ATLANTIC CITY (CBS) – In Atlantic City there is always a plethora of fun events and family-friendly attractions. That is why the south Jersey city was named by ABC Travel Guides for Kids as the top east coast family beach destination.

Atlantic City, conveniently located within a day’s drive of a third of the United State’s population, was recognized by the travel guide for its many unique attractions.

Some of the sites include Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum and the Atlantic City Aquarium. Of course, many tourists never leave without picking up some salt water taffies or a round of shopping at Tanger Outlets.

Atlantic City topped other popular destinations such as Miami Beach, Florida, Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Rehobeth Beach, Delaware and Outer Banks, North Carolina.

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