Ocean City, Maryland 21842

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What's the best way to fly from Tampa to OCMD? 

Submitted by Barbara C, Port Jefferson New York on July 10, 2018

There is really no great way. The nearest major commercial airports to OC are about 3 hours away, but you can fly to Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (SBY) which is about 30 miles from OC. They are only serviced by American Airlines which only has direct flights to Philadelphia and Charlotte, so you can fly from Tampa to either of these airports and then to OC. Once you get to Salisbury you will need to rent a car, take a taxi, or arrange other transportation to get to OC.

Alternatively, you can fly to Dulles (IAD), Washington National, BWI, or Philadelphia and then rent a car and drive to OC. All of these airport are about 3 hours away from OC.

In the unlikely event you have access to a private airplane or charter, you can fly to the Ocean City Airport (OXB) which is General Aviation (no commercial flights) only. It is located about 5 miles outside of Ocean City.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: July 10, 2018 Insider Since 2010

Can I bring/use my personal golf cart around OCMD? It has signals, lights and brake lights. 

Submitted by Michael G, Rochester New York on July 9, 2018

I'm sorry, but golf carts are not permitted on any public streets in Ocean City  You can rent scooters or two seater scooter cycles at various places in OC, but please use them with extreme caution and stay safe.  

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Darlene L.

Darlene L.

Johnstown Pa Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2009

We are a church group traveling to OCMD by bus. Where should the bus drop us off so that we can easily gain access to the beach? 

Submitted by Akorlie N, Upper Marlboro Maryland on July 9, 2018

The beach is 10 miles long so no matter where you are in Ocean City you really don't have to worry about where you get dropped off.  If you want to be on the boardwalk , then the best place would be anywhere between the inlet and 10th St.  Or he can pull into the inlet parking lot and drop everyone off and you can arrange for him to pick you up there as well.  

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Darlene L.

Darlene L.

Johnstown Pa Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2009

Can I rent a beach chair/umbrella at 74th Street online? 

Submitted by Barb M, Shenandoah Junction West Virginia on July 9, 2018

I don't think you can rent an umbrella online anywhere.  At least, that I know of.  But you will have no problems.  Just look for the big blue boxes on the sand. The attendants there will rent you what you need (chairs, umbrellas) and put them up and take them down for you .  They rent by the day or the week.  Have a great stay.

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Darlene L.

Darlene L.

Johnstown Pa Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2009

Can I use a canopy tent on the 25th St. Beach? 

Submitted by Sherry M, Inwood West Virginia on July 9, 2018

Yes, you can use one anywhere in OC on the beach. Just be sure to set it up closer to the dunes than the water so you don't obstruct the lifeguard's view.  Have a great time. 

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Darlene L.

Darlene L.

Johnstown Pa Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2009

Are the shops on the Boardwalk open after Labor Day? 

Submitted by Richard M, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on July 9, 2018

Definitely!!  There are shops on the boardwalk that are open year round.  I would say that probably 90% are open until the middle of October.  So you have nothing to worry about. Come and enjoy all the boardwalk sights, sounds, and don't forget the great food! 

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Darlene L.

Darlene L.

Johnstown Pa Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2009

How do I get my beach bus pass? I pre-purchased it online. 

Submitted by Stacie C, Hanover Maryland on July 9, 2018

https://ococean.com/getting-around-oc You pay on the bus each day.  I do not know any way to pre-purchase a pass.  You can call City Hall and see if they can help - 410-289-8221.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2010

How much are the rides at the Boardwalk Amusement Park? 

Submitted by James T, Upper Marlboro Maryland on July 9, 2018

Call Trimper's Rides for the most updated prices. You buy them at any of the ticket booths at Trimper's. 

Jolly Roger Parks have lots of different options for their parks. Check out their site for pricing. Prices vary depending on the time you want.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: July 10, 2018 Insider Since 2010

We're staying with friends in Ocean City. Where can we park our car overnight? 

Submitted by Jackie K, Glen Burnie Maryland on July 9, 2018

Hey Jackie, you can park your car over night at the Library on 100th street pay to park lot. I have parked my car over night there and never ran into any problems. you do have to pay for it but it is worth it. The police usually patrol in the parking lot.

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Kathy H.

Kathy H.

Bayville, NJ Answered: July 9, 2018 Insider Since 2010

My family is going on vacation to OCMD for the first time ever this year from July 8th to 15th. On the way home, I'm catching a flight from Newark to Spain at 5:30 p.m. How bad would you expect traffic to be in that direction? I'm trying to plan when I need to leave by. 

Submitted by David W, Broad Brook Connecticut on July 6, 2018

I would leave at noon.  I would not expect heavy traffic, but better safe than sorry.  It is a straight shot to the airport from Ocean City.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: July 6, 2018 Insider Since 2010

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Bayville, NJ
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Member Since: 2008

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Warrenville, IL
Member Since: 2011

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Ocean City, MD
Member Since: 2011

Bill F.

Camp Hill, PA
Member Since: 2010

Dana B.

Pittsburgh, PA
Member Since: 2008

Christy P.

North Ocean City
Member Since: 2014

Dean M.

Pittsburgh Pa
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Tara P.

Ocean City, MD
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