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The beach is a sure bet when it comes to enjoying a balmy summer afternoon. But why only have fun only for one day when you can unwind for the whole weekend? And there are some fantastic spots that are perfect for just that.

A great weekend getaway can be much more than just “toes in the water, a** in the sand.” (Thanks Zac Brown!) When you immerse yourself in the experience, you’re feasting at various restaurants and trying the local cuisine, exploring different kinds of museums, and engaging in all kinds of activities you probably never would have access to at home.

Every beach community has its own vibe and culture. A three-to-four day weekend at the beach can be just what the doctor ordered, and there are excellent options for anywhere coastal that you want to go in the United States.

So in no particular order, here are five remarkable beaches around the U.S. where you can go to have a fun, long summer weekend. 


Laguna Beach, California

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Places To Eat:
Nick’s Laguna Beach
Las Brisas
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Places to Shop:
The Mermaid Store
Toes on the Nose

Things to Do:
Pageant of the Masters
Day Trip to Santa Catalina Island
Laguna Dance Festival

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

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Places To Eat:
Coco’s Kitchen
Apothecary 330
YOT Bar and Kitchen

Places to Shop:
Las Olas Boulevard
Gulfstream Park
Bal Harbour Shops

Things to Do:
Butterfly World
Spirit Yacht Charters
Sea Rocket So Flo Parasail


Ocean City, Maryland


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Places to Eat:
The Hobbit Restaurant
Ocho Rios Jerk and Tings
Blu Crabhouse and Raw Bar

Places to Shop:
Outlets Ocean City

Things to Do:
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
White Marlin Open
ArtX Festival


East Beach, Texas

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Places to Eat:
The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
The Tremont House
Koop’s BBQ Kitchen & Catering

Places to Shop:
The Strand District
The Post Office District

Things to Do:
Moody Gardens
Ship to Shore
The Galveston Railroad Museum

Alki Beach, Washington 

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Places to Eat:
Pepperdock Restaurant
Salty’s on Alki Beach
Marination Ma Kai

Places to Shop:
Alki Surf Shop
Alki Mercantile

Things to Do:
Puget Sound and Olympic National Park
Museum of Pop Culture
Alki Kayak Tours