You might say Ocean City’s bread and butter is taffy and French fries. Those are things employed in a couple of activities featured in Ocean City’s Weird Week and July Jubilee, which have become regular events in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”

  • By HEATHER HOLTZAPFEL JAMES

Ocean City, which is a little over 10 square miles, is surrounded by bodies of water holding a variety of fish throughout the year. Cast a rod from any beach, bridge, sod bank or fishing pier, and, if luck will have it, you will hook up to something to bring home for dinner.

Located between the beach and the bay along Asbury Avenue, up Ninth Street and along part of West Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping area serves as the year-round heartbeat of the resort.

Ocean City offers many free recreation areas for residents and visitors. In addition, there are various low-cost recreation activities available throughout the summer including basketball leagues, sports camps, Bayside Center camps, tennis programs, playground activities, and more.

Founded as a Christian Seashore Resort, Ocean City’s history dates back to 1879 when brothers Ezra B. Lake, S. Wesley Lake, James E. Lake, and an associate, William H. Burrell, all Methodist clergymen, sailed to Peck’s Beach with Rev. William B. Wood and Simon Lake.

Pageantry pulls people into Ocean City for many events aimed at women and men, boys and girls, and there’s at least one pageant that involves local wildlife.

Since opening in 2012, the Route 52 Bridge and Causeway has become a destination for walkers, runners, bicyclists, birders and naturalists. The welcome center in the center of the span opened the following spring, bringing with it outdoor lovers from all around.

You might say Ocean City’s bread and butter is taffy and French fries. Those are things employed in a couple of activities featured in Ocean City’s Weird Week and July Jubilee, which have become regular events in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”

There is no “best time” to head to Ocean City. With events year-round, year after year the vacation destination is attracting more and more people during all seasons, city publicist Mark Soifer said.

For decades, Ocean City has been known as “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” but for those who live and work here, it’s more than a great place to take a vacation; it’s also a wonderful place to hang your hat and raise a family.

  • By HEATHER HOLTZAPFEL JAMES

Ocean City, which is a little over 10 square miles, is surrounded by bodies of water holding a variety of fish throughout the year. Cast a rod from any beach, bridge, sod bank or fishing pier, and, if luck will have it, you will hook up to something to bring home for dinner.

Over the years, biking in Ocean City has grown tremendously. And for the first time, the city can now boast an island-wide bike path, stretching from the Longport Bridge to Corson’s Inlet.

Located between the beach and the bay along Asbury Avenue, up Ninth Street and along part of West Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping area serves as the year-round heartbeat of the resort.

Ocean City offers many free recreation areas for residents and visitors. In addition, there are various low-cost recreation activities available throughout the summer including basketball leagues, sports camps, Bayside Center camps, tennis programs, playground activities, and more.

Founded as a Christian Seashore Resort, Ocean City’s history dates back to 1879 when brothers Ezra B. Lake, S. Wesley Lake, James E. Lake, and an associate, William H. Burrell, all Methodist clergymen, sailed to Peck’s Beach with Rev. William B. Wood and Simon Lake.

Ocean City is home to a variety of fine arts offerings from theater to classical music to galleries. Many of the organizations offer year-round programs and shows.

Historic City Hall is located at the corner of Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Call 609-399-6111 or see www.ocnj.us. For Mayor Jay Gillian, dial ext. 9333.

One of the last barrier island municipalities in the state with its own airport, Ocean City’s public airport is located at 26th Street and Bay Avenue. The city offers airplane rides at the airport through Red Baron Air Tours, call 609-545-2060.

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OCEAN CITY — Students in Ocean City will head back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The following are other important dates for students and parents to remember, according to the school calendar posted at www.oceancityschools.org.

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