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Welcome to the Official Ocean City, NJ visitor’s information site which includes amusements, beach and boardwalk information, calendar of events, dining, directions, entertainment, lodging, news, real estate, shopping and wedding information.

Our city has activities tailored to the interests of all our guests, whether you’re visiting with your family in the summer or hosting a business meeting in the fall. With over a million visitors in our peak season, it’s easy to see why Ocean City, NJ, is the chosen vacation destination for families all over the country.

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A Relaxing

Vacation Getaway

With a population of less than 12,000, Ocean City, New Jersey is like a breath of fresh sea air, providing a welcome change of pace from those congested vacation resorts. This makes Ocean City the family beach resort of choice for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And with nearly eight miles of pristine beachfront available, there’s plenty of room for exploring, wandering, or simply finding a peaceful spot to watch the tide roll in. It’s been that way since Ocean City’s incorporation in the late 19th century.

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Browse our many awards to see why OCNJ is a favorite vacation spot for tens of thousands of annual visitors.

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  • Best beaches on the east coast in 2022Beachfix

  • New Jersey’s Favorite Beach in 2022NJ Sea Grant Consortium’s poll

  • Cape May County’s Favorite Beach in 2022NJ Sea Grant Consortium’s poll

  • Best Boardwalk in New Jersey in 2022NJ Monthly Magazine

Family Fun for

All Ages

Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll quickly discover that Ocean City is designed with everyone’s “inner child” in mind. You’ll find no shortage of fun family places and activities, like miniature golf courses, amusement and water parks, camps, and kid-themed programs. Since Ocean City is a true family beach resort, you’ll be pleased to discover how affordably priced an OCNJ vacation can be. A great example is our “Family Night” event held on the boardwalk every Thursday night in July and August. Family Night features lots of fun activities like face painting, karaoke, and music. Best of all, it’s all free!

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When you plan a family vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey, there are plenty of answers to the question, “But where can we stay?” You’ll find accommodations ranging from hotels located just a few feet from the beach to a wide selection of motels and rental homes interspersed throughout the island. The sheer volume of accommodations makes finding a place suitable for the size of your brood without breaking your vacation budget as easy as a gentle ocean breeze! Don’t put off planning your next great family location another minute.

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38 Days until Memorial Day! Thank you, Erin Bayer, for sharing your memories with us!⁠

Use #2024ocnj or email with your favorite OCNJ photo for a chance to have it used in the countdown! ⁠

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📷️: Erin Bayer
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Ocean City Night in Venice Committee Announces Theme for 2024
Night in Venice Planning Committee Chairman Dave Winslow announced today the theme for the 2024 event: “Summertime Vibes: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett.”

Ocean City’s 69th annual Night in Venice at 6:30 p.m. July 20 this year will honor Buffett and provide a chance to celebrate the music and carefree persona of the songwriter, who passed away in September after more than five decades of writing, recording and performing timeless classics.

Winslow, a retired executive and Fourth Ward representative on City Council, returns as chairman of the Night in Venice Committee. He served in the same role for many years beginning in the 1980s and continues for another year. The group also will include Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, Ocean City Community Services Director Daniel Kelchner and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian.

“A tribute to Jimmy Buffett is perfect for our summertime event,” Mayor Gillian said. “I’m excited to work with Dave and the committee to make this year’s event better than ever.”

Winslow also announced this year’s presenting sponsors: ACME and OCNJ Watersports.

Entries are currently being accepted from all those who want to participate in the annual bayfront celebration. The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contests provide a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. The theme is always optional, and entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at or by calling 609-399-6111.

A spectacular fireworks display over the bayfront will return after the boat parade.
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Tickets on Sale Friday for Kristin Chenoweth and More Ocean City Pops Shows

Tickets for a variety of great Ocean City Pops shows this summer will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19.

After a sold-out debut to open the 2023 Pops’ season last summer, Broadway and television superstar Kristin Chenoweth will return to the Ocean City Music Pier to close the 2024 season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.

The award-winning actress and singer’s career spans film, television and stage, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.”

Tickets for the following shows also go on sale Friday:

Sunday, July 7
OC Pops Greatest Hits
Few orchestras in the world have the flexibility and versatility of the Ocean City Pops, and this evening is going to show it off. You’ll hear symphonic folk tales, brassy fanfares, Hollywood hits, Tin Pan Alley tunes, and even funk and soul.
Wednesday, July 10
Big Broadway Bash
Join Maestro Vince Lee and the Ocean City Pops in a celebration of music ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein classics to sophisticated songs by Sondheim, and even upbeat tunes from modern Broadway.

Sunday, July 14
The Music of Elvis with Frankie Moreno
With 17 Top-Ten albums, 117 Top-Ten singles, an Emmy nomination, and being named Las Vegas “Headliner of the Year” five times, Frankie Moreno is consistently breaking records and wowing audiences from coast to coast with his own brand of genre-blurring rock ’n’ roll.

Sunday, July 21
“Under the Boardwalk: Songs of Summer”
Enjoy the perfect blend of summer songs with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra featuring Scott Coulter & Friends. This night will take you through memory lane with the best summer songs throughout the years. Songs ranging from the Beach Boys to Jimmy Buffett.

Sunday, July 28
Brandon Tomasello’s Great American Big Band
Back by popular demand from his stellar 2023 celebration of the Frank Sinatra legacy, performer Brandon Tomasello will bring the Great American Songbook to life on the Music Pier stage. With a stunning, personal music library that features the original arrangements of Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Sy Oliver (just to name a few), Mr. Tomasello brings an unmatched authenticity to his performances.

Sunday, August 4
A Musical Night of Stage & Screen with Sara Maimone
Back by popular demand after selling out her 2023 Holiday Show with the Pops, Ocean City’s Sara Maimone invites you to enjoy a night of popular film compositions and Tony Award-winning Broadway arrangements.

Online ticket sales and information on how to purchase tickets in-person is available at
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Ocean City NJ1 day ago
39 Days until Memorial Day! Thank you, Coleen Boron, for sharing your memories with us!⁠

Use #2024ocnj or email with your favorite OCNJ photo for a chance to have it used in the countdown! ⁠

#ocnjvacation #americasgreatestfamilyresort #ocnj #oceancitynj #oceancityvacation #easter #oceancitynjvacation #yourmemoriesstarthere #2024ocnj #memorialday2024

📷️: Coleen Boron
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