Close to 75 million travelers visit the U.S.A. on an average, as per the U.S. Travel Association. Further, it is among the top 3 countries with maximum number of international travelers. This isn’t surprising when you consider the spectrum of offerings the country has to offer for its tourists; from giant rainforests to stunning island beaches and from some of the world’s biggest theme-based recreational towns and cities to modern cityscapes with dizzying heights.
No matter which of these you plan to explore, including some of the best beaches in your itinerary can serve as a great way to slow down in the middle of a packed holiday. Here are 5 of the top beaches in the U.S.A. that promise to make for great memories.
You simply cannot talk about the best beaches in the U.S.A. and miss out on its tropical paradise – Hawaii. One of the island’s must-visit beach is the Kaanapali beach.
It is said to be the first planned beach resort to come up in Hawaii. However, that isn’t all that makes this Maui beach an unmissable one. Once a retreat reserved for the local royals, it is big on all three – natural beauty, adventure sports, and rituals. In fact, a key reason you should head here is to witness the local community’s traditional cliff-diving ceremony, which is held every evening at sunset.
Located in the Gulf of Mexico, head to Clearwater Beach if pristine white sands and stunning blue waters is your idea of the perfect beach. In fact, it was named as U.S.A.’s best beach in 2018 by TripAdvisor. In fact, unlike some of the world’s best beaches that serve as romantic retreat for couples, this one serves as an idyllic beach for family outings; you can enjoy various activities here including parasailing, dolphin watching, etc. while soaking in the stunning backdrop. Once the sun is down, you can head out to the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival which features some truly talented street performers, artisans, crafters, and more.
Have you ever come across a beach that is home to sparkling sand? If not, then expect the U.S.A. to surprise you on this front as well. The Crown Jewel of Coronado in San Diego, the Coronado Beach has high amounts of mica, a mineral that gives it a sparkling glow. This is one of the key factors why the beach has won several awards and has also been a preferred location for movie shorts. Apart from its scenic beauty, this pet-friendly beach is perfect if you want to learn surfing since it is defined by gentle waves.
Rated as the best island in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards in 2018, Hilton Head Island is where you should head if an upscale resort beach town with sprawling golf courses makes you feel at home. Featuring 12-miles of beachfront, the Island lets you wake up to luxurious ocean views, follow it up with long bike rides and indulge in al fresco picnics with your family after a few rounds of golf.
Life’s a beach; especially if you ask Clint Eastwood about living on Carmel Beach. Head here to indulge the art lover in you. The beach town has been home to several renowned artists and authors, which reflects in the local vibe. It is also home to dolphins and sea otters. Take your pick from going surfing to dolphin watching. Apart from incomparable sunsets, the beach is also home to several fun annual events such as the Great Sandcastle Contest.
So, now that you know what some of the U.S.’s top beaches have to offer, you must definitely pay a visit to get your dose of Vitamin Sea.
While you enjoy the beaches, be careful of your belongings. To be able to enjoy a worry free vacation, do not forget to carry your USA travel insurance papers where ever you go around in USA.
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