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Will a lot of stores be open during spring break from Sat., 3/28/15 - Sat., 4/5/15? I'm looking for something a young teens can do on the boardwalk.
Submitted by Ashley D, Davidsonville Maryland on March 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 24, 2015

Hi Ashley,

At this point in the season it is hit or miss - even during Spring Break.  Several stores - Fishers, Candy Kitchen, the arcades, Thrashers - are open all year long.  In April, many stores will usually open on the weekend and during the week if it is warm.  We were on the Boardwalk two weeks ago and found about 10% of the stores open.  I would go for a stroll and see what is open.  I am sure something interesting will be open. 

Hi, I am wondering if any of the boardwalk stores, such as the Nut House, are open in the off-season. I am currently here and staying until Wednesday.
Submitted by china h, louisa Virginia on March 24, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 24, 2015

Hi China,

At this point in the season it is hit or miss.  Several stores - Fishers, Candy Kitchen, the arcades, Thrashers - are open all year long.  In April, many stores will usually open in the weekend and during the week if it is warm.  We were on the Boardwalk two weeks ago and found about 10% of the stores open.  I would go for a stroll and see what is open. 

I plan on traveling to Ocean City for my anniversary on May 21 through the 24th. Will anything be open during that time on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Erica O, Staten Island New York on March 23, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary!  Yes!  That's Memorial Day weekend and everything on the boardwalk will be open along with everything else.  The rides may  not open until Friday or Saturday, but all of the stores and restaurants will be open. 

If you're looking for a lovely place to stay, I recommend the Inn on the Ocean on 10th St.  It's Ocean City's only oceanfront bed and breakfast and it's adults only. Very beautiful inside and out, outstanding breakfast each  morning on their lovely porch overlooking the ocean, and they provide their guests with use of beach chairs and bicycles at no charge.  

Here's hoping that the weather is fantastic!

When does the boardwalk open for the season?
Submitted by Freddie S, Wescosville Pennsylvania on March 20, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 20, 2015

The boardwalk is always open and available for walking and bike riding. But the rides and such don't open unitl Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning in April, you'll find shops opening more on the weekends and places like Thrasher's Fries and Fisher's Popcorn will open for limited hours on the weekends as well.  Once you get into May and Springfest weekend, things really pick up and places will stay open during the week. But rides and games will hold off until the big holiday weekend in May.

Is there any place to obtain a boardwalk map?
Submitted by Judy N, Essex Maryland on March 19, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 19, 2015

Send for a free Visitor Guide at http://www.ococean.com/vacation-guide for a printed one.

This is also a very helpful site  http://www.ocboards.com/map.html

And if you Google search Ocean City Md Boardwalk Map, you'll see a lot of images set up by sections that you can enlarge and look at.

Also check out http://ococean.com/maps

Is there a train station, bus station or Zipcar rental that is available for getting to and around Ocean City?
Submitted by Ciara D, NEW YORK New York on March 19, 2015
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: March 19, 2015

Greyhound services stops to West OC and from there, they have a bus into OC.  Once in OC, the bus travels the length of OC north to south and back for only $3 for an all day ride.  OC also has a boardwalk tram that will take you the length of the boardwalk all the while enjoying the view of the ocean. 

Anyone know of a place to rent a double jogging stroller in OC this summer?
Submitted by Kraig T, Leesburg Virginia on March 18, 2015
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: March 19, 2015

I would check out PMI rentals for strollers they are awesome when it comes to renting one.

I'm looking for a printed travel guide to OC. Do you have such a thing?
Submitted by LEWIS N, MISHAWAKA Indiana on March 17, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 17, 2015

We sure do!  Go to http://www.ococean.com/vacation-guide and order yours today.  It's FREE!  And you can also check it out online.

Does the Boardwalk tram operate during OC Cruisin' Week? This year the dates are May 14 - May 17, 2015.
Submitted by Angela F, Greensboro Maryland on March 16, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: March 16, 2015

No, I'm sorry it doesn't.  It only runs for Sunfest weekend early in May, then doesn't run again until Memorial Day weekend for the rest of the summer.  I'll be at Cruisin and ready to walk along with everyone else.  Can't wait.

I am thinking about heading to OC 3/16/2015 through 3/18/2015 for a short getaway. What can we expect to be open as far as businesses, entertainment, etc.? Thanks!
Submitted by Robert L, Thomaston Connecticut on March 16, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: March 16, 2015

Sorry we're so late answering your question. The big excitement was this past Saturday for the St. Patrick's Day weekend, but you'll find that plenty of restaurants and bars will still celebrate on the actual day.  I suggest you pick up the free newspapers at your hotel or at the Convention Center on 40th St. and check out what's going on around town.  Places like Seacrets and Shark on the Harbor are open, along with plenty of other places. Enjoy your mini vacay.