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Thirsting for your next vacation, but not sure where to go? Why not visit one of the best beer cities in the country!

Best Beer Cities in America

From the quaint side streets of Bar Harbor to the bustling neighborhoods of downtown Seattle, we’ve narrowed it down to eight amazing beer cities truly worth raising a glass to. Each spot has top-notch breweries with extensive lists of IPAs, pale ales, porters, pilsners, and more on tap. If you can name it, you can taste it in these destinations. While we can’t cover all the great craft breweries, we’re featuring our favorite in each city, so that you can spend more time tasting than planning.

Better yet, each of these destinations has a variety of vacation rentals from FlipKey to fit every budget and travel style. Whether you rent a luxurious condo in the heart of the city or an away-from-it-all cottage by the beach, we guarantee you’ll love having a comfortable home to retreat to after a fun-filled day at the brewery (and/or night at the bar!).

Plenty of fridge space for your take-home growlers, too!

Boston, Massachusetts | Trillium Brewing Company

Trillium Brewery in Boston, MA

Historic landmarks, fiercely loyal sports fans, and lots of craft beers to choose from—a trip to Boston offers something for everyone. While well-known breweries like Sam Adams and Harpoon have helped put Boston on the map as one of the best beer cities in the country, Trillium Brewing Company has emerged as a local favorite. It’s a unique New England farmhouse-style brewery offering a variety of beers that satisfy every palate. This family-run spot is just off the beaten path in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, so make sure not to miss it!

Before sampling the city’s thriving nightlife, take time to discover Boston’s famed attractions. Follow the Freedom Trail’s red-brick path through the city, catch a baseball game at the iconic Fenway Park, or find a park bench and watch the swan boats glide by in the Boston Public Garden. Your days are sure to fly by in this fast-paced city.

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Oakland Park, Florida | Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida

What better way to cool down and quench your thirst than by ordering an ice-cold glass of beer at Funky Buddha Brewery! Located in Oakland Park, this hip spot features tours of its funky brewhouse, a wide variety of bold craft beers, and a fabulous menu. Sample a Floridian Hefeweizen in the taproom, or fill up a growler of Eternal Summer to take home to your Oakland Park vacation home.

During your trip, venture just 15 minutes down the road to Fort Lauderdale where blue-green waters and world-class beaches await. Whether you swim in the shimmering Atlantic Ocean or shop on Las Olas Boulevard, this part of southern Florida will keep you busy from sun up until sun down.

See all Oakland Park vacation rentals on FlipKey!

Rapid City, South Dakota | Firehouse Brewing Company

Firehouse Brewing Company in Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Company opened its doors in 1991 as South Dakota’s very first brew pub. The legendary spot, which is listed on the National Historic Register, has nine beers on tap at any given time, and there’s even an on-site winery for those who prefer a glass of red or white instead. Stay for a meal (and a live performance under the band-shell!), or pop into the taproom for a quick drink during your stay.

Beer fanatic or not, Rapid City is a fantastic destination to visit. It’s the ideal home base for travelers looking to tour the scenic Black Hills and the perfect spot if you’re simply looking to experience a taste of the Midwest.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota | Fulton Beer

Fulton Beer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

What started as a small brewing operation run out of a garage is today Fulton Beer, one of the best breweries in downtown Minneapolis. At the taproom, you can sip on a cold one just 38 feet from where it was brewed, or pick up a Sweet Child of Vine six pack to enjoy in the comfort of your rental. Whether you prefer hoppy IPAs or flavorful barleywines, there’s no shortage of bold brews to choose from at Fulton Beer.

It’d be impossible to talk about the best beer cities in the country without mentioning Minneapolis, but this Twin City is full of excitement. The Mall of America (just 15 minutes away) is an absolute must, while the city also boasts a thriving theater and arts scene. Perfect for weekend getaways or week-long vacations, Minneapolis is a superb destination to visit year-round.

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Seattle, Washington | Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington

Fremont Brewing is a family-owned Seattle brewery that’s been producing first-rate artisan beers for nearly 10 years. Here, brewing is done in small batches only using the finest local ingredients—so it’s no surprise that this hot spot makes Seattle one of the best beer cities in America. Sample pale ales, IPAs, oatmeal stouts, and more while you’re at Fremont Brewing.

Besides beer, it wouldn’t be a trip to Seattle without a stop at the original Starbucks for a brew of a different type. For a snack, head to Pike Place Market, a hub of mouthwatering eats and delicious scents. Book a private retreat on the water or a central apartment in the city, and make the most of your time in Seattle.

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San Diego, California | Thorn Street Brewery

Thorn Street Brewery in San Diego, CA

As new breweries keep opening up, San Diego has quickly emerged as one of the best beer cities in America. But, one in particular continues to stand out among the rest: Thorn Street Brewery. This local watering hole is dog-friendly and boasts a lineup of rotating nightly food trucks that are the perfect complement to the vast selection of craft brews on tap. Stop in for a quick pint or kick back and relax with friends in the large, open taproom.

You can’t visit San Diego and spend all your time indoors, though. Swim in the Pacific at La Jolla Shores Park, wander around Balboa Park, or people watch from your rental’s beachfront patio—the possibilities are endless!

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Boulder, Colorado | Avery Brewing Company

Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO

While Boulder is undoubtedly an ideal destination for families, you ought to consider this sophisticated Colorado city for an adults-only getaway, too! It’s home to the award-winning Avery Brewing Company, which offers 30 “thoroughly American at heart” beers on tap—at all times! From year-round beers like the Belgian-style White Rascal to seasonal favorites such as the peach-flavored Perzik Saison, you’re sure to find something that will quench your thirst.

Of course, Boulder also has plenty to do to help you burn off those beer calories! Explore the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, bike along the river, or stroll around the University of Colorado’s flagship campus during your trip.

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Bar Harbor, Maine | Atlantic Brewing Company

Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor, ME

A quintessential New England beach town with some of the best beer in the region? You guessed it—we’re talking about Bar Harbor! It’s where you’ll find the Atlantic Brewing Company just minutes from the quaint cobblestone streets of downtown. Over the years, the brewery has grown from a small one-barrel operation to a 15 barrel-system that produces tasty pints of English-style beer.

Visit Bar Harbor for the beer, and stay for the salty air and pristine natural beauty. Sunbathing along the coast and strolling down the famous Shore Path are two or Bar Harbor’s simplest pleasures. Want to see more of the island? Head to Acadia National Park or hop in a kayak to discover this charming New England destination’s showstopping scenery.

See all Bar Harbor vacation rentals on FlipKey!

America’s Best Beer Cities for a Vacation

  • Oakland Park, Florida
  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Diego, California
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bar Harbor, Maine

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Travelers planning their next vacation can truly get away from it all (including the status quo for vacations) by booking a one-of-a-kind rental home for their next trip.

Unique Vacation Rentals

A picturesque Croatian lighthouse. An enchanting treehouse in Washington state. An eco-friendly private island in Belize. FlipKey has rounded up six most amazing unusual properties around the globe. Each of these accommodations offers something a little different from your everyday vacation home rental. These quirky spots guarantee an unforgettable trip, making them perfect for everything from a girls’ getaway to a proposal, honeymoon, or a special family retreat.

1. Forest House | Orca’s Island, Washington

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

This breathtaking treehouse is nestled in the woods in scenic Orcas Island, and includes cathedral ceilings, a round soaker tub, and a 12-sided living room with amazing views. Explore the great outdoors, or just relax in the home’s cozy interior. As one reviewer said, “We were able to completely ‘unplug’ and relax in a way we haven’t for years.”

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2. The Bus Stop | Gifford, East Lothian

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

You’d be forgiven for thinking a bus would only come in useful for getting you to and from your vacation accommodation—but that’s not the case with this creative property in eastern Scotland. With a wood-burning stove, barbecue and hot tub, The Bus Stop offers a little more luxury than your morning commute.

