America's Best Beach Boardwalks

From the honky-tonk hilarity of New York’s Coney Island to skateboarders and sea views in San Diego, these icons are freeways to fun.

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Hollywood Beach
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Hollywood Beach, Florida

You’ll feel as though you’ve traveled back in time to Old Florida on this shoreline dotted with palm trees, tiki bars, and nary a high-rise condo in sight. Hollywood retains a small-town charm perfect for families or couples who crave a beach where nobody feels out of place. The 2½-mile boardwalk (called the “broadwalk” because the path is so wide) is active with joggers and young skaters—but it’s also the spot to kick back and order a great meal next to the beach, like the macadamia-crusted mahi mahi on the terrace at Latitudes Restaurant & Tiki Bar. And while you may not find a wizard at the end of this mellow brick road, there are plenty of adventures along the way.

STAY AT WALKABOUT BEACH RESORT: This throwback to the 1940s flaunts Florida Art Moderne architecture on the shore; walkaboutbeachresort.com.

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