The end of summer may be drawing near, but there is always something to look forward to in Ocean City and Sea Isle City. The day after Labor Day officially kicks off, what many who live at the shore refer to as, “local summer”, when the seasonal crowds seem to disappear overnight. This time of year means fewer crowds and most restaurants, bars, and shops remain open for business as usual.
The weather continues to be unmatched and even more pleasant as the Fall rolls in and temperatures dip to a comfortable level. Warm and vibrant sunsets continue all the way through September and October and beautiful colors light up the sky every night. Find a spot along the bay to watch the changing skies or head to the beach for that golden hour glow.
Small Business Highlight to Check Out this Fall
Sea Isle’s brand new Shorebreak Cafe had an amazing opening over the summer and plans to continue its success throughout the Fall. That’s right, you can still have your freshly brewed Lavazza coffee, made-from-scratch pastry and baked goods, and homemade ice cream well after summertime. Did you know that Shorebreak Cafe is the only place in Sea Isle City where all of the ice cream flavors are made in-house? They’re located on the iconic corner of Landis Avenue and JFK Boulevard, making it the perfect place whether you’re coming into town or on your way out. Grab your favorite flavor after enjoying an evening stroll to enjoy that Fall weather, or grab a coffee in the morning before relaxing and soaking in all that an off-season getaway has to offer.
Reasons to Visit this Fall
Many shore towns in South Jersey have weekend events that give the perfect excuse to sneak back to your favorite beach town. Ocean City’s annual Block Party will take place on Saturday, October 9th from 9:00am-5:00pm where hundreds of crafters and vendors takeover downtown Ocean City. Stroll through and shop at all the best local vendors, sidewalk sales from local shops, and treat yourself to many food options along your way. Enjoy live music and so much more from 5th-14th Street on Asbury Avenue. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks on the Ocean City Boardwalk from 6th - 14th Street. Plan for a fun weekend trip with the kids or have a date night and join us for some off-season fun. PLUS during this weekend, you can enjoy special rates at the Impala Island Inn and Wild Dunes Inn.
Taking place in Sea Isle City on September 18th from 9:00am-4:00pm is a very popular autumn festival, featuring a surplus of family-friendly activities, entertainment, live music and vendors to explore. The festival includes a Vendor Craft market along the oceanfront Promenade, outdoor food court, crafters and pop-up shops, and even amusement park rides brought in just for this occasion. Located at Excursion Park by JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, you’ll find a tempting selection of local delicacies and traditional festival-fare treats. Some fun things to explore with the family are the Art Barn, Face Painting, Old Tyme Photos, Sand Art, and Waxy Hands, and of course, the Amusement Rides. Another great feature of this day is the local Jitney will start running at 9am, and parking in town is free of charge!
Specials to Take Advantage of at Shorebreak Accommodations
Taste of Ocean City Special- Taking place September 17th and 18th, your favorite places to stay are offering special rates that include all kinds of extra goodies to give you a real taste of Ocean City in the off-season. Offered at Impala Island Inn, Ebb Tide Suites, and Wild Dunes Inn you can get special rates that include 2-night accommodations with the following extras:
1 large Manco and Manco Pizza
½ dozen Mallon’s Sticky Buns
2 George’s Ice Cream cones
1 tub of Johnson’s Popcorn
1 box of Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy
Availability may vary so be sure to call and make reservations ASAP at 609-399-7500.
Fall Mid-Week Getaways Specials - Offered from August 29th through October 7th, arrive on a Sunday or Monday at Impala Island Inn, Ebb Tide Suites, or Wild Dunes Inn and get any 4-night accommodations for the price of 3. This includes all accommodations and breakfast for 2 daily. Prices and availability may vary so make sure to call and make a reservation ASAP at 609-399-7500. You don’t want to miss this great money-saving special that is only offered once a year.
Who says the fun of summer has to end just because August is over? Enjoy an endless summer with all that you love about Sea Isle and Ocean City, with even more benefits during the off-season. Book your stay at your favorite Shorebreak Hotel and plan your dream getaway for this Fall!