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3. Lighthouse Villa | Pula, Croatia

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

With views across the Istrian Peninsula from a lighthouse, this quirky home runs on solar power and collects rainwater in a tank for the ultimate green holiday.

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4. Barrett House: Boulder, Colorado

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

“One of the most amazing places we have ever stayed. The architecture and the interior details—right down to the sugar container—are perfect.”

Mid-century modern architect Charles Haertling designed more than 30 homes in and around Boulder, and Barrett House is a perfect example of his signature organic style. Nestled on a three-acre mountain peak at 7,000 feet, this stunning escape borders Roosevelt National Forest. Inside, modern updates complement eclectic furnishings, a nod to the home’s original decor. Soaring ceilings and airy skylights give the rental a treehouse vibe, and the master bedroom—complete with a view of the Continental Divide—doubles as a lookout tower.

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5. PurePod Cabin | South Island, New Zealand

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Can nature and comfort coexist? They certainly can with this state-of-the-art living capsule on New Zealand’s South Island. All-glass roofing, flooring, and walls give you the ultimate view of the wilderness.

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6. Exclusive Private Island | Stann Creek, Belize

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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Go off the grid at this private island in Belize—literally. The island is powered by a state of the art solar power system, for a truly green experience with all the comforts of home. Your group and the staff will be the only guests on the island, and your stay includes concierge service, a private chef, a private boat to take you to and from the village, and plenty of fun amenities on the island, like kayaking and paddle boarding.

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

Choose one of the best vacations for toddlers and plan your trip on FlipKey.

Best Vacations for Toddlers

The key to planning a worry-free vacation with toddlers is choosing the right destination. Whether it’s an exciting city brimming with hands-on activities, a peaceful beach, or a rural setting where kids can explore, it has to be a place where both the young and getting older can have fun (after all, it’s your vacation, too!).

To help you choose, we’ve hand-picked 10 of the best vacations for toddlers from coast to coast. From the action-packed streets of Washington, DC to the picturesque shores of San Diego, the places on our list make every curious toddler’s favorite question—”Why?”—easy to answer. We’ve even included our top pick for a kid-friendly attraction your little ones will love.

With more than 300,000 rentals to choose from on FlipKey, opt for a vacation home during your family getaway and benefit from extra space, free laundry, and a full kitchen to prepare meals for even the pickiest of eaters.

Captiva Island, Florida

Find the perfect rental for your family on FlipKey.

Captiva Island rests just off the coast of southwest Florida in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its shallow waters and gentle waves, which make it an ideal beach vacation spot for families with toddlers. With your little ones at your side, chase waves retreating into the ocean, build an enormous sandcastle, or comb the beach for colorful seashells—the possibilities are endless! Choose a beachfront condo with kid-friendly activities (think kite-making and coconut-painting) or book a vacation home with tons of space for a stress-free getaway in Captiva Island.

Top kid-friendly attraction: Sanibel Sea School

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Book a spacious cabin in Pigeon Forge.

With its small-town vibe and inviting atmosphere, one thing’s certain: you’re sure to feel at ease in Pigeon Forge (at least, while the kids aren’t testing your patience!). Situated in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this outdoorsy destination is all about experiencing the Appalachian wilderness hands-on. In other words, it’s a toddler’s dream-come-true. Explore the dense forests on foot, bike along nature paths, or take a dip in the local swimming holes. If that’s not your thing, downtown Pigeon Forge boasts family-friendly theme parks, unique attractions, and the sounds of country music on almost every street corner, ensuring a good time is had by all.

Top kid-friendly attraction: The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

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Stowe, Vermont

Play outdoors during a vacation to Vermont.

Located just miles from Smugglers Notch, one of Vermont’s largest state parks, Stowe boasts countless kid-friendly hikes, scenic byways, and undiscovered attractions. Translation: Stowe is the ultimate natural playground for toddlers. Let your children run free, climbing over twisted roots, playing hide-and-go-seek among the trees, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Once everyone’s all tired out, retreat to your spacious cabin rental, and spend the evening cuddled on the couch watching movies and reading bedtime stories. Sometimes the best vacation for toddlers is one that involves minimal plans and a place to let loose.

Top kid-friendly attraction: Stowe Bowl

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Orlando, Florida

Orlando best vacation for toddlers

It goes without saying that Orlando is one of the best vacations for toddlers. Home to the world-famous Disney theme parks, happiness fills the air here. Explore a lush, African savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, stay cool at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, or watch your children’s eyes light up while hugging Mickey Mouse. The fun doesn’t have to end when you exit the park’s gates, though! Many Orlando vacation rentals bring the magic home with Disney-themed rooms, fabulous pools, and lots of space to play. Visit Orlando and even adults will feel like kids again!

Top kid-friendly attraction: Crayola Experience Orlando

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Lake Ozark, Missouri

Lake Ozark, MO retreat

With miles of scenic lakefront, world-class boating, and a convenient location in the center of Missouri, Lake Ozark is a fabulous vacation spot for families, especially those with toddlers. Let the hours slip by swimming, strolling, or simply relaxing on the picturesque shores. For toddlers, there are endless things to do and no shortage of hiding spots for your inquisitive little one(s) to discover. At the end of the day, kick up your feet at your cabin rental, and watch the sunset over the water. Indoors and outdoors, your whole family will have fun in Lake Ozark!

Top kid-friendly attraction: Miner Mike’s Indoor Family Fun Center

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Washington, DC

With so much to do, Washington, DC is one of the best vacations for toddlers.

Washington, DC is loaded with captivating attractions your toddlers will love: the park-like National Zoo, several museums with interactive exhibits, and plenty of sprawling parks perfect for playing and picnicking, to name a few. Rent an apartment downtown or stay along the city’s outskirts—it’s easy to get around Washington, DC, even with toddlers in tow. Hop on the metro and breeze from destination to destination, or climb into a pedicab for an open-air ride through the city’s unique neighborhoods. Your wee ones will be awe-struck by the city’s massive monuments, historic buildings, and iconic landmarks looming in the skyline.

Top kid-friendly attraction: The International Spy Museum

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San Diego, California

Beachside in San Diego, California.

San Diego is a laid-back beach town that’s fun to visit, with or without kids! When you arrive, make your first stop Balboa Park. It’s home to a large playground, nearly 20 museums, the San Diego Zoo, and so much more that will keep your little ones entertained for hours. Along the coast, soak up sun at Mission Beach or visit La Jolla Cove where seals and sea lions perch on the rocks all day long (cuteness overload!). FlipKey has plenty of San Diego rentals just steps from the beach, so you won’t have to tote your toddlers and beach toys too far for fun in the sun.

Top kid-friendly attraction: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

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Lake Placid, New York

Boaters explore Lake Placid, NY

Travelers describe a vacation to Lake Placid as “a true Adirondack experience” and an “unbeatable, peaceful retreat.” Although it’s famous for being the site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and a hub for snow sports, this quiet city nestled in the mountains offers year-round activities the whole family will enjoy. During the summer, splash in the lake or sit by the fire pit as frogs croak and fireflies flit by. When winter rolls around, try skiing and ice skating, or climb Whiteface Mountain in the Cloudsplitter Gondola for sweeping views of Lake Placid. You’ll find this fabulous destination is as breathtakingly beautiful and full of adventure as it is toddler-friendly.

Top kid-friendly attraction: Whiteface Adventure Zone

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania skyline

If you’ve never been to Philadelphia, you’ll quickly see why it’s a fabulous city and one of the best vacations for toddlers. From the massive Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse to the Philadelphia Zoo, there’s plenty to keep your children amused for hours on end. With little ones constantly on the go, try not to miss the centuries of American history on display throughout the city—the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Reading Terminal Market to name a few. Need another reason to visit Philadelphia? Sesame Place is just across the city line in Langhorne!

