OCNJ Vacation Recap

OCNJ Vacation Recap

As COVID continues to cancel Travel plans to other countries, Tony and I took the time to spend a week at the beach with my parents in Ocean City, NJ. I recently did a blog post on OCNJ and shared a ton of my favorites. You can check it out here.

I wanted to share today a vacation round up on the blog of what we did during the week!


  • Sticky Buns from Mallons.
  • Eagles Game at Charlies // The best neighborhood bar in Somers Point.


  • Shopping on Asbury Ave // My favorites are Heritage and 7th Street Surf Shop.
  • Iced Lattes from Drip and Scoop.
  • Painted Pumpkins at Glazed Over.
  • Beach Day.


  • Rented Bikes to Ride on the Boardwalk.
  • Coffee at Drip and Scoop.
  • Brown’s Donuts- These are a can’t miss during a week at OCNJ.
  • Lunch at the Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point.
  • Dinner at The Crab Trap in Somers Point.


  • A visit to Local, the best gym on the island.
  • Cold Brew at Ocean City Coffee Co.
  • Lunch at the Princeton in Avalon NJ.
  • Wine Tasting at Cape May Winery.
  • Brews at Cape May Brewing Co. The Crushing’ It.


  • Brunch at Dockside Kitchen right on the Bay.
  • Hard Rock Casino for dinner and gambling!


  • Nauti Donuts // This was our first time here. It was similar to Duck Donuts where you pick your toppings on your donuts. Yum! They also had cold brew with pumpkin flavoring.
  • Manco Manco Pizza, because you can’t come to OCNJ without getting Manco Manco // Tony and I love this pizza so much we would drive from Baltimore just to have it!
  • Ice Cream from Kohr Bros // They had a pumpkin cinnamon swirl. It was out of this world! Best Pumpkin ice cream I have ever had.
  • Shrivers Salt Water Taffy // I love to do the pick your own so I can get all the Vanilla and Peanut Butter flavors.
  • Johnson’s Popcorn // Always make sure to ask for the lid off, it will give you more popcorn.
  • A great walk on the boardwalk!
  • Mini Golf!

xoxo, Kate

Ocean City NJ

Ocean City NJ

OCNJ is the beach town I grew up going to, and it’s still my favorite to go back and visit! Sharing my favorites with you guys today.


  • Manco and Manco Pizza // You will never find a better pie down the shore. It is to die for. I will drive from Baltimore just for this pizza. They have three locations on the boardwalk and one in Somers Point.
  • Browns // One of the most classic places for breakfast in town. And don’t forget to get a donut or two while you are there.
  • Sunrise Cafe // One of my favorites for breakfast. You probably won’t want to leave until you buy one of their coffee mugs.
  • Ocean City Coffee Co. // Strolling on Asbury or on the boardwalk, Ocean City Coffee Co. has a spot for you. Their 9th and Boardwalk location is my favorite. Total beach coffee shop vibes.
  • Drip & Scoop // Sweet tooth? They’ve got it covered. From lattes, to ice cream, and donuts. Their donuts remind me of funnel cake which makes them that much better.
  • The Crab Trap // Right before the bridge to OCNJ is the Crab Trap in Somers Point. If you have never had their crab soup, I highly recommend. Ocean City is a dry town, but Somers Point isn’t so most nights we have dinner right outside of Ocean City so that we can enjoy a cocktail.
  • Crabby Jacks // Looking for casual dinner on the water, this place is located right behind The Crab Trap and its a perfect pier bar for apps and drinks.


  • Heritage Surf Shop // In need of a new pair of rainbows or sunbum sunscreen to get you through the week? This is your go to place. I actually started shopping at the Margate location first, but the OC location is a bit larger!
  • Island Gypsy // A newer shop that is perfect for any twenty something. All the pieces are on trend and the vibe inside is great.
  • 7th Street Surf Shop // I most definitely have been shopping here since high school and it is still just that good.
Ocean City Coffee Co Iced Coffee & Drip and Scoop Donuts
Manco & Manco Pizza

xoxo, Kate