The packing list is simple (swimsuit and flip flops, check!) and the itinerary’s a no-brainer (lay on the beach, check!). While there shouldn’t be anything difficult about a beach vacation, there is – and that’s finding the right beach to visit! Luckily, TripAdvisor travelers have done the legwork for you, reviewing and rating countless beaches across the U.S. over the past year. And that brings us to the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Best 10 Beaches in the U.S., along with a range of hotels for each destination with today’s lowest prices from up to 200 sites. Happy planning!

1. Siesta Beach – Siesta Key, Florida

“Lots of room for everyone, a laid-back vibe and great shelling at low tide… Sunsets are spectacular and on Sunday evenings there is a drum circle concert between 5 and 7 p.m.” – TripAdvisor traveler MK E

Least expensive month to go: September, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $214/night

Bargain: Twin Palms of Siesta – average of $220/night

Mid-range: Sea Spray Resort on Siesta Key – average of $246/night

Luxury: Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Resort – average of $775/night

2. Ka’anapali Beach – Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

“Ka’anapali Beach is a great stretch of beach with many exciting attractions. You can go snorkeling down by Blackrock, walk the entire beach, power walk the boardwalk, canoe, or just build sandcastles.” – TripAdvisor traveler Eric B

Least expensive month to go: May, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $376 per night

Bargain: Kaanapali Ocean Inn –  average of $187/night

Mid-range: Maui Eldorado – average of $223/night

Luxury: Honua Kai Resort & Spa – average of $508/night

3. Saint Pete Beach – Saint Pete Beach, Florida

“Beautiful white sand beaches, great resorts, great restaurants, local attractions, and daily dolphin sightings in the Gulf of Mexico. What else could you ask for?!” – TripAdvisor traveler daveschweibold

Least expensive month to go: November, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $211/night

Bargain: St Pete Beach Suites – average of $212/night

Mid-range: Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort – average of $231/night

Luxury: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort – average of $412/night

4. Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida

“Clearwater beach is miles of perfectly flat fine white sand with almost no rocks or coral, and mostly small shells. Excellent for families, couples, and all beach lovers.” – TripAdvisor traveler docbruce

Least expensive month to go: November, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $186/night

Bargain: Beachwalk Inn – average of $188/night

Mid-range: Pier House 60 Marina Hotel– average of $272/night

Luxury: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa– average of $506/night

5. Beach at Panama City – Panama City Beach, Florida

“Beautiful. Clear emerald water, fish swimming around our feet – like walking in an aquarium.” – TripAdvisor traveler Rhonda M

Least expensive month to go: January, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $103/night

Bargain: Bikini Beach Resort Motel – average of $147/night

Mid-range: Osprey on the Gulf – average of $174/night

Luxury: Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point – average of $335/night

6. Hollywood Beach – Hollywood, Florida

“Liked the vibe of this beach. Very laid Unpretentious. People of all shapes and sizes, ages, races and ethnicities just enjoying the rays and water. Great place to kick back and unwind.” ­– TripAdvisor traveler HauntJauntsGirl

Least expensive month to go: September, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $172/night

Bargain: St Maurice Beach Inn – average of $140/night

Mid-range: Caribbean Resort by the Ocean – average of $220/night

Luxury: Margaritaville Beach Resort – average of $456/night

7. Pensacola Beach – Pensacola Beach, Florida

“Beautiful white sand beaches, awesome emerald waters, and a nice slow pace. More locals than tourists in many restaurants and bars. a good place for a family vacation!” – TripAdvisor traveler Jeff H

Least expensive month to go: January, when on TripAdvisor average $140/night

Bargain: Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach – average of $225/night

Mid-range: Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach – average of $281/night

Luxury: Portofino Island Resort – average of $540/night

8. Saint Augustine Beach – Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

“Very nice and busy beach, definitly worth looking for a good spot overlooking the dunes, they are beautiful! Good for running aswell, as the beach streches on for seemingly forever.” – TripAdvisor traveler chigitan

Least expensive month to go: January, when on TripAdvisor average $138/night

Bargain: Americas Best Value Inn St. Augustine Beach – average of $132/night

Mid-range: La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites – average of $174/night

9. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve – Honolulu, Hawaii

“Whether you are a beginner, experienced snorkeler, or just want to visit a beautiful beach and bay, I highly recommend visiting here… If you’re snorkeling, the abundance of sea life is amazing. Turtles, seals, fish; they’re all here.” – TripAdvisor traveler Michael T

Least expensive month to go: April, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $307/night

Bargain: Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach – average of $273/night

Mid-range: The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – average of $299/night

Luxury: The Kahala Hotel & Resort – average of $506/night

10. Ocean City Beach – Ocean City, Maryland

“Clean beaches. Soft  Not many shells. Small waves, but enough to boogie board. Plenty of room. Lots of shops to get last minute items or food and drinks. Everyone was pleasant, lots of kids playing in the surf.” – TripAdvisor traveler rocknryry

Least expensive month to go: November, when hotels on TripAdvisor average $109/night

Bargain: Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites – average of $242/night

Mid-range: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel – average of $272/night

Luxury: Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront – average of $307/night

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