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A sands-down winner: Coronado Beach named best beach in America

Coronado Beach, in Coronado, CA near San Diego. America's #1 beach. Today Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research dubbed Coronado Beach the #1 beach in America based on over 50 factors including water quality, sand texture, public safety and environmental issues. Click through for the runners up. #travel #beach #California

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Local Flavor: Great views of the beach, very nicely made. Lots of places to sit along the way.

12. Joshua Tree National Park

12. Joshua Tree National Park California Joshua Tree is home to an impressive collection of wildflowers, world-class rock-climbing and amazing rock formations. On the park's nearly 800,000 acres are 501 archaeological sites, a dozen self-guided nature hikes and 700 species of vascular... http://www.latimes.com/travel/lat-joshuatree_jquo6anc20090929144739-photo.html