When the busy buzz of summer winds down, many shore communities enjoy a change of pace. Traffic and tourist crowds fade, leaving quiet streets, beaches, and boardwalks. While places like Somers Point and Ocean City, NJ may slow down a bit after summer, they are still open and delightful for off-season getaways, especially around the holidays.

Sonesta ES Suites Somers Point is the perfect home-away-from-home for you at the Jersey Shore, no matter what season it is! Spacious suites are warm and cozy and feature full kitchens, ideal for home-cooked meals during your stay. The hotel is minutes from the Ocean City Boardwalk, which is open year-round, weather dependent, for walking, cycling, and enjoying beautiful ocean views.

Fall and winter in Ocean City bring seasonal events like the Winterfest By The Sea holiday shopping event, Christmas in the Downtown, visits with Santa, horse and carriage rides, and the Ocean City Christmas Parade. December brings Elf The Musical, and the enchanting Swinging Through the Holidays show of music and dancing. Beach lovers may want to kick off the New Year at the First Day at the Beach Celebration.

For all of the holiday season events in Ocean City, visit the Ocean City Vacation events calendar.

Just over 20 minutes from Sonesta ES Suites Somers Point, you’ll find Historic Smithville New Jersey, a quaint, village-like experience, featuring over 60 shops, a number of restaurants including an historic inn, and family fun, like a carousel, train, and paddle boats.

The holiday season at Historic Smithville brings a little bit of magic for all ages via events like their Holiday Dickens Fest and Breakfast with Santa and fun features like the Holiday Talking Tree and Holiday Train Ride.

Learn about all of the holiday events happening at Historic Smithville.

Ready to plan a memorable Jersey Shore getaway off-season? View special offers at Sonesta ES Suites Somers Point.