Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast (III)
The eastern US offers plenty of vacation destinations that you and your family may want to consider this coming year. From Maine and the cool waters of the Northern Atlantic to the majestic Gulf of Mexico and the towns that dot its perfect sandy beaches, and every place in between, there are beach towns that have become quite good at catering to those looking for the good-life along the sea.
5. Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast: Singer Island / West Palm Beach, Florida — Heading down the Atlantic coast of Florida travelers come upon the West Palm Beach area. For over one hundred years, the rich and famous have migrated to South Florida, with West Palm Beach and Singer Island being two of their favorite destinations. Singer Island, which is located just north of West Palm Beach, was named in honor of the Singer sewing machine family Beautiful white beaches play host to high-end resorts like the Marriott Resort and the Beaches Resort & Spa along the eastern shore of Singer Island. On the western side of the island, the marina region has some cool restaurants and libation-stations. Moving south into West Palm Beach, the vibe changes from laid back to energetic. Developed in 2000, City Place brought life back into what was a struggling downtown area in the 80s and 905. Complete with popular restaurants, clubs, and theaters, City Place also has high-end condos sitting above the businesses on street level. Just a few blocks away is the famous "Rodeo Drive of the South," otherwise known in West Palm Beach as Worth Avenue. Over the next few blocks sits high-end restaurants, exclusive designer stores, and everything else that screams elegance. With winter temperatures hovering around 75 and summer highs reaching into the 90s, the Singer Island / West Palm Beach region is one of the finest locations to enjoy everything that is "beach life."
6. Greatest Beach Towns on America’s East Coast: South Padre Island, Texas— Known for its dolphin watching, extensive water sports, and just plain old fun in the sun, South Padre Island is enjoyed by millions each year. A traditional college Spring Break destination during March and April, the island welcomes families to its shores the rest of the year. Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island experiences subtropical temperatures most of the year with winter highs near 70, and summer temps reaching into the mid-90s. Resort hotels, condominiums, and single-family residences line the shore of the Gulf. One of America's most impressive waterparks is located on South Padre Island. The Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark draws thousands of visitors every year who want to experience some of the most amazing water rides to be found anywhere. South Padre Island has been a victim of many storms over the years, but time after time this beach paradise has righted itself and come back even stronger And with that in mind, "SPI" is experiencing a popularity growth like never before, and it's quite easy to see why.