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The 21 Best Fort Myers Restaurants

September 26, 2022

Are you a foodie searching for the best Fort Myers restaurants? We’ve created a list of the top places to eat in the Fort Myers area just for you. Fort Myers is a city filled with delicious restaurants and the food scene is fresh, authentic, and totally tasty. Make your trip memorable by sampling the …

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10 Most Instagrammable Places in Scottsdale, AZ

September 22, 2022

Scottsdale has plenty to offer – from gorgeous hikes to stunning architecture, and of course, prickly pear margaritas. In this article, we’ll cover the best vacation homes to book for a proper photoshoot without even leaving the house. We do understand that you’ve got lots to see while you’re there, too, so we also included …

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Visit the Music Museums in Nashville, TN

September 22, 2022

No city in the world offers a music scene quite like Nashville. Music has been the common thread throughout the city’s history, from the early days of fiddle playing to the inception of the Grand Ole Opry and the honky tonks today. This Tennessee city certainly lives up to the moniker “Music City,” with the …

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8 Game-Day Worthy Vacation Homes with Movie Theaters

September 20, 2022

It’s officially football season which means that you’re gonna want to have the best seat in the house once it’s time for the big games. Take a look at some of our favorite vacation homes that come with extra cozy movie theaters perfect for broadcasting game day on the largest screen possible so you can …

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The Top 35 Things To Do in Destin, Florida

September 20, 2022

Destin, commonly known as the world’s “luckiest fishing village,” is a sunny southern locale in the Florida Panhandle. It’s one of the most popular stops for visitors in Okaloosa County, which welcomed a record-breaking 7.5 million tourists in 2021. Situated alongside Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Destin makes up a large part of Florida’s …

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5 Places to Rent Jet Skis in Key West

September 19, 2022

Looking for an adventurous way to get out on the water? Our top five favorite jet ski rental Key West providers offer exclusive access to explore the turquoise waters that surround the island. Thrill-seekers visiting Key West will want to check a jet ski tour off their travel checklist. Key West Water Tours Key West …

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15 Mistakes Not to Make in Key West

September 16, 2022

If you’re looking to take a trip to the Conch Republic, you may be overwhelmed with options or just not know what to expect. Lucky for you, we’ve created a guide to help you make the right decisions throughout the entirety of your trip to Key West, FL. Booking with a Hotel or Small Rental …

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The Twenty Best Bars in Key West

September 14, 2022

When it comes to the story of alcohol in America, you couldn’t write it without the help of Key West, which has been an enclave for good times, food, and drinks for around 200 years. The city has a rich history of rum running, and during prohibition, Key West residents took the law as more …

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Swimming, Sandy Beaches, and More: 25 Best Things to Do in Newport Beach

September 13, 2022

If California is the land of milk and honey, you could consider the city of Newport Beach the whipped cream. Located along Southern California’s stunning west coast in Orange County, Newport Beach is one of the top tourist destinations for its natural, cultural, and historical bounty. Below, you’ll find a list of the 25 best …

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No Limits Austin: 31 Best Things To Do In The Weirdest Place In Texas

September 13, 2022

Austin’s legendary live music, bountiful outdoor activities, breakfast tacos, and eclectic arts, culture & food scenes make it one of the best places to visit in Texas year-round. It’s often said there’s “No Place Like Texas”. There’s also no place in Texas like Austin.The Lone Star State’s capitol is renowned for almost everything that the …

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America’s Finest City: 32 Best Things To Do In San Diego

September 13, 2022

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Laguna Mountains on the southern California coast, San Diego is the Golden State’s second largest city and home to postcard perfect beaches, rich Spanish colonial history, chic eateries and breweries, and vibrant, locally inspired arts and culture scene. It’s also frequently overshadowed by nearby Los Angeles and San …

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Hiking, Biking, and Beer: The 30 Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

