My Family's Favorite Hang Out is Ocean City, New Jersey...... July 2007

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Ocean City, NJ July 1st - 7th

For the last 6 years, our family goes down to Ocean City, New Jersey for a week. I go down with my parents, my sister, her husband, and their 4 kids. Ocean City is a true family resort if you have never been.


john & joe Location is so key when looking for a rental or a home to buy for your summer getaway. This year we were on 6th and Central which meant that we were inline with the beginning of the boardwalk which starts off with Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Even though 5 blocks away, it's a direct shot to the rides. Here is where they have rides for all ages, and even adults can enjoy themselves.

Gillian's Wonderland Pier

6th Street & the Boardwalk 609-399-7082

 

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Ocean City's beach stretches for a few miles. Ocean City is a barrier island with bridge connections to Upper Township, Atlantic County, Somers Point, and Strathmere. The Eastern side of Ocean City borders the Atlantic Ocean, while the Western side faces the Great Egg Harbor.

 

Ocean City has a reputation as a particularly family-friendly destination because alcohol is not sold there. The Travel Channel rated Ocean City as the Best Family Beach of 2005.

 

Pirate boat

There is so much to do no matter what the ages of the kids. This probably had to be the best time that I have had in the 6 years of going down to Ocean City. What was nice was my nieces and nephews ranged from 3, to 6, to 7, and 8 in ages. Each one enjoyed something different and just for the fact that we did so much in just 6 days.

To the left is a Pirate boat. We did an hour fun packed adventure with pirates, looking for clues that led us to a buried treasure. They actually took you out on a boat with a Captain and a few of his mates. It was very well put together through Pirate Adventures. I highly recommend this.





 

 

What did our week consist of?

 

And don't forget the Night in Venice in Ocean City which happens at the end of July every year. It's Ocean City's annual boat parade which is one of the largest in the world. For more info call 609-525-9300.

For fabulous foods and beach foods that are a must : (most can be found on the boardwalk)

  • Popcorn at Johnson's popcorn shop -- Here you can enjoy carmel popcorn with peanuts or without
  • Cut french fries at Curly's -- You can get 3 sizes and cheese with this. The best on the boardwalk.
  • There are ice cream places up and down the boardwalk. One that stands out is Kohr's custard stand.
  • Do you like pizza? Mack & Manco's pizza. A must if down even for a few days.
  • Like crabs and crabs cakes? Don't forget to get a dozen crabs at Obidiah's.

Come share in OUR SHORE MEMORIES !!!!! View this slideshow created at One True Media
Ocean City, NJ July 2007



(please click on house for slide show) So, do I need this?  A vacation after your vacation?
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Damn......  I forgot all about this contest and now after winning and going back to the pictures... it brought back some memories and I could use that 7 day trip all over again....   Thanks for the vote and for the comments.

 

Jonathan.....    yes, when you were out here, the weather was perfect. Even when we went down, we had California like weather also.... it rained one day. 

Lisa.... I use to sometimes go to Seaside Heights when I was a kid. Thanks a lot for those thoughtful comments.

Caley.....   yes, it is mostly quiet there and it is a great family spot. I think I wrote that it was voted #1 family vacation spot in 2005.  I'll check out your blog.  Thanks

Ann...... thank you very much. That means a lot to me. And as I stated, I just went through it again and it was almost like yesterday. thanks

Kevin...... thanks, same here. It wasn't a fancy vacation, but it certainly was relaxing and enjoyable. My nieces and nephews made it fun also.  I also like Avalon and Stone Harbor.

Dotti...... just let me know. I am only about an hour away.... thanks for stopping by.

janeAnne.... you were there, weren't you?  Did we bury you in the sand?  I just think we forgot about you. ;o) 

Lysa...... thank you very much. Yes, it was and just relaxing.....  I think I need it again.

Aug 01, 2007 01:28 PM #44
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Great post Jeff. Lots of links and useful information. Congrats on the gold star =)

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Aug 01, 2007 01:32 PM #45
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Hey Jeff, I thought you posted something on this before 'cause I remember you laying in the sand :-)  I have a question. Are you anywhere near Newark? We need to find a good area to rent a hotel room in September for three nights before we take our cruise. Since I have no knowledge of the areas, I'm looking for someone that knows that area. Fun post. I'll be sharing some areas in Arizona that have fond memories....took lots of pictures. That's for tomorrow maybe.

