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20 Affordable Christmas Vacations To Take This Holiday Season


Looking to plan the perfect Christmas vacation in the United States without breaking the bank? Then you’re in luck, as FlipKey has rounded up 20 affordable destinations in America where the nightly cost of a two-bedroom vacation rental is under $150. Rental homes in these top Christmas getaways range from $89 – $149 per night for the holiday break (December 22-26).

Best Christmas Vacations On A Budget

Whether you prefer a tropical escape in Hawaii, an outdoor adventure in Alaska, or a sunny retreat in Texas, FlipKey is committed to making your Christmas vacation as affordable as it is enjoyable.

Expenses can add up quickly around the holidays, but booking a vacation rental for your Christmas getaway is a great way to plan an affordable trip. Whether you’re visiting family or taking a personal vacation, rental amenities like a full kitchen and access to laundry facilities can make your trip more convenient and cost effective. Book a home with multiple bedrooms and plenty of living space for a comfortable holiday stay.

Spend less on your Christmas vacation and you’ll have more money for gifts—or treating yourself! With median nightly rental rates under $150, these 20 destinations are definitely on the “nice” list when it comes to the best Christmas vacations.

US Christmas Vacation DestinationsMedian Nightly Rate, 2BR Rental (December 22- 26)
Arcadian Shores, South Carolina$89
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas$90
Garden City Beach, South Carolina$106
Osage Beach, Missouri$120
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina$120
Cherry Log, Georgia$124
Lake Ozark, Missouri$125
Edisto Island, South Carolina$133
Chincoteague Island, Virginia$133
Branson, Missouri$135
Townsend, Tennessee$135
Hilo, Hawaii$135
Anchorage, Alaska$135
Gulf Shores, Alabama$138
Outer Banks, North Carolina$139
Port Isabel, Texas$140
Tucson, Arizona$140
Saint Simons Island, Georgia$144
Pahoa, Hawaii$145
Orange Beach, Alabama$149


Methodology: Median nightly rates are for all two-bedroom properties on FlipKey in each destination for a stay occurring from Friday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


When To Book Your Christmas Vacation

A survey of FlipKey travelers revealed that while most travelers book their stay in a vacation rental 6-12 months in advance (40%), a combined 54% of travelers book 3-5 months out (34%), or 1-3 months out (20%). The holiday season is popular for travel, so book now to secure your perfect rental.

Stunning properties in all 20 of our affordable Christmas vacation spots are available to book on FlipKey, where travelers can search, compare, and book hundreds of thousands of rentals worldwide, including cabins, apartments, beach houses, desert hideaways, and more. Feel confident in your decision with our Payment Protection.

This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog. FlipKey is a TripAdvisor company.