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.

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.

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:

  • Maui: 9,119 vacation rentals
  • Orlando: 39,024 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 37,830 vacation rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale: 5,109 vacation rentals
  • Palm Springs: 5,969 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: 39,024 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 37,830 rentals
  • Fort Lauderdale: 5,109 rentals
  • Palm Springs: 5,969 rentals
  • Phoenix: 7,048 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:

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 7,124 home rentals
  • Lihue Airport (LIH): 3,050 home rentals
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 1,865 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:

  • Disneyland: 2,878 vacation homes
  • Disney World: 39,875 vacation homes
  • Universal Studios: 39,204 vacation homes
  • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club: 7,631 vacation homes
  • Jay Peak Ski Resort: 235 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
129,522 vacation rentals
Maine
8,386 vacation rentals
California
51,106 vacation rentals
Hawaii
24,025 vacation rentals
District of Columbia
1,969 vacation rentals
New York
16,852 vacation rentals
Arizona
14,989 vacation rentals
South Carolina
23,986 vacation rentals
Washington
9,145 vacation rentals
New Jersey
7,951 vacation rentals
Texas
21,450 vacation rentals
Michigan
10,188 vacation rentals
Vermont
4,266 vacation rentals
Connecticut
1,355 vacation rentals
Delaware
3,718 vacation rentals
Alaska
1,900 vacation rentals
Montana
4,703 vacation rentals
Minnesota
3,307 vacation rentals
Massachusetts
12,403 vacation rentals
Utah
9,751 vacation rentals

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