Top 10 Thanksgiving vacation rental destinations according to HomeAway

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 27, 2018 – Mountain getaways and Disney trips top the list of Thanksgiving trips families are taking this year. According to HomeAway®, Americans are renting vacation homes in the Appalachian Mountains, near Florida attractions and on Hawaii’s beaches for the holiday weekend. Travelers who want to book a vacation rental should make arrangements before Oct. 2, according to HomeAway’s best time to book data.

“HomeAway’s data analysts have figured out where the demand surge is for busy holiday weekends like Thanksgiving,” Melanie Fish, HomeAway’s travel expert said. “If you plan your trip before that surge, you’ll have a better chance of finding the perfect home for your group for the amount you want to spend.” 

The most popular Thanksgiving destinations are[1]:

  1. Sevierville, Tenn.
  2. Kissimmee, Fla.
  3. Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  4. Lahaina, Hawaii
  5. Davenport, Fla.
  6. Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  7. Branson, Mo.
  8. New Orleans
  9. Kihei, Hawaii
  10. San Diego

[1] Most booked destinations for Thanksgiving week Nov. 21-25

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