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Good Beaches

My friend can get a condo for anywhere in the US for next summer. What are your favorite beaches and why? We will be taking the kids along and would prefer something in the south or east (not north east) because we hav to drive from Indiana. I guess north by michigan would work..just not New jersery area.

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Asked by ria7 at 12:19 PM on May. 11, 2009 in Travel

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  • Florida has some incredible beaches. It depends on how far you want to drive. Gulf coast or Atlantic coast.. We loved Key's like being in the carribean without the cost. We also liked Clearwater. We have never been but have heard wonderful things about Sanibel Island as well.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:24 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • If you want a pretty beach, skip the Gulf Coast unless it's Florida or the very southern part of Texas. My favorite pick for a U.S. beach would be Key West or Pensacola, Florida.

    Answer by imacafemom at 1:28 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Clearwater beach, Fort Desoto, Madeira Beach there are beautfiul beaches all along Florida's coast. I rpefer the ulf coast beaches over the west coast beaches in Florida. I think that they are prettier and are not quite as commercial. I do not like taking the little ones to any beach where you can drive on such as parts if Daytona. South beaches in Florida are beatiful but when we have been they do not seem as kid friendly. Hope that you find the perfect place to go on vacation!!

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:06 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Why not come to Chicago? You can leave your car at home and take public transit. We have wonderful zoos, museums, neighborhood and ethnic festivals, parks, etc.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:58 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • sorry rkoloms have my heart set on the beach but I will take my dd to the Chicago zoo someday!!

    Answer by ria7 at 5:12 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Answer by AprilDJC at 10:26 PM on May. 11, 2009

  • Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. And to answer New Jersey does not have nice beaches.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:56 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • Michigans Beaches are very nice. We have singing sand and Fresh water! no salt.

    Answer by chefjen at 11:41 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • Hawaii's in the U.S. :) Heck, so's Puerto Rico, technically!

    For the continental U.S. I'd go for South Padre Island, TX or Key West/Miami Beach.

    Answer by Avarah at 11:01 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Florida has AMAZING beaches. The water is so clean, so warm! I really loved Key West in Florida, it's very tourist friendly, and so beautiful with lots to do.

    Answer by prettylilrae at 12:20 PM on May. 13, 2009

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