Like Destin and Myrtle Beach, this East Coast beach town is a pull for broods big and small. From efficient condos to multilevel townhomes, lodging is plentiful and caters to all price points.
For our money, the family-only property pictured boasts a lot of value for its location and amenities. Just steps from the oceanfront, the five-bedroom home provides guests with resort-style treats such as a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, walking trails, plus the creature comforts you’re accustomed to in your own casa: an island kitchen, five TVs, four DVD players and four VCRs.
Should your group spill over, the home fronts to a neighboring property with an additional five bedrooms. Your only worry–and thankfully cleaning won’t be one of them since a housekeeping fee isn’t charged–is securing the activity tags needed to access the pool and clubhouse ($85 upon arrival).
Anglers, listen up: Ocean City happens to be known as the White Marlin Capital of the World and will host the White Marlin Open on Aug. 5. For sportsmen who prefer their seafood the clawed, appendaged-type, there’s a crabbing pier at the Sunset Island property for those late-night runs.
And let us tell you … There’s nothing like that hunky meat. Period.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.