Ready to plan your next beach vacation? Here are 8 of the most popular locations.

St. Petersburg, Florida

This barrier island is the perfect combination of laid-back yet ready-for-action. With 15 million visitors each year, St. Pete's Beach has become known as one of the best vacation spots in America.

Panama City Beach, Florida

This family-friendly location is perfect for finding a spot to relax and play. Panama City Beach also offers activities including fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and parasailing. Star Gazing is also popular when the sun goes down.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is packed with attractions that are especially popular with young families, such as an old-fashioned Ferris wheel, an amusement park, and 60 miles of coastline to enjoy.

Waikiki Beach, Oahu

This world-class beach stretches for two miles and has everything you’ll need for a fun-filled vacation in a tropical oasis.

Venice Beach, California

This west coast beach draws an eclectic crowd, including part Bohemian, part street performer, and part people-watcher.

South Padre Island, Texas

Located on the southern tip of Texas, this barrier island is one of the only tropical islands in the United States.  Activities include water parks, fishing, swimming, kiteboarding, sunset sailing, and dolphin watching.

Florida Panhandle, Florida

With its almost year-round warm temperatures, beautiful emerald waters, and accessible towns, the Florida Panhandle is an excellent option for a cheap beach vacation in the U.S.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

There are plenty of beachfront hotels along the three-mile Virginia Beach strip. Along with all the usual water activities, there is also a boardwalk that visitors enjoy.  It consists of two cement paths parallel to one another and is open 24 hours a day, year-round.

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