Top Ten Best City Beaches

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Let's face it: even if the economy were humming, the odds of most of us jetting off to St. Tropez for a summer beach break are pretty slim. But if the thought of a "staycation" doesn't quite get your adrenaline rushing, consider that America is home to some pretty amazing beaches-many of which are within city limits. From Florida to California to Illinois (yes!) and Manhattan (what?), the surf's up and the sun-kissed sand beckons.