U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-14-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
766 posts, read 619,826 times
Reputation: 778

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
It has in the past. This is the second year that schools are mandated to start after Labor Day so I expect, as do the Ocean City tourism folks, that you'll see a lot more people there this year now that it doesn't appear to be going away. I know our beach use here was up last year over previous years when school started earlier (which helped to make up for an incredibly ****ty May and part of June).

As a note, if it doesn't then one of the main reasons for the date change executive order didn't pan out.
I mean, it just hasn't happened like that at all, and probably won't.

The tax revenue has certainly increased, but the last two weeks of August, for a myriad of reasons, is not the new 'in-season', not every close.

Why?

- Other states that send their kids back before Labor Day.

- College kids go back before Labor Day still, and they constitute a substantial portion of visitors and families.

- For those same reasons, there is a severe labor shortage those two weeks, and I'm willing to bet the capacity of OC is reduced slightly those last two weeks.

- Late August is cooler than early August, and the perceived difference, like most things in American society, is greater than reality.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-15-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
22,696 posts, read 21,741,083 times
Reputation: 27747
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjinnj View Post
Places in Wildwood will tell you on their website if it's heated or not. If it's not, they will say seasonal. I did stay at a place that in late August in Wildwood and their pool was really cold because of a string of cloudy days before my arrival. Hence, why I always look for a heated pool. I did check multiple locations and didn't find one in Ocean City with an outdoor heated pool. Most likely I missed ones. However since I wanted to get it booked, I did end up getting a place that did not have an outdoor heated pool. But it does have an indoor heated pool. I figured now I am covered if it does rain and I still get a heated pool...
The hotels in New Jersey mentioned it most often. At least a couple in Delaware did. Like you, the only one I found in Maryland has an indoor pool. It's probably the place where you're going to stay.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
32,106 posts, read 39,155,933 times
Reputation: 40515
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanlax View Post
I mean, it just hasn't happened like that at all, and probably won't.

The tax revenue has certainly increased, but the last two weeks of August, for a myriad of reasons, is not the new 'in-season', not every close.

Why?

- Other states that send their kids back before Labor Day.

- College kids go back before Labor Day still, and they constitute a substantial portion of visitors and families.

- For those same reasons, there is a severe labor shortage those two weeks, and I'm willing to bet the capacity of OC is reduced slightly those last two weeks.

- Late August is cooler than early August, and the perceived difference, like most things in American society, is greater than reality.
Then it's worked. Doesn't have to be the new "in" season.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 02:41 PM
 
13,759 posts, read 4,072,270 times
Reputation: 5019
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanlax View Post
I mean, it just hasn't happened like that at all, and probably won't.

The tax revenue has certainly increased, but the last two weeks of August, for a myriad of reasons, is not the new 'in-season', not every close.

Why?

- Other states that send their kids back before Labor Day.

- College kids go back before Labor Day still, and they constitute a substantial portion of visitors and families.

- For those same reasons, there is a severe labor shortage those two weeks, and I'm willing to bet the capacity of OC is reduced slightly those last two weeks.

- Late August is cooler than early August, and the perceived difference, like most things in American society, is greater than reality.
This has been this way for decades why is it different now? Tax revenue has increased due to taxes increasing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
766 posts, read 619,826 times
Reputation: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
Since the mandated change in the start of the school year until after Labor Day the rental season in OC has changed with the last week of August becoming prime time.
I was mostly disagreeing with this. Perhaps I had a different perception of what 'prime time' means to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
32,106 posts, read 39,155,933 times
Reputation: 40515
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanlax View Post
I was mostly disagreeing with this. Perhaps I had a different perception of what 'prime time' means to you.
I should maybe have said "lengthened the prime time".

You know I taught so I saw what the start of school creeping back into the middle of August was doing. We'd start school, say the 22nd, and get rolling with numbers way under the projections and then the day after Labor Day all those kids who'd just missed the first week or week and a half would show up. The parents were holding them out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-16-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
766 posts, read 619,826 times
Reputation: 778
Quote:
Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
I should maybe have said "lengthened the prime time".

You know I taught so I saw what the start of school creeping back into the middle of August was doing. We'd start school, say the 22nd, and get rolling with numbers way under the projections and then the day after Labor Day all those kids who'd just missed the first week or week and a half would show up. The parents were holding them out.
Absolutely; my parents often did this growing up since it was the cheapest week to take a vacation while it was still summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2018, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
9,409 posts, read 5,202,941 times
Reputation: 14191
Quote:
Originally Posted by skeddy View Post
the last two weeks of August the tourist volume fades .... Even last year with the school change there was a noticeable difference. I live in the area and I don't use our pool in August because it's the temperature of bath water, just not refreshing to me. It's going to be hard to find anyone heating a pool in August, the water reaches 80+ degrees without heating it.
This has been my experience as well. I hate hate HATE cold water to swim in, that's why we don't even consider the beach until mid-August. By that time the ocean is tolerable (although still very cold for me at first) but the pools are very warm. The OP seems pretty dug in but there is absolutely no reason to need a heated pool in Ocean City in August, it will be warmed by nature.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top