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6 Beautiful Beach Vacations for Adventurers, Couples and Kids

School’s nearly out. Wedding season has arrived. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly atmosphere or a honeymoon destination to remember, we’ve got the ultimate beach vacation for you.

All the Family

Sandestin

See some of the world’s finest white-sand beaches and emerald-green waters for yourself. After the beach, stop by the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the only marina in town, to let your kids have an adventure of their own and ride a carousel, play in the laser arcade and more. And don’t miss the chance to kayak, snorkel and water ski on the calm bay waters or parasail over the Gulf of Mexico.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Calling kids of all ages! Myrtle Beach has a variety of outdoor adventures for the whole family. Make waves at the state’s largest water park and dress up like a mermaid at Ripley’s Aquarium. On the summer evenings, tap into your inner Peter Pan at Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf or have a royal feast at Medieval Times.  

Adventure Zone

Pacific Coast, Acapulco

Cliff divers are a big attraction at one of Mexico’s oldest and best-known beach towns. But there are plenty of other adventurous activities to enjoy when you visit Acapulco. Enjoy easy access to the Bay for water sports of all kinds. Go go up, up and away for breathtaking views by parasail. Jet skis, boats and windsurfing boards can be rented around the Bay. And at the end of the day, unwind on the southern shores of the Mexican Pacific at bars and discos.

Island of Oahu, Honolulu

Hollywood has shown its love for Oahu with Jurassic Park, The Hunger Games and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (and the list goes on). And you’ll fall in love with the island, too! Soak up the sun at the beach, swimming pools or salt-water lagoons, where you can snorkel and rent watercraft equipment. Try kayaking offshore islets or meet new friends at a luau. Another activity not to miss: Set sail on a catamaran trip.

Honeymoon Hideouts

Pacific Coast, Zihuatanejo

Originally a quiet fishing village, Zihuatanejo is the perfect getaway for a newly married couple. Make memories as you share plates of authentic Mexican cuisine and stroll the beach where mariachis and troubadours serenade. Stay on the mountainside escape overlooking Playa La Ropa (Clothes Beach). The short beach is peaceful with few waves. Turtles’ eggs are gathered, protected and released into the ocean at sunset during certain times of year.

Island of Hawaii, Waikoloa

The sunny Kohala coast off Hawaii’s Big Island offers a relaxing haven in the heart of Waikoloa. There you can find serenity at the spa or on the beach. Couples can explore an active volcano, a coffee plantation and championship golf courses. You’re sure to find paradise at the pool or lagoon beach.

Hilton offers fantastic beachfront settings throughout the U.S. and the world. Whether it’s a spontaneous weekend at a favorite beach near home or a visit to one of the world’s most exotic beaches, the surf’s up this summer with Hilton.

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