A group getaway sounds like a fun time – but securing a costly block of hotel rooms and dealing with the small space is difficult. Whether traveling with family or friends, book a vacation rental instead. You’ll have the space, privacy, and amenities you’re used to at home, for a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
Below we’ve listed the top vacation destinations with thousands of rentals on FlipKey that sleep 8 or more people.. We’ve included restaurant, activity, and attraction suggestions, plus one of the best rentals offered in each destination.
About Davenport: Davenport, Florida: the gateway to Disney. The theme park is the number one reason that families flock here (or nearby Orlando) each year. Take advantage of the area’s other family theme parks, including Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. To beat the heat, check out one of the local water parks. Davenport is also known for its golf courses. For a group that enjoys nature, nearby Little Big Econ State Forest offers miles of hiking and biking trails.
Eat Together: Ovation Bistro & Bar
Play Together: Bob’s Balloons
Explore Together: TheaterWorks Florida
Top Group Rental: Tuscanpines
About Topsail Island: Topsail Island is a barrier island near Wilmington, North Carolina. With dense forests and nature preserves hugging a sandy coastline, Topsail Island is diverse and beautiful. Surf culture runs deep here, as the island’s waters are the perfect temperature year-round. One of the most unique attractions on Topsail Island is the turtle sanctuary, which preserves the habitat of the island’s growing turtle population.
Eat Together: Mainsail Restaurant
Play Together: Paddle NC
Explore Together: Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Top Group Rental: 741 Oceanview
About Steamboat Springs: Known as “Ski Town, U.S.A,” Steamboat, Colorado is the ideal family ski and mountain vacation getaway. Leave the car at home and ride Steamboat’s free ski shuttle that will get you to the gondola in minutes. Though known best for its slopes, Steamboat Springs transforms into a group activity paradise in summertime. Hike and bike the trails, or just relax in your luxurious rental.
Eat Together: Freshies Restaurant
Play Together: Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series
Explore Together: Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Top Group Rental: Creekside Chalet
About Miramar Beach: Just a short drive from Destin along the Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach offers a postcard perfect Florida vacation. Miramar Beach is between Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park, two of Florida’s most popular attractions. Your group will love the relative romantic quiet of Miramar and the friendly locals.
Eat Together: Bijou
Play Together: Coastal Cruisers
Explore Together: SandCastle Lessons
Top Group Rental: Gulf Paradise
About Martha’s Vineyard: As one of America’s top destinations on the east coast, Martha’s Vineyard is a mix of beach bliss with cosmopolitan shopping, dining, and nightlife venues. Martha’s Vineyard is known for its beautiful rocky coastlines, situated at the end of the island, from Oak Bluffs to the ferry. Stroll the quaint side streets and look for antiques, or take a whale watching tour. Watch the sun descend behind the Gay Head Cliffs lighthouse, still lit by modern day keepers.
Eat Together: L’Etoile
Play Together: Farm.Field.Sea.
Explore Together: Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Top Group Rental: Edgartown Home
About Santa Rosa Beach: Step outside your vacation rental onto white sand beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Your group can swim, snorkel, sail, or sun amidst a clear blue water backdrop. Spend your days biking along the Santa Rosa coastline and through the nearby Point Washington State Forest, which includes more than 10 miles of trails. Also, be sure to explore the fine art galleries and museums, enjoy luxury spas, and indulge in world-class dining after the sun goes down.
Eat Together: Bud & Alley’s Restaurant
Play Together: SunQuest Cruises
Explore Together: Grayton Beer Company
Top Group Rental: San Remo Condo
About Anaheim: Located in the heart of Orange County, Anaheim offers a textbook California group getaway. As the legendary home of Disneyland and several other popular Anaheim theme parks, this region was made for children and children at heart. Don’t overlook the aspects of southern California that appeal to grown-ups as well. Tour vineyard country and experience a seasonal wine tasting. Visit the beach and spend an afternoon soaking up the golden sun. Play golf or see a live show together during your stay.
Eat Together: The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
Play Together: Flight Deck Flight Simulation Center
Explore Together: Calivino Wine Pub
Top Group Rental: Walk to Disney Condo
About Oahu: Oahu is a melting pot of ethnicities, activities and personalities. As the governmental and cultural capital of Hawaii, Oahu has a pulse like none other. Honolulu and Waikiki flank the southern coast, perhaps the most visited area in Hawaii. Honolulu combines the laid-back island feel with the fast-paced action of a city. Waikiki has been voted one of the best beaches globally countless times. At the opposite end of the island, the North Shore is a top global surfing spot,offering 20-foot waves
Eat Together: Roy’s Hawaii
Play Together: Sunset Suzy Surf Lessons
Explore Together: CLIMB Works
Top Group Rental: Villa 106
About Nags Head: Known for high sand dunes visible for miles, Nags Head has recently become one of the most popular resort towns in North Carolina. If you are looking for high end boutique or fine dining within the town, head to East Mall Drive and Croatan Highway. At Jockey’s Ridge State Park, in addition to climbing the large dunes, it’s possible to take hang gliding lessons. A multi-use path goes through the town along the ocean, ideal for a long walk or bike ride with your large group.
Eat Together: Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern
Play Together: Kitty Hawk Kites
Explore Together: Jennettes Pier
Top Group Rental: Just For You
About Nantucket: The Atlantic Ocean crashes onto a shoreline of windswept beaches and rocky cliffs in Nantucket, MA. When traveling around Nantucket leave the car at home, and choose from different bike paths that criss-cross the island. Ride past beautiful rolling golf courses, chowder shacks, and traditional New England cottages. Tour centuries-old lighthouses, spend a day at Surfside Beach, or visit the whaling museum. Enjoy the upscale luxury of a Nantucket vacation.
Eat Together: The Proprietors Bar & Table
Play Together: Great Freedom Adventures
Explore Together: Whaling Museum
Top Group Rental: Nantucket Designer Home
About Las Vegas: Las Vegas is legendary for its casinos, but this city also offers spectacular sights, a wild nightlife, and an interesting museum scene. During the day, take a walk or drive along the strip just to take in the atmosphere. While the daytime offers plenty of things to do, it’s after nightfall that Las Vegas truly comes alive. In town for a Vegas theme wedding? The Little Chapel of Flowers is famous for quickie nuptials. Off the strip, Red Rock Canyon Tours is a great way to enjoy Nevada’s natural beauty as a group.
Eat Together: Jaleo
Play Together: Dream Racing
Explore Together: Sin City Brewing Co.
Top Group Rental: South Strip Luxury