Ocean City, New Jersey
A Model City For Wholesome Family Fun
A Visitors Guide
Ocean City is a Jersey Shore beach resort that sets itself apart from other beach front towns in going all out to insure that its reputation as “ America’s Greatest Family Resort” is true to its motto.
It's heritage is deep rooted in Christian values. Alcohol sales are prohibited and there are no bars or nightclubs. The attractions along the boardwalk are controlled by the city to insure they are safe, secure, and provide wholesome family fun.
Located 65 miles from Philadelphia, and 125 miles from New York City, it attracts family vacationers from the tri-state area looking for a family destination with lots of wholesome fun, at a modest cost.
This family resort destination has many attractions and accommodations that are family oriented and reasonably priced.
Being a family destination, it is not surprising that there is a wide variety of moderately priced family restaurants that are child friendly.
Most restaurants are found along the boardwalk and on Asbury Avenue. However, if you are looking for a fine dining experience, you are not likely to find it in Ocean City. For gourmet food, you can hop on the parkway north about 20 minutes to Atlantic City or south about 30 minutes to Cape May for a wide choice of fine dining restaurants.
Ocean City Attractions & Things To Do
An eight mile beautiful wide sandy beach is well-maintained and safely monitored. Public access is permitted with daily, weekly, and seasonal beach badges.
Website - Beach information and fees
It's 50 feet wide, 2 1/2 miles long, with many eateries, taffy and fudge shops, and a large amusement pier, Gillian's Wonderland Pier, with a 140 foot Ferris wheel, kiddie cars, roller coasters, a miniature golf course and a water park.
The Music Pier
A popular boardwalk landmark with summer concerts. The home of the Ocean City Pops orchestra providing quality entertainment with many soloist artists.
Website - Music Pier Events
Located on 11/2 acres, at 520 Bay Avenue, the center is an activities and education facility. It includes and a lifesaving museum, a display of classic ship models, an environmental education center. With three floors of bay view front porches, it’s a great place to view the sunset.
The Moorlyn Family Theater
A family theatre presenting live entertainment and quality cinema on the Ocean City boardwalk. The theater features fully digitized movies and a state of the art sound and lighting system for live events.
Ocean City Arts Center
An art gallery with arts classes, exhibitions, crafts shows, and other events. Each exhibit opens with a “Meet the Artist” reception that adds a personal dimension to the experience.
Places to Stay
Located under a quarter of a mile from the beach. The private bathrooms are stocked with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests at the Biscayne Suites are provided with beach tags during their stay.
A quaint 1890's Victorian B & B, located 3 blocks from the beach, boardwalk, shops and restaurants. .Guests can enjoy complimentary beach tags, bicycles and roof top whirlpool spa.
Ocean Front Motel
Located on the boardwalk, Guests l are provided with free on-site private parking.
A charming B & B located block from the beach and near the music pier and the boardwalk, and within walking distance to the shops.
Located on the boardwalk, this hotel is is ideal for leisure,and business getaways. They offer, modern meeting rooms that can accommodate a variety of groups for meetings.
Wild Dunes Inn
Located at the end of the boardwalk ramp In the center of activity near the amusement park and beach. Has an on-site restaurant
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Things To Do
A Monthly Calendar of the Popular Seasonal Activities.