September 13, 2022

Tucked deep between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains, humbled by scenic views and serene lakes, is Bend, a small city on the Deschutes River in Oregon with views like no other. The city has the best of both worlds – ice-wrapped mountain tops to its north, high desert plateaus to its south, and …

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Discover the Lowcountry: The 32 Best Things to Do in Charleston SC

September 13, 2022

When it comes to visiting the American South it doesn’t get any better or more authentic than Charleston, South Carolina. Flanked by barrier islands, beaches, palmetto palms, and ancient live oaks, Charleston is one of the most historic cities in America while also serving up a thriving modern arts, culture, foodie, music, and festival scene. …

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The 7 Best Key West Beaches for a Relaxing Island Vacation

September 13, 2022

Key West, the westernmost of the Florida Keys islands, is an amazing vacation destination with beautiful beaches between the Atlantic Ocean and the gulf of Mexico. The white sands, palm trees, coral reefs, water sports rentals, beautiful sunrises, and sparkling blue water make Key West a great place to relax.  Key West can make for …

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Island Fun: The Top 19 Things To Do in Hilton Head

September 12, 2022

If you’re looking for things to do on Hilton Head Island, look no further than this travel guide. Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular destinations on the East Coast, with 2.5 million tourists visiting the best beaches, bike paths, and boutiques each year. It’s a top destination for families and couples alike—and …

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Fun in the Desert Oasis: The 25 Best Things To Do in Coachella Valley 

September 11, 2022

Coachella Valley is a desert oasis in Southern California. It’s famous for its music festivals, but there are plenty of things to do year-round. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Coachella Valley. Cathedral City Cathedral City is a desert …

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Music City’s Finest: 33 Best Things To Do In Nashville

September 10, 2022

Revered as country music’s capital, famous for its Broadway bar scene, and notorious for bachelorette bus parties, Nashville has also been growing up fast over the past decade, rapidly redefining itself with a new, more sophisticated identity all while retaining its Broadway honky tonk, Johnny Cash roots.  Nashville is now home to one of the …

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31 Best Things to Do in Key West

September 09, 2022

Key West enjoys a privileged vacation in southwest Florida, claiming the title of the southernmost city in the continental United States. Although Key West is a mere four miles long and 1.5 miles wide, this tourist attraction packs a punch with activities to do. Did you know that Key West is that it’s closer to …

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22 Best Things To Do in Temecula

September 08, 2022

Temecula Valley is a popular day-trip destination for Southern California wine enthusiasts. The area’s gentle, rolling hills, lush greenery, and rich wine culture are better appreciated during a long weekend or extended getaway. There’s a lot to enjoy in this hidden Inland Empire gem, so round up your closest pals and discover the 22 best …

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How To Master a Workcation: 4 Steps to Working Remotely in a Vacation Rental

September 07, 2022

We all need a vacation, but sometimes it’s just not possible to fit one in your work schedule, which is why I’m a huge fan of working vacations, or, portmanteau-ed, “workcations.”  Big amongst the remote work set, workcations are a way to stay in a new location, spend your work hours doing your job, and …

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Desert Destination: AvantStay’s 49 Things To Do in Scottsdale

September 07, 2022

No photograph will ever do a Sonoran desert sunset justice. It’s one of those things you have to experience in person. In Scottsdale, appreciate the rich spectrum of fiery corals, vibrant pinks, and deep purples reflected across the sandy Arizona landscape. And don’t experience it alone. Gather your loved ones – the more the merrier …

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20 Best Things to Do in Paso Robles

September 06, 2022

Nothing in the world rivals the wineries and vineyards in Paso Robles. With over 40,000 acres of vineyards, 200 tasting rooms, and over 400 different types of juicy grape varieties, it’s easy to see why Paso Robles is the world’s number one destination to visit when you want to taste and learn about wine. But …

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Shop, Ski, and See: 35 Best Things To Do in Park City

