Archive for Family Vacations

How to Keep Your Dog Cool at the Beach

How to Keep Your Dog Cool at the Beach

Nothing beats a day at the beach with your canine companion. Splashing in the water and running across the sand chasing a frisbee can be a lot of fun for your dog. However, taking your dog to the beach also means making sure they don't overheat. Dogs don't have the same capabilities to cool themselves as well as us humans. It's up to us to make sure their time at the beach is just as safe for them as it is fun. Make beach memories with your number one pooch, and keep them protected against the heat with these helpful tips for keeping your dog cool. 1. Don't Forget Water One of the biggest ways to keep your dog cool is to keep them well hydrated. Keep in mind that while there is... Read More

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City Ocean City’s Annual Welcome Night is Set for Wednesday Oct. 27 The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center at Sixth Street and Boardwalk. The free event offers residents a chance to meet and learn about Ocean City groups, businesses and organizations. Welcome Night is free to all attendees.  For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Ocean City's Halloween Parade Ocean City’s 73rd annual Halloween Parade returns on Thursday (Oct. 28) and promises a great time for all. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15... Read More

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/20/21 Boardwalk to Host Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade Ocean City’s Halloween Events Continue Through Oct. 31 The dogs will get their day at a new event on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 23. Dog Day and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s Howl-O-Ween Parade will invite dogs and their owners to enjoy a day of fun on the Boardwalk, where pets are prohibited during the rest of the year. Leashed dogs will be permitted on the Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, and activities will include dog-specific vendors at the Ocean City Music Pier, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.” The event will allow owners to shop for dog treats, order custom engraved dog tags,... Read More

Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City 

Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 10/13/2021 Porsche Show and HERO Walk Highlight Weekend in Ocean City  The Ocean City Boardwalk will be host to two major events this weekend: The Porsche Boardwalk Reunion on Saturday and the HERO Walk on Sunday. More than 350 Porsches of all models from 1954 to 2021 will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, as part of the Porsche Boardwalk Reunion. The Ocean City Music Pier will be host to various free tech sessions on Porsche-related topics. For more information, visit www.boardwalkreunion.org. The John R. Elliott HERO Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk will take place on Sunday, October 17. The HERO Fun Run will take place at... Read More

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Set for Saturday

Fall Block Party and Fireworks Set for Saturday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 10/6/21 Fall Block Party and Fireworks Set for Saturday Indian Summer Weekend Is an Annual Highlight in Ocean City Ocean City’s premier autumn event – the Fall Block Party – will go off rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. More than 400 crafters, food vendors and entertainers will line a mile of downtown Asbury Avenue between Fifth Street and 14th Street. The Block Party helps draw tens of thousands of people to Ocean City for Columbus Day Weekend. Entertainers and bands will perform at various spots along the Avenue between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Just a few of the perennial favorites include Big Daddy (at 6th Street), the Pennsport String Band (at 13th Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and... Read More

The Importance of Traveling for Children

The Importance of Traveling for Children

Many families make lifelong memories while vacationing together, and the benefits of traveling as a child can have long-lasting positive impacts on a child’s life and development. Travel can allow for quality family time, exciting adventures and relaxing days away from the stressors of everyday life. For children, in particular, traveling can be a powerful and tactile way to increase their cross-cultural understanding while they develop empathy for others and a sense of personal independence. Travel can also allow children to develop essential life skills — patience, flexibility, confidence and self-esteem. In today’s modern world, family travel has never been easier. Thanks to the internet, there is a plethora of information regarding the practical and emotional components of traveling with children. Still, the prospect can feel overwhelming, especially for large families or those... Read More

Jeep Invasion and Table Sales Highlight Weekend in OCNJ 9/28/21 About 500 Jeeps will roll down the boardwalk on Sunday, Oct. 3 and remain on display in lines that stretch from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The Ocean City NJ Jeep Invasion runs from noon to 5 p.m. The event raises money for local charities, and trophies are awarded to the best Jeeps in various categories with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show also includes vendors displaying and selling accessories at the Music Pier. Visit njjeepinvasion.com for more information. At the same time, visitors can take advantage of Table Sales with Ocean City merchants offering discounts on merchandise displayed outdoors between Sixth Street and 14th Street on the boardwalk and downtown Asbury Avenue. The table... Read More

OCNJ Half Marathon and City to Shore Ride Set for the Weekend

OCNJ Half Marathon and City to Shore Ride Set for the Weekend

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 9/22/21 OCNJ Half Marathon and City to Shore Ride Set for the Weekend Thousands of runners and cyclists will descend on Ocean City this weekend for two great events: the OCNJ Half Marathon and the MS City to Shore Ride. Both events are fall traditions in Ocean City that draw participants from across the nation. Organizers of the OCNJ Half Marathon are expecting a strong turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 26, and registration is still open. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. Online registration for the races continues through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. In-person registration will be available with packet pickup 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Sept. 24 and 25) at... Read More

Ocean City Airshow Flies Over Town This Weekend

Ocean City Airshow Flies Over Town This Weekend

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 9/15/21 Ocean City Airshow Flies Over Town This Weekend All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow Weekend on Sunday, Sept. 19. The event is free to attend and is one of the annual highlights of September in Ocean City. Before the airshow, the Parachute Pyrotechnic Show will return for its fourth year at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18). The show consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax parachuters exiting an aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited as the parachuters fly in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. The jump will end with a landing on the Seventh Street Beach and will be viewable... Read More