Archive for Family Vacations

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

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

How to Take Instagrammable Beach Photos

You want your friends, family and followers to see the stunning scenery you experienced on your beach vacation and all the fun you had on your trip. Instagram is the best platform for scenic shots of the beach or beautiful captures of amazing memories, but how do you take an Instagrammable beach photo? From what's in the picture to how you edit and caption it, a few tips and tricks will help you learn how to take Instagrammable beach photos. Check out the tips below before your next beach vacation to fill your followers' feeds with breathtaking beach pics. Instagram Beach Photo Ideas With the sun, surf and sand in front of you, you're ready to take plenty of pictures, but you also need to know how to take Instagrammable beach photos. You... Read More

Things to Consider When Planning a Beach Wedding

You've decided on a beautiful beach wedding because it's the perfect setting to celebrate your love. Crashing waves, warm sand and scenic views will all complement your ceremony, but you also want everything to go smoothly. However, before you set a date, there are some things you need to consider when planning a beach wedding. Plenty of factors go into a wedding, and when you get married on the beach, you have even more to consider. To create the perfect beach wedding checklist, consider these tips: 1. Get Beach Wedding Permits Depending on where you're getting married, you may need a permit for a beach wedding — this may depend on the size of your wedding, how long your ceremony will be and if you need to reserve a section of the beach. Don't set a date... 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

Family Beach Trip Rental Packing List

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