Gearing up for a beach weekend to celebrate summer’s last hurrah? We hate to rain on your Labor Day beach plans, but with hurricane season in full swing there are a few beaches you might want to avoid. We checked in with the meteorologists at weathertrends360 to get their forecast for the holiday weekend – here are the beaches with the highest risk for storms:
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the majority of the weekend. While there may be a day of drier weather, the forecast is definitely not in favor of a sun-filled weekend. If you do get rain, there are still plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach with the family inside, like touring Ripley’s Aquarium.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Like Myrtle Beach, the Outer Banks are expected to have more wet days than dry, which could put a damper on the holiday weekend. If you’re stuck indoors, feast on the area’s freshest seafood at Nag’s Head Austin Fish Company or cozy up with clam chowder at Roadside Bar and Grill, a restaurant tucked inside the oldest house in Duck.
Taking a trip to southern Florida during hurricane season is always a risk, and it’s definitely one we would rather not take this year. With a forecast of above-average tropical activity, it’s best to leave the southern Florida destinations for another year (or another time of year). One of our picks for where to travel in November is Florida. If you can wait for the beach until then, you’ll be rewarded with picture-perfect skies and fewer crowds.
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast over the weekend, and like southern Florida, it’s always risky taking a trip to this city on the Gulf during hurricane season. If you are in the Big Easy with stormy weather, you can always head for cover and hear live music most hours of the day at New Orleans’ Coolest Live Music Venues.
South Padre Island, Texas
Planning a trip to South Padre Island over Labor Day? Wet weather over the weekend could keep beachgoers indoors more than they would like. If the weather is iffy, consider a weekend off the beach in Austin or San Antonio, where there’s plenty to do indoors.
But it’s not all bad news! Weathertrends360 also gave us their forecast for the best beaches this Labor Day weekend. One of their top picks? The Jersey Shore. Show your support for the area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Enjoy sunny skies on beaches that have been rapidly rebuilt with the “Jersey Strong” motto.
Where else has a low risk for strong summer storms? Check out weathertrends360 full list of the Best Beaches for Labor Day Weekend.
For more short and long-term weather forecasts, use weathertrends360′s forecast tool.
At just 22 rooms and 2 villas, the intimate property invites resort-goers to frolic in the infinity pool overlooking the catena (volcanic crater) sea. More »
Some may be jealous of their clothes, their fame, their money, but here at Travel Channel, we’re jealous of the Kardashian family’s epic family vacations. Maybe we’ll never be able to keep up with their globetrotting ways … but that isn’t going to stop us from gushing over their photos of luxurious white stucco villas overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea. As expected, the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s April Grecian getaway was about as over-the-top as their reality show — think: private villas, fish pedicures, and cruising the islands on a yacht worthy of the gods. Curious as to what they did, where they stayed … and how much it cost? We’ve got all the details.
When in the Greek Islands, rent a 162-foot yacht. At least that’s what America’s favorite love-to-hate-them reality family did. You’ll need $195,000 per week, though. The 7-bedroom O’ceanos Yacht features a large Jacuzzi and multiple bars and spacious dining areas — overall, O’ceanos is the perfect backdrop for taking bikini-clad “selfies” for your various social media outlets. Like it so much you could live there? It’s your lucky day! For a mere $22,238,449, the yacht could be yours!
Kris, Bruce, Kendall, Kylie, Brody, Brandon, Leah, Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, Scott, Mason and baby Penelope took over the 3 drop-dead gorgeous villas that make up the Mykonos Retreat, located in the quiet southwestern tip of the island known as Aleomandra. The white stucco villas are built into the hillside with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and feature expansive stone terraces, infinity pools and crisp white décor. With amenities like a private chef and “superior travel assistance” including arranging “private planes, yachts, speed boats, helicopters and luxury cars” — you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to ever leave this private Grecian enclave. Unless, like Khloe, you’d rather go horseback-riding on Mykonos’ Fokos beach. So, what’ll your stay at the Mykonos Retreat cost you? Each villa ranges from approximately $15,000-25,000 per week, depending on the time of year.
After their jaunt in Mykonos, the Kardashians headed to nearby Santorini, another island in the Cyclades. They stayed at one of the Volcano View Hotel’s private villas, perched high on a cliff, overlooking the Santorini caldera and the sparkling-blue Aegean Sea. With film crews in tow, the family enjoyed a traditional Greek feast, complete with plate-smashing, “Opa!”-shouting and Zeimpekiko-dancing. While in Santorini, little sister Kendall and Kourtney’s baby-daddy Scott experienced a fish pedicure, and Kourtney toured (and shopped, of course) in the picturesque town of Oia — known for having one of the most breathtaking sunsets in Europe.
Oh, and there was plenty of drama, of course, but we’ll leave that to the gossip blogs!
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Tonight at 7|6c, an all-new episode of Bikinis & Boardwalks hits Atlantic City, NJ — once home to notorious gangsters — and Hollywood Beach, FL — home to plenty of alligators. Each boardwalk offers it’s own type of bite … it’s up to you to decide which one you want to try.
