• Ocean City, NJ Named America's Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living Magazine!
  • Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk named #1 in NJ by NJ.com!
  • Ocean City, NJ Wins Coastal Living Magazines Best Beach in America!
  • Ocean City, NJ voted NJ's Favorite Beach!
  • Ocean City, NJ Wins Reader's Choice Best Beach!
  • Ocean City, NJ Wins Reader's Choice Award for Favorite NJ Shopping District!
  • National Geographic Travel Names Ocean City, NJ in Reader Recs: World's Best Beach Towns!

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Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature more than 65 entries, including the Ocean City High School Band, the Interboro Middle and High School Band, the Pitman High School Band, Absegami High School Band and Wildwood Middle School and High School Band. More than 80 singers from the Upper Township School District, the state champion Ocean City High School girls’ soccer team, 2019 Ocean City Citizen of the Year Carrie Merritt and the casts of Ocean City Theater Company’s “2019 Holiday Spectacular” and “Frozen Jr” will participate. At least five dance schools will compete in the “Dancin’ Through the Downtown” competition. Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Ocean City all will be on hand. New this year will be two cold-air balloons from StarBound Entertainment. Look for the Snickerdoodle the Reindeer and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer balloons. The Upper Township school choir will sing in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue after the event. As part of the annual tradition, Santa Claus provides a finale to the parade, greeting boys and girls by horse-and-carriage. #OCNJ #OCNJVacation #AmericasHappiestSeasideTown #AmericasGreatestFamilyResort #2019OCNJChristmas #2019ChristmasParade

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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