2008 and 2009 and I just must repeat how this is a great place to go with kids. Since Ocean City is a dry town people who are looking for a wild and crazy time you can go to Atlantic City or Asbury Park.
This year we also took our bikes. When we left Brooklyn it was PORING. Click here for my comments on the rain in the New York Times. I am comment #5. I gotta say that it is much easier to put a bike rack on a car the second time.
You wont find these guys in Ocean City.
In Ocean City the Boardwalk looks like this.
And at the North end of the Board walk can get the greatest donuts at Browns. The line goes slow because they make them for you. Worth the wait.
Just past Browns is the end of the Boardwalk. If you look strait ahead you can see the Taj Majal
So we rode our bikes to Atlantic City. What a different vibe. In OC (Ocean City) everybody was happy. Happy to be where they were, just enjoying the moment, they beach, the sunset, the whatever. In AC (Atlantic City) the only people on the boardwalk were losers. I am not insulting the crowd on the boardwalk, but the only reason to be on the boardwalk in AC is if you lost all your money. Not a happy crowd, they were all looking for some entrainment.
In OC you can rent sorries and bikes.
In AC you get pushed. (thanks for the image Beachcomer.com)
On the way back from AC we stopped for drinks in Margate under the worlds biggest elephant. (warning clicking make music, good music, but you should know first.)
OC is also a No Smoking beach and boardwalk. In AC everybody goes outside to smoke because you can't in the casinos.
Whata nice beach
Whata nice moon.(There is a planet there too!)