Destination guide

Visit the United States

Prepare yourself for a diverse and exciting adventure if you travel the the great melting pot of the United States. Here, you can find a variety of different environments, from the sandy beaches of Florida to the sprawling metropolis of New York City to the Mojave Desert out west. There’s a never-ending list of exciting attractions and activities in the States, so start planning your vacation now. Book a United States vacation rental, and enjoy all the comforts of home as you explore everything this massive country has to offer.

Things to do

Experience the sights and sounds of the United States

The United States has a rich history. Witness the Mount Rushmore National Memorial to see massive carvings of previous presidents. Learn more about the country’s history and culture at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Take some time to relax in the United States’ beautiful national parks, like Yellowstone, where you can find unique geothermal features like geysers and hot springs. If you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, visit Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California for high energy fun for the whole family.

Activities

Year round fun in the United States

Any time you visit the United States, there’s something exciting to do. Head west to the Rocky Mountains for thrilling ski adventures through the snowy mountain range. Enjoy the beaches of California and Florida. Take a trip through New York City’s Manhattan Mall for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. While you’re in the city that never sleeps, you can enjoy a vibrant nightlife at its numerous popular nightclubs. You can find similar establishments in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, as well as in plenty of other cities around the country.

Weather

A climate zone for everyone in the United States

The United States offers a broad variety of climates. Northern areas like New York City and Boston can experience heavy snow during their freezing winters while you could comfortably walk to the beach in the Florida Keys wearing just a swimsuit in the middle of January. The summer is a perfect time to visit the beach on any coast. Winter months provide perfect skiing opportunities in the Colorado mountains if you’re looking for a winter getaway. Expect moderate rainfall in most places except for the deserts and plains out west where it becomes a bit less frequent.

Natural features

Explore the United States’ varied biomes

Like its climate, the United States is home to a plethora of varied geological features. You can see the Grand Canyon out west in Arizona for breathtaking views of this massive canyon carved out by the Colorado River. Soak up the sun on beaches all around the coast from Florida to California to New Jersey. Journey through the Appalachian Trail for a mountainous hiking adventure or explore the vast fields in the midwest. Wherever you go, you’ll find a variety of animals, from deer to squirrels to the adorable groundhog.

Where to stay around United States?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 557,384 vacation rentals near United States. From 53,910 Cabins to 225,159 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near United States for a holiday or a weekend are 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:

  • Destin: 11,182 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,243 vacation rentals
  • Myrtle Beach: 10,308 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 11,426 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 9,524 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 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 United States:

  • Destin: 11,182 rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,243 rentals
  • Myrtle Beach: 10,308 rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 11,426 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 9,524 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 United States?

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

  • Gatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge): 7,728 vacation rentals
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 14,570 vacation rentals
  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,099 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 United States?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals 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: 43,055 rentals
  • Nantucket Island: 951 rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,699 rentals
  • Disneyland: 3,039 rentals
  • Universal Studios: 41,273 rentals

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
138,683 vacation rentals
Hawaii
23,197 vacation rentals
Maine
8,649 vacation rentals
North Carolina
24,545 vacation rentals
Michigan
10,741 vacation rentals
Wisconsin
5,442 vacation rentals
Colorado
27,482 vacation rentals
District of Columbia
2,035 vacation rentals
California
53,693 vacation rentals
South Carolina
24,992 vacation rentals
Minnesota
3,537 vacation rentals
Texas
23,451 vacation rentals
Tennessee
13,242 vacation rentals
New Hampshire
4,139 vacation rentals
Arizona
15,757 vacation rentals
Pennsylvania
6,225 vacation rentals
Ohio
2,340 vacation rentals
New Jersey
9,385 vacation rentals
Virginia
6,455 vacation rentals
Vermont
4,467 vacation rentals