TripAdvisor announced its annual Travelers' Choice Awards, declaring the top beaches in the United States travelers should consider this year, along with suggestions of nearby oceanfront hotels to book.
From Hawaii to California, here are the top 10 spots to soak up the sun on your next vacation.
10. Lanikai Beach – Kailua, Hawaii
Lanikai Beach, located on the Windward Coast of Oahu, is a cherished treasure for beachgoers. Lanikai, meaning "heavenly sea," has plenty of activities for travelers including canoe tours, kayak rentals and snorkeling the crystal blue sea.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head (from $242 per night on TripAdvisor)
9. Santa Monica Beach – Santa Monica, California
Travelers visiting Santa Monica Beach can soak up the sun on the coastline while still enjoying mountain views. The location is also a favorite among television and movie producers, and with dozens of walking and biking paths, there's plenty to see. Plus, the world-famous Pacific Park seaside amusement park is right nearby.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Ocean View Hotel (from $288 per night on TripAdvisor)
8. Hollywood Beach – Hollywood, Florida
The gentle waves, available bathrooms, live entertainment and conveniently located restaurants by the boardwalk all make Hollywood Beach a fun and accessible spot for the whole family.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Hyde Resort & Residences (from $293 per night on TripAdvisor)
7. Saint Pete Beach – St. Pete Beach, Florida
This laid-back beach is known for spectacular sunsets and plenty of water sports to keep you busy all day long. Some aquatic activities not to miss include: parasailing, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Postcard Inn on the Beach (from $264 per night on TripAdvisor)
6. Fort Lauderdale Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
If you're looking for miles of beachfront walking distance from dozens of hotels, restaurants and attractions, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a favorite among travelers. It's also a perfect spot for families who often rave about the beach's cleanliness, warm water, safety and beauty.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: snooze (from $240 per night on TripAdvisor)
5. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Honolulu, Hawaii
One of Hawaii's most popular natural attractions, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, located on the southeast coast of Oahu, is great for visitors looking to swim, snorkel, sunbathe and picnic on its sandy shores.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Park Shore Waikiki (from $186 per night on TripAdvisor)
4. South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida
Miami's South Beach is wildly popular thanks to its fine, white sand and proximity to dozens of nightlife attractions and restaurants. Not to mention, it's the perfect location to spot any number of celebrities and models.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Room Mate Lord Balfour (from $264 per night on TripAdvisor)
3. Ka'anapali Beach – Lahaina, Hawaii
Ka'anapali Beach, located in West Maui, is among the most popular beaches in the area as it's an ideal spot for both quiet relaxation and water sports. It's also famous for cliff diving, and visitors can take part in a daily cliff-diving ceremony off the beach's northernmost cliffs known as "Puu Kekaa," or Black Rock.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort (from $289 per night on TripAdvisor)
2. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida
Thirty minutes south of Sarasota sits Siesta Beach on Siesta Key. The beach is renowned for its sugar-fine, quartz-white sand, plus, it's a great location for kids to gather seashells and sand dollars.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Tropical Beach Resorts (from $295 per night on TripAdvisor)
1. Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
A short drive from Tampa, Clearwater Beach is the perfect destination for families looking for breathtaking views and shallow, calm water.
Budget-friendly beachfront hotel: Pier House 60 Marina Hotel (from $293 per night on TripAdvisor)