Ocean City named a top ten beach

While you are waiting for the final days of winter to wrap up, start planning your summer vacation to Maryland’s favorite beach town.

TripAdvisor has named Ocean City, Maryland, one of the top ten beaches in the nation. The oceanside resort took a big leap this year, moving up from #25 to #10 in the rankings.

The local vacation spot was named one of the country’s best beaches for its family-friendly location and activities, including amusement parks, delicious dining, and clean, sandy beach. Ocean City’s free activities and excellent lifeguard staff also received high praise from reviewers.

Ocean City Governor Larry Hogan
Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan visit the Ocean City boardwalk

Not only did Ocean City climb 15 spots since last year, it is one of only three states to squeeze its way into the top 10. The U.S. list also included two Hawaiian beaches and seven in Florida, with Siesta Key taking the #1 spot. Read the complete top 10 list on Today.

“We are thrilled to have been named a top 10 Travelers’ Choice Beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “Being the only beach in the top 10 that wasn’t located in Florida or Hawaii tells us that Maryland is doing something right! With a pristine beach, great accommodations, waterfront dining and events all year long, it is no surprise that Ocean City ranked amongst the best beaches in the country.”

Winners were based on reviewing a year’s worth of TripAdvisor ratings from users across the globe. Read Ocean City’s reviews in depth on

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