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Are the shops and restaurants open on the boardwalk in the beginning of May?Submitted by Brian Heffentrager H, Emmaus PA on March 4, 2020
yes. Most everything will be open. Ocean City has really become a year round resort. It slows down in January and gets busier each and every month afterwards.
hey brian, yes many of them will be opening up again. you will be around for Springfest so make sure you check that out while you're down in OC. visit http://www.ococean.com for more
May is a great time to visit. Things will be open and check the event's page for activities going on during your stay.
Many restaurants and shops are open the first week in May. You should find 80% of the businesses open. Many open around April 15th.
Many businesses near the south end of the boardwalk are open year round at least on weekends when the weather is nice. By early May, almost all shops and restaurants along the boardwalk are open on weekends and most are open everyday. However, the amusement parks along the boardwalk are closed or open on only a limited basis until mid to late May.
Boardwalk favorites Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen, and Marty's Playland, my favorite arcade, will all be open in early May (they re all open year-round).
There are also lots of great events around town in May.
Have fun in OC in the Spring!