Top kid-friendly attraction: Please Touch Museum

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Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas, TX is one of the best vacations for toddlers.

Fill your days in Port Aransas searching for seashells, fishing from the pier, and exploring the local nature reserves. The 18 miles of soft-sand beaches here provide a cushiony landing spot for toddlers still getting the hang of walking. Overhead, colorful Roseate Spoonbills and Reddish Egrets fly through the sky, while the sound of whooping cranes carries through the air delighting both young and young at heart. Make it easy on yourself by booking a rental right on the water so you won’t have to lug your beach gear too far. If you’re seeking an island retreat without a hefty price tag (you can rent a home for under $100 per night!) Port Aransas is the perfect place for you and your family.

Top kid-friendly attraction: Port Aransas Sandcastle Guy

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Best Vacations for Families With Toddlers

  • Captiva Island, Florida
  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Stowe, Vermont
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Lake Ozark, Missouri
  • Washington, DC
  • San Diego, California
  • Lake Placid, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Port Aransas, Texas

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Whether you’re traveling with friends, your family, or as a couple, you’ll likely want to spend some time outdoors and enjoy the weather during your trip.

Outdoor Amenities

Vacation rentals are a great option to relax together and enjoy the most amazing backyards and outdoor amenities, so FlipKey rounded up four rental properties with amazing open-air spaces and outdoor features to inspire your next stay. You may not have a basketball court or an infinity pool in your own backyard at home, but you can on your next vacation.

Villa Joglo | Seminyak, Bali

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Outdoor Appeal: Private pool, indoor/outdoor lounge.

Recharge in this four-bedroom villa in Seminyak, with a kitchen, bar, lounge, and dining room all outside overlooking the swimming pool and garden. The backyard is a private retreat, but the home is just steps away from a main street with popular restaurants. Air-con and ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom make this spot comfortable for up to 10 guests, and the villa includes a full-time maid and a night security guard.

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Villa Mary | Crete, Greece

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Outdoor Appeal: Basketball court, soccer field, outdoor kitchen, pool, and playground.

Can’t pick one outdoor amenity? Book a ticket to Crete to stay at the amazingly family-friendly Villa Mary. The backyard provides endless entertainment, with a private pool, half basketball court, playground, mini soccer field, and outdoor kitchen with wood oven. The inside is just as impressive, with six bedrooms, a fireplace, and a massive dining area.

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Serra Retreat | Malibu, California

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Outdoor Appeal: Fire-pit, private pool, waterslide, and tennis court.

The Serra Retreat is as beautiful outside as it inside. The interior is chic and contemporary, with an open-plan living space, a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and cozy, oversized seating. Skylights and giant glass doors keep the inside bright, but head outside to really soak up the sun. Relax on the lounge chairs, or take a nap on the hammock or outdoor day bed. Hit the pool, Jacuzzi, or waterslide during the day. The private tennis court can wait until after dark—it has night lighting so you can play at your leisure. The home is just a few minutes from downtown Malibu and several beaches, if you can convince your group to leave the backyard.

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The Spa House | Cape Town, South Africa

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Outdoor Appeal: Pool with “floating” lounge space, indoor/outdoor living room with mountain views.

This three-bedroom villa offers ultimate relaxation, with an open layout, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and stunning mountain views. Relax on the lounge chairs by the main pool, or venture across the stepping-stones to chill on the mini deck. The modern interior includes a marble spa with steam and massage rooms, plus luxe bedrooms with views of Hout Bay, the mountains, and the property’s lush gardens. Outside, you’ll be located close to Hout Bay’s restaurant and outdoor activities, and everything else Cape Town has to offer.

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Tiny houses aren’t just for hipsters and millennials anymore. As Americans have taken an interest in tidying up, downsizing their belongings and living more efficiently, the tiny house movement has gone mainstream, and it’s inspiring people of all ages to embrace small spaces.

Tiny House Rentals From FlipKey

Of course, not all of us can jump on the tiny house bandwagon, but if these pint-sized properties have you intrigued, we’ve got good news. FlipKey has an awesome selection of tiny house rentals available all over the world, which means that you don’t have to sell your pint glass collection, leave your closet at Goodwill or give up your dishwasher to take the lifestyle for a test drive.

We’re spotlighting properties that fit the mold of the tiny house movement—miniature homes with a couple hundred square feet, a loft bed and small appliances—plus a few that might not, like a quirky micro cabin in Canada, a tropical beach bungalow in Costa Rica, a casita in New Mexico and a stunning windmill in Greece. We’ve even included rentals designed with minimalism in mind (Hobbit-inspired cabin, anyone?), but with more than one bedroom, so you can live the tiny house dream with a larger group.

So go ahead—we know you want to try one on for size. All of these tiny houses are available to book right on FlipKey, whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or longer vacation.  Just make sure you’re traveling with someone you really, really like.

Sandpiper Studio Cabin: Kennebunk, Maine

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom, $125/night

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Sandpiper Cabin saves on space, but not on style—and the seaside-inspired decor in this studio cottage is only part of what makes it such a lovely escape. Details like granite countertops and hardwood floors (not to mention the ideal location near Dock Square in Kennebunkport) make it a snug harbor for your next Maine getaway.

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Whitehorse Micro Cabin: Yukon, Canada

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Outdoor Bathroom, $42/night

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If you’ve ever dreamed of going off the grid, then this two-person micro cabin in Canada’s far north might be the getaway of your dreams. The eco-friendly rental, a snug step up from backcountry camping, is surrounded by miles of pristine wilderness and top-notch trails. Interested in going backpacking? Camping gear, bikes and canoes are all available for rent.

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Hobbit Hole Cabin: Mendocino, California

The Tiny House Experience: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, $135/night

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The upside to staying in a tiny house—the small-but-snug amount of space—can also be a downside if you’re traveling with more than one person. Enter Hobbit Hole Cabin, a whimsical cottage with enough room for the whole family. You’ll get a taste of the tiny house lifestyle, but with a full kitchen, more than one couch and two bedrooms instead of a loft bed. Thanks to details like the front-porch windchimes and crackling wood stove, those extra square feet won’t make your getaway any less cozy.

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Cozy Windmill Villa: Santorini, Greece

The Tiny House Experience: 1 King Bed, 2 Bathrooms, $337/night

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This converted windmill in Santorini may boast the most dazzling views of any tiny home on the planet, but inside, it keeps things minimal and elegant, with gleaming white walls and simple silver fixtures. The three-level rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen on the lower level, a living room on the second floor and an upper-level bedroom and bathroom. While the jaw-dropping setting tops the list of this villa’s perks and amenities, the daily maid service is a luxe bonus.

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La Casita de la Acequia: Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Bathroom, $115/night

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Located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, the intimate La Casita de la Acequia is a classic adobe home with authentic details like a kiva fireplace and rough-hewn rafters. Shoot the breeze under the giant cottonwood tree on the patio, or stroll to the Plaza and wander through the vibrant shops, galleries and museums.

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Clavertye Valley Shepherd’s Hut: Kent, England

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $130/night

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From the quaint cupboards to the floral linens, this storybook shepherd’s hut in Kent could have been pulled from the pages of a fairytale. Set on a steep valley hillside surrounded by meadows of wild orchids, bluebells and cowslips, the color-coordinated hut is designed to sleep two adults but can also accommodate one child on an air mattress.

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Sand Pebble Cottage: Dennis Port, Massachusetts

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Full Bed, 2 Bathrooms, $79/night

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Cape Cod is the quintessential American beach vacation, and at Sand Pebble Cottage (located half a mile from Dennis Port, paved bike trails and the beach) you’ll have a front-row seat to all the action. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, the rental is private without feeling secluded and small without feeling cramped. Toss a few burgers on the Weber grill during the summer, or curl up with a book from the library wall during the winter.

