Ocean City, NJ

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Ocean City showing street scenes as well as a large group of people
An iconic American seaside resort, this town offers all kinds of family entertainment, such as amusement parks, ice cream parlors, miniature golf courses and piers.

Ocean City is a coastal town on the famous Jersey Shore. It features a lively boardwalk, miles of accessible beaches, entertainment attractions and watersports. The city is dry, meaning it does not allow liquor sales, making it a favorite destination among vacationing families. Dive into the non-stop action in summertime or visit out of peak season to enjoy its natural charms and fresh air at a slower pace.

The 2.5-mile-long (4-kilometer) Boardwalk is the resort’s energetic heart. Join the sun-kissed crowds that traverse this seafront pathway on foot or by bike and skateboard from early morning until long after sundown. Its home to cafés, candy stores, fast-food restaurants, galleries and surf shops. Buy saltwater taffy (soft chewable candy) at Shriver’s, the Boardwalk’s longest-running business.

Go to the Ocean City Music Pier for superb sea views and live music shows. Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and Playland’s Castaway Cove have dozens of attractions such as bumper cars, drop towers, Ferris wheels and roller coasters. Have fun on the lazy river and waterslides at OC Waterpark. Congo Falls Adventure Golf and Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf are two of several themed mini-golf courses.

Enjoy the golden sand and clean water of the beaches. Lifeguards patrol most of the 8 miles (13 kilometers) of shoreline from June to September. Be adventurous and try kitesurfing, surfing or windsurfing. Corson’s Inlet State Park is an area of virgin sand dunes and estuaries ideal for crabbing, hiking, fishing and kayaking.

Away from the coast, Ocean City Historical Museum recounts city history and traditions. Spot thousands of shells at Discovery Seashell Museum. See colorful shorebirds in the freshwater marsh of Stainton Wildlife Refuge.

Get here by flying to Atlantic City International Airport, a 30-minute drive north of the city. A series of bridges and causeways provide road links to the mainland, Longport and Strathmere. Come see for yourself why Ocean City has the reputation of being America’s Greatest Family Resort.

Where to stay in Ocean City

Biscayne Suites
Biscayne Suites
2 out of 5
820 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
The price is $135 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$135
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this hotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (620 reviews)
"Very friendly staff Convenient location"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Biscayne Suites
Port-O-Call Hotel
Port-O-Call Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1510 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
The price is $185 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$185
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (591 reviews)
"Lovely staff. Big room with lovely views. Decor a bit outdated. Property lights shine in room all night. Room very clean. Nice big bathroom. Free wifi. Refrigerator. No microwave. Great breakfast at the onsite restaurant. Room was nice and quiet off season but in the busy season i could see it being ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Port-O-Call Hotel
Watson's Regency Suites
Watson's Regency Suites
2.5 out of 5
901 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
The price is $145 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$145
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (447 reviews)
"Excellent location"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Watson's Regency Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ebb Tide Suites
Ebb Tide Suites
2.5 out of 5
1001 Little Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
Stay at this aparthotel in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Playland's Castaway Cove and Congo Falls Adventure ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (19 reviews)
"The room was clean and as advertised in space and amenities. Check in was a bit of a pain to find where to check in as it is a part of a chain and the check in area is hard to see with all other signage so big. Parking was tight as expected. Thankfully we went off season and the ride stopped at 6pm, ..."

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Ebb Tide Suites
Recenting Updated- new flooring, TV's, Kitchen appliances- over sized porch
Recenting Updated- new flooring, TV's, Kitchen appliances- over sized porch
Ocean City, NJ
Stay at this condo in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf and Jilly's Arcade are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Location, location and ease
"The place was advertised though sleeping 10 would include people on the coach in living area. The unit was perfectly located for our teen age children to access the best of OC NJ. The only suggestion would be to ask resturant behind driveway to no park along the alleyway due to tightness of backing ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Recenting Updated- new flooring, TV's, Kitchen appliances- over sized porch
Oc914 Pennlyn Place-12
Oc914 Pennlyn Place-12
3.5 out of 5
914 Pennlyn Place, Ocean City, NJ, 08226
Stay at this 3.5-star golf apartment in Ocean City. Enjoy free WiFi, an in-room DVD player, and a balcony. Popular attractions Carey Stadium and Gillian's Wonderland ...
Oc914 Pennlyn Place-12
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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