Looking for a fabulous getaway for July 4th weekend? According to HomeAway.com, the largest online vacation rental listing site, Americans are planning to spend some serious quality time in America's beach towns, mountain areas, and cities.
Six of the 10 markets driving the most inquiries for vacation home rentals over the long July 4th weekend are beaches, while three are cities and one is a mountain playground.
There's still time to snag a home away from home in these top 10 vacation spots for the Independence Day holiday weekend:
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Pocono Mountains, PA
The wooded hills, valleys, and lakes of the Poconos have long been a hinterland escape for folks from Philly and NYC. The region is a summer playground when the combination of woodland and water makes for myriad postcard-worthy vistas. While there is no main city in the region, popular hubs include Lake Harmony and Lake Wallenpaupack.
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With sand like powdered sugar and the brilliant turquoise Gulf of Mexico, Destin is a gem on the panhandle's Emerald Coast. There's plenty of fun for families here, and the 1.5-mile Henderson Beach State Park is a singularly impeccable waterfront paradise where you might spy dolphins, sea turtles, or migratory birds.
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Ocean City, MD
One of the East Coast's most beloved summer playgrounds, Ocean City promises 10 miles of beach, a world-famous boardwalk, kite-filled skies, softshell crabs, and the wafting scent of sugar-dusted funnel cakes. HomeAway listings run the gamut from modern condos to charming townhouses.
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New Orleans, LA
The Big Easy rolls in as the fourth most popular vacation rental destination this July 4th weekend. For families, there's plenty of fun to be had, from the Audubon zoo and insectarium to paddlewheel cruises and jazz concerts in Preservation Hall.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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One of two non-beach towns to make the top 10, Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. Vacation home renters are spoiled for choice, with over 1,300 HomeAway listings in downtown Orlando and over 19,000 listings in the greater Disney/Orlando area.
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Yet another wildly popular East Coast beach town, Myrtle Beach is beloved for its affordability, miles of beach, and myriad kid-friendly attractions. With over 4,300 vacation rental listings on HomeAway, families are spoiled for choice.
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Cape Cod, MA
There’s something timeless and quintessentially New England about Cape Cod, with its yesteryear towns filled with clapboard cottages, miles of picturesque beaches, and an endless menu of saltwater taffy, clams, and lobster rolls. More than 6,400 listings on HomeAway mean there's also no shortage of wonderful places to make your home base for a few days or longer.
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Panama City Beach, FL
Another panhandle hot spot, Panama City Beach is famous as a rowdy spring break magnet for college kids. Families are likely to prefer this town during the summer months.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Miami Beach, FL
Talk about eye candy. One of the world's most famous stretches of sand, Miami Beach's iconic pastels and Art Deco architecture put the destination on the map in the 1930s. Choose from among 1,900 listings on HomeAway.
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Las Vegas, NV
Before you dismiss Vegas as a family vacation spot, consider all the kid-friendly fun to be had. From indoor skydiving, amusement park-style attractions, and a zip line high above downtown Las Vegas to Blue Man Group and the Shark Reef Aquarium, there's never a dull moment.