The surrounding area offers numerous activities for all interests and energy levels during your Ocean City vacation! Allow us to assist you in planning a vacation calendar tailored to your personal needs and interests.
Boating: Enjoy the bay or ocean while fishing or while on a wildlife excursion. A variety of fishing charters leave daily from Ocean City and Somers Point offering an array of amenities to make your outing comfortable and fun. Or bring your fishing pole and enjoy the day fishing off one of our many piers. Rent a kayak and leisurely paddle around the back bays of Ocean City. Catch a glimpse of Herons, Egrets, Ibis, or Oyster Catchers nesting or fishing on Bird and Cowpens Islands.
History: Take a walk back in time as you tour the Ocean City Historical Museum and view life at the Jersey Shore during the Victorian Era (circa 1879). See the once-lost treasures of the Sinda, which ran aground on the shores of Ocean City in 1901. Explore the historic district of Ocean City on a self-guided walking tour.
Art: Take delight in the monthly exhibits at the Ocean City Arts Center, offering displays in a variety of media created by artists from around the world. Or stop by the Fine Arts League on Asbury Avenue to view local artists' works - you might even catch them creating a masterpiece.
Downtown: Stroll Asbury Avenue and enjoy Ocean City's unique clothing stores, art galleries, restaurants, or antiques and collectibles stores. Over 100 stores on the Avenue are open year-round. Downtown Asbury Avenue is host to many events throughout year, including the Spring and Fall Block Parties which stretch for 9 blocks, Evenings on Asbury, Market Days, holiday parades and the weekly Farmers & Crafter's Market.
Boardwalk: Become a kid again at one of the Amusement Parks or laugh with family and friends over a game of Miniature Golf. Watch salt water taffy being made before your eyes and sample tasty pizza, homemade gelato, caramel corn or luscious fudge. Enjoy shopping, food, and fun on our world famous boardwalk.
Music Pier: During the year the Music Pier offers a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family, from music to wacky contests. The Flower Show, the Miss New Jersey Pageant and the famous Ocean City Pops call the Music Pier home.
Dining: Ocean City has many fine establishments that offer a variety of fare, from seafood to pork roll sandwiches. Have a fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere or enjoy a slice of pizza on the 'boards'.
Corson's Inlet State Park: Leave the world behind as you enjoy the beach and the coastal dune trail down at Corson's Inlet. Piping Plovers, Black Skimmers, and Least Terns nest on the beach in the spring and summer. Watch in fascination the migration of dolphins, ducks, geese, and Monarch Butterflies that pass through this area every year. Enjoy sun bathing, photography, hiking and biking at this remote Ocean City location.
Birding: Atlantic and Cape May County offer a variety of locations that have proven to be excellent for birding. Some of the birding hot spots include the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, Higbee Beach and Seawatch at Avalon, just to name a few.
Cape May County has many fascinating attractions to offer. Take a drive down Route 9 towards Cape May and enjoy visiting a few of these interesting places: the historic Calvary Baptist Church, Leaming's Run Gardens and Colonial Farm, the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Cape May County Zoo, Historic Cold Spring Village, the Wetlands Institute, the USS Atlantus, the Emlen Physick House, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center, the Cape May Lighthouse, Woodland Village, Cape May Winery, and Natali Winery.
Atlantic County offers numerous unique destinations, as well. Enjoy the casinos in Atlantic City, visit the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Aquarium. As you pass through Margate, see Lucy the Elephant - a National Historic Landmark. Other sites in Atlantic County include the Noyes Museum of Art, Historic Smithville Village, Absecon Lighthouse, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Estell Manor Park & Nature Center, Renault Winery, Tomasello Winery, Balic Winery, or the Sea Life Museum-Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Atlantic County offers some of the country's finest golf courses, too.
*Photos courtesy of David Nahan*