Destination guide

Tip your 10-gallon hat to the United States

Brush up on your reality TV and save room for the hamburgers – you're going to the United States! A vast nation of 50 states and several overseas territories, the US is known for its bustling cities, wild west history and boundless preserved natural beauty. Urban centres like New York and Los Angeles are loaded with museums, iconic architecture and buzzy dining, and away from the city lights, you'll find sandy beaches, scenic national parks and outdoor activities of all sorts – from surfing to ice fishing. Whatever you're looking for, there are countless United States vacation rentals with everything you need.

Things to do

State(s) of the arts – culture and more in the United States

If it's culture you're after, look no further – most US cities more or less ooze world-class art, science and history museums. From New York City's epic Metropolitan Museum of Art to Tennessee's preserved 19th-century plantations and the funky International UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, you can find whatever culture – or subculture – floats your boat. Major attractions like Disney World and Disneyland are serious destinations for families, and the nation's countless zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens are always worth the trip.

Activities

Get out of town – nature to nightlife in the United States

Nature lovers will find enough for 100 lifetimes in the country's national parks – Yosemite, Acadia, Denali and other scenic preserves offer hiking trails, campsites, ski spots and waterfront recreation. You can find rivers, lakes and waterfalls in just about every state, and both coasts are lined with world-class beaches and scenic oceanfront cliffs. Cosmopolitan cities – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the like – all offer loads of shopping, dining and live entertainment, and you can catch everything from ballet and opera to punk gigs, baseball games and stand-up comedy every night of the week.

Weather

It's sun o'clock somewhere – weather in the United States

From the tropical climes of the Florida Keys to the (usually) gloomy skies over rain-soaked Seattle, United States weather is as varied as its scenery. Much of the central, southern and eastern parts of the country have a humid subtropical climate, while the western states boast desert, alpine or oceanic weather patterns. Summers are generally warm to hot, and winter weather can range from downright toasty in the southwest to devastatingly cold in much of the east coast and the midwest. Whether it's a seaside bungalow or a mountain chalet, you'll find United States vacation rentals custom-tailored to your dream trip.

Natural highlights

Coast to coast and more – the United States's super scenery

From Alaska's tundras and glaciers to Hawaii's tropical rainforests and volcanoes, Florida's swamps to Utah's red-rock deserts, biodiversity abounds in the United States. You'll find rolling hillsides, rivers and lakes all over, and the majestic Rocky Mountains offer world-class skiing and scenic views. While much of the country is rural or suburban, you'll find population centres in every region. Many United States vacation rentals are within a short drive from the country's countless national parks, where you can spot native species like grizzly bears, porcupines, mountain lions, bison and more.

Where to stay near United States?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 550,898 holiday rentals near United States. From 53,711 Cabins to 224,108 Houses, find unique holiday homes 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 long holiday or just a weekend break in United States. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Waikiki: 2,487 holiday rentals
  • New York: 5,698 holiday rentals
  • Hawaii: 23,037 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco: 1,836 holiday rentals
  • Honolulu: 3,183 holiday rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in United States?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in United States with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • New York: 5,698 holiday homes
  • San Francisco: 1,836 holiday homes
  • Honolulu: 3,183 holiday homes
  • Los Angeles: 6,661 holiday homes
  • Austin: 3,322 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to United States?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in United States are:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 1,659 holiday houses
  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal Airport (ZRA): 2,055 holiday houses
  • Columbia Regional Airport (COU): 62 holiday houses

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in United States. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Venice Beach: 5,981 holiday rentals
  • Walt Disney World: 41,125 holiday rentals
  • Disneyland: 2,995 holiday rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,698 holiday rentals
  • Times Square: 5,589 holiday 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 of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around United States

Hawaii
23,037 holiday rentals
Florida
137,039 holiday rentals
Washington DC
2,000 holiday rentals
California
53,292 holiday rentals
New York
17,505 holiday rentals
New Jersey
9,249 holiday rentals
Alaska
2,044 holiday rentals
Montana
4,842 holiday rentals
Utah
10,060 holiday rentals
Arizona
15,713 holiday rentals
Colorado
26,795 holiday rentals
Michigan
10,581 holiday rentals
Washington
9,810 holiday rentals
Vermont
4,395 holiday rentals
Nebraska
273 holiday rentals
Maine
8,207 holiday rentals
Kentucky
1,941 holiday rentals
Oklahoma
1,959 holiday rentals
Iowa
656 holiday rentals
Georgia
12,000 holiday rentals