Things to Do in Ocean City, NJ

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When you think of all the things to do in Ocean City, NJ, cramming as much as you can into a week’s vacation can undermine the reason you’re taking a vacation in the first place. By first considering all the things to do in Ocean City, NJ and narrowing down your choices, you’ll be able to prioritize the activities you want to explore most during your time on the island.

Can you hear that sound? Summer is calling. Let’s start planning with these tourist-approved things to do in Ocean City, NJ brought to you by the agents at Monihan Realty.



Get ready to shop till you drop. Ocean City’s shopping district on Asbury Avenue is the perfect place to indulge in a little retail therapy. Update your wardrobe, grab a new haircut, or find something for the home you won’t find anyplace else. Retailers include mom-and-pop shops that have been mainstays in Ocean City for years, offering all kinds of gifts, clothing, furniture, art, jewelry, and more!



Among vacationers’ favorite things to do in Ocean City, NJ, hitting the boards is a must for thrill-seekers and those looking for family fun in and out of the sun. There are many things to do and to see when you’re walking the boardwalk at any time of day. From the rides at Wonderland Pier to playing games, hitting the shops, and playing a round of mini golf, there’s much fun to be had by all!



From fine dining to grab-and-go, Ocean City, NJ, has many hot spots for those looking for a real taste of the Jersey shore. Here are some of vacationers’ top picks:


  • Clancy’s By the Sea
  • Island Grill
  • Chatterbox
  • Café Beach Club
  • Augie’s Omelette, Waffle House & Grill
  • Dockside Kitchen


Boating, Marinas, & Watersports  

Renters that agents at Monihan Realty have talked to say that watersports are not only a popular attraction in Ocean City, NJ but also the most fun you can have while vacationing there. Hanging bayside, going fishing, or tearing up the bay on the back of a jet ski are all fan favorite activities. Go parasailing, or take a thrilling speedboat ride to watch the dolphins leaping offshore. You can charter a boat, rent a WaveRunner, or hang ten at designated surfing locations along Ocean City’s beaches. Whatever you choose, there are a million things to do in Ocean City, NJ!


Ready to start planning your summer vacation at America’s Greatest Family Resort? Monihan Realty has over 70 years of real estate experience under their belts and is Ocean City’s go-to for beach house rentals, buys, and sales. Find your perfect beach house rental at or stop into one of their two convenient office locations in Ocean City, NJ: 3201 Central Avenue or 717 Battersea Road. Call their Central Avenue location at 609.399.0998 or their Battersea Road location at 609.399.1311.