Source: Southern Living | Published: June 24, 2023 | Reporter: Multiple Southern Living Editors
17 out of 20 | Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
There are more turtle nests per capita at this tiny beach town than anywhere else in the U.S., and summer is the perfect time to see the new babies hatch. Tucked between Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale By The Sea is a walkable, colorful retreat of around 5,000. Ride your bike along El Mar Boulevard and you’ll see folks sipping drinks and listening to live music on restaurant patios, all leading up to the gorgeous stretch of white-sand beach and crystal-clear water.