Destination guide

Comfort is yours in America, according to West Side Story

Create your own West Side Story with a North America vacation rental. Located in the western and northern hemispheres, the world's third largest continent has 3 large nations—Canada, the U.S., and Mexico—and several islands, including the gargantuan Greenland and all those Caribbean territories. So where you go depends on what you want. There are stunning national parks and mountain ranges for nature lovers, hoppin' metropolis areas like N.Y.C., Los Angeles, and Mexico City for the urban-inclined, and many beautiful bodies of water for the nautical-by-nature folks.

Things to do

North America's many gems, from busy cities to quiet canyons

Each city has its own cultural gems, so see which sparkles most to you before you book a North America vacation rental. Mexico City has ancient architecture and modern marvels, Toronto's a dynamic Canadian metropolis and seaport, and N.Y.C. is the Big Apple of American culture. If your cultural cup of tea is in nature, drink in the spectacular scenes of national parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Niagara Falls, and Banff, to name only a few of hundreds. For ancient history, try the Mayan and Aztec ruins of Mexico, like Chitchen Itza and Tenochtitlan.


From sea to shining sea, there's a helluva lot to see

Choices, choices, and more choices, from northern lights to urban nights. If you're thinking rural relaxation and recreation, look for small towns near wilderness and national parks where you can hike, bike, climb, swim, boat, ski and explore. Cruise the coastal towns to find your perfect beach, whether that's the pounding Cali surf or the mellow Gulf of Mexico. The big cities are your best bet for culture, concerts, and cosmopolitan vibes. Densely populated urban areas are also the best place to find musuems, malls, sports stadiums, restaurants, and the local nightlife too.


Weather of all kinds, come rain or come shine

Whether the weather you like is scorching hot or icy cold, you'll find it with a North American vacation rental. Snow seekers, you'll be buried with travel choices, from Alaska, Canada, and Greenland to most of the northern U.S. in the winter months. For sun-loving sojourners, you'll find summery skies and hot temps in the 80s and 90s in the southwest and southeast coasts of the U.S., most of Mexico, and all of the Caribbean area. Looking for awe-inspiring autumn vistas and crisp fall weather? Try New England, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest, for spectacular fall seasons.

Natural features

River deep and mountain high, all so gorgeous you could cry

With 3 ocean borders, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and some massive freshwater lakes in the north, you're sure to find your ideal coastline. Icy tundras and snowy mountains dominate the north, which is also where you'll find the continent's highest peak, Denali, in Alaska. The U.S. is a melting pot of landscapes, from the south's swampy coastal plains to the sweeping deserts of the west. Moving south to Mexico and the Caribbean, you have an equally wide variety of landscapes, from tropical jungles and rainforests to desert plateaus to rugged mountains.

Where to stay around North America?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 165,930 vacation rentals near North America. From 48 Houseboats to 120 Boats, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North America for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North America?

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

  • Orange Beach: 9,231 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 2,886 vacation rentals
  • Ocean City: 5,459 vacation rentals
  • United States: 532,395 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,251 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in North America! 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 North America?

Whether you're traveling 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 North America:

  • Orange Beach: 9,231 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 2,886 rentals
  • Ocean City: 5,459 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,251 rentals
  • Navarre Beach: 752 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 traveling by plane to North America?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in North America are:

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 6,301 vacation rentals
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,705 vacation rentals
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 4,897 vacation 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 holidays in North America?

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

  • Disney World: 42,408 rentals
  • Disneyland: 2,885 rentals
  • Gulf Shores Beach: 10,795 rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,596 rentals
  • Hocking Hills State Park: 332 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North America 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.

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