I have had more emails than normal asking for new beach recommendations this year. The cities on the Gulf still need our support, and I am sure there are many other things you could explore besides the beach. With that said, it might be a great year to try out a new place or a new type of vacation. We have always wanted to go out West and see the sights. Williamsburg or Washington D.C. are other great family vacations, and the Orlando area always has plenty to offer you. This was pre-oil spill, but this list from Coastal Living might be a good place to start your beach vacation search.