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The Rambleshack: Coldingham, Scotland

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $71/night

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If you’re hunting for a home base near the Scottish coast, look no further than the minimal-chic Rambleshack, a small, modern pod with a healthy dose of character and charm. Hike one of the paths near the ocean, kick back on the beach at Coldingham Bay or walk to the village pub for fish and chips.

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Dockside Tiny House: Wrangell, Alaska

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Queen Loft Bed, 1 Bathroom, $99/night

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Built on a locally-sourced cedar deck, the Dockside Tiny House features a full kitchen and bathroom, compact washing machine, in-floor heat and an indoor clothesline—plus a loft bedroom. Although it might feel like close quarters at first, what this rental lacks in size, it makes up for with stunning views of the bay. “The floating house is surrounded by fun and interesting boat activity,” one reviewer writes. “The pictures don’t do justice to how cute the place is.”

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Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut: Somerset, England

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $162/night

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Set on a small, private farm in Somerset’s Blackdown Hills, Dimpsey Shepherd’s Hut is a chic countryside retreat furnished with antique and handcrafted pieces the owner calls “hut couture.” Whether you want to explore the surrounding countryside or take a day trip to the Jurassic Coast, this rental makes a hospitable home base—and the complimentary breakfast on the first morning certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Modern Tiny House: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Bed, 1 Bathroom, $140/night

Check out the Modern Tiny House on FlipKey!

Nestled in the woods just a short drive from downtown Hyannis, this modern, minimal take on classic Cape Cod architecture embraces the tiny house movement while also making room for select amenities like a full-size refrigerator and stove (a major perk for home chefs and budget travelers). The pet-friendly space, which boasts a fenced-in backyard and wrap-around deck, is a short walk from walking trails, restaurants and a bakery.

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Surf Break Bungalow | Rote Island, Indonesia

The Tiny House Experience: 1 King Bed, 1 Bathroom, $145/night

Check out the Surf Break Bungalow on FlipKey!

If you can’t avoid the siren call of the surf, add the uncrowded breaks on Rote Island (the south point of Indonesia) to your bucket list and book this beautiful Javanese teak wood bungalow. Air conditioning, mosquito nets, purified water and daily housekeeping are all part of the package, and the view from the front patio will take your breath away.

See all Rote Island rentals from FlipKey!

Downtown Tiny House: Homer, Alaska

The Tiny House Experience: 1 Loft Bed, 1 Bathroom, $115/night

Check out the Downtown Tiny House on FlipKey!

This 300-square-foot tiny house may be small, but high ceilings and thoughtful design combine to create a space reviewers have called “functional,” “comfortable” and “absolutely fantastic.” The pint-size cabin in downtown Homer is located just steps from restaurants, galleries, shops and trails, but you don’t have to leave the house to enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery; Kachemak Bay and the glaciers and mountains beyond are visible from the handcrafted deck.

See all Homer rentals from FlipKey!

Joshua Tree Dome: Palm Springs, California

The Tiny House Experience: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, $369/night

Check out the Joshua Tree Dome on FlipKey!

We’ll be the first to admit that with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this minimal, modern rental isn’t a tiny house. So what’s it doing in the round-up? For starters, the design of the dome pulls a page from the tiny house movement in a few major ways, like maximizing natural light and using vertical space and built-in storage to make each room feel larger. For another? It’s roomy enough to accommodate a big family or group of friends, so you don’t have to downsize your crew to get a feel for what makes a tiny home such a cozy place to vacation.

See all Palm Springs rentals from FlipKey!

This post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Rentals blog. It has been repurposed here with permission.

From sugar-white sands and cerulean seas to thrilling adventures and fruity rum punches, the Caribbean is a tried-and-tested destination for relaxation. Now that school’s out for the summer, treat your family to the ultimate island getaway.

To make your trip even more enjoyable, consider staying in a FlipKey vacation rental. It’s no surprise that vacation homes are ideal for families—the extra living space, a full kitchen, and private outdoor area, plus amenities like laundry or a grill.

We’ve rounded up nine Caribbean destinations your family will love, each boasting some of the best vacation rental guest review scores in all of the Caribbean. From the mountains of St. Lucia to the sun-kissed shores of Turks & Caicos, choose a rental in one of these tropical hot spots and enjoy an authentic island experience.

Ratings are based on the lifetime average vacation rental review score for that destination (for stays during summer months), according to TripAdvisor reviewers. FlipKey is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. 

1. Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

A pool overlooks the beach in Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.96/5.00

“Peace and tranquility by the sea. Everything you need, and some things you didn’t know you needed, are available in this cottage.” – FlipKey Traveler

Ringed by silky sands and blue-green waters, Cayman Brac is an island paradise situated in the Caribbean Sea. Here, you can slip into relaxation mode while lounging along the 12 miles of golden beaches, or explore the rocky bluffs and pockets of caves lining the shore. Venture off the beaten path to discover the island’s natural beauty, or plunge into the surrounding sea for spectacular diving. Known for its stunning scenery and laid-back beach vibes, one thing’s certain: chilling with your family in Cayman Brac will never get old.

See all rentals in Cayman Brac from FlipKey!

2. Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Sit on the balcony overlooking Marigot Bay in St. Lucia.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.93/5.00

“Perfect place in Marigot Bay. We kept pinching ourselves as we stayed in this clean, light, beautiful apartment overlooking the bay.” – FlipKey Traveler

Home to the legendary Pitons and lush Pigeon Island National Park, St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful and mountainous islands in the Caribbean. Wake to the sound of birds chirping outside your window and ease into your day on the balcony of your Marigot Bay rental. When you’re ready for an adventure, drive into the depths of the La Soufrière volcano past steaming hot springs and therapeutic mud baths, or hop in a water taxi to explore the island’s secrets. Marigot Bay is perfect for families looking to add an unforgettable excursion (or two!) to their Caribbean getaway.

See all rentals in Marigot Bay from FlipKey!

3. East End, St. Thomas

Kayaks sit on the beach in East End, St. Thomas.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.87/5.00

“Everything was perfect! We are beach sloths and seafood piggies and this was the best condo for our family at an unbelievably affordable price.” – FlipKey Traveler

Dig your toes into the sand and let your worries wash away while on vacation in St. Thomas’s picturesque East End. This part of the island is where you’ll find Red Hook—a delightful community characterized by its red-tiled roof homes—as well as a bustling port that makes island hopping a cinch. Prefer to relax? Unfurl your towel at Sapphire Beach and enjoy a day of sunbathing and snorkeling with your family. No matter how you choose to spend your time, East End is a top-rated Caribbean destination that won’t disappoint!

See all rentals in East End from FlipKey!

4. Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The view from a vacation rental in Bequia.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.81/5.00

“The lovely environment of the villa with its lovely pool and outdoor areas provided a welcome respite and gathering place for our family.” – FlipKey Traveler

Wide, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and dazzling coral reefs grace the shores of Bequia, a lush island in the Grenadines. At only seven square miles, everyone knows everyone here, and it’s the perfect destination for travelers searching for a friendly atmosphere and inviting, small-town feel. Lounge in the sun at Princess Margaret Beach or Lower Bay Beach, or go for a stroll around the village of Port Elizabeth—just don’t be startled by friendly chickens strutting at your feet. As the sun starts to fade on the horizon, head home to your waterfront rental, and pass the time guessing which celebrities are aboard the massive yachts anchored out your window in Admiralty Bay.

See all rentals in Bequia from FlipKey!

5. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Hammock in Turks and Caicos.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.80/5.00

“Perfect piece of paradise on Chalk Sound. Our 3-generation family was so happy… Every night was perfect in its own way.” – FlipKey Traveler

In Providenciales (“Provo” to the locals), enjoy a breathtaking panorama of blue skies and turquoise surf, right from your seat in the sand. This sun-drenched destination is home to the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winning beach, Grace Bay, and is the ultimate place to escape the day-to-day. Dive into the crystal clear waters and explore the miles of coral reef just offshore, or start happy hour early and indulge in some of the island’s signature Rum Punch.

