Ocean City, New Jersey offers dozens of day trip attractions and activities in the summer and in the off season. Parents can head down to the beach with their chair and umbrella and relax to the sound of the waves crashing while the kids build sand castles and splash in the water.
For a little more adventurous fun, head over to one of Ocean City’s famous amusement parks: Playland’s Castaway Cove or Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Each park features thrilling rides for older children, as well as designated areas for smaller children and toddlers.
Splash into family fun with OC Waterpark and min-golf. OC Waterpark has many fun water slides, body slides, a lazy river and wave pool to cool off during the hot and humid summer months! When the sun starts to set, enjoy a game of mini golf at Congo Falls Golf or Pirate Island Golf.
Water sports are a popular activity for vacationers and visitors alike. The Duke O’ Fluke fishing charter boat, Wave Runner Rentals at Wet and Wild LLC, and the famous Pirate Adventure are all popular choices for Ocean City guests.
After a full day of exploring Ocean City you’ll be ready to indulge in all the eats and sweets Ocean City has to offer. For the best seafood in town, head down to Island Grill, located on Atlantic Avenue. For pizza and other Italian specialty foods, visit Piccini. OC even has a Playa Bowls and bubble tea shop – perfect for those who want to stay “on trend!” Other delightful restaurants we recommend? Jay’s Crab Shack, Cousin’s OC, or Clancy’s By-The-Sea, which also serves breakfast!
Thinking about heading down to Ocean City in the off-season? The town offers plenty of things to do all year long. Visit the Ocean City Arts Center for art classes or a gallery tour. Learn all about Ocean City’s history at The Ocean City Historical Museum. Catch a performance by the Ocean City POPs, one of the most famous orchestras in the Tri-State Area.
No matter who you are, who you’re with, and where you want to go, Ocean City is sure to be a fit for you. With an array of fun activities, games, rides, and places for relaxation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make Ocean City your vacation destination.