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I was wondering if there are any new buildings being built in town currently? I thought there might be some new hotels and apartments coming in the next year and I'm curious about new places to stay! 
Submitted by Robert G, Bethesda Maryland on October 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 15, 2018

There are several new buildings being built, including a Hilton Home2 Suites at 67th Street, a Marriott Aloft Hotel at 45th Street, and the Cambria Hotel at North Division Street. The Hyatt Place on the boardwalk at 16th Street opened last month.

Are there any Halloween festivals in Ocean City, Maryland this year? Is there a good place for children to go trick-or-treating? 
Submitted by Robert G, Bethesda Maryland on October 12, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 15, 2018

Trick or treating at the Boardwalk is fun during the O.C. toberfest event.  Here is a link: https://ococean.com/events/trunk-or-treat 

Hello! Are the Boardwalk games and rides still open this weekend (October 12-14)? If so, are they open on different hours that I should know about? How about the Thrasher's Fries? I'm looking to bring my two daughters to enjoy the Boardwalk for the first time. Thanks!
Submitted by Kevin M, Washington District of Columbia on October 12, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 12, 2018

Hi. This is Corvette Weekend in Ocean City so you should still find quite a few shops open on the boards open. The boardwalk rides and games are all closed now, but Trimper's Indoor rides for kids under 7 are still open, along with the arcades like Playland.  Thrasher's,  Wockenfuss, Candy Kitchen, and Fisher's Popcorn will all be open.  There are two indoor mini golf courses open on 68th and 136th St. as well.  You'll have a good time.  And be sure to watch the Corvettes parade up the boardwalk Saturday at 4 p.m.  

One word of advice.  Stay OUT of the ocean. There are no lifeguards on duty and it's not safe to swim now.  

What restaurants in OCMD will be open this year for Thanksgiving Day? Is there anything you recommend doing while we're in town for Thanksgiving?  
Submitted by Robin A, Manchester Maryland on October 11, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 11, 2018

I have often been in OC for Thanksgiving with my family and can tell you it is lots of fun.

Here are a few places that are open every year and they offer great Thanksgiving meals:

Captain's Table (410.289.7192) A great OC restaurant in the Courtyard by Marriott at 15th Street that usually offers a Thanksgiving buffet (last year it was $27 for adults, $10 for kids). My brother's family ate there with my mom for the least few years for Thanksgiving and really enjoyed it!

The Victoria Room in the Dunes Manor at 28th Street offers is an excellent choice. Their dinning room overlooks the beach.

Fager's Island (410.524.5500) On the bay at 60th Street. They usually have a sit down service Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. (Note page is out of date). It is about $27 for adults and $13 for kids. They overlook the bay.

Clarion Horizons Room (410.524.3535) in the Clarion at 101st Street usually has a Thanksgiving Buffet with traditional fare and some seafood items too.

The Bonfire (410.524.7171) at 70th Street has their usual all-you-can-eat buffet, with traditional Thanksgiving items added. They have no water view.

No mater where you decide to go, you definitely want to call ahead and make reservations.

There is plenty to do in OC at Thanksgiving. See some ideas for things to do on this thread. Be sure to visit the Winterfest of Lights.

Have a great Thanksgiving in OC!

I'm looking to move to Ocean City in the next 5-6 months. I'm looking for a place to rent, or someone seeking a roommate as I will be moving to the area permanently. Any idea on where I should begin my search? Also, if there's any local tips to finding a job in the area or surrounding areas, that would be much appreciated!
Submitted by Travis B, Waldorf Maryland on October 10, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 10, 2018

I'd start with the OC Chamber of Commerce. They have lots of good info on all of these topics and even have a great guide about relocating to the area - access it here.

The Chamber also has information on Realtors who can help with housing - see this page for more info.

For more information on finding housing, take a look at this thread.

A couple of other OCIs have relocated to the area, and hopefully can add some more information from their first-hand experiences.

Hello! I'm hoping to get inlet parking passes for our week-long stay. 
Submitted by john b, williamsport Maryland on October 8, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 9, 2018

Sorry, but there is no such thing as an Inlet Parking Pass. You can park on side streets north of 10th Street for free and you can pay to park at the inlet or other parking lots (but free as of 1 November until 1 April). See this site for more parking information.

Hello! I'm looking for Ocean City themed "Cat's Meow Shelf Sitters" to give for a Christmas gift. Any idea on how to track one down? Thanks!
Submitted by Joyce K, Ba timore Maryland on October 8, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 8, 2018

Yes. The Country Store on Coastal Highway in Fenwick has them.  I was just looking at them this past Friday. They have a very good selection.  Just drive straight north up Coastal Highway, past the Fenwick Inn and continue on. You'll see a large red barn type building on the left.  If you can't make it to OC, give them a call. 

https://www.seasidecountrystore.com/

My friend and I are living in OCMD during the summer of 2019. We would like to find roommates to make our housing more affordable. Any suggestion on where to start? 
Submitted by Anna R, Winchester Virginia on October 8, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 9, 2018

You are ahead of the season where people start searching for next summer, which is good, but landlords might be slow in getting back to you at this time of year. Here are some suggestions of how and where to look:

Your best bet is to work with an employer and see if they have housing for their workers. These places are usually the most affordable options. If that approach won't work for you, here are some other options:

(1) Checkout this seasonal housing information from the OC Chamber of Commerce.

(2) Watch the classified sections of  Maryland Coast Dispatch and Ocean City Today. Both of these newspapers have jobs and seasonal housing listings.

(3) Watch the Eastern Shore Craigslist housing section - lots of people connect to OC seasonal housing through this site.

(4) Even if you are not an international student, checkout E-Point Student Center - They help lots of international students find jobs and housing in OC, and could perhaps help you too. You can reach them at 410.289.9844.

No matter where you go, be sure you confirm you are dealing with a reputable source. A couple of years ago, several lifeguards got scammed by listings for places that demanded up-front rent payment for the season for places that did not actually exist!

Good luck in your search!

I went to Sunfest and thoroughly enjoyed the beef jerky vendor. Any idea what their name was? 
Submitted by Lauri D, Baltimore Maryland on October 3, 2018
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: October 8, 2018

Fat Bob's Jerky Hut!

They don't seem to have any sort of online presence though that I can find. 

Hello! Will the Boardwalk Tram be running this weekend (10/5 - 10/7)? What are the hours at this time of year? Thanks! 
Submitted by Mark S, Emmaus Pennsylvania on October 2, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 2, 2018

As Darlene stated, it has settled down for its long winter nap.  The Beach Bus is running this time of year.  It runs up and down Coastal Highway,  It is $3 per day to ride the bus.