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Find the perfect United States holiday let

From New York to Los Angeles, Texas ranches to the soaring glaciers of Montana, the United States packs in so many bucket-list-busting sights and attractions it's difficult to believe they can all be part of the same country. There's something for all sorts of travellers here, whether it's buzzing metropolises with purring Mississippi riverboats, family-fun theme parks trodden by Mickey Mouse and co., untamed wildernesses, where geysers and cloud-gathering mountains erupt, or wave-washed beaches, where surfboards and sunbathers are the norm. United States holiday lettings are your ticket to the whole lot, so get ready to delve into this whirlwind of cowboy boots and Appalachian walks, towering skyscrapers, rodeos, BBQ grills, Hollywood stars – it just doesn't end…


American history around United States holiday homes

The United States might be a young country by European standards, but its foundation in the 1780s still reigns as one of the most important events in modern history. Cities like Massachusetts and Philadelphia are fine places to go if you're looking to unravel the tale of the Declaration of Independence – they let you walk the Freedom Trail and glimpse the cracked Liberty Bell. Getting a United States holiday rental out West means entering a land of cowboys and pioneers, with old trapper cottages in the Rockies and deserted gold rush towns in California. All that's underpinned by a deeper history. From Oklahoma's Trail of Tears to the pueblo Aztec Ruins to the pre-historic rock carvings of the New Mexico mesas, there's always a reminder that there were peoples and cultures in this land long before the American Revolution.

Outdoor activities

Explore the American wilds from a United States holiday let

Looking for a rustic United States holiday cottage up in the pine-topped peaks of the Rocky Mountains? Some have ski-in, ski-out access that lets you ride the snow-powdered pistes of Vail and Aspen. Others are on trails that lead past Yellowstone's gushing geysers or over elk-dotted ridges. Prefer to adventure on the seas? There are United States holiday lettings that sit just a stone's throw from the legendary surfing barrels of Hawaii. And there are pads clinging to the wave-bashed edge of California, where visions of the Big Sur and long walks along the stunning Sonoma Coast are all possible. There really is an adventure around every corner.

How to get around

How to travel around the United States

There are so many possibilities when it comes to organising that United States adventure. Renting a car means you can hop from holiday let to holiday let on an intrepid odyssey down Historic Route 66, where carved canyons and cacti-spotted deserts roll out in all directions. Amtrak trains still run on America's iconic east-west railroads, offering breathtaking views of wildernesses and prairies as you travel. Greyhound buses tend to be cheaper and serve more off-the-beaten-track towns and cities. And then there's flying. Most states are well-served by short-haul airlines that have budget connections coming in from major hubs, like Chicago, New York and Dallas.

Food & drink

United States holiday homes and local food

Whether it's taste-bud-tingling brisket or a mustard-doused hotdog on the streets of New York, a bowl of New England clam chowder or a fat Chicago pizza pie, you can look forward to sampling a whole load of iconic foods while travelling America. Of course, the local delicacy will depend on where it is you've booked that United States holiday let. It's usually easy to find out – BBQ cookhouses are everywhere in Texas and Mississippi, the Big Apple is stacked with pretzel stands and there's always a craft brewery beer to taste in Bend or Portland.

Essential info

Essential info for travellers in the United States

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in the United States
  • Tips of up to 20% are normal in the US, especially in big cities like New York and LA
  • The United States is a vast country, so expect to encounter lots of different climates if you're travelling from north to south or east to west
  • 911 is the emergency number in the United States
  • Check your travel insurance policy covers the trip before you come to your United States holiday home

Hitting the festivals, United States style

From New Year's parties in the East Coast cities to surf competitions on Californian waves, skiing shindigs in Montana to bluegrass blowouts in the Smokies, festivals abound in the United States. Head to the scorched deserts of Nevada to join the boho crowd of futuristic Burning Man, a celebration of self-expression, boundary-breaking installation art and electronica. Further south, New Orleans buzzes in springtime with the coming of Mardi Gras, frothing with flamboyant costumes, big-band jazz and bacchanalian parades. Film buffs, meanwhile, might prefer to drop by Utah for Sundance Film Festival in late winter, to catch cutting-edge productions and spot celebrities at the screenings.

Can I find a vacation rental around United States?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 528,263 vacation rentals near United States. From 52,306 cabins to 16,041 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near United States for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in United States?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in United States. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 25,594 vacation rentals
  • New York: 2,783 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 24,148 vacation rentals
  • Bouldin: 1,140 vacation rentals
  • Lindfields: 2,392 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in United States! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in United States?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in United States:

  • Orlando: 25,594 rentals
  • New York: 2,783 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 24,148 rentals
  • Davenport: 24,399 rentals
  • Boston: 848 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to United States?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in United States are:

  • Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental): 1,241 vacation rentals
  • Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon): 1,291 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway): 26,189 vacation rentals

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

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

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in United States. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Walt Disney World®: 25,812 rentals
  • Universal Studios Florida: 25,128 rentals
  • Providence Golf Club: 520 rentals
  • Palm Springs: 6,483 rentals
  • Times Square: 2,708 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around United States listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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