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I want to get a personalized license plate in town. Any vendor recommendations? 
Submitted by Lois T, EAST BERLIN Pennsylvania on August 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 16, 2018

I am not sure exactly what you are looking for, but as you walk along the boardwalk there are a few palaces that do airbrushed custom license plates. I'd try Atlantic Airbrush (410.289.2680) just between Somerset and Dorchester Streets, or Big Island Airbrush (410.289.3881) north of Caroline Street, or Fat Cats Airbrush (443.664.8169) at North 1st Street.

Can I get married while vacationing in Ocean City, MD? If so, where could I do this? What is the process like and what kind of info might I need? Any projected costs? 
Submitted by Sandra C, Martinsburg West Virginia on August 16, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 16, 2018

I suggest contacting the Clarion Hotel as they have wedding packages and have people on staff that can arrange a perfect wedding for you.

My friend is getting married in OCMD on 9/15/18 and I need to find the wedding cake. I'm hoping to get one as close to the Boardwalk as possible. Any bakery recommendations? 
Submitted by DAILE M, BOONSBORO Maryland on August 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 16, 2018

Two places I'd try are  Desserts by Rita (410.213.7778) in West OC (about a mile outside of OC, just south of Route 50) for somethign more like a wedding cake or Rick's Market (410.524.7528) at 67th Street (They have an excellent full service bakery) for a more typical party cake. Give them a call to see if they can help!

We're planning next year's vacation! Will all the businesses be open for the season by the first week of June next year?
Submitted by Michael S, Mount Vernon Ohio on August 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 16, 2018

Yes, everything is open then. Many things are open year round and everyone is open by Memorial Day.

What kind of hours does the Boardwalk Tram run during Sunfest? Do they offer any specials or discounts because of the special event? 
Submitted by Wanda S, Carlisle Pennsylvania on August 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 16, 2018

During Sunfest the boardwalk tram runs on the following schedule:

    Thursday 9/20 - Saturday 9/22: 10am - midnight

    Sunday 9/23: 10am - 7pm

There are no discounts during Sunfest. It is still $3 for a one way ride, or you can buy the discount punch card ticket that offers 8 rides for $20. Find out more about the tram here.

Are there any local grocery stores where you can order groceries in advance and just go to pick them up when you get there?
Submitted by Renee S, White Marsh Maryland on August 13, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 14, 2018

Both Walmart in West Ocean City and Harris Teeter in Fenwick Island offer this service.  Shopping is hassle free if you shop any morning before 9 am. 

Where are some good places to find sea glass and nice shells in the general Ocean City area? 
Submitted by Trisha K, Wells tannery Pennsylvania on August 14, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 14, 2018

I have been an avid sea glass collector all my life, and I'm sad to say it is really hard to find sea glass in OC now. When I was a kid I'd find some everyday, but plastic bottles and less littering (a good thing) have made it pretty rare to find a piece. I am often at OC for a week on the beach with no luck!

There is no area of beach that is consistently better than other areas for finding treasures washed ashore. The best times to find shells (and maybe if you are lucky, some sea glass) is after a storm, in the morning when the tide is going out, or in the off season when the beaches are deserted (also as the tide is going out). These times leave shells and more along the water's edge that have not been picked over by summer beach walkers.

Is there a way to access bus schedules via a mobile app? 
Submitted by Robert A, Gilbertsville Pennsylvania on August 13, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 13, 2018

Yes, you can use the TransLoc Rider App from your phone to track OC's buses and get other info. Find out more about this app here.

Where can I find free parking in Ocean City, MD? 
Submitted by Joyce S, Nottingham Pennsylvania on August 13, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 13, 2018

Almost all of the side streets north of 10th Street offer free parking.

Do you need a permit to use a metal detector on the beach? 
Submitted by Mike T, Moorefield West Virginia on August 13, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 13, 2018

No permit is required. You can use a metal detector on the beaches of OC with no restrictions (other than to stay out of the dunes and not to disturb other beach goers).