Sure Hawaii and the Caribbean have beautiful, swoon-worthy beaches, but if you're looking to escape the cold -- your #1 beach destination is within the continental United States. TripAdvisor's annual rankings for the 25 Best Beaches in the US just came out, and Siesta Beach, Florida claimed the top spot.
Siesta Key has always been one of Florida's best beach towns. Known for its quirky shops and perfect, turquoise water, the famous Dr. Beach declared the whole island of Siesta Key the best beach in the country back in 2011.
Considering 3 out of the top 5 beaches are in Florida, we think you need to pack your bags and head to the Sunshine State, ASAP. But first, a little Siesta zen: