What To Do


Fun Things to Do in Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City is a beloved beachside city that has something for everyone. With the best beaches, restaurants and boardwalks in the area, it’s home to some of the most exciting tourist attractions you’ll find in New Jersey. There are plenty of fun things to do in Ocean City! 

The Sun, the Sand and the Surf

If you plan to enjoy the natural beauty of the beach, you’re not alone. The Ocean City beach and Boardwalk, 8 miles in all, is why we are world-famous. In fact, OCNJ is one of America’s top vacation destinations!

Relax on the sand, catch some rays and listen to the rhythm of the surf pound down the Shore. Get some exercise with a brisk sunrise walk on the beach, collect beautiful shells and catch up on your reading. Alternatively, rent a surfboard or grab your boogie board and skim boards and cruise the breaks.

How many fish live in the sea? Find out when you cast your rod into the surf and discover why fishing is one of our most popular activities. Head out into deeper water for a day-long charter or use our directory to find out where you can dock for the day. In OCNJ, the ocean and bay are our playgrounds!

World Famous

Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk

World Famous

Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk

Wondering what to do next in Ocean City? Look no further than the internationally acclaimed Ocean City Boardwalk, renowned for its diverse attractions! A world away from ordinary beaches, you can walk for blocks and discover dining to tempt every taste and desire, from fine seafood dining to a casual after-dinner ice cream cone. Included among these shops and eateries are some of Ocean City’s most famous saltwater taffy shops and miles of shops to provide all of your new clothing and souvenirs.

The Boardwalk features art galleries, surf shops and novelty stores perfect for filling your day on your trip down the Shore. And don’t forget to visit our seaside amusement park, fun for the whole family! As the day winds down and the sun sets, end your day with the boardwalk tram for a relaxing drive through this resort town. 

Golf, Tennis and More

You’ll find many places in Ocean City, New Jersey, to stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of nature. Stop by the Howard Stanton Wildlife Refuge to admire waterfowl or hike the Crook Horn Creek Nature Trail to get a glorious view of the bay. 

When you’re ready for a break from the hikes and beaches, check out other places to go like the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course, open to nonresident players of all ages. There are many public tennis courts that host friendly rivalries all over town. And don’t forget to try out a new sport when you’re in town — from paddle boarding to surfing to kayaking and beyond, the things to do in OCNJ never end!

Plan Your Trip Today!

With so many museums, downtown shopping destinations and an ever-changing calendar of events, you will have a one-of-a-kind trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. Ready to plan the trip of a lifetime? Start planning your visit to Ocean City today!

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Visitor’s Guide

The Ocean City Visitor’s Guide provides information on Ocean City accommodations, dining, activities and events.

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