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Style Guide to your 2012 Beach Getaway - What to pack for each beach destinations?

Updated on January 8, 2013
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Conservative Destination: San Diego, California

You’re most likely to travel to a more conservative destination when traveling with family and San Diego is the ideal family friendly spot. This location’s diversity offers everything each family member could want and you’ll be able to please them all. With over 70 miles of sandy beaches, the kids will enjoy some surf lessons as you kick-back with your brand new book, or perhaps your kindle!

Major attractions of this family friendly destination include miles upon miles of beaches, Balboa Park, Belmont amusement park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. San Diego is also a well known port for major cruise lines including Celebrity, Crystal and Princess. Another feature of San Diego that draws a tourism crowd each year is whale watching. Cruises are charted daily during the migration of the gray whales; peak season is mid-January.

Packing your bags and wondering what you’ll need for this family centered trip to sunny San Diego? Be sure to pack a one-piece that’s luxurious, yet comfortable. You want to wear something you’re comfortable and confident in, especially while playing with the kids. This sailor inspired one piece swimsuit features some dainty detailing, perfect for a sophisticated San Diego resort. Pair it with a relaxed beach poncho with some fringe detailing, all the rage this season, for a breezy, chic look. Add a colorful handbag with the right amount of fun and class while you’re shopping along the boardwalk or enjoying some drinks with the hubby. Top it all off with a classic dainty necklace with a gold anchor charm.

Sexy Destination: Miami, Florida

Travel in style and confidence to sexy Miami, Florida. This is the place to enjoy the sun and company of others. Bring along some friends, meet some new ones, and drink the day away under lush cabanas filled with the finest findings in food and drinks. What could be better than this? This locale isn’t for the for the faint of heart; it’s your turn to have some fun and make some amazing memories. And remember, just like Vegas, what happens in Miami stays in Miami!

Well known for its entertainment and performing arts events, Miami is host to events each and every week. Whether you’re traveling on business, traveling for fun, or stopping by on your way to a cruise from the Port of Miami, you’re sure to be surprised at just how much fun you can actually have in this simply seductive city. South Beach welcomes its rich art history with some modern upgrades and accommodations run the gamut. Visiting Miami? Don’t leave before you attend a famed pool party!

You’ll need to fit in for this sexy destination, and what better way to do so than with a Brazilian bikini. Brazilian cut coverage at the rear shows you’re confident and beautiful. This particular bikini features intricate beaded and embroidery detailing mixed with luscious Moroccan inspired colors, perfect for a pool party. Paired with a sheer fuchsia printed tunic, also beaded, with a daring plunging neckline. Top it all off with gold jewelry that’s simple yet statement making and you’re all set for the Delano, the Fountainebleu, or the Clevelander.

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Luxury Destination: Bora Bora

Crystal clear turquoise waters and luxury accommodations, in this destination locale you’ll be living the high-life, even if you’re traveling on a budget. Bora Bora may be a luxury destination, but it can also be affordable and it’s lush scenery, amazing heritage, and friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to simply relax. Be sure to take a dip in the waters by diving off your private over-water cabana and schedule your massage for the early afternoon. Enjoy some fine dining on your porch looking out over the scenery and taking it all in.

An island and community mainly dependent on tourism, Bora Bora knows exactly how to treat it’s company and visitors: luxury accommodations, beautiful scenery, and the most serene and relaxing atmosphere you could ask for. Coveted for it’s over-water bungalows, Bora Bora treats every tourist individually with so many activities and opportunities while visiting. Be sure to rent your own transportation, this island doesn’t believe in public transport! Popular activities on this luxurious island include snorkeling, scuba diving, and the spa.

Luxury is key on this island and it’s true what they say; when you look luxurious you feel luxurious. Pack a one-piece with some chic sophistication, this one’s encrusted with beaded detail at the hip and a draping silhouette that gathers at one shoulder. Paired with a black cover-up, the sophisticated style continues. When creating this luxurious look, learn toward classic pieces. These will be timeless treasures that are always in style. Moroccan beaded gold jewelry adds more class and easily translates into your night-time look.

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Laid-back Destination: Oahu, Hawaii

Searching for the perfect place to enjoy the sun and catch a few z’s along the beach, this place is for you. Honolulu specifically offers so many activities with a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Choose to snorkel the ocean or sail the seas, or just relax pool-side with a fresh strawberry smoothie. Anything goes here in this locale and you’ll feel no pressure, no responsibilities, just plain relaxation.

This destination may be laid-back but it’s filled with fun activities for your leisure: Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma, Waikiki, Kaneohe Bay, Kailua Bay, and famed North Shore. This locale has some rich history and many locals, but there’s plenty to do, or not to do, whatever suits your fancy here in the island. Kick-back with some refreshing cocktails and enjoy your view from the pool or paddle out to catch some waves; anything goes on the island of Oahu.

Laid-back vacations deserve relaxed attire. Pick a favorite bikini in a fabulous solid shade, here is an apricot two piece. A sporty style with a touch of gold hardware detailing adds the feminine touch you need while staying surf ready. Pair it was a breezy dress with a classic pattern and add some chic bohemian inspired accessories: a purse with some intricate detailing in a long bohemian style, and some jewelry, perfect to withstand the surf and match the ocean you’re swimming.

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