Picking the right rental to stay in can be just as important as picking the right location for your trip. Not only will it set the tone for the rest of the vacation, but it can mean the difference between waking up in the morning refreshed and ready to go, and counting down the days until you get back home. Whether you’re scheduling your next great adventure or just planning a short and sweet weekend getaway, these Airbnbs can help turn your vacation into something unforgettable. For hiking fans, beach bums, city dwellers, and everything in between, these picks range from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, in every type of location for every type of excursion.
For some, it’s more about the location than the amenities, while for others it all comes down to which space you’d be able to comfortably fit your entire family in. Each of the properties we’ve selected are either Guest Favorites—a new distinction from Airbnb which recognizes properties with excellent reviews and proven reliability, including almost no cancellations—or Superhosts with a rating of 4.85 and above. From a treehouse in Hawaii to a shell-shaped cottage in Austin, Texas, these are some of the most unique, enjoyable, and beautiful places to stay in the US, and we don’t blame you if you start planning your next trip around one of them.
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