See all rentals in Providenciales from FlipKey!

6. Willemstad, Curaçao

Plan a trip to Willemstad, Curacao.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.70/5.00

“Loved it!!!!! The whole trip was awesome. Right from the booking to the day we went home!” – FlipKey Traveler

The capital of Curaçao, Willemstad boasts a lively downtown that bursts with colorful colonial architecture, Dutch-inspired landmarks, and a vast array of beach attractions. Float down the city’s winding waterways or stroll down the streets of the Punda and Otrobanda neighborhoods, taking in all that makes Willemstad a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you’re not browsing the packed art galleries or sampling cocktails mixed with the island’s famed Blue Curaçao, retreat to your pastel-colored condo to relax on your balcony. From its historic charm and beautiful beaches to its year-round flawless weather, it’s no surprise that Willemstad ranks on our list of top-rated Caribbean destinations.

See all rentals in Willemstad from FlipKey!

7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Book a villa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.65/5.00

“Sooo AMAZING that we requested to book a second stay <24 hours after returning home!!!” – FlipKey Traveler

As soon as you set foot in Punta Cana, you’ll be on island time. Experience the thrill of zip-lining through the jungle, discover the hidden lagoons of Hoyo Azul, or dive into a colorful new world under the water. Up for a challenge? Punta Cana has several world-class golf courses with rolling fairways and contoured greens that are sure to provide a golf outing unlike any other. Whether you spend your days rocking in the hammock at your rental or playing in the surf, you’ll leave Punta Cana absolutely rejuvenated.

See all rentals in Punta Cana from FlipKey!

8. Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Stay near the beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.61/5.00

“The best time ever!!! Maurice (the caretaker) had that reggae music pumping for us and we loved it…dancing and singing around the villa! Yea Mon!” – FlipKey Traveler

Leaping from Blue Hole waterfall, floating down the White River, and swimming at Bamboo Beach… there are so many ways to make a splash in Ocho Rios. From thrilling adventures to laid-back happy hours, this island oasis will keep you busy for days on end. After a day of fun in the sun, let your mind wander as the breeze carries the rhythmic sound of steel drums through the air. Book a sprawling beach villa right on the water and start counting down the days until your blissful beach getaway.

See all rentals in Ocho Rios from FlipKey!

9. Nassau, Bahamas

Rent a waterfront home in Nassau, Bahamas.

Average Vacation Rental Rating: 4.58/5.00

“Our experience was A+! We absolutely LOVED the property, the town and the people we worked with.” – FlipKey Traveler

Among the top beach spots in the world, Nassau is the picture of tranquility. Here you’ll find calm, turquoise waters lapping the pristine shores, refreshing Sky Juice (a local favorite) flowing freely, and delectable conch fritters always available. In other words, Nassau offers the ultimate recipe for vacation perfection. Cut through the waves in a catamaran, snorkel with a school of fish, or laze under the sun—the possibilities are endless at this top-rated Caribbean destination!

See all rentals in Nassau from FlipKey!

Best Caribbean Destinations To Rent A Vacation Home

  1. Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
  2. Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
  3. East End, St. Thomas
  4. Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  5. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  6. Willemstad, Curaçao
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  8. Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  9. Nassau, Bahamas

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Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, from the catering to the flowers to finding the perfect DJ. Not to mention the high price tag. So when it comes to choosing an amazing honeymoon destination, we want that to be the easy—and affordable—part!

City Honeymoon Destinations In Your Budget

Enter FlipKey. We looked at average vacation rental rates around the world for a weeklong summer stay (in a one-bedroom property), and hand-picked 12 of our favorite affordable city honeymoon destinations. For those who’d prefer to explore an urban locale rather than sit at the beach, these lively hot spots will fit the bill.

With a rental from FlipKey, you’ll enjoy extra living space, added privacy, and useful amenities like a full kitchen, laundry, or outdoor barbecue area. Happy planning…and congratulations!

Atlanta, Georgia | $856 per week

atlanta georgia is the top affordable honeymoon destination

With professional sports, nightlife, and a growing culinary scene, Atlanta has become a major tourism destination. Honeymooners will fall in love all over again on the Atlanta SkyWheel, taking in views of the city from above. If you are looking for a little sophistication, the neighborhood of Virginia Highland is a great spot to browse boutique shops. Need a break from the urban energy? Piedmont Park is a perfect place to enjoy a walk and a picnic.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Satisfy your sweet tooth at Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find charming Canoe Restaurant, serving flavorful dishes daily along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River.

See all Atlanta rentals from FipKey!

Denver, Colorado | $974 per week

downtown denver colorado with american flags

With 300 days of sunshine and gorgeous Rocky Mountain views, Denver is a top choice for your city honeymoon. Take advantage of the weather by planning a hike together, or settle in for a concert at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Couples love the nightlife around Larimer Square, where you can end your romantic dinner with a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Dance the night away with your new spouse or sing along to the tunes together at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Fruition offers high-quality food without the pretense of fine dining. You’ll love the seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients straight from the farm.

See all Denver rentals from FlipKey!

Houston, Texas | $936 per week

A custom, colorful mural in Houston

You’ll be making a mistake leaving Houston off your honeymoon short list. A world-class arts scene, mouth-watering Tex-Mex cuisine, and beautiful parks make this city a must-visit. Houston is huge, and each neighborhood has its own style. North Loop has the best nightlife and restaurants in the area while Neartown is best for boutique shopping. The thriving arts scene includes resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies. The Museum District houses 19 museums, all within walking distance.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: After some fun-filled days in Houston, relax with a massage together at Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: We’ve heard great things about the customer service at Brennan’s of Houston—and we’ve heard even better things about the Bananas Foster dessert.

See all Houston rentals from FlipKey!

Tampa, Florida | $753 per week

Book an affordable vacation rental for your honeymoon in Tampa.

Book an affordable vacation rental for your honeymoon in Tampa.

This Florida honeymoon favorite has it all. Sun, sand, and nightlife to boot. Hit the beach by day, and seek adventure on the water with a parasailing lesson or charter fishing cruise. By night, find your way to Ybor City—the historic Cuban heart of Tampa Bay. Just follow the intoxicating music and mingling aromas.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Enhance your experience at Evangeline Spa with sips of champagne in between seaweed wraps.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find comfort and Creole cuisine at Roux (think modern takes on gumbo and fried chicken) where you’ll feel like you took the wrong plane and ended up in Louisiana.

See all Tampa rentals from FlipKey!

Phoenix, Arizona | $653 per week

Downtown Phoenix, Arizona skyline - affordable honeymoon destinations

You can confidently take a Phoenix honeymoon any time of year, as the weather is always accommodating. For couples that love golf, there are several award-winning courses ready for you to tee off. Honeymooners are often surprised at the number of cultural attractions here, too. Explore Native American history at the Heard Museum or peruse the fine collection at the Phoenix Museum of Art.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: You don’t know romance unless you’ve held hands during a hot air balloon ride over Phoenix with Rainbow Ryders.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A traditional dinner at Coup de Tartes is fantastic—but you’ll have extra fun dressing up and playing detective at a Mystery Murder event!

See all Phoenix rentals from FlipKey!

Calgary, Alberta | $596 per week

Downtown Calgary at sunset with a river and concert

Balancing modern conveniences with pioneer charm, Calgary has it all. For the outdoorsy couple, rent a kayak on Glenmore Reservoir or mountain bike around Calgary Olympic Park. Searching for thrills? Embrace your inner child at Calaway Park which has carnival rides (and don’t forget to treat yourself to cotton candy). In the evening, you’ll want to spend time on 17th Street where there is plenty of romantic dining and nightlife options. Surprise your spouse with a sunset trip to the top of The Bow.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: We can’t decide the best part of The Spa Ritual. It might be the Bali Sanctuary (with exclusive, heated-stone chaise loungers) or the infrared saunas with color and audio therapy. 

