Bikinis & Boardwalks: West vs. East Pictures
From miles of beaches at the summer capital of Rehoboth Beach, DE, to the street performers at the artists’ mecca of Venice Beach, CA, discover the spirit of summer at these 2 famous boardwalks.
Rehoboth Beach, DEEvery summer, the population of Rehoboth, DE, explodes to 25 times its normal size. The additional thousands of beachcombers swarming the shores are metropolitans and politicos from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, escaping their daily grind. 960 1280
Arbor Skate ShopVenice has been known to locals as “Dogtown” since the 1970s, when a group of young surfers -- or “Z-Boys” as they were known -- revolutionized the sport of skateboarding. Arbor Skate Shop has been handcrafting environmentally sustainable, high-performance surf, skate and snowboards since 1995. 960 1280
Venice, CAA creative visionary named Abott Kinney dreamed of building the Venice, Italy, of America. He wanted to make sure his oceanfront oasis was more magnificent than any other, so he connected the promenade to an intricate system of canals, which are lined with multi-million-dollar homes. 960 1280
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA, is located just 75 miles down Route 101, south of San Francisco. The golden coast of California and the spirit of Polynesia meet at this seaside summer paradise. 960 1280
Virginia Beach & Santa Cruz 11 Photos