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Aug 01, 2007 01:44 PM #46
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Lisa.....  thanks a lot for the compliments and you are welcome on those links.

 

Teri.....  yes, this is that same post. When you get featured, it moves you blog up just as if you wrote it now.

In regards to Newark, look up William Collins or Desiree Daniels.  Either one of these should be able to help you.    Good luck with that and thanks for stopping by.

Aug 01, 2007 02:00 PM #47
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I grew up in Point Pleasant and have lost count of the night we spent at Jenkinsons on the boardwalk. If you haven't been to Long Beach Island (LBI) you need to get there. It is the Hamptons of South Jersey.

 

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Aug 01, 2007 03:08 PM #48
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When our children were little, we used to vacation there.  A wonderful place for family vacations.
Aug 01, 2007 03:09 PM #49
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Jeff,   Looks like a great place.  Job well done!  Congrats!  I really felt like a part of it!
Aug 01, 2007 03:30 PM #50
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Michael......  I know of Jenkinsons....   but I thought it was Jenkins?  And yes, I have been to LBI and agree.... thanks for stopping by.

Diane..... I agree, it is a great place.... thanks for the comment.

Kim....  glad that you could join us.  ;o)  Thanks for the compliment.

Aug 01, 2007 04:01 PM #51
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wow a month later and a feature.... you did something right.... I read this and said to myself...geez i saw this before... thought i was having a serious blonde moment
Aug 01, 2007 04:09 PM #52
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Jeff Belonger-That sure sounds like a great way to spend a vacation and it also sounds like you lucked out with the weather.  That sure makes it more memorable when you have good weather and can be out doing stuff instead of being stuck in a hotel room.  One of these days I would like to explore the northeast.  Of course, a trip to Fenway would be included.

 

Aug 01, 2007 04:27 PM #53
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the info.
Aug 01, 2007 04:39 PM #54
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Jeff,

Congratulations on winning 1st place!!!!  Ocean City sounds like a great place to visit.  Thanks for sharing your vacation with us all.

Aug 01, 2007 04:44 PM #55
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Jeff sure looks like a great place to visit in New Jersey.   I love your little baby in the hat "visitors guide to ocean city!"  That is the cutest!!!!!!!!!

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Aug 02, 2007 01:20 AM #56
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Desiree..... yes, I guess that is how it looks. And no, no blonde moments for you.  ;o)

David......  it was a great way to spend a vacation. And as I have stated, you ever make it out east and in the Boston area, let me know, I'll meet you up there.

Bob & Carolin.....  I usually speak my mind....  I might be hated here...  that's if anyone reads this, but curious, do you ever have anything else to say?  very interesting.....  

Harold.....  thank you very much. It is a great place to go to....  thanks 

Katerina..... in regards to the little baby in the hat on the visitors guide, she is not mine. That is just a booklet. But thanks for the polite compliments. 

Aug 02, 2007 01:41 AM #57
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Hi Jeff, It was fun to read this post and vicariously experience the places you visited!  I missed it the first time, but I'm glad you were a Winner in the Contest and it was Featured!  Great Localism content!
Aug 02, 2007 03:29 AM #58
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Hi Jeff,
The family beaches are becoming more and more scarce.  Most of the entertainment places such as putt putt golf, bumper boats, etc here have sold out,  been bulldozed and replaced by condos.  Looks like the Belonger family had a great time.  Umm, these photos might give me some hints.
Aug 03, 2007 12:19 AM #59
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Lola..... well, glad that you enjoyed this and thanks for th nice comments.

Cynthia....  yes they are. But this should never happen to Ocean City.....   too many jobs would be lost and too much history between the Ocean City and Wildwood boardwalks.  So, these photos might give you what hints?  ;o)

Aug 03, 2007 12:49 AM #60
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JASON CROUCH..... I am bumping this and adding it into your group. This is something that I wrote back in July and I didn't want to copy and post it again just for points....  enjoy.

 

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WE used to vacation there with the kids and then after school started, hubby and I would go in September for a quiet visit. 

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You have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! Thank you for your localism post! 

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