Ocean City, Md. has long been known as one of the Bay region’s go-to vacation spots—the salty ocean water and crashing waves feels like an escape, but is still an easy car ride from the smaller waterways of the Chesapeake.
Now, a new national ranking shows that Ocean City holds an allure for folks beyond the regional visitors who go “down the Ocean (hon)”. Travel & Leisure named Ocean City, Md. among the 25 best beaches in the whole U.S., a list of spots that are “notable for their attractions, location, or unique amenities.”
Travel & Leisure puts Ocean City alongside Poipu Beach on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, and Coronado Beach, Calif., a dreamy island town outside San Diego.
The travel media company describes Ocean City this way:
“Ten miles of white-sand beach plus a three-mile boardwalk packed with amusement park rides, bike rentals, shops, and delectable treats make Ocean City Beach a popular vacation spot. You’ll find a variety of…