Pompano Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida | Photo courtesy of Tabitha Kaylee Hawk via Flickr

As the weather starts to heat up, it is time to start planning your next beach trip. Rather than going for the typical beach towns rife with other people who had the same idea, why not try something different? Let’s check out the best, under-the-radar, destinations in the USA where you can have fun in the sun.

Pompano Beach, FL

This beachside city boasts a long stretch of pure white sand that is sure to keep the sun worshippers busy. Frolic in the sand where the water that laps the beach is crystal clear and is ideal for scuba diving and swimming. Pompano Beach also boasts a thriving nightlife scene. Most of the leading hotels here are on Ocean Boulevard, such as the Wyndham Palm-Aire boasting stunning ocean views, an excellent restaurant, and a luxurious spa where you can relax and unwind.

Hilton Head Island, SC

This stunning semi-tropical island boasts a number of gorgeous sandy beaches as well as plenty of activities to enjoy. In addition to water sports, such as scuba diving and snorkelling, golf is very popular on Hilton Head Island. Among the leading golf courses are George Fazio Golf Course and Robert Trent Jones Trail. Visitors who take a boat tour around the island will have the chance to spot friendly bottlenose dolphins as they cavort among the waves. Most of the prominent hotels on the island come complete with their own golf courses as well as luxurious spas and a range of other amenities. Leading options include Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa and Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort.

Myrtle Beach, SC

This enchanting seaside city is another paradise for golf lovers. The 60 miles of pristine sand mean that sun worshippers will be able to find plenty of space to unwind. People who can bear to tear themselves away from the beach for an hour or two will be able to have fun at O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park and the Myrtle Waves Water Park. Ocean Boulevard is the best place to stay to soak up the Myrtle Beach life scene. Some of the top hotels here are Avista Resort and the luxurious Oceans One Resort.

Chula Vista, CA

This former dairy and farming community has developed into a thriving city with excellent places to boat and fish. Broadway is host to some of the best restaurants, shops and other attractions in Chula Vista. You’ll be in the middle of the action with access from top quality hotels like the Vagabond Inn Chula Vista and Best Western Chula Vista Inn. If it will be your first time in Chula Vista, head to Imperial Beach where you can walk along the pier in the evening and watch the sun set over the ocean.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

With more than 20 miles of beautiful beaches to chill out on and enchanting waterways to explore by boat, Fort Lauderdale is a real paradise for people who enjoy messing about on the water. The seaside city boasts a thriving nightlife scene and serves as the gateway to the Everglades. Accommodation hunters should check out Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach and The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

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