Ready or not, it’s nearly beach season! Check out these top beaches along the East Coast for some summer inspiration.
The Jersey Shore is famous for a lot of things, but some of the lesser-known wonders, including Long Beach Island, remain a favorite among locals. Sitting just about 18 miles long, the island offers a stretch of beach to one side, scenic bays to the other and a healthy lineup of neighborhood shops and restaurants between.
Already known as a go-to for golfers, Myrtle Beach’s scenic shores are worth the trip. Resting on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, Myrtle Beach boasts about 60 miles of stunning beaches and the boardwalk, offering arcade games, a Ferris Wheel and ice cream stands.
Acting as a dividing line, Tybee Island, near Savannah, is well-known for its long, wide sandy beaches. Spend the day on the beach or cool off with some refreshments on the pier. Take in views of the ocean, visit operating 18th-century lighthouse and spend some time in the museum.
Stretch your legs on the three-mile walk along the boardwalk of Virginia Beach. Check out the Neptune Statue, and visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, First Landing State Park and scenic beaches and bays on either side.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beloved by East Coasters and travelers in the know. One specific beach worth a visit is Nags Head. This beach town has trails for biking, hiking and easy walking, all with forested views. For a full view of the beach, head up to the Bodie Island Lighthouse, leftover from the 1800s, and snap some pictures of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The United States is home to many beautiful churches and cathedrals. Some of these date back to the beginning of the country and offer historical significance. Regardless of your religious beliefs, visit these places of worship to learn more about the history of the United States.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Massages and other spa treatments are a highlight of many vacations, whether for the need to relax after long flights in cramped seats or simply for the sheer indulgence of being pampered. To maximize the enjoyment and benefits of your next treatment, take note of these top five ways to improve your experience.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.