Atlantic City, NJ
The Basile family has been slinging subs made with prime cuts of meat to the visitors of White House Sub Shop since 1946, and more likely than not, their patrons have included a few gangsters.
Steel Pier was the venue for the Miss America pageant from 1935 through 1938, and it’s been described as “An Amusement City at Sea.” Today, it features more than 25 adrenaline-pumping rides – all jutting right out over the ocean.
Hollywood Beach, FL
The Anne Kolb Nature Center is a 1,501-acre coastal mangrove wetland where you can rent kayaks or canoes to go exploring. Who knows, you might spot one of the threatened or endangered species that calls this reserve home.
Located right on the Intercoastal Waterway, the Le Tub Saloon was noted by GQ Magazine as having the best hamburger. Plus, in the home of the key lime, you can’t go wrong with their key lime pie made fresh on the premises.
Which beach would you rather visit? Tune in tonight at 7|6c to get the lowdown on each spot, then let us know!
In August, Vans will be hosting the 51st Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, VA. But as part of the celebration in the days leading up to the surfing exhibition, there’s another exhibition of sorts heating up the boardwalk: Miss Coastal Edge 2013.
Tonight at 7|6c, get a preview of what’s to come when a new episode of Bikinis & Boardwalks checks out last year’s Miss Coastal Edge bikini contest. Tonight’s episode also visits Santa Cruz, CA, to see if their boardwalk has what it takes to compete with Virginia’s heat.
Which boardwalk is more your style? The island feel of Santa Cruz or the summer-long party at Virginia Beach? Maybe these highlights can help you decide:
Santa Cruz, CA
Marini’s Candies has been slinging boardwalk treats since 1915. Today, you can find anything to satisfy your sweet tooth, from candied apples to caramel corn.
The Santa Cruz coastline is recognized as a World Surfing Reserve, and the city celebrates their rich history at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
Virginia Beach, VA
Rockafeller’s Restaurant encompasses Southern hospitality and local flavor with sustainable seafood and a menu full of dishes made in-house daily.
Whether you want to serenely explore the waters of the Atlantic or test your balance and strength with floating yoga, Rudee Inlet Stand Up Paddle offers everything you need from lessons to rentals.
Welcome to the battle that never ends: West Coast vs. East Coast. Everyone has their own opinion on which coast has the best beaches, and tonight at 7|6c, we weigh in on a new episode of Bikinis & Boardwalks. From the capital of beach fun, Rehoboth Beach, DE, to the bohemian mecca, Venice Beach, CA, find out what makes these boardwalks top summertime destinations.
Which boardwalk would you rather visit? Maybe these beachside hotspots will help you decide:
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Take a tour of Dogfish Head Brewery, and try some samples of their tasty brews, before hitting up their restaurant for a little brewpub fare that perfectly complements their ever-changing beers on tap.
In 1963, Grotto Pizza opened in Rehoboth, and has been a staple on the Eastern Shore ever since. Plus, what stroll down the boardwalk is complete without pizza?
Venice Beach, CA
In the birthplace of skateboarding, it would be a sin not to visit one of the skate shops, especially Arbor Skate Shop, which has been handcrafting environmentally sustainable, high-performance surf, skate and snowboards since 1995.
One of the prime activities of Venice Beach is people watching, and thank goodness the Venice Ale House has patio seating, so you can enjoy the view with your cocktails.
You’ve got to admit, you can’t beat a stroll down a boardwalk on a summer day. From the tasty treats to the thrilling rides, take a tour of these sizzling beachside boardwalks — from Coney Island to Mission Beach — starting tonight, July 7 at 7|6c!
But until then, let us help you decide which boardwalk you need to see, and what stops along the boards can’t be missed:
Coney Island, NY
Nathan’s Famous opened in 1916 in Coney Island, and they have been serving their famous all-beef hot dogs ever since. Just don’t follow Joey Chestnut’s lead, and try limiting yourself to 1 … or 2.
The Coney Island Circus Sideshow — with its 10 acts ranging from snake-charming to sword-swallowing — is one of the last bastions of old-school vaudeville.
For 3 generations, Mack’s Pizza has been serving their Jersey take on the classic Neapolitan pizza. Chase it down with a birch beer!
Morey’s Piers has been family-owned and operated since 1969, and is comprised of 3 amusement parks and 2 waterparks.
Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
At Sandbar, enjoy a “Sandbargarita” along with a San Diego staple — fish tacos — as you take in the sunset from the beachfront bar.
If you’re feeling brave, hit the always perfect barrels at Wave House San Diego, or just come to watch the pros do their thing.
Ocean City, MD
You may have to wait in line for a hot donut from Fractured Prune, but with flavors like banana nut bread and creamsicle, it’s well worth it.
In Ocean City, it’s hard to be bored, especially with the 6 differently themed Jolly Roger Amusement Parks at your disposal. Go-karts? Mini golf? Waterslides? Take your pick!
And tune in next Sunday for even more coast-to-coast boardwalk action!