Whether you’re looking to blaze a trail above 6,000 feet on your own or packing the kids into the car to hunt for a family-friendly destination, there’s a trip that’s perfect for you. And to help make your decision as easy and stress-free as possible, we surveyed over 1,000 people to uncover the best destinations for all different types of trips and travelers.

Skiing, deserts, mountains, and beaches are just some of the highlights in this post. As travelers, exploring the planet is our calling. Whether you are a resident of the United States or just visiting, these destinations will welcome you with open arms and provide memories that will last a life time!

Here are the results:


Now Let’s Dive into Some of these Responses:


While most think of Denver first when it comes to microbreweries and local brews like Coors, the mile-high city came in as runner up, with Portland, Oregon taking the top spot. Portland can keep beer lovers busy for days, but it also has dozens of festivals, outdoor adventures and delicious food to make for a well-rounded vacation.

Solo trips have started to gain popularity, but many eager travelers don’t know where to start. Our survey findings uncovered that Boulder, Colorado is the perfect place to get your feet wet when it comes to being a lone wolf. With frequently traveled hiking travels and friendly locals, it will push you out of your comfort zone while ensuring you feel safe as you explore the sights from Pearl Street to the Flatirons.

Seasons are Changing

For those aiming to plan their trips around the seasons, we found great spots to add to your 2019 list. For the best fall colors, check out winning destination, Bar Harbor Maine, or runner up Catskills, NY. For the best winter destinations and places for non-skiers and powder pros alike, our travelers chose Vail, Colorado, Anchorage, Alaska, Aspen, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming as their top picks.

Beach bum season is almost here, and survey says Hilton Head, South Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida are the top places to relax in the sand and check out all the towns have to offer. Want to add other places to your summer travel bucket list? If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, we’ve uncovered both a west coast and east coast option for you – San Diego, California and Cape Cod, Massachusetts made the top of the list, offering fun activities for both families and couples.

Now after all of this, you might still be wondering…

“Which state has the best vacations?”


No matter what activities, hobbies, food or drink you prefer, there are destinations across the U.S. that are a great fit for your travel. Don’t forget – there’s always a perfect, nearby vacation rental waiting for you, too!

So whether you are traveling for food, weddings, or sights, VacationRenter found the best places you should book this year.


Spring Break in Taos, New Mexico

Spring break has sprung and young people are looking to reset their mental batteries after intensive finals. Taos is a perfect place to let loose. For a great nature fix, we love heading to the Gorge Bridge for a gaze of the astounding structure that is complimented by the grate outdoors.

Bringing the Kids to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is almost the closest thing to a heavenly location while still being on earth. Hike, camp, or rent a cabin during your next family vacation.

Wine Tastings in Napa

The folks at VacationRenter love to fine wine and dine. We have written numerous guides about this gorgeous California wine country and always look forward to our next return. Book a vacation rental in Napa, plan your tours, and book your reservation for a world known restaurant for a ‘Fancy trip of a lifetime’!

A Visual Guide to your Next Vacation

VacationRenter has you covered! Pick and choose your favorite and create some memories that will last a life time. One thing we all wish we could do more of is traveling. From Sedona to Yellowstone to Napa and Maui. Just remember it about the journey, not the destination.