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Best Family Vacation Spots in the U.S.

The United States is a wonderland of sorts for family vacations. There’s something for every family, regardless of the type of climate, activities, or travel time they’re looking for. Consequently, brainstorming family vacation ideas can be challenging with so many options available. To help out, we've provided some of the best family vacation spots below, all of which impress in their own ways: Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.  

Ocean City, NJ

As Jersey native and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen said, “Anyone who's grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique.” Indeed, the shore is a great family friendly place to visit,... Read More

Family Beach Vacation Packing List

Packing for a family beach trip can feel like prepping for a six month journey at sea. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. However, packing for a fun, relaxing family beach vacation sure can bring on a lot of stress and chaos. Did you pack underwear? Sunscreen? Swimsuits? Beach gear? After all that, is there still room in the car for you and the kids? When figuring out what to pack for the beach, there are two tips to keep in mind. First, forgetting an item isn’t the end of the world. Unless you’re heading for a remote, deserted island, chances are you can find a store where you can pick up the extras. Second, don’t stress out over making a packing list when there’s a stress-free list ready and... Read More

Block Party Highlights Columbus Day Weekend

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/5/16 (Oct. 8) Our annual Indian Summer FALL BLOCK PARTY featuring more than 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more is just a few days away. The event is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 5th Street to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue. Downtown restaurants and stores will be open during the Block Party. The Fall Block Party is a rain-or-shine event. FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS will be sold at the discount price of $15 at the City’s Downtown Welcome Center at City Hall (use the 9th Street entrance). Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ocean City with more than 60 First Night events for one low button price. Block party entertainment runs at intervals between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and includes: free pony... Read More

Ocean City, New Jersey Vacation Guide

Ocean City, New Jersey, was just voted “The Best Beach in America” by Coastal Living Magazine. For those familiar with the eight-mile stretch of sun and surf, those accolades come as no surprise. Ocean City is filled with fun attractions, delectable eateries and family-friendly activities perfect for beach-goers of all ages. Ocean City NJ Vacation Guide Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. Are you looking for a great vacation destination? Interested in finding out what the Best Beach in America has to offer? Here’s a quick guide for what to do in Ocean City, New Jersey:

The Boardwalk

You name it: Ocean City has it. From museums to amusement parks and mini golf to... Read More

Plenty of Fall Events Scheduled for Ocean City

What's Happening in OCEAN CITY, NJ 9/28/16 Ocean City‘s October events range from the Indian Summer Weekend Block Party to the Halloween Parade, a “Nunsense” musical,  Welcome Night, the HERO Walk, a new Chili-Chowder Festival, the Pops’ John Williams Tribute and more. (Sept. 30-Oct.1) Boardwalk and Downtown MERCHANT TABLE SALES, 6th to 14th Streets on Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue. (Oct. 1) The JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE concert by the Ocean City Pops that was postponed from Sept. 4 has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Customers holding tickets for the Sept. 4 show may use the tickets they already have. Additional tickets are on sale now. For more information or tickets, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. On Oct. 1, the Music Pier Box Office is open from 9 a.m. to... Read More

Hundreds of Corvettes to be on Display Here on Sunday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/14/16 More than 400 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14 Street on Sunday, Sept. 18. Hours for the free display are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a special exhibition in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, with an awards ceremony scheduled at 3:30 p.m. For information, call (609) 457-0081 or visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com. (Sept. 15) CAPE-ATLANTIC SEVERE WEATHER CONFERENCE: The City of Ocean City and the Press of Atlantic City will co-sponsor a free event that will provide an opportunity for the public to ask a panel of expert meteorologists and emergency managers about tropical storms, nor’easters and other weather-related issues. The 2016 Cape-Atlantic Severe Weather Conference is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday,... Read More

September 11th Ceremony Highlights Weekend Events

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/8/16 Ocean City’s annual “A DAY TO REMEMBER” September 11th Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in front of the Ocean City Fire Department at 550 Asbury Ave. (Sept. 11) The Ocean City Pops presents CLASSIC BROADWAY with RICHARD TROXELL 7:30 p.m. at Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.  Tickets $25 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248. (Sept. 9-10) AUTHOR’S LUNCHEON tickets on sale for annual Author’s Luncheon to be held 11:30 a.m. at the Flanders Hotel on Oct. 6th.  Guest speaker will be best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani.Tickets can be purchased on Fri., Sept. 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 10th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Library Atrium. Cost per ticket is $35. Limit 10... Read More

Ploppers Compete Friday, Many Events to Follow

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 8/31/16 (Sept. 2) Ocean City welcomes the coming of the fall season with an unusual contest, The King and Queen of Plop, also known as the Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal Pageant. Contestants are asked to demonstrate their unusual plops at the 9th St. Beach on Friday at 11 a.m. with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Entrants are required to perform their plops in slow motion. For information, call (609) 399-6111. (Sept.4) Ocean City Pops features a JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE! 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $25/$20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice; the Music Pier Box Office; (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248. (Sept. 5) OCNJ LABOR DAY RACE: 5 mile beach run, one mile fun run/walk. $20 pre-registration,... Read More

King and Queen of Plop set for Sept. 2

Our annual event to welcome the fall season, THE KING AND QUEEN OF PLOP or Mr. Fall Guy and Miss Fall Gal, will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, starting 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall, always a lovely time of year, by plopping dramatically to the sand in SLOW MOTION. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Entry is free. Trophies will be awarded to the King and Queen. This year we are insisting plopping be performed in slow motion. Anyone ignoring this requirement will be disqualified. We will welcome back Ryan Carroll of Ocean City, the first King of Plop, who won... Read More