It may not feel like it today, but we promise, Spring weather really is arriving in Ocean City, NJ! We got a nice taste of it this past Saturday – it was a wonderful day for cheering on the over 500 basset hounds that took over the boardwalk all dressed up!
Have you been to OCNJ in the Spring? It’s a great time visit! The crowds have not yet fully formed, and the weather is perfect for taking a long walk on the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride or watching amazing sunsets along the bay. And if you are looking to squeeze in some extra fun for the little ones, the amusements are open on the weekends. Plus there’s so much going on in the spring in OCNJ. Here are just a few of the upcoming events:
Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22: Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts and Fine Art
Sat. April 28 & April 29: Sports Memorabilia Show
Sat. May 5: Spring Block Party
Sat. May 12: Modern Muscle Car Invasion
Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20: “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt
Need a place to stay? Just head to our website, or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals. You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036.
Now that we are officially in Spring mode, you know what that means…Summer is not far behind!!!
The summer season is just around the corner! Do you have your OCNJ beach tags for the 2018 season? They are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and up visiting an OCNJ beach from June 2 – September 3 of 2018. If purchased by May 31, seasonal tags cost $20. They are available for online purchase here, but must be ordered by May 16th to allow time for delivery.
You can also purchase your beach tags at the following locations:
City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45 am to 4:30 pm; Sat-Sun 10-4
Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Mon-Fri, 9-4:30; Sat 9-4; Sun 9-2 (winter hours)
Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4 (no holidays)
46th Street Welcome Center (46th and West) now open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. six days (closed Wed.)
Music Pier (Moorlyn Terr & Boardwalk) open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends beginning Palm Sunday weekend (3/24)
Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri 5 am-9 pm; Sat 7-6; Sun 9-6 (no holidays)
Weekly, Daily and Military beach tags will be available at a later date for purchase in person.
Funds from beach tag sales help to offset the local municipalities cost of maintaining their beaches and providing lifeguards and other services such as trash removal, beach cleaning and the purchase of needed equipment and police protection.
For more information regarding beach tags please call 609-399-6111, ext. 9377 or visit: http://www.ocnj.us/beachtags/
Grab your girlfriends, and come over to OCNJ this weekend (4/6 – 4/8) – it’s Girls Weekend, and it’s going to be a great time! The fun starts on Friday, 4/6 at 7 pm with the Fashion Show Kickoff at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Ave) at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at City Hall, the Route 52 Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave), and the 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave).
Take a yoga class, run a 5K, create your own sign, painting, sea glass votive, floral crown, and more! The event also features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers and shopping discounts. Reigning Miss America, Cara Mund will be in OCNJ to open and close Girls Weekend.
Find the whole schedule here
Planning to hit the amusements this summer in OCNJ? Right now both Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and Playland’s Castaway Cove are having a great sale, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on those tickets!
Gillian’s Wonderland Pier:
Tickets never expire at Gillian’s, an amusement park with 31 rides and attractions. Purchase discounted tickets online at https://www.gillians.com or in person through 4/2 from noon – 6 pm daily at Stainton’s Shops located at 810 Asbury Avenue, or Wonderland Pier located at 6th and Boardwalk.
Playland’s Castaway Cove:
Ocean City’s oldest amusement park has a selection of over 32 rides. Half-price ride tickets are on sale online at https://oceancityfun.com/ticket-sales/, or in person through 4/8, noon – 5 pm daily at 10th and Boardwalk (under the pirate ship). Tickets never expire.
And you don’t even need to wait until this summer to use them! Rides are already open on weekends at Gillian’s, and they open on weekends at Playland’s starting April 7!
Hop on over to Ocean City this weekend, because the Easter Bunny will be in town!
Breakfast with the Bunny takes place on Saturday, March 31, from 8 am – noon at Yianni’s Café, 841 Asbury Ave.
Then head over to the Great Egg Hunt, a much anticipated event for the little ones! The free event for children ages 7 and under takes place on the beach between 11th Street and 14th Street. Over 100,000 eggs will be scattered in the sand and stuffed with candy and items from local merchants. Rain date is April 1. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
On Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, enjoy a traditional non-denominational service by the sea. All are welcome. The service will take place at 6:30 am at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. For more information call 609-399-6111.
Spend your afternoon on April 1 dressed in your Easter’s best to stroll in the Fashion Promenade and meet the Easter Bunny in front of the Music Pier. Judging begins at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed for Children,Teen, Adults and Family. For more information call 609-399-6111.
Marr Agency has just launched a brand new website, with bigger, brighter pictures and more search capabilities, just in time to make booking your summer rental easier than ever!
And right now is a wonderful time to start your summer rental search if you haven’t already! Search by the week you wish to arrive, number of bedrooms needed, number of occupants in your party, your price range, and/or by location. Or you can browse through our rental property catalog. You’ll even be able to pay your rent online.
The website also features all of our Exclusive Marr Sales Listings. You can also search all listings by property type, price range, bedrooms, square footage, and new listings, and view upcoming open houses .
As always, a Marr Agency agent is available to assist you at 609-399-7036, if you have any questions or need help narrowing down properties for your stay. We even recommend choosing a day to visit Ocean City and seeing your top choices in person!
Check it all out here: http://marragency.com/