Are you wishing you could just hang out on a beach somewhere? There are some great U.S. beaches, and beautiful resorts to accompany them. Today I’m highlighting four beach destinations: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; San Diego, California; Key West, Florida; and Ocean City, Maryland. All of these would be a perfect summer or fall getaway for relaxation and fun.
Ocean Enclave by Hilton – Myrtle Beach, SC
Overlooking the vibrant attractions and sparkling beaches of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations is an inviting escape in a prime location. Perfect for families, couples and other leisure travelers, this brand new, all-suites vacation resort is just steps from the beautiful Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, a wide variety of shops and restaurants, and ample outdoor recreation. Relax and unwind after a day at the beach in our modern, coastal-inspired suites. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, furnished private balcony with resort or ocean view, free WiFi, laundry facilities and one, two or three bedrooms. Make the most of your vacation and enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center and kids’ activity center. Grab a snack or souvenir from The Marketplace, unwind in the lounge and enjoy direct access to the beach.
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa – San Diego, CA
Ideal for families, spa-lovers, nature enthusiasts and active travelers of all ages, this San Diego gem offers superior accommodations amidst hidden gardens of over 100 rare palms, serpentine waterways and exotic birds. Here, spacious guestrooms were designed for comfort with daily room service, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, plasma TV’s, iPod chargers, and a private balcony. The hotel’s beachfront location provides the perfect blend of sun, surf and service. Fronting the shores of Mission Bay and only steps from the Pacific Ocean, you can enjoy delicious dining and entertainment at a variety of restaurants and bars; a paradise of soothing treatments at the sensational spa; exciting water sports like boogie boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and more, and kid-friendly activities including an educational kid’s club where little ones can play games and meet new friends.
Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort – Key West, FL
Since welcoming their first guests on New Year’s Eve in 1920, Casa Marina has been a landmark of the grace, charm and tranquility of Old Key West. Enjoy a luxury escape where lush green lawns meet the Atlantic surf on Key West’s largest private beach. Enjoy luxury recreation and relaxation. Nestled along the southern edge of the island – overlooking more than 1,100 feet of beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests – these Key West accommodations provide an elegant yet refreshingly simple hideaway for travelers. Listed in the National Register for Historic Places, this landmark Key West resort has attracted generations of business tycoons, artists, and dignitaries for nearly a century.
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites – Ocean City, MD
The Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront hotel is Ocean City, Maryland's premiere, luxury, all-suite hotel. Its location is convenient to numerous restaurants, nightclubs, amusement parks and golf courses. Ocean City's world famous three-mile long boardwalk is five short blocks to the South. For adult guests, the North pool deck features a sundeck, large swimming pool and pool bar and grill with swim-up seating. For families, the South deck features an elaborate zero depth entry swimming pool with fountains, waterslides and a lazy river. Dining options include 32Palm, an award-winning restaurant serving an eclectic mix of Eastern Shore classics and Western Caribbean dishes. Rumbas Lounge is the perfect spot for an after-dinner drink or a casual meal. Room service is also available. Other amenities include a large game room and fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment. Adjacent to the fitness room is an indoor pool housed inside a three-story glass atrium. There are 225 oceanfront suites, each with a separate living room and bedroom. All units have an oversized, private, oceanfront balcony with table and chairs. The living room and bedroom both contain a flat-screen television. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen with residential sized appliances including a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. Guestrooms also feature large two person whirlpool tubs.
If these resorts or their beaches sound like just what you’re looking for, let me know! I’m happy to get you to one of these or another beautiful U.S. destination.