Are you a little late on planning your patriotic getaway? Not to fear, there are some great places where you can still snag a vacation rental for the red, white and blue party of your dreams. The vacation rental powerhouse Vrbo is sharing a list of still-available homes, some of them a quick drive from major cities. So jump online to book one, gather up your friends, fill up the cooler, and go — don’t forget your sparklers!
One of the homes is in the Old Town neighborhood of Scottsdale, Arizona. Not only is there a pool for relaxing, there’s a putting green and fire pit. This modern desert retreat sleeps up to 10 guests and is a very reasonable $199/night for the weekend.
Or take in the breathtaking vistas at Zion National Park and then drive a half-hour away to chill in this St. George, Utah vacation home right on the golf course, with its own mountain views. You’ll also be a short drive away from two state parks and three other golf courses. This sleeps up to eight and is $325/night for the weekend. With a personal touch, you get mints on your pillow, for real, and a pie of your choice from the local bakery.
Florida’s a natural destination for this kind of holiday, and in West Palm Beach, you can still book a home that is a 10-minute drive to the beach, plus close to the Norton Museum of Art and plenty of shopping and dining. This sleeps up to eight and costs $400/night for the weekend.
Just a few hours from Atlanta, you can escape into the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, where a large deck with hot tub lets you enjoy big skies and roast marshmallows at the fire pit. With hiking trails right outside the door, this rustic log cabin sleeps up to eight and costs $342/night for the weekend.
Another mountain retreat you can grab is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. This farmhouse cabin has a cute spiral staircase down to the Jacuzzi, a game room with pool table, a swinging rope bed out on the deck, and a fire pit. Plus, hop in the car to visit Dollywood. It sleeps up to six and costs $378/night for the weekend.
Finally, if Manhattan feels busy, slip away to the Poconos with a drive that’s less than two hours. Here, you’ll have lake access and a loft sleeping space for kids, as well as access to hiking, biking and fishing. This cabin sleeps up to six and starts at $324 for a weekend night. Big bonus: foosball table!