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TripAdvisor names Ocean City to list of top family vacations

Baltimore Sun reporter

TripAdvisor this week announced the winners of its first Travelers Choice Family award-winning best destinations. The travel guide has divded the winners into two groups: Top 10 Great Places to Discover and Top 10 Amusement Parks and Boardwalks.

Ocean City comes in at No. 8 on the list of best family amusements and boardwalks. Anaheim, Calif., home of super-amusement park Disneyland, came in on top. Other Mid-Atlantic favorites to make the list include Wildwood in New Jersey and Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. TripAdvisor also singled out a winning hotel in each region. For Ocean City, the Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront was named the best hotel.

Here's the full list of the Top 10:

Travelers' Choice Family Award-winning U.S. Amusement Park Destinations:1. Anaheim, California. Winning hotel: Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort / Convention Center2. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Winning hotel: Glacier Canyon Lodge3. Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. Winning hotel: Caribbean Motel4. Orlando, Florida. Winning hotel: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress5. Sandusky, Ohio. Winning hotel: no property met TripAdvisor's criteria6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Winning hotel: Dunes Village Resort7. Hershey, Pennsylvania.Winning hotel: Hotel Hershey8. Ocean City, Maryland. Winning hotel: Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront9. Carlsbad, California. Winning hotel: West Inn & Suites Carlsbad10. Panama City, Florida. Winning hotel: Palmetto Inn & Suites

Colonial Williamsburg topped the list of the best places for families to discover and Virginia Beach came in second. Here's the full list of the Top 10:

Travelers' Choice Family Award-winning Great U.S. Destinations to Discover:1. Williamsburg, Virginia. Winning hotel: Williamsburg Inn2. Virginia Beach, Virginia. Winning hotel: Springhill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront3. Lake George, New York. Winning hotel: Blue Lagoon Resort4. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Winning hotel: The Inn at Christmas Place5. Branson, Missouri. Winning hotel: Best Western Music Capital Inn6. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Winning hotel: Deer Ridge Mountain Resort7. Corpus Christi, Texas. Winning hotel: Staybridge Suites Corpus Christi8. Port Aransas, Texas. Winning hotel: no property met TripAdvisor's criteria 9. Daytona Beach, Florida. Winning hotel: Hampton Inn Daytona Shores10. Destin, Florida. Winning hotel: Candlewood Suites Destin–Miramar Beach

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