(Jan. 30, 2015) FlipKey, the vacation rental company of TripAdvisor, revealed Ocean City as a Best East Coast Beach Destination and No. 4 on the top 10 trending vacation rental destinations for 2015.
“I think it’s terrific and the reason why is because Ocean City reaches out to a wide range of people,” Mayor Rick Meehan said. “The beach and family activities draw people in.”
Industry research and traveler feedback were the deciding factors in which helped FlipKey choose Ocean City as an East Coast Beach Destination favorite.
The website describes Ocean City as “one of the most youthful and energetic destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.”
They go on to list the many reasons why Ocean City should be a place to visit including the 10 miles of beaches, world-famous Boardwalk, visiting the historic downtown area and the short drive to Assateague Island National Seashore.
It ends with the fact that Ocean City is a place for everyone from a family vacation to a romantic getaway or a beach adventure with friends.
Mayor Rick Meehan echoed FlipKey’s observation.
“There are many different types of accommodations for any budget. We have condos, hotels, motels and townhomes ranging from efficiencies to housing a group of ten,” Meehan said. “I think the variety of accommodations are shown on their website [FlipKey] and people in return visit Ocean City.”
Myrtle Beach, Martha’s Vineyard, the Jersey Shore, Virginia Beach and the Hamptons were some of the other 16 East Coast destinations who made the list including local areas Rehoboth Beach and Chincoteague Island.
The top 10 vacation rental destinations trending for 2015 were based on FlipKey’s traveler demand. Ocean City was fourth on their list behind three Florida destinations: Miami, Orlando and Key West. Ocean City did not make the list in 2014.
“It is wonderful to hear that Ocean City was named Best East Coast Beach Destination and top searched destination. We certainly believe that we are a vibrant, first-class resort and it is encouraging to see that FlipKey believes we are the best as well,” said Jessica Waters, communications manager for the Town of Ocean City.
“I hope that being named the Best East Coast Beach Destination will attract new visitors, because I am confident once they arrive, our outstanding beach, boardwalk and community will keep them coming back for more,” she said.
For more information on why FlipKey chose Ocean City, visit https://www.flipkey.com/ocean-city-summer-rentals/g41298/related-articles/#ocean-city-best-east-coast-beach-destination.