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5 Reasons to Book an Ocean City, NJ Vacation Rental
Posted by Long & Foster | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

An oceanfront hub for family fun and outdoor activities, Ocean City, NJ is a perfect place for a beach vacation! With an iconic boardwalk that is almost 3 miles long, family-friendly attractions, and delicious seafood and sweet treats, there’s no better place to enjoy a family vacation near the beach! Find out what awaits when you book an Ocean City, NJ vacation rental! 

1. Be Close to the Ocean City Boardwalk  

When you book an Ocean City, NJ vacation rental you get the benefit of being close to the beach and the iconic boardwalk. Take a stroll along the 2.5-mile-long boardwalk that runs parallel to Ocean City Beach. Host to boutiques, eateries, amusement rides, and even country-fair style food, there’s something for everyone along the Boardwalk! Rent a bike to pedal along the boardwalk or grab some saltwater taffy to snack on while you stroll on foot! 

2. Find Thrills at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier 

Children enjoy an amusement park ride in Ocean City, NJ

While you enjoy your Ocean City vacation, head to Gillian’s Wonderland Pier for theme parks rides! From the mellow kiddie coasters and carousel to the stomach-flipping Drop Tower, there are rides for every level of thrill-seeker. Take in the view from the top of the Giant Wheel, climb into the log ride, or put your hands in the air as you ride in a coaster. There’s no better way to experience amusement park fun on a pier! 

3. Spend Time Enjoying the Jersey Shore 

A beach near Ocean City, NJ

Of course, Ocean City is the perfect place to hit the beach! Luckily, Ocean City Beach features 10 miles of beautiful coastline that is free to access. Pick a spot to setup your beach chairs to relax, sunbathe, and swim. Bring along a football or frisbee for beach games or enjoy watersports like surfing, canoeing, or kayaking.  

For even more beachfront exploration, head to Corson’s Inlet State Park! A popular spot for hiking, fishing and crabbing, the park features 341 acres of protected wildlife area complete with hiking trails, beach access, and a boat launch. Get out on the water with a fishing pole in hand or sunbathe on the beach for an ideal day out in nature.  

4. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth & Seafood Cravings 

Ocean City, NJ is home to unique candy stores

Ocean City is known for its nostalgic charm and delicious seafood. During your visit, enjoying local cuisine is a must! Spadafora's Restaurant & Clam Bar  offers an array of seafood dishes ranging from shrimp and scallops to the classic sruf and turf! For oceanfront dining, head to Cafe Beach Club! Serving up classic breakfast items as well as sandwiches and burgers, this restaurant is the perfect way to start the day or take a break from the beach to grab a bite! Have a sweet tooth? Shriver's Salt Water Taffy and Fudge invites visitors to dig into a piece of delicious fudge, enjoy a macaroon or two, or pick up a box of saltwater taffy to bring home. Enjoy something sweet for a perfect end to a day! 

5. Relax in an Ocean City Vacation Rental

An Ocean City, NJ vacation rental

With plenty of beachfront Ocean City vacation rentals, you’re sure to find a beachy retreat that can serve as your home-away-from-home! A vacation rental allows you to truly feel at home with a living room and kitchen that make for the perfect space to relax after a day at the beach. Whether your family desires a private beachfront home or a condo with community amenities, we have properties that serve every desire.  

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