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Rehoboth and Ocean City, Maryland, hyped by popular travel website

Delaware is known for its beach towns, and one was selected as one of the top 20 in the country by a popular travel website.

Thrillist writers and editors named Rehoboth Beach as one of the top 20 in a list released in April. Further down the list, Ocean City, Maryland, was also on the list.

“Our group of travel writers have highlighted the best of the best, places where those sands give way to dreamy towns, where the locals coexist with the visitors, and the food and drinks become the stuff of endless summer memories,” wrote the site. the list.

‘Fun for everyone’

In addition to a bizarre reference to “buff dudes” in “preternaturally small speedos,” Thrillist hyped Rehoboth’s LGBTQ community, boardwalk, amusement parks, free summer concerts and proximity to the more youthful good times in Dewey Beach.

It’s also a haven for craft beer nerds: Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione can often be seen skateboarding around town, and his flagship brewery pub and restaurant, Chesapeake & Maine, is one of the first signs you’ve reached the beach ,” the website says.

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Top attractions included Thrillist sushi at The Cultured Pearl, the raw bar at Henlopen City Oyster House, partying at Blue Moon, and taking a bike tour to see houses you’ll never be able to afford around Silver Lake.

Forever trapped in the ’80s

Thrillist says everyone loves Ocean City because it’s forever stuck in the ’80s, citing the “vast majority” of hotels and rental properties built around that decade.

“Nothing seems to have changed, from the outdoor cover band at Seacrets to the fries at Thrasher’s,” the website says.

The website promotes eating food with Old Bay seasoning and vinegared fries, along with drinking an orange crush at Harborside Bar and Grill.

Travel+Leisure, another popular travel website, also names Ocean City as one of the 25 best beaches in the country.

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The top 20 beach towns selected by Thrillist

  • Asbury Park, NJ
  • Nags Head, North Carolina
  • Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon
  • Ocean City, Maryland
  • Anna Maria Island, Florida
  • Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Rehoboth, Delaware
  • Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Tybee Island, Georgia
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Ogunquit, Maine
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina
  • Paia, Maui, Hawaii
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • Wellfleet and Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Narragansett, Rhode Island
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi