During the hot days of summer, you want a nice and relaxing place to visit with your family to have fun and be near the beach. If you are thinking about a great place to visit this summer, why not choose a beach area? The United States has a variety of different beaches to not only visit but plan a nice and fun vacation for your entire family. Here are a few beaches to consider visiting this summer.
Hilton Head, South Carolina is an island located along the coast. Whether you are looking for good southern cooking or just to relax on the beach, this may be a good place for you. Hilton Head is known for its 12-mile long area filled with beaches. For golfers, this island is home to a variety of golf courses including the Hilton Head National Golf Club and the Shipyard Golf Club. You can also find activities such as parasailing and kayaking. If you enjoy being up close and personal with animals and nature, take a cruise along the Gypsy. This 65 feet long boat will take you on a tour on the Calibogue Sound located on the island. Attendees will not only see dolphins swimming in the area, but will also learn all about their food choices and how they communicate. Also, Hilton Head offers a variety of family-friendly hotels suitable for your budget and your ideal location on the island.
If you want to visit a beautiful beach in Virginia, then Virginia Beach is a great destination. Whether it is a combination of its pristine beaches, a variety of fun-filled activities and proximity to different beach hotels in the area, this location is perfect for your next excursion. Your family will enjoy the games and rides located in Atlantic Fun Park. From the Ferris wheel, water rides and a kiddie train, this park offers fun for all ages. If you are looking for an educational experience, then you definitely want to visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Visitors get to explore over 800,000 gallons of live animal habitats and aquariums all located on Virginia Beach. Also, there are plenty of interactive exhibits and 3D Imax Theater to help you explore and get closer to nature.
Although New Jersey is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Shore is definitely still a hot spot. Many beaches in this area have been restored and new restaurants are popping up just in time for the 2014 summer season. The Jersey Shore consists of 127 miles of New Jersey coastal area including Sandy Hook, Cape May and Long Branch. Whether you want to attend an outdoor festival, a live theater performance on the Shore or visit nearby Atlantic City, there are plenty of options available to have fun in this area during the summer.
Sources: Hiltonhead.com, Vbound.com, NJmonthly.com