Turqoise water laps against a white sand beach at Varadero, Cuba.

Cuba’s Best Beaches

Cuba boasts glorious beaches. We’ve listed eight of the best for snorkeling, lounging, privacy, scenery, and amenities to help you pick where to go first.

A line of palm trees at Laughingbird Caye National Park in Belize.

The Best Beaches in Belize

With a coastline along the Caribbean Sea and more than a dozen offshore sandy islands, Belize has plenty of beaches to choose from. Lebawit Lily Girma shares her list of top spots for flip-flops in Belize.

Enjoy the casual and welcoming atmosphere at Fort Myers Beach

Florida’s Best Beaches

Between the peninsular coastlines, barrier islands, and the archipelago of the Florida Keys, you’re never more than a couple of hours away from an afternoon of castle-building, shell-collecting, or simply whiling away worries on the beach. Here are the best of them.

Light filters through the tall redwoods of Muir Woods.

Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.