There is perhaps no time of year Americans look forward to more than their vacation. It’s a much-needed yet all-too-brief escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, preferably in an exotic and inviting far-away location. Most Americans prefer to vacation at the beach, and the nation’s more than 95,000 miles of shoreline provide plenty of options to choose from. Many of the most enticing sea-side settings are located along the Gulf Coast. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, here are two areas you should consider.
The Houston area’s beaches offer everything from wild to mild. East Beach is the biggest beach in Texas, and considering everything is bigger in Texas, that’s really saying something. There’s great swimming and recreation opportunities abound, but it also boasts a lively boardwalk with trendy shops, charming bistros and live music venues.
If you’re in search of a more nature-centered experience, Galveston Island State Park is ideal. Its diverse terrain makes it a haven for a variety of wildlife, and hiking, kayaking and bird watching are among its most popular activities. Wherever you decide to get your rays, be sure to end the day with some famous Texas fixins, such as those served at barbecue joints or a waterfront restaurant Seabrook TX.
Florida has 663 miles of beaches, and some of the most beautiful are along the “Forgotten Coast.” About 90 miles from Tallahassee, this stretch of shoreline is famous for its pristine sand and crystal clear water, and is desired by many tourists who seek a quieter experience away from tourist traps and strip malls. One of the area’s beaches, St. George Island State Park, was recently listed among America’s ten best beaches.
Any day at a beach is a good day, but visiting one of America’s best beaches can provide an ultimate vacation experience. If that sounds like a dream trip to you, check out these locations along the Gulf Coast.