As Will Smith put it in the ‘90s, “Welcome to Miami / Bienvenido a Miami / Bouncin' in the club where the heat is on / All night on the beach till the break of dawn…” Need we say more?
2. St. John
With a population of just over 4,000 people and 60 of the land a national park, it is no wonder this island getaway is a popular attraction.
San Francisco Bay is homeport to hundreds of thousands of watercraft, namely sailboats. With strong winds and fair weather year round this Bay is a natural boating attraction.
4. San Diego
San Diego boasts 70 miles of coastline while the Bay contains about 300 million cubic yards of water. There’s plenty of room out there for everyone to go boating.
Just a hop-skip from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale has 300 miles of waterways and 148 marinas that are teeming with watercraft just waiting to be chartered.
There are 580,000 registered boats in Texas as well as the most square miles of inland water than any other state. Combine all of that with Austin’s sunny days and you’ve got a recipe for any boaters’ dream vacation.
The windy city lies on the coast of Lake Michigan hosts 22,300 square miles of surface area for boaters to explore. The nighttime Chicago skyline from the water is rumored to be one of the best in the states.
8. New York
At the mouth of the Hudson River, New York Harbor is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Among many sightseeing tours, boaters can also enjoy the sights of Lady Liberty and the world-famous skyscrapers of Manhattan.
The heart of Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis offers world-class sailing instruction and boating. In the summer months, the city is alive with boat races and on-the-water festivals.
The Old Bay State (Massachusetts) is home to historical Boston, which sits on the Massachusetts Bay and leads into the Atlantic Ocean. With a plethora of boating opportunities, tea parties aren’t usually on the agenda for boaters in Boston.