Best Beach Vacation Cities
in the USA

5th June 2020

A beach holiday to America really has it all. With 12,383 miles of coastline from white strands to secret coves, untouched nature reserves to funky city beaches, from the Atlantic’s cooler waters to the Pacific’s wild surf playgrounds, a beach holiday to America has loads to offer. Get ready to wiggle your toes in the sand because North America has some of the best on the planet. So where are the Best Beach Vacation Cities in USA?

Miami (South Beach)

Miami Beach Promendae

Is there anything better than relaxing at a beach for hours on a blue-skied summer’s day? Miami is a vibrant paradise fronted by the golden sands of South Beach. A beach holiday to Miami will bring you to the epicentre of a hip urban culture as you experience laid-back seaside vibes combined with a South Beach party scene that is distinctively Latin yet has a real American flavour.

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is one of Florida’s top beach destinations, a picture-perfect beach side location with plenty for the whole family to do! There are plenty of activities to take part in at the beach both on dry land and in the sea. There are beachfront splash parks, volleyball courses, jungle gyms and cycling trails. If you prefer to try some water sports, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking and parasailing are all also available.

You’ll also find a fantastic pier and boardwalk at Daytona Beach, a real hive of activity with a wide variety of food and drinks outlets. Sit back and share a meal or sip a drink enjoy a stunning sea view.

Daytona Beach

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a residential destination that offers so much more than the traditional beach holiday. This town is made up of canals and waterways that mimic those of Venice, where you can even take gondola rides.

Fort Lauderdale Beach has over seven miles of pristine beach that is warm all year round, perfect for snorkelling and water sports. Las Olas Boulevard has all the unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars you could need to keep you entertained for your whole trip.

Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

Santa Monica State Beach in Los Angeles is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the world. This soft sandy beach and gentle water makes it an ideal area to sunbath, play volleyball and splash in the small waves. The beach is located near the Santa Monica Pier. The famous pier is home to the Pacific Park Amusement Park, complete with rides and arcade games, bars, restaurants, shops, and the Santa Monica Aquarium.

Santa Monica

Washington (Long Beach)

Next in line for our best beach vacations cities in USA is Long Beach in Washington. Long Beach offers all kinds of fun activities like clam digging and beach-combing. There are also several lighthouses nearby that are well worth a visit. A family beach holiday to Long Beach will keep you and your kids entertained, there is so much to see and do in the area.

Walk a short distance and visit Willapa Bay – a fun and safe spot where the kids can paddle through shallow waters and look for wildlife along the rocky beaches.

This part of the Pacific Northwest is famous for Dungeness crab. You can look forward to dining on some of the best crab you have ever tasted in the restaurants surrounding Long Beach.

San Diego (La Jolla Shores)

San Diego characterises a typical Southern Californian beach city: with year-round sunshine and surf, a superb coastline with miles of sandy-white beaches, easy-going inhabitants, and a wide variety of world-class family attractions. It’s no wonder San Diego is such a popular beach holiday destination.

La Jolla Shores is one of San Diego’s most popular beaches and is the perfect destination for families. It is a sandy beach, about one mile long, with a large grassy area, Kellogg Park, perfect for a midday picnic. With permanent lifeguard stations along the beach, you can relax and enjoy the water with ease.

la Jolla Beach, San Diego

Oahu (Waikiki Beach)

If a relaxing vacation is what you are after, then a beach holiday to Oahu is your perfect destination. Oahu (Honolulu) is one of the most popular Hawaiian Islands. Waikiki Beach is arguably the most well-known beach in Hawaii, famous for its while sands, palm trees and Diamond Head views. If you enjoy lying on the beach or prefer surfing, SUPing or canoeing there’s something for everyone at Waikiki Beach. It’s well worth a visit!

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Planning your next beach vacation in America? Give us a call now and our expert travel advisors will create the perfect beach holiday package for you. If you are planning a visit to Florida check out recommendations on Beach Recommendations for Florida

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By Orlagh Hogan

Senior Travel Consultant

Favourite Destination: I have to say that my favorite destination would have to be Florida. You are almost guaranteed sunshine and with so much to do and see in one state it's a holiday the whole family will enjoy. You could spend your entire trip theme park hopping, or just enjoy some R&R on the countless Florida beaches. For nightlife head to the hotels of South Beach, you never know who you might run into!

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