Archive for Family Vacations

Meal Planning For Your Beach Vacation

As you go through your family's vacation checklist and mark off things like toothbrushes, bathing suits and phone chargers, you might also want to add coolers and tote bags filled with food to that list. On your next family vacation to the beach at Ocean City, NJ, consider saving some time and money by meal planning. This healthy habit allows you to prep for your week ahead, so there's no fighting over where or what to eat — you have meals that will satisfy the whole family. Whether you need a quick bite before heading off to the beach in the morning, want to relax and enjoy lunch at the seaside or head back to your rental and enjoy a simple, but tasty, dinner, meal planning is the way to go. Why Should You... Read More

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 OceanCityVacation.com 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

Family Beach Rental Trip Packing List If you're planning a beach trip, you probably already have a good idea of what to pack —swimsuits, towels, and lots of sunscreens, just to name a few essentials.  This list is usually sufficient if you're staying in a hotel, but if you've opted for a vacation rental, you'll need more than just your bathing suit and a towel.  Unlike hotels, vacation rentals don't come fully stocked so if you don't want to pay expensive vacation town prices, here is a checklist of things that you'll need to pack for your next beach vacation.</p< Kitchen Supplies While your vacation rental will likely have all the appliances you need to cook a good meal and make coffee in the morning, it's up to you to bring anything that... Read More

What To Make Out of Seashells

Your family has enjoyed a week of sun and sand. You arrive home and begin to unload the car. Out tumbles a plastic pail. Inside is a collection of seashells, still covered in sand and smelling faintly of saltwater. Although seashells are beautiful on their own, it's not usually practical to keep a bucket full of them sitting around your house. The good news is: There are a lot of ways to use those seashells! When it comes to seashells, there are so many great ways to use them! And it doesn't take a lot of time or money to get creative. We think you'll have so much fun using them to create artwork, decor, gifts and more that when you head back to the beach next summer, you'll take along an extra... Read More

Fun Vacation Home Activities for the Whole Family

A week at the beach is a fun way to bring the whole family together. Staying at a vacation home will help you enjoy everything your vacation destination has to offer — whether you plan on relaxing on the beach, participating in water sports or camping outside in the sand. To have the best family vacation, you need to come up with ideas for activities to keep your family occupied. Your first step to planning your vacation is figuring out where you'll stay. While a hotel is a safe, reliable option, a vacation home will provide you and your family with more flexibility and space. If you want to try something different, rent a vacation home to enjoy your dream family vacation. Benefits of a Vacation Home While you could stay at a hotel,... Read More

Ocean City, NJ 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 OceanCityVacation.com Blast e-mails Blog posts Let us help promote your business! Click here for a list of businesses open in OCNJ!... Read More

Guide to Different Oysters

What beach vacation feels complete without a taste of the shore? On your next beach getaway, be sure to stop and grab some oysters in Ocean City, NJ. While you might be accustomed to eating shellfish like shrimp or crab, venture outside your comfort zone and give oysters a try. Even if you've had oysters before somewhere else and weren't entirely impressed, visit one of the many seafood restaurants in Ocean City to see how Jersey oysters rank on your list. If you're nervous about trying oysters for the first time, don't fear — we'll take you through everything you need to know about oysters. Whether prepared cooked or thrown back raw, oysters might become your new summer family vacation staple. Oysters 101: The Basics Oysters live across the U.S. in brackish or salty waters from... Read More

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, Doo Wop Project Coming to Music Pier This Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/11/2020 Tickets Go on Sale Thursday for Two Special Ocean City Pops Concerts The Ocean City Pops announced today two special concerts for the 2020 summer season: a tribute that re-creates the legendary 1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert in Central Park and a celebration of doo-wop music. Tickets for both concerts go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12. The “Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel” concert featuring the Ocean City Pops Orchestra is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Ocean City Music Pier. This reproduction of the iconic 1981 concert features award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Lessack and Rodgers will perform all the masterpieces heard on the night that a half-million people gathered in Central Park to... Read More

Beach Therapy

If you need an escape from the busy schedule of everyday life, pack up the car and head toward the ocean. Treat yourself and indulge in some much-needed beach therapy for the whole family. There are so many benefits of a beach getaway everyone is sure to enjoy. Learn how the sun, sand and sea can boost your health, both physically and mentally, on your next family vacation to Ocean City, New Jersey. Physical Health Benefits of the Beach Anyone who's been to the beach knows how relaxing and fun a vacation can be. However, you may not know that a trip to the beach can also have numerous physical health benefits. As you're soaking up the sun, your body is producing vitamin D — the "sunshine vitamin" — which can help reduce the... Read More