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Ocean City’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony can be viewed online and on OCTV-97 starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25. Due to social gathering restrictions, the ceremony will not be a live event this year. Pre-recorded video of the ceremony will be posted to the “Ocean City NJ” Facebook page and to www.ocnj.us at that time. The event also can be viewed on OCTV (Comcast Channel 97 in Ocean City) at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. on Monday. The 2020 ceremony features remarks from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650 Commander Mike Morrissey, American Legion Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli and Mayor Jay Gillian. Julia Wilson sings the National Anthem and “God Bless America,” bugler Greg Murphy plays “Taps,” and the Rev. John Jamieson leads a prayer. The ceremony includes the traditional elements, including the Armed Forces Medley, presentation of the wreath, the POW/MIA table, and the reading of the honor roll. All are encouraged to take time on Monday to watch the ceremony and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for our nation.

America’s Greatest Family Resort

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.

 

A Family Beach Resort for Children of 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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Plenty of Affordable Accommodations

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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