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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

What day of the week/time of day is the best to visit the beach? 

Submitted by Frances S, Charlotte North Carolina on July 6, 2018

It depends.  I love the weekends as they are busier and more alive.  My lovely wife loves week days as they are less crowded.  Honestly, any time is a great time during the summer.  The beach is less crowded after 3 pm and before 11 am.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

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

Can I walk my dog on the beach before 7 a.m.?

Submitted by Dee S, NEWARK Delaware on July 6, 2018

Not at this time of year. Dogs are prohibited from being on the beach and boardwalk at anytime between 1 May and 30 September.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

How does the new Inlet parking system work? Do you have to estimate how much time you’re going to spend at the boardwalk?

Submitted by Krystal S, Smock Pennsylvania on July 6, 2018

Essentially that is correct.  You buy time by the hour.  If you download the Parkmobile app you can always add time remotely.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

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

Where is the closest Laundromat near 120th St? 

Submitted by Brenda R, Pasadena Maryland on July 5, 2018
Savas K.

Savas K.

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

We're coming from East Berlin, PA to OCMD. What route do you think we should take to avoid tolls? 

Submitted by Vickie T, Dover Pennsylvania on July 5, 2018

I'm 20 minutes away from you in Hanover, Pa and I always  travel down towards (795/695) Baltimore onto 97 then Rt 50 over the Bay Bridge. Rt 50 takes you right into Ocean City. The only toll fee is at the bridge and it's only $4.00.

You could go east over towards Delaware and take Rt 13 South but that will take longer to arrive in OC. I also I'm not familiar with that route as I don't know if its a 2 or 4 lane hwy all the way into Maryland.

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Troy F.

Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331 Answered: July 5, 2018 Insider Since 2008

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Hanover, PA 17331
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Bayville, NJ
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Linthicum MD and OC MD
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Warrenville, IL
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Camp Hill, PA
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