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Ocean City continues to be billed as "America's Greatest Family Resort" as beachgoers have chosen it for the fourth consecutive year as “New Jersey’s Favorite Beach" in a poll by the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium. This recognition is well deserved as the town continues to make its beaches, thriving boardwalk, beautiful back bays, diversified downtown shopping, and special events the envy of other beach destinations around the country. But during the Fall and holiday season, people come for the great shopping and themed events like the First Night New Year's Eve Celebration.
Great shopping and dining is also found off the boardwalk. Ocean City’s downtown, which runs along Asbury Avenue, is full of over 100 wonderful shops and eateries including Stainton's - A Gallery of Shops that includes a vast variety of unique merchandise all in one place. This thriving downtown is a favorite of the devoted shopper and is easy to walk, bike or drive in. Look for the spring and fall Block Parties and themed shopping events all year.
OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK
If Ocean City's beaches are not the main attraction in town, then the three miles of exciting boardwalk is. The boardwalk is alive with activity throughout the day and night with bike riders and joggers in the morning, and amusement seekers, shopper's and families at night. The boardwalk is home to the Music Pier a historic entertainment venue offering comedy to musicals and concerts galore. A trip to the Ocean City boardwalk must include stopping by Johnson's Popcorn and Jilly's Stores for the best caramel popcorn, french fries and merchandise on the boards. Of course, the boardwalk boasts amusement parks, a water park and many mini-golf courses, arcades and unique shops.
RECREATION & EVENTS
The fun in Ocean City doesn't stop after the summer ends. Unique special and recreational events dot the calendar in Ocean City with events like the Trail of Two Cities Walk/Run and the First Night New Years Eve Celebration.
Meters May 1st- Oct. 31st.