Local Attractions


Ocean City, NJ, America‘s Greatest Family Resort, was named as one of America’s “TOP 10 BEACHES” and America’s “BEST FAMILY BEACH” by the Travel Channel in March 2005. Ocean City and the surrounding area offer numerous activities for all interests and energy levels!

from the Atlantis Inn Luxury B&B:

  • Brand New Tennis Courts
    (w/Lighting for Nighttime play)
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball & Basketball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Memorial Park & Gazebo
    (perfect for romantic strolls or a picnic)

The Atlantis Inn Luxury B&B is ideally LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BEACHBLOCK, within one short block to:

  • Clean Guarded BEACHES
  • World-Famous 2½-mile BOARDWALK
  • Bicycle & Surrey Ride Rentals

And in easy walking distance to :

  • Fine Restaurants:
    Ocean City is filled with many fine eateries, cafes, and restaurants on the Boardwalk, around town, and minutes from the island of Ocean City. RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION
  • Downtown Shopping & Day Spas
  • Water Sports: Jet Ski, Boat, Kayak, Sail Boat Rentals; Fishing and Parasailing
  • Free Ocean Jetty FISHING
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Churches of all Denominations


  • ATLANTIC CITY, NJ CASINOS (8-mile drive)
    • Entertainment Shows, Comedy Acts and Rock Concerts: Entertainment Calendar
    • Fine Upscale Restaurants
    • Gaming Casinos
    • Outlet Shopping
    • Atlantic City Convention Center – For events schedule call 609-348-7061.
  • Great selection of world-class GOLF COURSES (see our Golf Packages)
  • Historic Smithville – 12 miles north of Atlantic City on Rt. 9. Forty fine shops and four restaurants. Replicas of colonial building from the 1800s. For information call 609-652-7777.
  • Renault Winery – 72 N. Bremen Avenue – Egg Harbor City/Galloway. For information on wine tasting tours call 609-965-2111.
  • Victorian Cape May- 25 miles south of Ocean City
Close your eyes, you can see the surf dancing on the clean white sand. You smell the fresh salt air and taste fluffy cotton candy or caramel popcorn. You hear the sound of waves crashing on the beach and bicycles rolling on the boardwalk. You feel the sand between your toes and a cool ocean breeze gently blow through your hair… and most of all, you remember your sweetheart’s and your family’s smiles. Romantic getaways and family vacations in Ocean City, New Jersey are never really over because you’ll take home memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re adding to a lifetime of existing Ocean City memories or just starting your family’s collection, you’ll find that every moment’s a treasure in America’s Greatest Family Resort.

Throughout all four seasons, Ocean City has proven to be the perfect romantic getaway. And there’s always plenty of unique happenings for the whole family. The summer’s packed with events like the Corvette Show; Annual Film Festival July Jubilee events with 4th of July Fireworks off 6th Street Beach (BEST place to view them is on the rooftop deck of the Atlantis Inn Luxury B&B); Baby Parade; Ocean City Pops Concerts; the Miss New Jersey Pageant; and Night in Venice, where special spring and fall block parties with seafood festivals and theme weekends attract visitors year-round . And plan ahead to ring in this upcoming New Year during FIRST NIGHT celebrations in Ocean City with entertainment throughout the city and midnight fireworks, which also blast off 6th St and the Beach and are best seen off of the rooftop deck of the Atlantis Inn. Click here for a complete Calendar of Events.

Ocean City, New Jersey is a world-famous seashore community located at the heart of the Jersey Shore, so it is perfectly situated for a vacation or a quick romantic getaway. It’s at the northern tip of Cape May County, just 8 miles south of Atlantic City, 1 hour from Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, and about 2½ hours from Washington, DC. In fact, it’s so convenient you’ll want to come down for a getaway all through the year.


Main City Link: Ocean City, NJ – America’s Greatest Family Resort

BEST BEACH in New Jersey (One of Top 10 in the US , Travel Channel 2005) Find your perfect spot and relax on seven miles of clean gorgeous beaches. Play in the lifeguard-protected surf, search for seashells, take a surfing lesson (see water sport links below), or just sit back and watch the sailboats drift across the horizon.

