Always a popular seaside resort town, not much has changed in Ocean City. Besides a few additions and deletions from the boardwalk, the town is careful not to expand too rapidly or welcome chains or anything else that is already dotted across the United States.
This residential atmosphere makes it a great, calm vacation spot with extensive beaches and family oriented events. The festival atmosphere of the famous boardwalk is a semi-clean perk, running very close to the beach and providing cheap eats from local vendors. Little has changed in Ocean City, but the people here seem to know what works.