The Best U.S. Beaches for Your Spring Break Vacation

TripAdvisor just released its list of the Top 25 U.S. Beaches, part of the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards. We’re pleased to see that four of our favorites made the cut!

Here’s a quick look at what makes these beaches extraordinary, plus recommendations for where to stay near each one. Book your spring break getaway through Tuesday, February 24, for special savings at select resorts in Carlsbad.

 

#6 La Jolla Cove

This gorgeous beach borders an underwater ecological reserve, making it a thrilling place to snorkel and kayak. Sea lions inhabit the area year round, and in the summer harmless leopard sharks flock to the cove en masse. Our friends at Everyday California will set you up with guided tours or gear.

Play and Stay – The Sofia Hotel in downtown San Diego

 

#19 Coronado Municipal Beach

Voted the #1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach, it’s no surprise that this gorgeous destination made the cut! Ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing, Coronado Municipal Beach boasts 1.5 miles of silvery sand and runs past the iconic Hotel del Coronado.

Play and Stay – Coronado Beach Resort across from the Hotel del Coronado

 

#22 Hanalei Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on Kauai, largely because the protected bay makes it a great place for the whole family. If you’re new to surfing, consider learning here; the beach has soft sand, shallow water, and gentle waves.

Play and Stay – Hanalei Beach Resort or Makai Club Resort, both just a few minutes away

 

#23 Carlsbad State Beach

Located less than an hour north of San Diego, Carlsbad’s laid back vibe attracts surfers, sunbathers, and swimmers alike. Spend the day enjoying the glittering blue water and warm sand. Then treat your taste buds to dinner at one of the up-and-coming restaurants in nearby Oceanside.

Play and Stay – With seven resorts in Carlsbad, you can take your pick of resort accommodations

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