able to get into at night? Any recommendations for daytime activities?
Submitted by Susan S, York Pennsylvania on March 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 14, 2017

Most of the traditional bars or clubs will not allow people under 21 in the evening, but there are some other options:

There are many more casual restaurant than club type places that offer bands and DJs. I'd call some of them  and see if they can accommodate you. Some solid options are: Fish Tales (22nd on the bay, 410.289.0990), BJs (75th on the bay, 410.524.7575), Coins (28th, 410.289.3100), Macky's (55th on the bay, 410.732.5565), Harborside (West OC at the harbor, 410.213.1846), Beach Barrels (443.664.5773).

I'd also call Fager's (60th on the bay, 410.524.5500). They specialize in bachelorette parties and may be able to help you.

I recently ran across a new charter cruise company that could perhaps help you with a booze / booze-less cruise. I have not tried them yet, but they look promising. They are OC Swim Call. You can reach them at 443.235.4950 and see if they may be able to help you setup a fun night.

As far as fun tings to do, here are a few ideas:

Pamper yourselves at a local spa. Some great options are OC Massage, Grand Aqua Spa, and Creative Day Spa.

If you like art, take a trip to the Art League Gallery on 94th Street. I go here almost every time I am in town. Their exhibits change monthly, and I always find something interesting to look at there.

If your group likes an adventure in the great outdoors, consider a kayak trip. I've been out several times with Assateague Outfitters - they do a great job and the trips are a lot of fun. Plus, you will see the famous Assateague wild horses! No experience required. I've been out with people from age 8 to age 70 and everyone had a great time!It will be plenty warm enough in early May to take one of thee trips - the Coastal Bays are shallow and the water warms up quickly.

If anyone likes to gamble, visit The Casino at Ocean Downs, about 5 miles outside of OC on Route 589, Racetrack road, about 1/2 mile north of Route 50.

Checkout the interesting shops in nearby Berlin. While you are in Berlin, take in a show at the Globe Theatre.

Have a great time with your friends in OC!

Is there any public transportation from the Salisbury/Ocean City Airport to northern Ocean City? 
Submitted by Steve P, Exeter New Hampshire on March 13, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 13, 2017

There is no easy public transportation between the airport and North Ocean City. Unfortunatly the regional bus service, Shore Transit, does not have a stop at the airport.

Your best option is to take a Taxi which will cost about $60. Uber is also available in Salisbury; find out more here.

Is there RV parking during the day in Ocean City, MD?
Submitted by Michael M, Muncy Pennsylvania on March 13, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 13, 2017

Restrictions on RV parking depend on what time of year you plan to be in OC. Note that at any time of year, sleeping overnight in any vehicle (including RVs) parked on public property is prohibited.

Here are the parking rules for large vehicles:

Between 1 May and 31 October, RVs and other oversized vehicles may not park in any municipal lot, public street, or alley in Ocean City (an oversized vehicle is defined as 21 feet, 2 inches or more in length and 6 feet, 8 inches in width, or needing more than one parking space). However, RVs may aprk at the West OC Park and Ride lot anytime, but cannot be left there overnight.

For more information on parking in OC, see this website, or call the Ocean City Police Department at 410.723.6610.

Hello! I'm on the hunt for a hotel with a hot tub and a heated indoor pool. Thanks, Insiders! 
Submitted by Tina A, Baltimore Maryland on March 13, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 13, 2017

Here are a few options:

Dunes Manor is oceanfront at 28th, and has a hot-tub and heated indoor/outdoor pool (my kids swam there one year right around Christmas and it was plenty warm).

Holiday Inn Oceanfront at 67th Street has a heated indoor pool with a separate hot tub pool.

The Clarion is oceanfront at 101st Street, and has a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool in their Spa.

Holiday Inn & Suites on the boardwalk at 17th Street has several pools including a heated indoor pool, two outdoor pools, and a heated outdoor hot tub. However, the hot tub may only be open in-season

Hello, I'm wondering where I can request a Vacation Guide to be mailed to me for my upcoming visit to OC?
Submitted by PJ W, Rural valley Pennsylvania on March 13, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 13, 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

You can also get all kinds of information once you get to town form the Visitors Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

Hello! I'm wondering if/when dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk? Thanks! 
Submitted by Linda B, Smyrna Delaware on March 10, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 10, 2017

Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk and beach from now until the end of April.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City anytime between 1 May and 30 September. Leashed dogs are allowed in OC's many parks year round. There is also a Dog Park on 94th Street. See this site for how to access the dog park.

Dogs are allowed in certain areas of Assateague National Seashore. See the Assateague National Seashore regulations here.