Many small resort towns claim to be the “best”
or the “first” in some category or another
in order to lure in tourists, but Ocean City New Jersey
is one resort town that talks the talk and walks the (board)
walk. A small city in Cape May County of Southern New Jersey, Ocean City New Jersey has
been called “America’s Greatest Family Resort”,
ranked “The Best Family Beach”, and has even
claimed to have “invented” family fun. If
you have a young family and are looking to vacation on
the Jersey Shore, the Ocean City New Jersey boardwalk
has a lot to offer kids, and this resort town is famous
for white sand beaches.
One distinctive feature of Ocean City New Jersey is that
alcohol has never been legally allowed here since the
town’s establishment in 1879. From the very beginning,
this beach resort town (actually a barrier island) has
been made for families like yours to come and enjoy. Whether
you want to enjoy boardwalk attractions, relax on the
beach, or enjoy fun fishing trips Ocean City New Jersey is the place for your family
Established by several religious ministers in the late 19th century, Ocean City New Jersey was meant to be a place for families to vacation free of the “temptations” of many resort towns on the Jersey Shore, such as Atlantic City. As a unique part of the Christian temperance movement, Ocean City flourished as a family getaway, and the alcohol law remains to keep this same general atmosphere alive.
The Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk is one place you’ll
want to spend some time. The 2.5 mile gorgeous stretch
includes many shops, eateries,
rides for kids (and big kids), and an excellent music
venue, the Ocean City Music Pier. As part of Ocean City’s
family fun priority, there seems to be more mini golf
available on the Ocean City New Jersey boardwalk than
anywhere else you can find. If you are a fan of putt-putt
golf competition with the kids, look no further: loser
buys ice cream or salt water taffy, which are always available
within steps along the Ocean City New Jersey boardwalk.
If larger scale golf is what you are looking for, there are also many courses
to be found in Ocean City. Book in advance in the summer
months, because tee times are in high demand, but this
can be a great activity for adults when the boardwalk
rides are getting to be a bit too stomach-turning. In
addition, if you are looking for fishing trips Ocean City
New Jersey will accommodate your needs. If it’s
a deep sea charter you are looking for, they are available
for a price. Shop around and ask the friendly locals –
it’s a great experience that’s even greater
when you get taken for a ride on a fishing boat, but not
on the price! There is also Back Bay fishing and crabbing
in the area: just make sure you check on the local licensing
information so you’re good and legal. When it comes
to fishing trips Ocean City New Jersey is a good choice:
if you choose one of the Ocean
City hotels or a beach condo with a kitchenette, catch
and cook a seafood feast courtesy of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bring those recipes!
When you aren’t participating in any of these
great things to do, or
surfing Snicklefritz Reef, visit the Ocean City Historical
Museum, take a self-guided walking tour of the town, or
just choose one of Ocean City’s world famous beaches.
Enjoy your own Ocean
City day trip, or just sit back and soak up the sun,
because summer lives in Ocean City New Jersey.