Ocean City Local Customs

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    Shoobies (don't go home!)

    by asturnut Updated May 30, 2003

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    OC at sunset

    I've got to honest, even though tourists are the driving force behind Ocean City's economy, most Ocean City folk just don't like tourists. Ocean City is sort of a retirement town and is very very quiet until the tourists arrive. I guess a lot of folks resent the influx of people on their territory (but this is pretty common everywhere, isn't?) Anyway, in south Jersey we call out of state shore tourists 'shoobies'; so if someone calls you this, chances are, they aren't being nice. Thankfully, most of the people who work at the tourist attractions and the boardwalk, are seasonal help also from out of town-- so you should expect to be treated courteously. Interestingly, you will meet a lot of people from Europe at shore points all along the jersey coast. They come to work at the shore for the summer and are always very nice and fun to talk to! Anyway, my point is, just be mindful that there are a few ignorant residents who will just look for a reason to give you a hard time, but all in all, Ocean City is a very pleasant, family oriented vacation spot.
    Make sure you leave a tip at places you eat on the boardwalk, even if you don't sit down-- the help are being paid less than minimum wage and will really appreciate it!

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    Don't be too cheap

    by OCNJBritt Written Mar 26, 2005

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    I don't think I have sensed a Jersey shore town with more local pride than Ocean City. To be a courteous visitor, I suggest doing two things:
    1. Just buy your beach tags (don't try evading the beach patrol by running in the water) and
    2. Please pick up after yourself on the beach

    Yep. It's that easy.

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    Parking is free off-season,...

    by feline01 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Empty winter beach

    Parking is free off-season, before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. If you are heading into Ocean City from Route 52, you will be heading down 9th Avenue to the Boardwalk where municipal parking is $8. Instead, make the right onto Ocean Avenue. Head down about 3 blocks and you will find all-day parking for $5 at one lot and next door for $4.

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    Ocean City Shot Glass

    by machomikemd Written Nov 27, 2013
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    As a favorite collector item of mine, Ocean City does not disappoint as it has a large variety of various shot glasses and fridge magnets which are favorite collector items of mine of my travels and you can buy both these items at the ocean city boardwalk shops and the shot glasses are available in different styles and materials like frosted glass, tempered glass, pewter, aluminum, steel and more and they cost from $ 2.99 to $ 8.99, depending on the material used.

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    Ocean City Fridge Magnets

    by machomikemd Written Nov 27, 2013
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    As a favorite collector item of mine, Ocean City does not disappoint as it has a large variety of various shot glasses and fridge magnets which are favorite collector items of mine of my travels and you can buy both these items at the ocean city boardwalk shops and the sheer variety of Ocean City Fridge Magnets are available in different styles and materials like porcelain, magnetite, plastic with magnets at the back and bronze with magnets at the back to name a few. they cost from $ 3.99 to $ 8.99, depending on the material used.

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    People tend to keep coming...

    by SURFIN7TH Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    People tend to keep coming back to Ocean City year after year. My family visited Ocean City every year since my mom was a kid. We moved here permenantly in 1985.

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