#1 Ocean City, NJ (2 of 11)
#1. Ocean City, NJ:
This beautiful island is one of the best kept secrets of the East Coast. Tucked in between beach party towns, you’d never know this family stretch of beach existed, unless you stumbled on it by accident.
Ocean City, NJ features a huge boardwalk with piers for the kids. The little ones will love the car rides and boat rides, while the older kids zip down water slides and ride the coasters. And because Ocean City is a dry town, it maintains a distinctive family atmosphere.
During the day families enjoy the beautiful life-guarded beaches and at night they stroll the boardwalk. If you are an early riser, you can even rent a quad bicycle and take an early morning ride on the boards overlooking the ocean.