September 05, 2022

You and your crew just might end up leaving Park City, Utah in better shape than you arrived. Aside from being a primo skiing and snowboarding hotspot, the city’s main street is an adventure itself given all the uphill climbs involved in visiting its vast retail shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. If walking uphill …

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AvantStay Picks: 33 Things To Do in Palm Springs

September 04, 2022

Desert oasis. Party town. Festival hotspot. Tranquil sanctuary. Culinary destination. Palm Springs is all of these things and more. That’s why it’s an ideal destination when you and your crew need to press pause on the day-to-day and spend time recharging by the pool. Explore the best things to do in Palm Springs, and be …

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Paradise on the Pacific: 33 Things To Do in Malibu

September 03, 2022

Even amidst California’s abundance of natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes, Malibu stands out. Just ask anyone who has taken a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway, preferably with the top down. Or, instead of taking someone else’s word for it, call your crew, pack your bathing suit, and explore the best things to do in …

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AvantStay’s 43 Best Things To Do in Big Bear for the Whole Family

September 02, 2022

Few things are more rejuvenating than a deep breath of pristine mountain air. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of fresh air, majestic mountains, or placid lake views in Big Bear Lake, which is nestled just 93 miles east of Los Angeles. There’s also no shortage of things to do in Big Bear Lake – no matter …

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The Great Outdoors to the Great Indoors: AvantStay’s 47 Things To Do in Lake Tahoe

September 01, 2022

When planning your escape from the day-to-day, sometimes you and a handful of your friends (or family) just want to land somewhere that’s both relaxing and exciting. And if that getaway just so happens to include a cobalt-blue lake glistening in the sun and a horizon lined with snow-capped mountains, well, that’s all the better. …

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Foliage, Pumpkins, & Scares: The 5 Best Fall Vacations in the US

September 01, 2022

Throughout the US, days are becoming shorter, the weather is cooling down, apples are ripening, and leaves are erupting in color. Which can only mean that fall is right around the corner! Not only is fall a picturesque time to plan a getaway, but the season also offers fewer crowds, lower prices, comfortable weather, and …

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Avantscope – Which City Should You Visit Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

August 31, 2022

Whoever told you not to base your travel plans on your astrology is… WRONG! Zodiacs have more to tell you than why you may act one way or another. Your sun sign can be a perfect indicator of where you’d feel most at home on a vacay. This article’s got everything you need to know …

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The 18 Best Key West Restaurants To Eat Your Way Through the Conch Republic

August 30, 2022

Key West has a population under 30,000 and is only 4.2 square miles. But restaurant owners have managed to pack the island with restaurants ranging from casual backyard patios to upscale dining experiences. Fresh seafood and delectable key lime pie are some of the iconic staples of many Key West restaurants. But you’ll get to enjoy many …

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Work from (Vacation) Home AvantStay’s Top WFH Destinations

August 25, 2022

Working from home is so last year! Going forward, we vow to Work from Vacation Home. Whether you’re looking for a Zoom background to make your coworkers jealous, or need a clear space for a clear mind, this round-up includes some of our favorite WF(V)H spots where you can disconnect to reconnect, and hit that …

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Cause a Racket – 6 Vacation Homes with Private Tennis Courts

August 25, 2022

It’s the start of the 2022 U.S. Open! Calling all future Serena Williams and Rafael Nadals—it’s time to make your way to your private tennis court and serve all season at these AvantStays. Whether you’re just out here serving looks, or you consider yourself a pro, these homes come complete with all you’ve need to …

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24 Hours in Austin, TX – A Guide on How to Live It Up on Your Vacation in ATX!

