The best that Ocean City has to offer

Ocean City is a really popular place for tourists and visitors from around the world. A city in Cape May County, New Jersey, it’s visited by thousands of tourists and those who own second homes there. It’s definitely a family-oriented spot, with many guarded beaches, a boardwalk and downtown shopping as well as dining. Many people play poker in Ocean City and enjoy all there is to offer. Like in other places around the country, you need to be 21+ to play poker at the casino at Ocean City.

Here are some of the top activities to do while visiting Ocean City.

Play some poker

If you love casinos, you’re not far from some of the best. Ocean City is just half an hour away from Atlantic City where there’s an array of options available. This is due in part to the gambling laws in New Jersey, which includes casino gambling in Atlantic City, horse racing, off-track betting, the New Jersey Lottery, charity gambling and more. New Jersey has some of the least restrictive gambling laws across the US. In 2013, the state led the way in allowing in-state online gambling. This means that real money online poker is allowed as long as it is at a New Jersey regulated online poker site.

If you’re looking for luxury in the form of casinos, check out the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. They have an incredible number of slots and horse racing games. But you can also enjoy a wide selection of table games as well as Blackjack, craps, Roulette and Baccarat. And for poker fans there’s a huge number of options including Four Card Poker, Three Card Poker, Flop Poker, Texas Hold’em, Bonus Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker. If you’re looking for instant results, check out a poker cheat sheet so you can fast track your way to the top.

And when you’re not playing games you can enjoy some incredible dining experiences on site including Bobby Flay Steak, Izakaya by Michael Schulson, Old Homestead Steakhouse and Angeline by Michael Symon.

To play at the casino you must be 21 years of age to enter. So, it’s definitely one to get a babysitter for if you’re travelling with the family.

Another great option is the Tropicana Casino and Resort. This incredible location is home to a sparkling casino, dining and boozing plaza, and downtown shopping mall. They also have some fantastic dining options including the Hispanic inspired winner Cubra Libre with their fabulous tapas menu, the Italian family-style favourite Carmines and Irish pub Ri Ra where you can enjoy their delicious Guinness BBQ burger.

Finally, there’s Ocean Resort Casino which is the pinnacle of elegance and modernity. Based at the boardwalk’s north end, there’s plenty to do, see, drink, and eat here. There’s also a variety of table games, slots as well as the largest TopGolf swing suite in America — an immersive social experience featuring seven private bays to play while enjoying food, drink, and views of the ocean.

Atlantic City is really the home of New Jersey’s casino life, and Ocean City is a just a short trip away.

Check out the boardwalk

Everyone loves a boardwalk, and Ocean City’s is a fantastic one. At just under three miles, the boardwalk is a great activity for the family or with friends. Enjoy a bike ride, an invigorating walk, roller skate or run. Or visit the water park. The boardwalk comes to life at night-time with some really exciting rides, arcades, amusements and more as well as live music, fudge samples, carnival fun and entertainers.

Overall, it’s a family-friendly activity to enjoy in Ocean City. And as Ocean City prohibits alcohol, you can enjoy the night life with the kids!

Indulge in the food

There are new restaurants and cafes opening all the time in Ocean City. There are restaurants to suit almost any taste and satisfy all cravings, with a variety of choices. Many of them are family-owned and very unique to the area. Enjoy fine dining and tuck into the freshest seafood around. Or grab a pizza slice, burger, curly fries, or sausages on the boardwalk.

There’s also Ocean City’s one-of-a-kind candy shops that serve sweets by the pound; and of course, there’s delicious saltwater taffy to enjoy.

Take advantage of the water

There are loads of water-based activities to get on board with.

There are some fantastic sightseeing water tours, helping you explore the OC’s ecotourism via kayaks, catamarans, and boats. You can also rent canoes, jet skis and paddleboards. Or go parasailing wind or kite surfing.

And for those who love traditional surfing, can hit the waves. Loads of people visit every single year to enjoy the beach and water and bring their surfboards with them. The water is definitely one of the reasons that Ocean City gets so many visitors every single year. Everyone loves a beach!

Where to stay in Ocean City

For visitors who are staying in Ocean City there’s a variety of lodging styles. From all the major hotel chains to very quaint bed-and-breakfasts. You can also enjoy summer rentals as well as campgrounds.

Some of the top hotels in the area include Blue Water Inn, Atlantis Inn, Beach Club Suites, Flanders Hotel, Harris House, Impala Island Inn, Joyce’s Oceanside Condos, Ocean Front Motel, Pavilion Motor Lodge and Port of Call Hotel.

There’s lots of options for you that can suit almost every budget or preferred style of lodging. Why not try a few different ones to see what you like best, depending on your length of stay?

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