We asked you to weigh in on our 10 expert picks and determine this year’s Best Overall Beach. Travel Channel fans voted and chose Seaside, FL, as their fan favorite!
“Seaside is a beach community located near Destin, FL, but could not be more different in its features,” says Tamala Prickett.
“In place of high-rise condos, you’ll find pastel colored houses lined with white picket fences and beach cruisers. When night falls, families cover the amphitheater with picnic blankets to enjoy outdoor movies and live music.”
And you agreed:
“Beautiful beach!!! White sand and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.” – Ana, FL
So for the second year in a row, the fan favorite goes to our pick for Best Family Beach. And if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the rest of this year’s Best Beach Award winners!
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Choosing the perfect Florida beach just got easier with Visit Florida’s recent launch of Florida Beach Finder — an interactive “trip tuner” now available online. With the new feature, visitors can dial into 4 ranges of beach personalities — from adventurous vs. laid back to manicured vs. au naturel — that help narrow down the ultimate beach vacation based on the user’s personal preferences. Upon preference selection, the best beach matches will be revealed for them to view. READ MORE
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No matter what you want out of an escape, you’ll find it here — remarkable restaurants, unforgettable clubs, dreamy shopping or lounge-y days by the pool — all washed in neon and art deco whimsy. Although Miami Beach elevates and redefines crazy, sexy and cool.
April Fools! Even though Destin, FL, is a beautiful destination, The Trip 2015 remains a mystery. If you’d like to weigh in on our next $100,000 giveaway, place your vote here. In the meantime, enjoy a local’s top 10 Destin list or imagine your dream trip to Spain and Morocco. Remember to check back with us the week of April 7, when The Trip 2014 winner will be announced.
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We asked you to weigh in on our 10 expert picks and determine this year’s Best Overall Beach. Travel Channel fans voted and chose Clearwater Beach, FL, as their fan favorite!
“The sand at Clearwater Beach is as soft as baby powder, and the gradual slope to the warm Gulf water makes it an ideal beach for babies and toddlers” according to Have Baby Will Travel founder Corrine McDermott.
TravelChannel.com celebrated all things fun in the sun and on the beach this week for our first annual Beach Week. We kicked things off with our annual Best Beach Awards and we asked you to vote for the Best Overall Beach. The winner will be revealed tomorrow, March 3, on TravelChannel.com. READ MORE
On tonight’s premiere of Adam Richman’s Fandemonium, you’ll dive headfirst into the top tailgating events that the great state of Florida has to offer. First at 10|9c, Adam heads to the Daytona 500 where tailgating (and super fandom) is taken to new levels. This is the only place where you’ll find a checkered flag beard.
Then at 10:30|9:30c, Adam sees what mudding is all about when he goes to the Redneck Yacht Club’s Trucks Gone Wild. In Punta Gorda, FL, the parties get down and dirty with unique barbecue (atomic buffalo turd, anyone?) and non-stop off roading.
Are you a super fan? Get tips for the Daytona 500 or the Redneck Yacht Club with our travel guides, and we’ll see you in sunny Florida!
Spring break is so close you can almost feel the sand between your toes. While you’re gearing up for your getaway, take a second to vote for this year’s best family beach.
Whether it’s cramming as many family members as possible into a big ole beach house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks or escaping with the kids to Paradise Island in the Bahamas — these are our top picks for an unforgettable family vacation.
Paradise Island, Bahamas: ”The lavish Atlantis Resort complex includes a water park featuring the Leap of Faith waterslide, which shoots guests out of a faux Mayan temple down a vertical drop and through a clear tunnel under a shark lagoon.”
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: ”The town of Barnstable, and Hyannis in particular, is beloved by travelers for its laid-back atmosphere, friendly vibe and Kalmus Beach where windsurfers and swimmers enjoy the water.”
Destin, Florida: “While on Florida’s Emerald Coast, charter a family fishing adventure, shop at the popular Destin Commons, watch the sunset from Okaloosa Island Pier and check into the family-friendly Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village.”
Outer Banks, North Carolina: “There’s something for everyone in these historic beach towns. Learn to hang glide in Kitty Hawk, take the ferry to Ocracoke, and climb all 208 feet to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse.”
And don’t forget to check out the full list of 2013 nominees. Voting ends March 7.
Tonight on Baggage Battles: Grand Theft Auto, the auction specialists are in Tampa, FL, for a one-of-kind car auction. Every year, over 7 million vehicles in the U.S. are abandoned, repossessed or seized and sold at auction. The Tampa Machinery Auction is the largest auto auction in the southeastern corner of the country, and it attracts buyers from all over the nation. Billy, Sally, Laurence and Mark go head-to-head over a classic Corvette beauty. Once the bidding is complete, the real tests begin: Does the car even run? Will the buyer make a profit? Watch tonight at 9|8c to find out.
A trip to Tampa without enjoying the sights and sounds isn’t a trip at all. See what else the auction specialists got into in the Tampa Travel Guide!
And speaking of classic cars, learn all about the Detroit Auto Show and the newest Corvette!