Ocean City

Friendly Ocean City is a beach resort town often described with superlatives, the most quoted of which is “The No. 1 family beach community in the country,” a title it received from the Travel Channel.
 
Just what makes Ocean City so great? First, there are the eight miles of sparkling ocean and bay beaches, all meticulously maintained.
 
Next, there are two and half miles of boardwalk containing eight full blocks of family amusements (from 6th to 14th Sts.) like Gillian's Island Golf & Water Park plus Wonderland Pier.
 
The Boardwalk is where you’ll also find the Music Pier, where concerts are performed throughout the year and is home to the Ocean City Pops.
 
And during the summer, every Thursday is family night, with free entertainment throughout town.
 
Adding to Ocean City’s family image is the fact that it’s a “dry” town, meaning there is no alcohol of any kind sold within its borders. However, alcohol is available in nearby Strathmere.
 

Location

United States
39° 15' 1.2024" N, 74° 37' 13.8504" W
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Beach scene at Ocean City
Ocean City
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Friendly Ocean City is a beach resort town often described with superlatives, the most quoted of which is “The No. 1 family beach community in the country,” a title it received from the Travel Channel.
 
Just what makes Ocean City so great? First, there are the eight miles of sparkling ocean and bay beaches, all meticulously maintained.
 
Next, there are two and half miles of boardwalk containing eight full blocks of family amusements (from 6th to 14th Sts.) like Gillian's Island Golf & Water Park plus Wonderland Pier.
 
The Boardwalk is where you’ll also find the Music Pier, where concerts are performed throughout the year and is home to the Ocean City Pops.
 
And during the summer, every Thursday is family night, with free entertainment throughout town.
 
Adding to Ocean City’s family image is the fact that it’s a “dry” town, meaning there is no alcohol of any kind sold within its borders. However, alcohol is available in nearby Strathmere.
 


 Don’t miss:

• Boardwalk delights including Johnson’s warm caramel popcorn, Fralinger’s saltwater taffy and Mack and Manco’s pizza.
 
•  Taking a ride on the 140-foot Ferris wheel.
 
•  The Boat Parade in July, with more than 100 boats.
 
Historic icon:
About five miles north of Ocean City, in Margate, is a New Jersey icon: Lucy the Elephant (9200 Atlantic Ave.).
 
At 65 feet tall, the red saddled pachyderm is hard to miss. Don’t forget your camera when you climb up the 127-year-old sculpture.
 
Lucy is “America’s Oldest Roadside Attraction” and a National Historic Monument. She is also the largest wooden elephant statue in the world.