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I am a single senior and would like to visit the beach and the ponies. Which airport gets me to Ocean City? Is there a hotel that offers a shuttle to drive me to and from the airport? Preferably this hotel would also be close to a boat that could take me on the horse island excursion. 
Submitted by Verna C, Chattanooga Tennessee on May 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 23, 2018

There is not a great airport to take a commercial airline to Ocean City. There are no hotels with shuttles to or from airports.

The closest airport is Ocean City Airport (OBX). It is about 5 miles out of town of Route 611, but it is General Aviation only and has no commercial flights. It is less than a 15 minute drive.

The closest airport with commercial flights is the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY). It is about 30 miles from Ocean City, near Salisbury, MD. It has only a small number of commercial flights - mostly (only?) American Airline to Charlotte and Philadelphia.  If you fly to Salisbury you can rent a car, rides sharing service, or take a taxi (about $50 to $75) to get to OC. It is about a 40 minute drive.

In terms of major airports, the closest ones are Baltimore Washington International (BWI), Washington-Reagan National (DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and Philadelphia International (PHL). Each of these airports is about a 3 hour drive from OC. BayRunner Shuttles runs shuttles from BWI to OC. From the other other airports  you need to rent a car or find some other way to get to OC.

To see the ponies from a boat, I recommend the Assateague Adventure cruise. It leaves from the dock at Talbot Street near the south end of town.

A couple of hotels to consider in this area are the Holiday Inn & Suites that is oceanfront at 17th Street and The Comfort Inn Boardwalk at 5th Street on the boardwalk.

Have a good trip to OC!

Does Ocean City offer free parking for Disabled Vets (DAV Parking) like New Jersey? 
Submitted by Robert H, Wilmington Delaware on May 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 23, 2018

Ocean City does not offer DAV free parking. If you have valid handicap credentials  for your car (e.g., licens plate or hang tag), you can park for 30 minute for free at the inlet lot and for up to an hour at other paid parking spaces (you must leave the parking area before these times expire or you will need to pay for that time)

We're planning a trip to Ocean City in the beginning of June. I was wondering if you knew the dates of Beach Week (for recent Graduates)? 
Submitted by Carol W, Holiday Florida on May 22, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 23, 2018

Beach Week or Senior Week runs from the end of May to about the third week of June.  It is the busiest the first two weeks of June.  I have not found them to ever be an issue.

Do you know where I could find registration information regarding this year's Sessions by the Sea Conference? 
Submitted by Sandy W, Severn Maryland on May 21, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 22, 2018

The Laurel Recovery Center often posts good info about Sessions By the Sea. It is not posted yet, but keep watching their website for info. The date for 2018 Session by the Sea has not been announced yet, but it is usually the weekend after Labor Day, which would make it 11-12 September 2018. Dates are usually announced by mid-May.

Can I park my boat trailer on the street? If not, where can I store it? 
Submitted by Paul S, Ocean city Maryland on May 22, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 22, 2018

You cannot park your boat trailer on the street anywhere in OC.  You can park it at the 100th Street Parking Lot for a fee.  

I'm working in Ocean City this summer. I need to get a bus to the West Ocean City Park and Ride. Do all of the buses go there, or is there a specific bus that I need to take?  Can I get on the bus on Coastal Highway, or will I need to go to the Inlet? 
Submitted by Robin T, Princess Anne Maryland on May 22, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 22, 2018

Robin, yes there is bus routes to west OC. See here for details.

Are pets allowed on the Boardwalk Tram or Beach Bus? 
Submitted by Jacob J, Hanover Pennsylvania on May 21, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 21, 2018

If they are pets , no.   Unless the dog is a registered service dog with credentials (not emotional support animals) no dogs are allowed on public transportation, and they are also NOT permitted on either the beach or the boardwalk from May 1 to October 1.  This includes dogs on leashes, on strollers, or carried.  And dogs must be on a leash at all other times outside of your condo or hotel.  

When do beach lifeguards officially go on duty for the season?
Submitted by Greg E, Beaver Falls Pennsylvania on May 21, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 21, 2018

The  lifeguards begin their daily duties on May 26th this year . Please stay out of the ocean until then for your own safety.

Where's the best place to view the Ocean from your vehicle? It's supposed to rain when we visit, but we were hoping to sit in the back of our car and listen to the ocean, see the seagulls and smell the fresh air! Is there a place in/near Ocean City that allows driving on the beach?
Submitted by Terri M, Gambrills Maryland on May 18, 2018
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: May 18, 2018

I bought some wooden flowers from a vendor, and would like to buy more but I don't know how to find her. Do you know where I can find a vendors list from Springfest? 
Submitted by Mary B, Manchester Maryland on May 18, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 19, 2018