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LBI or Ocean City in 2010???

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LBI or Ocean City in 2010???

We are finally getting everyone in the family on board with doing a week house rental & are debating where. We are all from Northern NJ. It will be my Mom & each of my siblings with spouses & kids. Kids will be 6 mos, 2, 3, 4 & 7.

Over the past few years I always ended up in LBI since that's where some friends always go. But my Mom is suggesting Ocean City for our trip.

Thoughts, advice?

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1. Re: LBI or Ocean City in 2010???

My friend has a house in Ocean City. It is truly a family vacation area. I believe they have a boardwalk and acrivities for children. I have heard only good things about Ocean City.It also has a very nice beach.

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Both LBI and OC are known as family destinations. You don't mention where on LBI you stay and since some townships/boroughs on LBI are very different from each other, I don't want to generalize. But I will...

OC has a very family friendly boardwalk, known to be popular and with many attraction geared toward the ages of your kids. Ocean City is a dry town, so there is no alcohol served, sold or bringing your own to restaurants in OC. OC is more built up than some sections of LBI and parking is more of an issue on some blocks.

LBI has several different communities from lovely (primarily residential) areas such as North Beach and Loveladies to Beach Haven with more shopping, the water park, Fantasy Island, Surflight Theater etc. Beach Haven also has a lovely historic distric and quieter residential areas well.

OC will be a slightly longer drive as well. You need to decide what activities/type of community you want and plan your vacation accordingly. Both OC and LBI have many happy visitors.

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I prefer OC to LBI by far. LBI is beautiful but I prefer OC.

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