TripAdvisor®, dubbed the world’s largest travel site, today announced America’s top 10 vacation rental hot spots for 2011, based on TripAdvisor search data and site editors. The Outer Banks landed at number 7!
“Vacation rentals can offer families and groups of travelers significant savings over other accommodation options,” said Hank Hudepohl, director of vacation rentals at TripAdvisor. “Our list shows off some of the best vacation rental destinations in the U.S. where travelers can save big, ranging from prime summer beach spots to areas with first-rate ski resorts.”
Top 10 Vacation Rental Hot Spots in the U.S.
1. Kissimmee, Florida
2. Big Bear Lake, California
3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
4. Kihei, Hawaii
5. Destin, Florida
6. Palm Springs, California
7. Outer Banks, North Carolina — 1,302 vacation rentals on TripAdvisor
A narrow strip of land just off the Atlantic Coast, the Outer Banks boasts miles of picturesque beaches and a wide array of wildlife, including herds of wild horses that roam the beaches in the northern portion of the islands.
Potential Vacation Rental Savings: $1,580 for a weeklong trip.
*All Seaside Vacations homes are listed on TripAdvisor
8. Lahaina, Hawaii
9. Hilton Head, South Carolina
10. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
More information about TripAdvisor’s more than 100,000 vacation rentals listings from around the world, as well as its innovative Vacation Rentals Calculator, can be found at:http://www.tripadvisor.com/vacationrentals.
† Average potential savings versus a hotel based on a group of four travelers using the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Calculator.