Hearthside Happenings

The 10 Rules for Spending the Summer in Ocean City

Posted: July 09, 2018 by Rebecca Nutt

Calling all beach enthusiasts! There's no better place to visit while you're down the shore than Ocean City, New Jersey. Ocean City is filled with history, tradition and nostalgia.

Still planning your vacation? Make a trip to Ocean City and you'll be sure to be pleased! Here's a list of the top things you should do while you're in town: 

Watch the Sunset

Yes, we know that you've probably watched the sunset a thousand times before. What makes it so special in Ocean City? Take a ride to the Bay area and witness a sunset like no other. With a dazzling color display bouncing off the reflection of the bay, you will be dazed.

A Day at the Bay

The beauty of the bay at Ocean City should be enough to make anyone want to stay there for the rest of their lives. But there are a lot of fun activities that you can do that will assure that you're not bored. From something as simple as swimming to jet-ski excursions, there are plenty of options to enjoy. 

Go Fishing

Fishing is something that one simply does not say no to. But fishing at Ocean City is something that people mark their calendars down for. If you’re visiting for the first time, there are plenty of beaches to take your fishing rods, too! There are also options to rent a boat for the day and enjoy fishing out in the water. 

Who needs Starbuck when there is Ocean City Coffee Company?  A variety of flavors await you and promise to make you want a few cups more. Enjoy your morning with a cup of delicious coffee from one of the best spots in town. 

Hit the Boards 

We're not talking surfboards (unless that's on your list - there are spots around Ocean City to rent surfboards), but we're talking the Ocean City boardwalk! It's famous throughout the nation for its rides, food and games. 

Located on Asbury Avenue, which is another great spot to shop and dine in Ocean City, Jay's is a town favorite! Pick a day to stop by and dine down on delicious seafood. 

The Music Pier is located on the boardwalk off of 8th street. There are daily concerts and activities that go on throughout the summer for all to enjoy. 

Gillian's Wonderland Pier & Castaway Cove 

The two spots for the best rides in town! The kids are going to love going to the boardwalk and stopping by for some great rides a Gillian's Wonderland Pier and Castaway Cove. 

If you like the arts and Broadway-style shows, Ocean City Theater Company is the place to be. It's a budget-friendly option with a variety of shows to enjoy. 

Are we missing any hot spots in Ocean City? Let us know! 

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