Archive for Family Vacations

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

Easter Bunny to Tour Ocean City on Saturday

The Ocean City Fire Department will help the Easter Bunny greet children throughout Ocean City on Saturday, April 3. The Easter Bunny will ride atop a fire engine leaving from the station at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue at about 10 a.m. and finishing at City Hall on Asbury Avenue at about 12:30 p.m.   Anybody can see his planned route through town by clicking here. Families can track his progress in real time by downloading the official Ocean City Vacation app (look for the blue OCNJ icon). Anybody with the app will receive notifications with a link to a map that will follow the Easter Bunny’s trip through town.   Weekend events will continue Saturday afternoon (April 3) with the Great Egg Hunt. The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this... Read More

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

Ocean City Announces Events Schedule Through April

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/25/2021 Ocean City is planning to open the 2021 season with a number of safe events for families. “We’re looking forward to the return of as many events as possible this year, but health and safety will always be our top priority,” Mayor Jay Gillian said. “We may not be able to hold all of them, and some may look different. Every event that happens will fully comply with the most current public health guidelines.” As the recovery from the pandemic continues, look for further announcements on events throughout the year. The Great Egg Hunt (March 27): The traditional beach event moves up onto the boardwalk this year. Participating merchants will invite children up to age 7 to visit stores with their families to collect eggs filled... Read More

OCNJ Announces Winterfest Gift & Craft Market

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

How to Beach-Proof Your Phone and Other Electronic Devices

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!

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

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

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

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

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