Destination guide

Have a grand American adventure with US vacation rentals

Grab your biggest suitcase – in the US, the unknown awaits. Who knows what adventures you'll encounter in the land of the brave and free? One day you could be surfing California's waves, then climbing Utah's red canyons the next. Or you could be line dancing with your sweetie in Texas, then watching a Broadway musical in New York. If you're travelling with the little ones, you could be hobnobbing with cartoon royalty at a Disney resort. You'll never know what surprises await you from US vacation rentals – the best way to find out is to pack your bags and go.

History

If you're a history buff, you'll love travelling across the US. And even if you're not, you'll be intrigued by the stories you'll find in almost every corner of its 50 states – from the Statue of Liberty on New York Harbor to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, from the Freedom Trail in Boston to the Alamo in San Antonio. Even places admired for their natural beauty – like Arizona's Grand Canyon and Colorado's Great Sand Dunes – have stories to tell. Staying at vacation rentals lets you discover the stories behind these places.

Outdoor activities

Explore the great outdoors from your vacation rental

The United States has some of the world's greatest natural treasures, so it would be a shame to stay tucked away in your vacation rental, however cozy it may be. Why not explore the natural parks of the south west or go bear spotting in Yellowstone (oh hi there Yogi!)? For great big hikes you can't beat the Appalachian Trail, while hundreds of unsung state parks make for great days out in natural surrounds. And for those who like to get wet, the warm waters around Florida attract surfers and sailors alike.

How to get around

You need wheels to get around from US vacation rentals

You've got to have wheels to get around your US holiday destination from your vacation rental. Large cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco have efficient public transit networks that make getting from place to place easy. But in smaller cities and towns, you'll probably find a small railway system or a bus serving the downtown core. To get to the suburbs and beyond, you have to have wheels – a car, a bicycle, or a motorbike. You can drive your own wheels from Canada or from Mexico, or you can rent a car stateside.

Food & drink 

Eat your way through the US from your vacation rental

May as well loosen that belt now – the US is foodie paradise. You'll always find something yummy to chow on in the US – whether it's California's avocado toast, Chicago- and New York-style pizzas, New England's seafood chowders, Cajun gumbos, or Deep South barbecues. Thanks to a robust immigrant population, you can also find Chinese chow mein, Vietnamese pho, Mexican burritos, and Filipino adobo throughout the country. For a taste of true red-white-and-blue Americana, step inside a diner and tuck into a traditional American breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, waffles, and fresh orange juice.

Essential info

Fast facts to know for your US vacation rentals stay

The United States is the 3rd-largest country in the world, with a total area of 9.83 million sq km. It's made up of 50 states, 49 of which are on North America's mainland – the other is Hawaii, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It also includes the federal district of Washington, DC, as well as various outlying territories. It has a population of around 325 million. English is the US official language, while the currency used is the US dollar. Throughout the country, you can call 911 for assistance in an emergency.

Where to stay near United States?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 557,993 house rentals near United States. From 53,862 Cabins to 225,060 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near United States is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in United States?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in United States. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Florida: 138,933 vacation rentals
  • Maui: 9,349 vacation rentals
  • Orlando: 42,372 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 40,997 vacation rentals
  • Palm Springs: 6,034 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in United States! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in United States?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in United States:

  • Orlando: 42,372 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 40,997 rentals
  • Palm Springs: 6,034 rentals
  • Kihei: 4,512 rentals
  • Myrtle Beach: 10,340 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to United States?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in United States are:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 14,546 home rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 7,307 home rentals
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 4,123 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in United States?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in United States. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 43,168 vacation homes
  • Disneyland: 3,050 vacation homes
  • Venice Beach: 6,088 vacation homes
  • Universal Studios: 41,300 vacation homes
  • Times Square: 5,877 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around United States listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around United States

Florida
138,933 vacation rentals
Hawaii
23,240 vacation rentals
California
53,670 vacation rentals
Maine
8,643 vacation rentals
Arizona
15,735 vacation rentals
South Carolina
25,027 vacation rentals
Michigan
10,741 vacation rentals
Vermont
4,470 vacation rentals
New York
18,108 vacation rentals
Washington
9,849 vacation rentals
District of Columbia
2,034 vacation rentals
North Carolina
24,744 vacation rentals
Montana
4,939 vacation rentals
Oregon
10,525 vacation rentals
New Jersey
9,397 vacation rentals
Texas
23,393 vacation rentals
New Hampshire
4,136 vacation rentals
Massachusetts
13,039 vacation rentals
Tennessee
13,258 vacation rentals
Pennsylvania
6,235 vacation rentals