Archive for Family Vacations

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

‘Market Madness’ to Offer an Early Sample of Summer

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 3/5/2020 Ocean City Businesses Team Up for One-Day Sale at the Flanders Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel (11th Street and Boardwalk). The one-day sale will feature select merchandise, goods and offers from 40 Ocean City vendors. The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association are planning the event as an early-season attraction for Ocean City and a chance to preview what will be on the shelves this summer. Participating Stores will include: 7th Street Surf Shop, Liberty Escape Room, Air Circus Kite Shop, Making Waves, Ben... Read More

Night in Venice Announces Olympic Theme for 2020 Parade

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/26/2020 Registration Open for Participating Boats and HomesPlans for the 66th annual edition of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is now open. The parade this year starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020. This year’s theme – “The Olympics: Go for the Gold” – will be a nod to the Olympic Games. The theme is entirely optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo. The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators... Read More

Fun Beach Facts

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Summer Concert Series Adds Don McLean and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/19/2020 Ocean City’s popular Summer Concert Series on the Music Pier announces two new acts for the 2020 season: Don McLean with opening act Al Stewart (August 17) and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (July 6). Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 20 for both these shows with a special pre-sale (use code BRE) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. McLean is best known for his eight-and-a-half minute epic sing-along “American Pie,” and Stewart hit it big in the 1970s with tracks like “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are icons of the Jersey Shore music scene and are still rocking with soulful guitars and blistering horns. The Summer Concert Series is nearly complete, and tickets are... Read More

Boardwalk and Downtown Merchants Team Up for ‘Market Madness’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 2/12/2020 Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel. Parking will be free, and food will be available for purchase a la carte. Ocean City’s downtown shopping district on Asbury Avenue is one of the centerpieces of Girls Weekend, which will take place April 3 to 5 this year. The Boardwalk Merchants will sponsor the first of two Great Egg Hunts on the beach on April 4. These attractions lead into a season of non-stop special events throughout Ocean City. TICKETS ON SALE FOR GIRLS WEEKEND FASHION SHOW Ticket sales for the popular annual Girls Weekend... Read More

Weekend Getaways to OCNJ

Sometimes everyone needs a mini vacation. For your next family weekend getaway, visit Ocean City, New Jersey. With a population of fewer than 12,000 people, Ocean City is unique among other beach resorts since it's less crowded and a dry town — putting an added emphasis on an environment that revolves around family. No matter what season it is, the beach is always fun and beautiful. There are still numerous things to keep you busy during your stay — from dining out and attending planned events to strolling along the 2.5-mile-long Boardwalk.  Consider the following things to do the next time your family visits Ocean City, New Jersey, and see why people keep coming back every year. Explore Restaurants Nothing says vacation like letting someone else do the cooking. On your weekend beach... Read More