Two U.S. Shorelines Make Fodor’s “Best Beaches” List for 2014

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If you live in the Midwest, it’s pretty common to catch yourself daydreaming about warmer temperatures, sunshine, and sandy beaches this time of the year. To help deal with those bouts of cabin fever, why not spend some downtime planning a trip to some place where the only ice you see is cooling the adult beverage in the cup in your hand? Need a little help choosing your destination? The travel experts at Fodor’s have you covered. In January, the publication released its list of 15 best beaches for 2014 and two U.S. spots made the list.

Here is a summary of what they had to say about each of those two:

Ocean Grove – Established in 1859, Ocean Grove features a pristine beach, beautiful Victorian architecture, a cute downtown district with shops and restaurants, and a famed boardwalk. Located along the Jersey Shore, a one-hour drive from Manhattan and Philadelphia, the beach is popular with families and offers plenty to do including kite-flying, volleyball, and boogey board races.

San Diego (La Jolla) – For anyone who has visited San Diego, it’s no surprise to see the city on this list. La Jolla Shores “offers safe swimming and snorkeling right from the beach and is a point of embarkation for kayakers who paddle to nearby La Jolla Cove.” Once you have enough of the beach, take some time to explore the caves carved out of the cliffs by the Pacific Ocean, explore the nearby hillsides, or head into town to visit some of the shops, galleries, and eateries that line La Jolla Village.

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