Believe it or not, you don’t have to travel outside of the country to experience some of the most pristine and tranquil beaches. The United States is home to some of the best beaches in the world.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite beaches in the United States. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite beach and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

Here are some of our favorites:

Santa Cruz – California

Santa Cruz

One of California’s most famous beaches is Santa Cruz. Of course, there are amazing ocean views, but most noteworthy is the boardwalk. What beach do you know that has Theme Park rides?

Nantucket – Massachusetts


A summer destination for travelers all over the world is the charming island of Nantucket. Right off the coast of Cape Cod, you’ll be sure to enjoy the scenic views and outdoor activities. There is plenty for the entire family to enjoy ranging from the local restaurants to shopping and more.

Coronado – California


Located off the coast of the beautiful San Diego, California is the island of Coronado. Here you can enjoy the San Diego skyline and enjoy shopping in the local area.