What a year it has been for us all. If this year has taught us anything, it is how spending valuable time with loved ones and making memories is really what matters most. This December, plan a day, night, or weekend trip with your favorite people at the shore. Many restaurants and shops are open throughout the winter season, as well as accommodations at Shorebreak Resorts. Take a look at some holiday fun to enjoy during a coastal escape.
With both Sea Isle and Ocean City’s downtown areas dressed in lights, festive decorations and lit up Christmas trees, it’s hard to not get into the spirit of the season. Sea Isle City is having a house lighting competition on December 10th. Thanks to the locals in both towns, there are now decorated Christmas trees on the beach. In Ocean City, there are trees on North Street Beach and 55th Street, and in Sea Isle there are trees on 44th Street and 84th Street. These are the perfect places for a photo-op with your group!
Shop ‘til you Drop
While visiting the Jersey Shore, make sure to check out the local shops that will be open for the season. Chamber of Commerces keep the most updated business hours on their website. Not only can you get loved ones thoughtful gifts from some of their favorite beachy stores, but it will also help boost small businesses in your favorite coastal towns. Use this time to get your holiday shopping done in a thoughtful way, or treat yourself.
The premium outlets are nearby in Atlantic City, or stop by some of Sea Isle’s cute boutiques like Coastal Palms or Birdcage. These shops are getting ready for the cold weather with new boho and chic style clothing and jackets that are perfect for the winter season. Many stores are accepting cash, credit cards, Venmo and many now have online shops available for pick up or delivery.
Head to Ocean City for even more cute stores. Check out shops like Seagrass Boutique, Island Gypsy, and Colette. These shops have trendy styles for women of all ages. A gift card to one of these stores is a great stocking stuffer.
Time with Family and Loved Ones
Throughout the month of December, Ocean City is offering FREE horse and carriage rides! Each Saturday and Sunday up until 12/20/20, you will see horse-drawn carriages riding visitors on Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City. Enjoy this festive activity, then hop off to experience and explore the downtown area.
Good Eats & Treats
The shore towns along the South Jersey coast are filled with delightful local restaurants and places for sweet treats. Josie Kelly’s Public House is in Somers Point, right across the bridge from Ocean City. It provides a warm and welcoming space and comfort food and drinks after a fun day of shopping and exploring. Sisters Sweet Shoppe in Sea Isle started creating hot chocolate bombs- perfect for all ages! Ocean City Coffee has a location on the boardwalk with a great view, and downtown on decorated Asbury Ave. Their coffee and treats are delicious and you can get a perfect little gift for any coffee lovers in the family.
New Years Eve
The hope that comes with a new year is much needed. We are all ready to move on from 2020 and get a new, refreshing start. Guarantee a wonderful start to the year by bringing in the New Year with a getaway at the beach. We have several deals to accommodate your stay so you can celebrate the new year by relaxing by the beach.
Impala Island Inn
Starting December 30 through January 2, stay any three nights for $230 plus tax. The Impala Island Inn is a premier family hotel in the heart of Ocean City. These cozy rooms are in close proximity to the boardwalk and beach making it easy to unwind. There are multiple room options perfect for any couple, friends, or family.
Ebb Tide Suites
Make memories in the comfortable one and two-bedroom apartments that have their own private balconies and are just steps away from Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. Stay any three nights from December 30 through January 2 in the Ebb Tide Suites, for $297 plus tax for one-bedroom or $430 plus tax for two bedrooms. Stay in a one-bedroom for a fourth night for an extra $50 and a two-bedroom for an extra night for $75.
Wild Dunes Inn
Stay three nights from December 30 through January 2 for $265 plus tax at the Wild Dunes Inn. Enjoy the perfect space for cozy one-bedroom suites with everything you need, including pool access. It is ideally located right by Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk making it the perfect stay for families and small groups.
With all these events and restaurants and businesses staying open for the holidays, we are sure if you spend a weekend at the Jersey Shore, you are sure to get into the holiday spirit quickly. Plan your weekend getaway today and stay at any one of our Shorebreak resorts located in both Sea Isle City and Ocean City. Visit our website to get started on planning your holiday getaway today!