Preparation tips by: Megan Kulluk
Not Hollywood, California, but Hollywood, Florida is a great small beach town North of Miami. It is easy to walk around and less crowded than other cities nearby.
Destin is often overlooked when planning a trip to Florida. It is a small town in the Panhandle area with beautiful white powdery sand beaches
Vero Beach is another laid back small beach town in Florida. It is in central Florida on the East coast.
Skip Miami and Fort Lauderdale and come here instead. There is a cute downtown that makes it easy to walk around. Full of great restaurants without the long lines. But best of all empty beaches.
Another great small beach town on the East Coast, has to be Fort Pierce. Not only does it attract people for Hutchinson Island, but it not well known keeping it one of Florida's best kept secrets.