If we didn't know better, we'd think California. Amazingly clean, the 1.2 miles of sandy Lake Michigan coast welcome the Extreme Volleyball Professional tour each summer. A wetland, Kid's Cove playground and a zoo border the 50-acre expanse; to the south, boats bob in Racine Yacht Club's marina. To rent a kayak or personal watercraft, head to Pier 29 Water Sport Rentals at the southern end of Michigan Boulevard. For just $15 an hour, you can paddle around the harbor and drink in the views of this perfectly groomed destination.