Archive for Family Activities

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

Get in the spirit of the island! An inaugural Ocean City Winterfest event has been set for Friday, November 13th, 12pm-5pm, and Saturday, November 14th, 9am-5pm, on the Ocean City High School field located at 6th and the Boardwalk.   Ocean City Winterfest will be a high-end holiday shopping spectacular where guests can safely enjoy the magic of the season at an outdoor holiday market. Winterfest will feature your favorite local businesses and restaurants along with many local crafters. Jump start all your holiday gift giving needs at this “one stop” shopping event.   “Ocean City, NJ shines year round. During the holidays, the island takes on a whole new light. We have a beautifully decorated Downtown and Boardwalk and there is a wintery sense of excitement everywhere you look. 2020 has been a... Read More

Types of Fish Caught in Ocean City, NJ, and How to Cook Them

Out of all the fun family activities in Ocean City, NJ, one thing that tops a lot of people's lists is spending the day relaxing and fishing from a pier, boat or beach. Atlantic coastal waters are full of different fish, no matter the season. Fishing together is a great bonding experience, and you can use it as an opportunity to teach your children more about the world around them. The best part? At the end of the day, you can cook your catch for an easy, satisfying dinner. Read on to learn more about what types of fish you can catch in Ocean City, NJ, and how to cook them. Types of Fish You Can Catch Whether you are fishing for the experience or to put dinner on your table, there... Read More

How to Beach-Proof Your Phone and Other Electronic Devices

A visit to the shore means a fun day in the sand, sun and sea. You're sure to make plenty of memories that you want to save with photos and videos on your phone, and that calls for a bit of beach-proofing. Preserve your memories and your devices from the potential hazards the shore can present to make sure your vacation goes smoothly. When it comes to the beach, the heat, the sand and the water can cause problems for your technology. Don't let those dangers stop you from enjoying your day at the shore! Instead, learn how to beach-proof your phone and other electronic devices with the tips below and enjoy your beach vacation more. Protect Your Phone From the Heat Too much heat can ruin your phone's screen or battery, and... Read More

NJ Health Benefits Premium Tax – Urgent Action Needed!

Businesses in New Jersey could face higher health insurance premiums under legislation introduced July 6 that would impose a new state tax on fully insured health insurance premiums. Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill.   S-2676 (Vitale, D-19) / A-4389 (McKeon, D-27), would impose a new 2.75% state excise tax on fully insured health insurance premiums for health benefits plans, MEWAs and dental and vision coverage. The bill is similar to a health insurance tax Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his original FY 2021 budget proposal, which he put forth before the pandemic began in the U.S.   Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill because it will increase healthcare costs for employers who have been struggling for years to continue to provide healthcare coverage to their employees despite... Read More

Fun Family Beach Games

When you visit the shore with your family, you know you're in for a fun time. Playing in the water and relaxing on the sand are perfect ways to spend your day — but your beach trip can get even more exciting. Get the most out of your visit with beach games for families that involve everything from creativity to competition. In this guide, we'll give you plenty of suggestions for packable beach games, DIY beach activities and other ways to have fun in the sun and sand. Put on your beach playlist and spend your day along the seashore with these fun family beach games. Packable Beach Games As you pack for your beach visit, don't forget to bring amusing games and activities. Perfect for families with children or groups of friends headed to... Read More

Show us Your Mask! Ocean City Scavenger Hunt Encourages Social Distancing and Mask Wearing

Ocean City encourages families to have fun while social distancing on the island. New for 2020, the Chamber has developed an Ocean City Scavenger Hunt to encourage people to explore the island and discover new places, all while maintaining a safe social distance from others and wearing a mask. “This new fun family oriented scavenger hunt will have people racing to solve the clue and post on social media, to win fun Ocean City, NJ prizes”, says Michele Gillian, Executive Director of Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce “We are making it as contactless as possible”. Each week, a new clue will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Participants need to like, share, and comment on the post, decipher the clue, go to the location in the clue, take their picture at... Read More

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Beach Scavenger Hunt After what seems like an eternity indoors, you’re excited to head to the beach with the family. What are some fun games to create the most magical memories on your trip? Why not plan some beach activities for kids of all ages to enjoy? You can learn how to play beach bingo and incorporate a scavenger hunt. Here’s how. What You Need for Beach Bingo Scavenger Hunt Is your family ready to have a blast in the fun and sun? What will you need? Start by gathering the following supplies: Bingo cards: You can print these online or draw your own on notebook paper. Markers or pens: If you have groovy bingo markers, break them out — but a pencil or pen does the trick, too. A timer (optional): You can... Read More

Meal Planning For Your Beach Vacation

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Ocean City Businesses Open!

On a regular basis we are updating our list of businesses that are open during the coronavirus outbreak. We are sharing this information through: Social media posts Blast e-mails Blog posts Let us help promote your business! Click here for a list of businesses open in OCNJ!... Read More