  • Boardwalk

    Serenity, excitement, fun and fantasy – the 2.5-mile boardwalk has it all. Take your sweetheart on a double bike for two, or your family for a bike ride in a surrey cart as the sun climbs over the Atlantic . At midday, grab a quick bite at one of many eateries and cafes or browse in the many shops. Or, become a kid again and venture down a waterslide at the island water park. Watch salt water taffy being made before your eyes and sample tasty pizza, homemade gelato, caramel corn, or luscious fudge. Catch an evening concert at the majestic Ocean City Music Pier or a movie at the Moorlyn or Strand Theaters, and then climb aboard the roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and other amusements. Or, laugh with your sweetheart, friends, or family as you test your luck and skill with over 200 holes of miniature golf on our world-famous boardwalk.

    Gillian’s Wonderland Pier
    Gillian’s Island WaterPark
    7th St SURF SHOP

    • Music Pier: During the year the Music Pier offers a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family, from music to wacky contests. The Flower Show, the Miss New Jersey Pageant, and the famous call the Music Pier home. Ocean City Pops

    Castaway Cove Amusement Park
    Bike Rentals. Bike the boardwalk, or bike the island!

    Rentals available one block away from the Atlantis Inn. Check front desk for special promotions in the summer.

  • Water Sports

    Kayaks & Sailboats & Sailing Lessons
    Jet Ski Rentals
    Whale Watching
    Surfing Lessons 7th St SURF SHOP

  • Tide Table
  • Fishing & Boating



  • Shopping & Day Spas

    As distinctive as the beach and boardwalk, the “Main Street” shopping district, just a short walk from the Atlantis Inn, offers old-fashioned service and plenty of specialty shops and boutiques. On Asbury Avenue, in the center of town, you’ll find that special gift, new outfit, or the perfect antique – and no trace of malls or superstores! It’s shopping at its best, just as you’d expect in Ocean City, New Jersey. There are also a variety of salons and day spas on and off the Avenue.

  • History

    Take a walk back in time as you tour the Ocean City Historical Museum and view life at the Jersey Shore during the Victorian Era (circa 1879). See the once-lost treasures of the Sinda, which ran aground on the shores of Ocean City in 1901. Explore the historic district of Ocean City on a self-guided walking tour.

    Ghost Tours

    Ocean City Library

    Historical Boardwalk Photos

  • Art & Photography

    Take delight in the monthly exhibits at the Ocean City Arts Center, offering displays in a variety of media created by artists from around the world. Or stop by the Fine Arts League on Asbury Avenue to view local artists’ works, and you might even catch them creating a masterpiece.

    Ocean City Arts Center

    Accent Gallery

    Zachary Gallery

In the Area (LINKS)

Birding: Atlantic and Cape May County offer a variety of locations that have proven to be excellent for birding. Some of the birding hot spots include the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, Higbee Beach and Seawatch at Avalon, just to name a few. http://www.njaudubon.org/centers/cmbo/

Cape May County has many fascinating attractions to offer. Take a drive down Route 9 towards Cape May and enjoy visiting a few of these interesting places: the historic Calvary Baptist Church, Leaming’s Run Gardens and Colonial Farm, the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Cape May County Zoo, Historic Cold Spring Village, the Wetlands Institute, the USS Atlantus, the Emlen Physick House, Cape May Point State Park, and the Cape May Lighthouse.

Atlantic County offers numerous unique destinations, as well. Enjoy the casinos in Atlantic City, visit the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Ocean Life Center, or catch a baseball or hockey game. Atlantic City offers two minor league sports teams, the AC Surf (baseball) or the Boardwalk Bullies (hockey). The games promise to be filled with excitement and fun for the whole family. As you pass through Margate, see Lucy the Elephant, National Historic Landmark. Other sites in Atlantic County include the Noyes Museum of Art , Historic Smithville Village, Absecon Lighthouse, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Estell Manor Park & Nature Center, Renault Winery, Tomasello Winery, Balic Winery, or the Sea Life Museum-Marine Mammal Stranding Center. Atlantic County offers some of the country’s finest golf courses. The local Regional South New Jersey newspaper is Press of Atlantic City.