Florida, which means “flowery Easter” in Spanish, is definitely one of the best beach destinations not only in U.S., but also in the world. If you are planning where to spend your perfect beach getaway, there are many places on the coast that deserve your attention. Here are a few of the top beach destinations in Florida.

West Palm Beach

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Even if West Palm Beach is the third biggest beach in the state, it is still not very crowded. The population of the town is a bit over 100,000 people. Expect dazzling water and long, white sand beaches.

There is always something interesting going on in West Palm Beach. If you are a nature-lover, drive to Big Cypress National Reserve for stunning landscapes. If you are into history, stroll around the Bel Air Historic District. If you want to enjoy the great city skyline, climb Trump Plaza. And, if you are a foodie, you will find plenty of places to satisfy you appetite, as the city has plenty of wonderful restaurants and bars.

Luckily for you, this beach is home to some of the best hotels, too. Some of the best hotels in West Palm Beach include the affordable Stay Inn West Palm Beach, the fancier West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel, and the Springhill Suites by Marriott West Palm Beach.

Clearwater Beach

The name of the town speaks for itself, with turquoise water, numerous restaurants, the best service. Clearwater Beach is a popular resort and residential area not far from Tampa, Florida.

If you are into music, try to get there during the Clearwater Jazz Festival; it hosts some of the best music bands in the country. Don’t forget to visit St. Petersburg while you are there, too, to feel the charming atmosphere of the small town.

If you check out Hipmunk website, you can find plenty of great hotels in Clearwater beach to choose from. For example, Shephard’s Beach Resort has excellent reviews and is affordably priced.

Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is a nice little town located in the northwest Florida. It is known for its endless, white, impeccable beaches and wild parties. Not only that, but also you can go swimming with dolphins in the Shipwreck Island Waterpark. When you are there, be sure not to miss the amusement park called Gulf World Marine Park. It is a lot of fun, regardless if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends. Search for hotels within this great location and with different prices ranges, from budget Hathaway Inn to higher-priced Hawthorn Suites.

Sarasota

If you are looking for an ideal place on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is your place. Not only does it have ideal paradise-like beaches with shallow waters, but also it hosts numerous cultural events. There are plenty of great museums, such as the Ringling Museum of Arts, too.

Averaging 80 F, Sarasota has a mildy humid subtropical climate, which makes it ideal for a resort destination almost at any time of the year. If you want to find a good place to stay around one of those beaches, visit the Hipmunk website. I recommend Quality Inn for budget travellers and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, for a luxury experience.