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    Thumbs up Ocean city is a horrible place to vacation

    Think twice before visiting ocean city Maryland. The beaches are extremely dirty, the crabs are of poor quality, most of the hotels are run down filthy & nasty, and the police are always looking to ticket tourists to pull in revenue. I literally saw five cop cars back to back ticketing people. Also, the crime rate is high, especially vehicle break-ins. If you think you will have a peaceful nights sleep, think again, honking horns throughout all hours of the night, even if you are not near the boardwalk. Ocean city is a joke not a real vacation destination spot to take your family. If you see the commercials advertised on TV, it is because the city is desperate to pull in money. It is a tourist trap looking to take your money. There are plenty of other beaches around. Take my advice and stay away from Ocean City, the poor mans vacation hole. You'll end up having more unrealized expenses and leave dissatisfied with regrets. Just spend a little bit more time researching for a better vacation spot.

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    Oh really!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdog2 View Post
    Oh really!!!!
    Yes, we actually cut our vacation a day short. We couldn't wait to leave, we were more excited to leave than we were before getting there.

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    Then for you at least a different destination might be better. That was a pretty broad brush you used. Apparently you were able to stay in all of the hotels/motels in OC, and eat crabs from all the crab places, all during one short vacation. Maybe you should try Atlantic city next time....things are so much nicer there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Sea Clammer View Post
    Then for you at least a different destination might be better. That was a pretty broad brush you used. Apparently you were able to stay in all of the hotels/motels in OC, and eat crabs from all the crab places, all during one short vacation. Maybe you should try Atlantic city next time....things are so much nicer there.
    That is why I said most of the hotels and restaurants, but I have now come to the conclusion that it pertains to all of them after talking to friends and family who have also made the huge mistake of visiting ocean city. You must have a vested interest in ocean city, I guess you work for or own an establishment in ocean city, or are possibly the caretaker of this website. Well listen, if the truth hurts then get it together. Rehobeth and Betheny Beachs are right up the street and they are 10 times cleaner, organized and maintained than Ocean City. Ocean city is a joke. Over the years I have stayed and ate at, as I said most hotels and resturaunts and I am tired of substandard vacation spots, plus there is no parking and the police are always ticketing instead of arresting vandles and burglars. Ocean city is the worst place to vacation at, hands down. If people are looking for an inexpensive getaway, Annapolis is another option, they can visit St. Michael's with a wonderful fairy ride. There are so many nicer places to visit than ocean city. Again, to anyone reading this post, don't waste your time and especially your hard earned money, just do a little more research before listening to the BS commercial ads. You and your family will be glad you did. Don't waste your life your precious vacation time with loved ones on ocean city, create real beautiful memories with your loved ones at a place that actually doesn't cater to drunken teenagers and rundown business establishments. Ocean city is for teenagers that have little to no spending money that get wasted and mess around by being obnoxious and belligerent, playing loud music and getting in fights. Think about that kind of horrible atmosphere, especially if you have children.

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    Also, most of the local natives of ocean city are rude and have no class. It is a fake Las Vegas without any real attractions, entertainment or casinos and all of the trash. Poor excuse for a vacation destination. Also, keep in mind the grulling drive, once you get down there you are stuck with that decision. I have talked to so many other people that have the same opinion. Anyway, just do your research and don't pay any attention to the commercials ads that promote Ocean City.

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    OK.....I have been reading this forum off and on for a couple years but have never had the desire to register. The only good thing about "Honest opinion's" post is that it will motivate people like me to register. This post was written just for the purpose of ripping OC while obviously wanting to push for another agenda...i.e.location. The OP has not mentioned one hotel or restaurant where he suffered such terrible conditions. I have two theories. 1) The Op has never been to Ocean City....hence the comparison to Vegas and lack of "real casinos"....actually OC has no casinos.....there is one in west OC. My guess is he/she is from Jersey (and was expecting an Atlantic City experience).....he/she should at least know how to spell Rehoboth or BB, if they are going to try to convince you they have been there. Unless he/she is 135 years old they have not stayed at MOST of the hotels and eaten at MOST of the restaurants in town.

    "Most of the natives of OC are rude and have no class" Based on your spelling...kettle/black. I can assure you IF you really did visit OC this summer....you probably never ran into an "OC native"

    OR 2) The Op got a ticket while visiting OC...lol. I have been coming to OC for 35 years and am down there almost every weekend (year round). I may be jinxing myself but I have NEVER been pulled over by an OC cop. Why? Because I follow the laws.

    So in closing....thank you for contributing to the OC economy.....thank you for encouraging me to sign up....and lastly, we will see you in OC next summer. Enjoy yourself....just slow down!!!

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    This is ridiculous, I don't have a hidden agenda. I was born and raised in Maryland, and live three hours away. You are the one with a hidden agenda. You said you have been watching this forum for years and just now joined with in hours of my posting, please I don't buy that. You are the same person that resonded earlier. You just opened up an account to make it look like you have supporters. You are probably a business owner that is trying to drive people to Ocean City or like I said you are the caretaker of this website. Anyone that has been to ocean city and reads what I wrote, my opinion of things, knows what has been written is the truth. Also, everyone makes spelling mistakes, for you to criticize me like that just shows that you have poor character, supporting my opinion that local resident from Ocean City are rude. Instead of criticizing an honest person that gave an honest opinion, try focusing on the problem in order to find a solution. Convince the city to clean up the beaches and the riffraff that contribute to crime. Again, this is ridiculous. I'm done.

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    I think he mean to post his review here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...ew_Jersey.html

    Honest Opinion, your rant has cost you credibility. Enjoy!

    Here's something I do agree with:
    to anyone reading this post, don't waste your time
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by terp84alum View Post
    I think he mean to post his review here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...ew_Jersey.html

    Honest Opinion, your rant has cost you credibility. Enjoy!

    Here's something I do agree with:
    terp84alum/Ken "What's with the restaurants this year? Just about every "server" outside of pizza joints we had this week didn't know the menu and the bathrooms were disgusting. I know this sound cliche, but wouldn't you think every restaurant owner would have seen at least one episode of Restaurant Impossible? These are pretty basic things that cost nothing.



    I'll post my dining report over the weekend but I felt this deserved its own thread in hopes that some owners/managers/employees make get something from it."

    This is from your own posting. So I guess I'm not the only one that has had problems.

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