Awesome Breakfast Stops for Your Summer Vacation

Whether you’re sightseeing, relaxing near the beach or enjoying a staycation at home, we’ve got the lowdown on breakfast destinations that are worth a special trip.
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On vacation, normal breakfast routines go out the window — as they should, because your much-deserved days off should start with craveworthy morning meals. Whether you’re sightseeing, relaxing near the beach or enjoying a staycation at home, we’ve got the lowdown on breakfast destinations that are worth a special trip.

The lines often stretch around the block for these popular doughnut shops across the country, and once you're biting into a decadent, deep-fried ring of dough, you'll understand the reason why. Start the day with a maple-bacon doughnut in Washington, D.C., a birthday cake variation in Chicago or a Cointreau creme brulee confection in Portland, Ore. Check out Food Network-approved doughnut shops from coast to coast.

No one can say for sure whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. But when you've got a hearty breakfast sandwich in hand, it can certainly be the tastiest. Whether you prefer yours stuffed with melty cheese, crisp bacon, a fried egg or all of the above, these 11 breakfast sandwiches around the country are guaranteed to enhance your morning.

A tower of pancakes — hotcakes or flapjacks, if you prefer — glistening under a sheen of sticky syrup is as much a comforting symbol of weekend mornings as the diner's roving coffee pot. On a summer vacation, who cares what day it is? Whether strewn with blueberries, made with tangy sourdough or served in their naked buttermilk state, here are 12 of the country's tastiest iterations of the carb-laden breakfast favorite.

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There's nothing quite like a freshly baked biscuit — piping hot, flaky, rich with butter — for breakfast. Slathered with preserves, stuffed with bacon and cheddar or eaten straight up, biscuits are the sweetheart of the breadbasket . Here are our favorites across the country.

Want something fresh and healthy to kick-start your vacation day? These days you can't travel more than a few miles without running into a juice bar. They're even popping up at airports across America. But not all juices are created equal. We squeezed out the competition and identified the nation's freshest, most-ingenious health-boosting concoctions. These nine juice bars are worth a detour.

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