Survey: Ocean City Top Destination Choice for Vacation

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    TripAdvisor

    As the summer travel season began this week, TripAdvisor surveyed more than 2,500 travelers and learned that 89% are planning to take a summer vacation this year and Ocean City, Maryland was named one of the top summer travel destinations.

    According to the survey, 9% of respondents cited last winter’s harsh weather and polar vortex as inspirations for their summer vacations. With an improved economy, 36% of travelers plan to spend more on their leisure summer travel in 2014 than last year. Based on the survey results their plans include:

    Top U.S. Summer Escapes
    This summer 66% of respondents plan to travel domestically and their top destinations include:

    1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    2. Las Vegas, Nevada
    3. New York City, New York
    4. Destin, Florida
    5. Ocean City, Maryland
    6. Orlando, Florida
    7. Virginia Beach, Virginia
    8. San Francisco, California
    9. San Diego, California
    10. Key West, Florida

    Most Popular Types of Summer Vacations
    1. Beach / Ocean escape- 45%
    2. City vacation- 42%
    3. National park visit- 21%

    Top Summer Activities
    54% Shopping
    49% Swimming / watersports
    49% Visiting a historical site or event

    Favorite Summer Food Indulgences
    1. 18% said they would splurge on ice cream
    2. 14% will reach for a lobster
    3. 9% look forward to watermelon