It feels funny to do a “beach favorites” post when there isn’t a beach within 200 miles of us, but hey, we have pools. Ha! This weekend we have some family coming to town and because it’s a bit too hot to sightsee, we’ll probably be hanging around the pool as much as we can. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beach essentials from around the web. Hope you guys are enjoying these (official) first days of summer. Where are some of your favorite beaches around the country? We’d love to add one to our list of “places to visit” this summer.