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Modern Steak is far from your typical beef cookery, combining a steakhouse with a swanky cocktail lounge.

See all Calgary rentals from FlipKey!

Vancouver, British Columbia | $861 per week

Vancouver skyline with boats and forest

Of all the cities on our list, Vancouver may be the most stunning selection for honeymooners. Since it’s on the coast, Vancouver is just a stone’s throw from beautiful sand beaches along Vancouver Island. If your idea of a good time is getting some fresh air and maybe a workout in, you’ve got options. Hike the Grouse Grind and reward yourselves with a cold pint at the end. You’ll find easy walking and incredible views along the Seawall.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Catch a concert or an exhibit opening at the Roundhouse Community Arts Center, which always has a full calendar of events.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Hawksworth was named Best Upscale Restaurant by Vancouver Magazine five times!

See all Vancouver rentals from FlipKey!

Prague, Czech Republic | $781 per week

downtown prague with lights - city square - affordable honeymoon destinations

Art-loving honeymooners: look no further. Prague’s beauty is second-to-none with old cobblestone streets, endless art galleries, and haunting Gothic castles to explore. Rest your feet at one of the cafes in the Old Town Center Square, also called Stare Mesto, and have a look at the 10th-century astronomical clock. When you’re ready to go again, take a stroll to Vysehrad National Cultural Monument and enjoy stunning views of Prague from this historic lookout point.

Our Favorite Couples ActivitySt. Vitus Cathedral awes visitors. From the spires to the stained-glass windows, you’ll appreciate every inch of this church.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: If you want white table cloths and gourmet cuisine, Kampa Park is the spot to go. An incredible candlelit dinner awaits you and your partner.

See all Prague rentals from FlipKey!

Madrid, Spain | $717 per week

Madrid capital building with fountains - affordable city honeymoon

Many honeymooners describe Madrid as “walking into a fairytale.” You won’t see Cinderella here, but you’ll be expecting her after one look at City Hall or the Royal Palace. If you want a break from the city streets, walk through Retiro Park, which feels like you stepped into an 18th-century garden. It’s not all go-go-go, though. Madrid has a laid-back attitude where afternoon siestas are the norm.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: See a theater show together at Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España where rotating acts keep things fresh.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A former politician followed her dreams and opened up a restaurant in Madrid, cooking family recipes passed down for generations. That dream is known as La Cocina de Maria Luisa. Fresh mushrooms and truffles add a little something extra to many dishes here.

See all Madrid rentals from FlipKey!

Mexico City, Mexico | $573 per week

Old Basilica of Guadalupe with Mexico City skyline behind it

Mexico City is a dynamic, fun, fascinating, and growing city honeymoon destination. See and feel centuries of history by walking through the crowded streets. You’ll gape at murals, tour museums, and be awed by the ancient statues. You’ll also find friendly locals, five-star restaurants, and an agreeable climate. This city is a feast for all five senses as vibrant colors and smells come bursting out of every corner.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Take a trip into history at Templo Mayor Museum. The collection shows the political, military, and aesthetic relevance of the city.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: For those who enjoy a fine wine, the selection at Restaurante Mercaderes will not disappoint.

See all Mexico City rentals from FlipKey!

Montreal, Quebec | $511 per week

Montreal city skyline at night

Montreal is a perfect choice for your affordable city honeymoon.

With its European-inspired charm and unique culture, Montreal wows honeymooners every year. The perfect urban escape, this Canadian city bursts with old and new architecture, hip and acclaimed restaurants, as well as a versatile list of popular attractions. With its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and museums, the Old Montreal neighborhood is beloved by locals and visitors alike. If history doesn’t appeal to you, wander around the Atwater Market and pick up some baked goods to eat by the Lachine Canal or to take home to your Montreal vacation rental.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Come for the gorgeous architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica, stay for the laser light show! The top-rated Montreal attraction on TripAdvisor, this church is a wonder to tour.

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Barroco is a rustic traditional restaurant in a cozy and historic setting that is the hallmark of Old Montreal.

See all Montreal rentals from FlipKey!

Berlin, Germany | $699 per week

berlin germany affordable city honeymoon destination

It’s shocking when you discover that Berlin is nine times larger than Paris, and 75% of the city is beautiful green parkland! Honeymoon couples can easily find their way around using the new city transit system. History ranging from early civilizations to the 21st century is on display. You can have your choice of a symphony, a play, or an opera every night. Check out the Weltzeituhr Clock, topped by a model of the solar system. After dinner, certain neighborhoods light up with glittering nightclubs, modern bars, and dance halls which feature everything from techno music to rock and roll. Couples who love late nights can always find a place to dance until dawn.

Our Favorite Couples Activity: Strolling around the Prussian Palaces & Gardens will leave you feeling as if you’ve entered a dreamland. Overflowing fountains can be found next to manicured shrubbery. Explore winding paths that will take you a whole afternoon to meander. How romantic!

Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: The Aigner restaurant is located in Berlin’s most beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt, and offers a blend of classicism and modernity from its interior design down to its dishes. The cuisine combines the best of both Vienna and Berlin.

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Affordable City Honeymoon Destinations

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Houston, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Berlin, Germany

Sunset view at a vacation rental in Whidbey Island, Washington.

They say all you need is love… but we like to think a spectacular island honeymoon never hurt anyone!

Island Honeymoon Destinations In Your Budget

While it might be tempting to spend big bucks on a post-nuptial trip to Bali or Fiji, you don’t have to break the bank to have the honeymoon of your dreams. In fact, some of the most beautiful (and affordable!) island honeymoon spots are right here in the US!

Whether you’re ready to book or still adding inspiration to your Pinterest boards, our list can help you decide where to kick off your married life together. From coastal towns just a hop, skip and a jump away from the mainland to lush Hawaiian villages in the middle of the Pacific, we’ve highlighted some of the most affordable island destinations and the can’t-miss restaurants nearby. Honeymoon bliss found!

Hatteras Island, North Carolina | Avg. Weekly Rate: $846

A lighthouse stands on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.

For many honeymooners, Hatteras is just right—offering a quintessential Outer Banks experience, from endless beaches and historic lighthouses to romantic waterfront dining! Plant yourself in the sand and take in panoramic views of the Atlantic as far as the eye can see. Feeling adventurous? Try your luck kiteboarding through the waters of Pamlico Sound, or cast your fishing line into the water right from the beach. At the end of the day, retreat to your vacation home to listen to the waves wash over the shore. You’ll leave your stresses of planning on the mainland when you escape to Hatteras Island for your honeymoon!

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: The Open Water Grill keeps things “simple and delicious” with a menu that features fresh Outer Banks seafood and a long list of cocktails. Dine on the deck overlooking the water or enjoy the colorful decor inside—you can’t go wrong here!

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Marco Island, Florida | Avg. Weekly Rate: $849

Marco Island, Florida

You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced a Marco Island sunset. The sky becomes a dazzling watercolor of pastels and serves as the perfect backdrop for a cozy dinner for two on the water. In addition to its breathtaking setting, Marco Island offers plenty of adventure! Tour Everglades National Park in a swamp buggy, rent stand-up paddleboards to explore the surrounding waterways, or simply lie on the beach, Piña Colada in hand.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Cafe de Marco Restaurant is where visitors and locals alike go for succulent Gulf seafood in Marco Island. Specialties include Shrimp Aubergine, Tilapia and Snapper Almondine and it’s diverse menu offers something for even the pickiest of eaters. Call ahead for a reservation and enjoy your meal in the outdoor courtyard.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii | Avg. Weekly Rate: $895

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii vacation rentals

If wide swaths of golden beaches, privacy and an endless supply of tropical drinks are what honeymoon dreams are made of, Kailua-Kona definitely delivers! Wake up each morning to the smell of Kona coffee brewing and enjoy breakfast on your balcony. In the afternoon, head to the beach for swimming and snorkeling, or hike the local trails until you reach a secluded waterfall. The fun doesn’t end once the sun goes down either! Make your way downtown for a Mai Tai or kick up the romance stargazing at the summit of Mauna Kea.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Known for its award-winning food and exceptional dining experience, Roy’s is a staple in Waikoloa. The cuisine is island-inspired and rooted in freshness and flavors that are totally worth the splurge.

