Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

Take a Coastal Flight Tour

Get inspired to take to the skies for a seagull's view of your favorite beach.

Seattle, Washington
Photographer: Michael Hanson

Seattle, Washington

Experience the beauty of the Queen City from above, with an aerial view of islands like Vashon, Whidbey, the San Juans, and Canada's Gulf Islands. For a mind-blowing ride, we recommend Kenmore Air, based on Seattle's Lake Union, for a year-round array of options. The quickie: City Explorer, 20 minutes for $89/person. Or The San Juans Explorer, two hours for $199/person; 866/435-9524 or

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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