Planning a Family Vacation in Ocean City, NJ

Have you rented a beach house in Ocean City, NJ but are unsure how to make the most of your time? In that case, you have come to the right place because Monihan Realty can help you plan an enjoyable and memorable family vacation in Ocean City, NJ.

Start with creating a list of things to do in Ocean City before you move into your beach house. You will enjoy the beach for sure, but the city has several more tourist attractions that you will also fall in love with. Once you have settled in your rented beach house, make sure to check out the following places in the city:

·         Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

Address: 601 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

Founded in 1929, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier is an amusement park. Whether you are with kids or not, you will have a great time riding on the various rides there. You can choose from the indoor rides, midway rides, lower lot rides, and upper deck rides.

The most popular rides include the Carousel, The Frontier Express Monorail, Balloon Race, Giant Wheel, Musik Express, Glass House, Canyon Falls Log Flumes, Ring of Fire, and more. Expect to spend most of your day discovering the different rides at this amusement park.

·         Lucy the Elephant

Address: 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402, USA

Lucy the Elephant is an impressive six-story elephant that was made from wood in 1881. Since then, it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions. If you are in Ocean City, visit Margate City, which is only 6 miles by car.

Lucy the Elephant is the 12th tallest structure in the United States. A fun fact about the city’s prized elephant is that it was made using around one million wood pieces with 220 kegs of nails, 4 tons of iron bars and bolts, and 12,000 square feet of tin to cover its exterior. You can visit the elephant on your own or book a guided tour that will take you to a few other locations, including to Lucy.

·         Ocean City Historical Museum

Address: 1735 Simpson Ave # 3, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

If you are a history buff and want to learn more about the city you are visiting, visit the Ocean City Historical Museum. You will find items in the museum, dated before the city was discovered in 1879. You can explore the many treasures of the museum, from the princesses, shipwrecks, religious piety, and more.

The museum remains busy throughout the year, attracting over 10,000 people each year. It also hosts a variety of different events that you can attend, such as lectures on interesting topics, Bubblemania, and Annual Luncheon.

·         OC Waterpark

Address: 728 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

OC Waterpark is fun for the whole family. Some of the best water attractions there include a lazy river, serpentine slides, descending from an 8-story platform, Lil’ Buc’s Bay, and more. One of the most popular water rides there is the Skypond Journey, which is a single or double tube ride that goes into the Skypond and then descends again.

If you are planning a family vacation in Ocean City, NJ, plan it right by first renting a beach house at Monihan Realty. They have been a trusted source for Ocean City beach rentals since 1947 and work with their clients to find the perfect beach home based on location, budget, and amenities.

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