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Mount Desert Island, Maine | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,227

Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain can't be missed in Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Home to the majestic Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island is where honeymooners go to escape the crowds and unwind amidst nature. Stroll along scenic Shore Path, which wraps around a portion of the island, or wake up early and hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain for a jaw-dropping sunrise. If you’re just as happy sunbathing on the beach, pack up your cooler and spend the day at Sand Beach. Whether you’re looking for a spot along the rugged coastline or a rental right downtown, this affordable island destination has plenty to choose from for your honeymoon.

Our Romantic Restaurant PickRed Sky is the perfect place to celebrate your nuptials. From fresh seafood caught off the coast of Maine to locally grown produce, there’s something to please all palates here.

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Whidbey Island, Washington | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,137

Sunset view at a vacation rental in Whidbey Island, Washington.

You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate Whidbey Island (but it won’t hurt!). This picturesque island in Puget Sound is known for its critically acclaimed wines, craft beers and world-class spirits. Enjoy a tasting at one of the island’s two distilleries or sample the region’s unique wines over a romantic dinner for two. In addition to its culinary scene, Whidbey Island boasts a number of secret beaches, beautiful state parks and scenic hiking trails, which make it an unmatched setting for your honeymoon.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Treat your taste buds to a delightful meal at Christopher’s on Whidbey during your honeymoon. This island favorite has been serving fresh Northwest cuisine and distinctive local wines for more than 30 years.

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Sanibel Island, Florida | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,211

A couple sits on the beach in Sanibel Island, Florida.

Surround yourself with swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches on Sanibel Island. Located just off Florida’s Gulf Coast and accessible via car, it’s an affordable island honeymoon spot with serious appeal. Rent bicycles and cruise along the coastline, browse the local art galleries, or comb the beaches for seashell souvenirs. Just want to relax? Sanibel Island boasts 15 miles of unspoiled beaches, warm water and abundant sunshine. Whether you’re all about the romance or looking to experience the area like a native, it won’t disappoint!

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Sweet Melissa’s Cafe features impeccable service and an inviting atmosphere all honeymooners will enjoy. Choose a specialty cocktail, share a small plate or order an entree—there’s plenty to choose from on the menu at this Sanibel Island treasure!

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Lahaina, Hawaii | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,589

Sunset in Lahaina, Hawaii.

For easy access to some of the world’s best beaches, look no further than Lahaina. This historic waterfront town sits on the coast of Maui and draws millions of travelers each year. When you arrive, make your way straight to the beach. Whether you’re swimming, surfing or sunbathing, any stress from wedding planning will vanish as soon as you hit the sand. Once the sun sets, stroll down bustling Front Street to shop and dine at your leisure. The possibilities for fun and romance are endless in this tropical paradise.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Owned by Mick Fleetwood of the rock band Fleetwood Mac, the award-winning restaurant Fleetwood’s on Front St. is well-known for its live entertainment and top-notch food. Stroll around downtown Lahaina and let the music drifting from the rooftop  lure you inside for happy hour or dinner.

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Fire Island, New York | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,750

A boardwalk leads to the beach on Fire Island in New York.

It’s unlikely you’ve ever experienced a place quite like Fire Island. With car-free streets and small-town vibes, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time when you step off the ferry. Explore the quaint island via bicycle or walk hand-in-hand along the wooden boardwalks, taking in 360-degree views of nature. Whether you prefer romantic picnics on the beach or lively happy hours where cocktails are never far from reach, this affordable island honeymoon destination has a bit of everything.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: Famed for its refreshing “Rocket Fuel” cocktail and waterfront location, CJ’s Restaurant & Bar is the place to go on Fire Island.. Stop in for the mouthwatering food and stay for the lively beach party atmosphere.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina | Avg. Weekly Rate: $1,836

Kiawah Island is a wonderful and affordable island honeymoon destination.

Pop the champagne and settle into a cozy waterfront cottage during your honeymoon on Kiawah Island. This destination is famous for its wind-swept beaches, championship-level golf courses and tasty Lowcountry fare, and it continues to be a fabulous source for honeymoon bliss. After a round of 18 holes, pamper yourself at the spa with a couples massage or drift to sleep in a hammock at your rental. From its pristine natural landscape to its laid-back atmosphere, Kiawah Island is an ideal island honeymoon destination that doesn’t break the bank.

Our Romantic Restaurant Pick: For those who enjoy tender filet mignon and fine wine, The Ocean Room at Kiawah Island is a must. Its signature dishes and unparalleled steakhouse experience keep visitors coming back time and again.

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*Weekly rates reflect the median rates for a one-bedroom rental in that destination from June-August 2017, according to FlipKey data.

US Island Honeymoon Destinations

  • Hatteras Island, North Carolina
  • Marco Island, Florida
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Mount Desert Island, Maine
  • Whidbey Island, Washington
  • Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Fire Island, New York
  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina

One trip to California and it’ll be immediately apparent why many say the West Coast is the best coast. Its rugged coastline boasts jaw-dropping views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, while the countless beach towns lining the shore are positively charming. Swim, sunbathe, shop or eat during your California getaway—the possibilities are endless!

To help you plan your West Coast adventure, we’re taking you on a tour of the most adorable coastal California towns to rent a beach home, from Crescent City all the way down to La Jolla. Let’s go!

Crescent City, California

Seals sit along the coast of Crescent City, California.

“Made us feel right at home, cozy and warm…sipping hot chocolate in the observatory while watching the waves hit the shore. Would definitely recommend” – FlipKey Traveler

Crescent City hugs the coast of Northwest California just 20 miles south of Oregon. It was named after the crescent-shaped strip of sand just south of the town center and boasts wild beaches and grand redwood forests. Climb to the top of Battery Point Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coast or explore the densely forested Jebediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Each tree is bigger than the next!

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Eureka, California

Rent a vacation home in Eureka, California.

“We truly enjoyed our stay…so much so that we already booked another week for this summer!” – FlipKey Traveler

Whether your stop in Eureka is planned or you find yourself in town after a split-second decision to pull over to marvel at the ocean views, this adorable West Coast community is a must-visit! It’s brimming with unique things to do and an excellent destination for a family adventure. Drive along the scenic Redwood Highway, visit the Sequoia Park Zoo, or simply curl up on the couch in the comfort of your Victorian home rental.

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Mendocino, California

View the coast from the comfort of Mendocino, California vacation rentals.

“Silence (except for the surf and the birds), peace and serenity. Go enjoy and be prepared to be blown away!” – FlipKey Traveler

Mendocino flies under the radar as one of California’s top coastal towns for a beach getaway. This means you get to enjoy the unspoiled natural setting and laid-back, hippy vibes without the crowds. Stroll through downtown Mendocino past alluring art galleries and inviting restaurants, or hike the towering oceanfront bluffs and secluded nature trails. Just make sure you keep your camera at the ready for the perfect photo-op!

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Monterey, California

Plan a trip to Monterey, California.

“Whale watching from ‘inside’ our Penthouse became our favorite activity! Our month-long stay was a dream-come-true!!” – FlipKey Traveler

Described by travelers as a “perfect place for a restful getaway,” Monterey is the ideal coastal escape. Not only does it offer the shimmering Pacific Ocean at your fingertips, but it’s also a convenient spot to rent a vacation home if you’re planning to make day trips to nearby Carmel, Big Sur and Wine Country. During your West Coast stay, trek to the hilltops for panoramic sea views, explore the bay via kayak, or pack a picnic and simply take it all in from the comfort of your beach chair. While Monterey’s rugged coastline is a breathtaking attraction in and of itself, this destination is so much more than just a pretty place!

