(February 27, 2008)
Ocean City, NJ is a "familly oriented"
vacation spot. The community is located on the Jersey
Shore at the northern tip of Cape May County, 20 minutes
from Atlantic City, 70 minutes from Philadelphia and
2 hours from New York. Often deserted in winter it becomes
alive in spring, specifically during week ends with
the crowd trying to escape Philly, New York or other
major regional cities.
Huge beach with relatively limited crowd in some areas.
quiet off season (almost scary).
airport also featuring showers in season to clean-up
after a day at the beach.
restaurant on the airport (diner style).
We sometime fly with my wife and friends from Princeton,
NJ (39N) to Ocean City (26N) for the day. We leave before
lunch time so we can get something to eat at the airport
diner once landed.
We love the destination before or after the official
beach season, the crowd is light but the weather nice
enough for a walk or nap on the beach.
There is also a 2.5 miles boardwalk lined up with shops,
restaurants and attractions on some sections though
not at the airport level where it is more residential.
We do not like the destination though for overnight
stays as it does not feature the type of hotel we like
and it is anyway too close to our home airport.
Easy to reach by car. It
is 20 minutes from Atlantic City, 70 minutes from Philadelphia
and 2 hours from New York.
there you can use the Ocean
City Municipal Airport (no commercial traffic).
To Travel Around
The airport does not offer much as far as transportation
(if anything). We usually walk accross the residential
area until we reach the beach.
only restaurant we tried is the airport diner. A great
place for a fairly simple and cheap lunch (no fancy