Newport, Rhode Island, is one of my favorite places on the East Coast. It’s so beautiful, and there’s so much to do, plus it has some of the nicest beaches I’ve visited in New England. So, when my best friend came to visit last minute, we headed to my favorite beach to introduce her to the area! My favorite public beach to swim, relax, or read at is Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach. Its beautiful white sand, clear blue water, and excellent public facilities make it the best spot to enjoy the beautiful weather.
When we found ourselves traveling to Washington on both personal business and work, I knew one of my top priorities whilst in the state was heading to Olympic National Park. This breathtaking National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is an incredible region due to the vastly varying topography and ecosystems. From rainforests, cascading waterfalls and mountain ranges to the glaciers atop Mt. Olympus, sprawling rocky or sandy beaches, and old growth forests with some of the tallest trees we’ve ever seen anywhere in the world, Olympic National Park is one of the most exciting, diverse, and and impressive national wonders in the world.
Michigan offers endless exciting adventures all year long for those willing to seek them out, from walking through hundred acre flower fields or climbing through ice caves to sailing the Great Lakes, SCUBA diving through shipwrecks and enjoying some of the world’s best food and drinks, there are so many incredible things to do in Michigan.
These 7 gorgeous, clean, and refreshing Michigan beaches are perfect for picnics on the beach, swimming, wake boarding, or walking the shore at sunset. From Northern Michigan to the West Coast of the state, there are dozens of incredible beaches worth visiting, but here are my 7 favorite!
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore contains 72,000 acres of massive, sweeping sand dunes, some as high as 40 a story building, winding sand hiking paths, rivers, streams, gorgeous beaches on Lake Michigan, and unbelievable views. Voted the “Most Beautiful Place in the United States”, this Northern Michigan gem is an iconic nature preserve that reminds visitors how powerful and impressive the transformative powers of nature truly are. We had an exceptional time hiking, swimming, and exploring this beautiful nature preserve, and I’m sharing with you my tips for having a fun and safe time at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.