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

A couple sits on the beach in Carmel, California.

“It felt like our home away from home, and maybe even better.” – FlipKey Traveler

Carmel-by-the-Sea is nothing short of spectacular. With its dramatic mountainous backdrop and seaside charm, you’ll be swept away by the beauty of this coastal California town. Along the water, take in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Downtown, indulge at the spa, dine al fresco or shop the local boutiques. Whether it’s a romantic escape you’re after or a fun beach retreat, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a world-class choice!

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Cambria, California

Cambria, California

“Just what we needed to soothe our souls!” – FlipKey Traveler

Cambria is a haven for beachgoers, outdoor enthusiasts and travelers looking to escape it all on vacation. The picturesque destination unfolds along Central California’s shore and offers a beautiful place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s free of retail chains and features a refreshing emphasis on natural beauty and one-of-a-kind attractions, including the iconic Hearst Castle. Hop on a bike to explore, saunter down Main Street or plant yourself in the sand at Moonstone Beach—you can’t go wrong in Cambria!

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Pismo Beach, California

Sunset in Pismo Beach, California.

“Our destination of choice for a great weekend getaway! We will be back again and again!” – FlipKey Traveler

Think choice surfing, lush green golf courses and an unhurried pace of life in Pismo Beach. Located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this oceanfront town is a great home base for those looking to explore the West Coast. Cast your fishing line at Pismo Pier and let the hours slip by, test your balance during a surfing lesson, or book a tee time for a leisurely round of golf. No matter what you do during your time here, Pismo Beach is sure to impress travelers of all interests.

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Santa Barbara, California

Boats sit in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California.

“I teared up when it was time to leave. I’ll have to live on memories til our next visit.” – FlipKey Traveler

Often described as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is where coastal charm and scenic landscapes meet historic landmarks and cultural sites. Its warm, breezy weather, access to world-class beaches, and variety of shops and restaurants make this city along the Pacific a popular destination all year long. Admire Mediterranean-style buildings while learning about the city’s Spanish colonial heritage, walk down fig tree-lined paths along the shoreline… a trip to Santa Barbara offers a breath of fresh air.

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Laguna Beach, California

Choose a vacation rental in Laguna Beach, California.

“Cannot beat the location. The ocean lulled us to sleep every night!!!” – FlipKey Traveler

Travelers flock to Laguna Beach in Southern California for many reasons. For some, it’s the abundant sunshine and mild weather. For others, it’s the array of eclectic art galleries! Still, many come simply to enjoy the town’s picturesque beaches and coves. Book a Laguna Beach vacation rental just steps from the Pacific and catch the first wave of the day or choose a cliffside home and watch the sun melt into the ocean every evening. Paradise found.

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La Jolla, California

Retreat to La Jolla along the coast of California.

“This is the most relaxing vacation we have had in years. Our family could not be happier.” – FlipKey Traveler

It’s all about the beach in La Jolla: sunbathe on the shore, perfect your stance surfing, or snorkel through sea caves. Even seals are drawn to the majestic coastline here! If you want to be near the water without getting wet, book a tee time at Torrey Pines, La Jolla’s premier golf course, or get a bird’s eye view of the area on a private helicopter tour. Situated just north of San Diego, this seaside community is easy to reach, but we bet it’ll be tough to leave!

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It’s no big secret that Florida is the vacation rental center of the US. From the coasts and the Keys to Cinderella’s castle, the Sunshine State attractions millions of travelers each year. To help you plan your next Florida trip, we’ve rounded up 13 of the most popular Florida vacation spots this year, based on FlipKey rental bookings. Some are Florida stalwarts, delivering precious sunshine to millions of visitors each year, while others are gathering steam as a new wave of popular locales. Which is giving you serious wanderlust? Let us know in the comments below!

#13 | Haines City, Florida

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Pristine golf courses and overflowing orange groves are quintessential Florida, and both can be found in abundance in Haines City. Nicknamed “The Heart of Florida”, Haines City offers a needed break from the action (and cost!) of nearby Orlando.

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#12 | Miramar Beach, Florida

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Romance abounds in Miramar Beach. Book a tandem massage at a world-class spa, or enjoy the peaceful solitude of a hike with your partner in Grayton Beach State Park. And if you feel like some Vitamin Sea? Soak up the rays together on the sugar white sands of Miramar Beach while you apply (and reapply) sunscreen.

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#11 | Four Corners, Florida

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Four Corners, also known as Citrus Ridge, is a residential and short-term rental community located within 15 mins of the Disney parks. This full-service neighborhood has a grocery store, banks, and even restaurants with 24/7 takeout for those late-night cravings.

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#10 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Boasting more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches. Explore the vast number of culinary, arts and cultural must-sees and must-dos including a stroll down chic shopping street Las Olas Boulevard (aka the Style Mile!).

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#9 | Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach needs no introduction. High-end shopping, art deco architecture, and of course, sizzling South Beach make Miami one of the top vacation destinations in Florida this year and every year. But you already knew that, right?

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#8 | Clermont, Florida

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For those looking to experience the world-famous theme parks and”Old World Florida” (think rolling orange groves and artfully designed communities), visit comfortable, quiet Clermont. For a unique way to see the city, climb the 226-foot Florida Citrus Tower. This attraction offers a 360-degree view of Florida’s beautiful green hills at the top of a glass observation deck.

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#7 | Cape Coral, Florida

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Situated along the banks of southwest Florida, Cape Coral is home to hundreds of miles of turquoise-blue canals that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. For some family fun, play on the beach or at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark. You can also venture further afield, with easy day trips from Cape Coral including Fort Myers (for Red Sox spring training) or the Everglades (for an adrenaline-pumping ride on a fan boat).

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#6 | Daytona Beach, Florida

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Have a need for speed? Come to Daytona Beach. With a seating capacity of almost 170,000, Daytona International Speedway hosts some of the biggest auto races in the country throughout the year. After that? It’s Bike Week when everyone in town sits astride their favorite motorcycle.

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#5 | Destin, Florida

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Destin is a world-class beach and fishing resort community located in the Florida panhandle. A classic beach destination, Destin welcomes millions of families every year for summer vacation. Looking for an oceanfront rental in Destin? FlipKey has a rental for every budget and taste.

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#4 | Panama City Beach, Florida

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With its trademark white sand and warm Gulf waters, PCB attracts everyone from spring breakers to retirees, singles to families. As a result, Panama City offers a range of activities for all ages and interests. From deep sea fishing excursions to a day out on Shell Island, there’s something for everyone here (and then some!).

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#3 | Orlando, Florida

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If you haven’t been to Orlando to see Disney World, Universal Studios, and the other surrounding parks, what are you waiting for? Many vacation homes in the Orlando area are within a short 15-minute drive to the parks, and offer luxuries for kids and adults. Enjoy space, your own private swimming pool and more with FlipKey.

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#2 | Davenport, Florida

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Just 35 miles south of Orlando, Davenport offers easy access to the theme parks in a more affordable setting. Davenport is known for its golf and its lakes, both of which offer a chance to enjoy the sunshine. This area becomes the star of Central Florida in late winter during the Strawberry Festival (February), and the Wine Festival (March).

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#1 | Kissimmee, Florida

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Go-kart racing, miniature golf, water parks and adventure sports… Kissimmee offers family-oriented activities you’re sure to love. Kissimmee Lakefront Park features a playground and splash park for kids, BBQ grills for a cookout, and fishing piers. Plus,in Old Town Kissimmee you’ll find a classic car cruise through the city streets, accompanied by a live band every Saturday night.

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