Anyone looking for a lovely holiday destination on the northeast coast of the United States may like to stay at Ocean City. Situated in the state of New Jersey, there are many fun and interesting things to do and see in Ocean City. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, condos and B&Bs.
Ocean City has long stretches of sandy beaches where holidaymakers can soak up the warm summer sun. The watersports offered at Ocean City include swimming, fishing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, kite boarding and windsurfing. Visitors can hike along some scenic coastal trails here and there are plenty of places to explore by cycling. Golfers may like to try out the 12-hole Ocean City Municipal Golf Course, or try a leisurely game of miniature golf. There are also several public tennis courts at the resort as well as a go-karting track. Numerous restaurants and bars are located here especially along the Boardwalk. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drinks and other provisions from many stores and local markets in Ocean City.
Holidaymakers staying at Ocean City will be able to find numerous places of interest including the boardwalk where there are many shops, markets and restaurants as well as an amusement park. Just 10 minutes away is Margate City where holidaymakers can visit one of the more unusual attractions, namely the 65 foot tall wooden Elephant called Lucy. Atlantic City is another good place to visit and is only 25 minute’s drive from Ocean City. Here tourists will find lots of fine buildings and structures including the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey. The city of Pennsylvania is an hour and 20 minutes away and features museums, galleries and beautiful parks. Two highlights in this fine city are the Rodin Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. January has the highest precipitation with an average of 4.67 inches. July is the driest month with an average of just over 3 inches of rainfall.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Pennsylvania is approximately one hour and 20 minute’s drive from Ocean City and has flights arriving from other major U.S cities as well as international airports. These overseas airports include Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National are car hire firms located at the airport.