Awards Given to Ocean City and Worcester County, Maryland

Awards Given to Ocean City and Worcester County, Maryland

Awards Given to Ocean City, MD and Worcester County

Ocean City

America’s Most Affordable Fun City
Bloomberg Businessweek – 2011

Top 10 Best Boardwalks
National Geographic – 2011

Second Most Popular Beach in the US
The Daily Beast – 2011

Top 10 Family Destination
Yahoo Travel 2011

Top 10 Amusement Parks and Boardwalk in the US
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2011

Top 100 Event in North America, American Bus Association

the OC Air Show 2011
Winterfest of Lights:  2003,05,07, 09, 10,11

Best Traditional Art & Craft Show in the nation as chosen by Sunshine Artist Magazine For Sunfest 2010 and 2011  (Ranked #3 in 2006 and 2009)

10th Best Traditional Art & Craft Show in the nation as chosen by Sunshine Artist Magazine For
Springfest 2011;  (ranked #11 in 2009)

Ten Best US Boardwalks
Sherman’s Travel 2010

NRDC 5-Star rating for cleanliness and safety of beach water – 2008 and 2009

Top 50 Motorcoach Destinations 2008

Ten Best US Beaches
Woman’s Day Online 2007

One of America’s Best Seaside Strolls by Reader’s Digest 2006

AAA Top Member Auto Travel Destination
2003-2006

Beach Buddy 2004 – One of four beaches recognized by the NRDC for environmental achievements

Worcester County

2008- Best Electronic Marketing Award from MTC for Wilds of Worcester
2009- Impact Award from MTC for Host Our Coast
2011- Industry Partnership Award from MTC for Harbor Day at the Docks Awards from the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council:
2006- Best New Heritage Initiative Award- Berlin Audio Walking Tour
2009- Heritage Award
2009- Best Heritage Tourism Program/Event- Harbor Day at the Docks
2010- Best New Heritage Initiative Award- Art & Times calendar and website
2011- Heritage Interpretation Award- “An Anglers Guide” to Worcester County
2009- Visit Maryland Award from MD Office of Tourism for Host our Coast
2009- Pride in Place Award from MD Downtown Development Assn. for marketing and promotion for Eat.Drink.Buy Art campaign
2011- Business Partner Award from the Berlin Main Street Program

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