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10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA | U.S. News Travel

IMG_0884Taking the family to the beach can create lifelong memories, as long as every member of the family is satisfied. To help you choose your next family beach vacation, U.S. News considered factors like safe waters, kid-friendly attractions, dining options, spacious accommodations, multi-generational appeal and overall accessibility. The list below features destinations across the country that are most ideal for family getaways, according to travel experts and our readers. Weigh in by voting below, then use this list to plan your upcoming travels.

Source: 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA | U.S. News Travel

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Shark grabs fish right off girl’s reel in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

As this young lady reels in a routine catch while fishing on a rainy day from a dock in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she gets the surprise of her life. A shark suddenly appears from nowhere and grabs the fish right off her reel on the surface of the water! Her startled fishing companion catches the whole thing – including their shocked reaction – on video.

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Myrtle Beach one of most affordable beach destinations, according to report on hotel costs

The Admiral Motor Inn is one of the more affordable hotels in Myrtle Beach. Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Myrtle Beach has the most affordable lodging among beach cities analyzed in a new Budget Hotel Report compiled by CheapHotels.org. The report analyzed the price travelers would have to spend, on average, to stay overnight in the cheapest available double room in May 2012. It ranked 30 popular U.S. vacation destinations but fewer than 10 of them were located on the beach.

Among cities located in popular beach venues, Myrtle Beach has the cheapest lodging, at $51 for the cheapest available double room. Other beach locations (note: we link to TripAdvisor for traveler recommendations and price comparisons):

Overall, Boston came in at the most expensive for lodging. To stay overnight in Beantown in May 2012, visitors would have to shell out at least $194 for a hotel room. That price tag puts Boston a significant $24 ahead of the second-place finisher, New York, where the same rooms are going for $172 a night. Rounding out the top three is Philadelphia, where the cheapest available room is listed at a nightly rate of $154.
The most affordable city for lodging in the report is Orlando, which of course does not have a beach but is a popular destination for beach enthusiasts because of the large number of resort-style swimming pools – and is within driving distance o...
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