The beaches found along the coastlines that define the southeast United States vary from white sugar-sand beaches alongside calm waters to golden sand beaches with waves on which to hang 10. Here are a few fun beach towns to consider when planning your next seaside vacation.
We look to Gulf Shores for its fun vibe, terrific shopping and dining scenes, and all around good time. A bit quieter than the beach towns to its east, Gulf Shores has its own appeal. Not to mention the stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Sunshine State can easily lay claim to three coastlines — the east coast on the Atlantic Ocean; the west coast on the Gulf of Mexico; and the Panhandle to the north, which also lies on the Gulf of Mexico. If you find yourself on the Atlantic side of the state, Delray Beach is a terrific small town with a laid-back feel, yet continental atmosphere with loads of restaurants, boutiques, galleries and bars to meander through. Over on the west coast, join the sunset celebration each night on Clearwater Beach, named No. 1 in the United States on TripAdvisor’s list of Top Beaches for 2018. Up on the Panhandle, Seaside has a Main Street America feel, with a gorgeous beach to add to the appeal.
Outside of Savannah is Tybee Island, a friendly and welcoming beach town void of high rises and resorts. Rather, hop on your bike and ride around the island, choosing a spot to eat or a shop to pop into. Beach days on Tybee Island are beach days like they used to be.
Folly Beach has that surfer vibe so many of us yearn for during a day — or more — in the sun. It’s casual, familiar and just all around fun.
The Outer Banks is comprised of more than a dozen beach towns and villages, each with its own personality and draw. Probably one of the best-known and certainly longest in existence is Nags Head which, despite its immense popularity, somehow still maintains its small-town feel.
Not only is there plenty of beach to enjoy in Virginia Beach, but activities off the beach, too. Stay on the water’s edge in Oceanfront and check out the cafes and live music performances, or buy a snow cone from one of the vendors and stroll the three-mile-long boardwalk. Better yet, why not do it all?!
Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
South Seas, located on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcomes family travelers this spring break with two offers that include complimentary nights. The destination offers warmer temperatures, bright blue skies and the water, as well as the chance to take in some of baseball’s spring training games as Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins facilities.
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Germany is a fascinating destination with so much to see and do; each member of the family is sure to have an incredible time no matter what time of year you go. This may just be why Germany has been ranked No. 1 cultural travel destination in Europe for the past 10 years. This year, the country has even more reasons to make it a top family travel destination. Read on for three reasons why you shouldn’t miss this European destination.