America's Best Beach Boardwalks
STAY AT HOTEL BPM BROOKLYN: This hipster haven embodies the Brooklyn renaissance with edgy decor and Frette linens; hotelbpmbrooklyn.com.
STAY AT LAMIE'S INN: A five-minute drive from the boardwalk, this family-run (and pet- friendly) inn has been around since the late 1950s; lamiesinn.com.
STAY AT WALKABOUT BEACH RESORT: This throwback to the 1940s flaunts Florida Art Moderne architecture on the shore; walkaboutbeachresort.com.
STAY AT THE BELLMOOR INN & SPA: Two blocks from the beach, The Bellmoor’s European decor lends the place a bygone feel; thebellmoor.com.
STAY AT DREAM INN: This swank property sits right on the beach at one end of the boardwalk, with mod rooms and bay views; jdvhotels.com.
STAY AT CRYSTAL PIER HOTEL & COTTAGES: The newly refurbished cottages at this 1936 Pacific Beach landmark offer a rare chance to sleep above the waves on the wooden pier; crystalpier.com.
STAY AT THE HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT: One of the few full-service hotels along the boardwalk, the Hilton boasts oceanview rooms and a spa; hilton.com.