Here's a song that always makes me think of the beach...which, incidentally, is where I went last weekend and where I'll go this coming weekend!
Its funny--different climates and and parts of the world always inspire different ideas. Visiting a beach obviously makes me think about The WaterLord Trilogy, which takes place on a world of oceans and islands. Visiting urban areas makes me think more along the lines of sci fi, like Alpha or Perils of Forgotten Pain. Deep forests remind me of other projects I'm working on, and suburban areas remind me of Chris over at Creekville University.
Its important to get out there and see the world if you want to write!