What are the best beaches in Florida? Here are 10 of our favorites from across the state

Spring break season is heating up and that means time to spotlight our favorite beaches in the Sunshine State.

Produced by our USA Today Network team living in coastal communities throughout the state, the annual list features gorgeous stretches of powdery white sand from the Panhandle to South Florida, with destinations hugging both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

You’ll find beaches lined with hotels, restaurants and bars as well as ones without hardly a high-rise building in sight. Several of these are among the most popular beaches in the country while others are more personal favorites that aren’t quite as famous but equally fabulous.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are our picks for the 10 best beaches from across Florida.

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Best beachfront restaurants: 10 of our favorites from all across Florida

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Best Chinese Restaurant in Every State

Dumpling Darling, Iowa City, Iowa

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From shrimp fried rice to egg foo young, Americans love Chinese food. It’s hard to imagine there are many towns in the entire country that don’t have their own go-to spot for fried wontons, egg drop soup, and pork lo mein — and try as we may to recreate our favorite take-out dishes at home, its never quite the same as going out. Just as common as Chinese restaurants, however, are arguments about which one is best. All 50 of these local favorites can easily make an argument for tops in their respective states.

Related: Where To Find Best Korean Food in Every State

Mr. Chen's, Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham
Taiwanese flair is the name of the game at Mr. Chen’s. Locals rave about hefty portions and out-of-the-ordinary dishes. The price is right and the menu is overflowing with vegetarian selections.

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The Best Themed Restaurant In Every State

Robert C. Williams

There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing a restaurant—the quality of the food, the price point, and the location are typically at the top of the list. But sometimes the full experience is the real draw, which is why themed restaurants are so popular.

Of course, there are always the tried-and-true chains like Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and The Hard Rock Cafe—but if you’re looking for a more unique experience, a little digging shows that there are themed restaurant gems all over the country. Popular themes include retro (whether it’s throwing it back to the 1950s or all the way to the Medieval era), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg because some restaurant owners get seriously creative when it comes to choosing their theme.

Thanks to reviews and feedback from locals and tourists alike, we put together a definitive list of the best themed restaurants

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The top pizza joint in your state

Robert C. Williams


Whether you like New York-style foldable slices or puffy Neapolitan pies, it’s not hard to find a place for good pizza in America. Here we take a look at the best open right now in each state – whether for dine-in, takeout or curbside pick-up. Be sure to check each restaurant’s website for changes due to COVID-19 before you head there.




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