August 23, 2022

Grab your cowboy boots and head down south – it’s time for a trip to Austin! Whether it’s your first time in ATX or you’re a seasoned Texas traveler, my 24-hour guide has got all you need to get the full Tex-perience. As a newfound local, I can vouch that from the rivers, to the …

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The 10 Most Instagrammable Places for You to Stay on Your Next Getaway

August 22, 2022

We all know that one person who still lives by the ruthless motto, “do it for the gram.” If you happen to be that person, even better. Here are our top 10 vacation homes and hotels to book when you’re looking for a way to fire up that IG feed. Oahu, HI We’re starting big …

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Guide to Austin Hiking

August 18, 2022

Austin is a great example of a city that balances urban life with natural landscapes, offering beautiful hiking opportunities to city dwellers. Locals have access to great running trails and visitors can see some of Texas Hill Country’s natural beauty from the comfort of Austin! The Colorado river feeds Austin and has been dammed in …

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10 Homes That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in Europe

August 17, 2022

No passport required! These homes are meant for those who want to feel like they’ve traveled abroad, at a fraction of the cost. With features like Spanish architecture, Greek-like sculpture gardens, Italian kitchens, and more, this article comes complete with all you need for a budget-friendly/at-home European vacation. After all, it does seem like everyone …

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10 Waterfront Homes Made for a Dreamy Summer Getaway

August 15, 2022

No shoes required. Put on that sandy-toes playlist and get ready for sun-filled days at these dreamy beach and oceanfront vacation homes.  Promenade – Destin, FL It’s all about what you make it, and here, you can make breakfast for up to 18 guests every morning with the blissed-out beach sunrise in the 30A. Add …

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Charleston Travel Guide to North Charleston, SC

August 12, 2022

No matter what you’re looking for in South Carolina’s low country, it’s a guarantee you can find it in North Charleston. North Charleston, SC, is not only the host of Charleston International Airport: this city offers a deep dive into American history for its visitors and much more.  You can relish in the lush blue …

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Lowcountry Shores: A Guide to Charleston SC Beaches

August 08, 2022

Charleston, South Carolina is a hidden gem among the growing cities of the United States. The Lowcountry is a top pick for a summer or weekend getaway for many people From the history, the food, and not to mention, the beaches! If you’re hoping to explore the Charleston, SC beaches, then this guide has you …

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The Ultimate Hole-in-One Guide to Hilton Head Golf

August 04, 2022

Get acquainted with Hilton Head Golf, a haven endowed with numerous champion courses. Once voted as the world’s number 10 golf destination, you will relish a unique experience. Hilton Head Island is a popular vacation destination and has been so for decades. The island is located in South Carolina and is part of the maritime …

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6 Reasons For A Summer Stay In Telluride

August 02, 2022

Telluride’s peak season may be winter thanks to its incredible skiing, but there are plenty of reasons to visit during the warmer months.

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Dine Like a Local: The 21 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

July 27, 2022

Charleston is a Southern gem that presents itself as an old-world antebellum city but at its heart, it is a metropolis with big city flair. While many visitors’ first impression of Charleston might be the old churches, stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and horse-drawn carriages along cobblestone streets—the city offers a modern edge …

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The Best Restaurants in Hilton Head for the Hungry Traveler

July 22, 2022

When traveling to the beautiful Hilton Head Island, relaxation and fun are on the menu. This lovely seaside town has something for everyone, including restaurants for every palate. While seafood is prevalent here since you’re right by the ocean, they have plenty of other options too.  We love planning ahead and researching the best restaurants …

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Clear Water and White Sand: The Guide to the Best Fort Lauderdale Beaches

July 18, 2022

Located in Broward County in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, arts and culture scene, and an array of activities. The city is situated on the Atlantic coast and has many canals and waterways, giving it the nickname “Venice of America.”  Fort Lauderdale is also home to Port …

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10 Vacation Homes With Outdoor Kitchens for Father’s Day Grilling

July 13, 2022

This article is full of Summer’s hottest dad jokes. Whether you’re planning a Father’s Day weekend getaway or reuniting with those “been-too-long” family members this summer, we’ve created a round-up of our top vacation rentals with outdoor kitchens. Family reunions are at the top of most Americans to-do lists this summer, so we can see …

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Best Hikes Near Los Angeles, California

July 13, 2022

Urban “Angelenos” know that for every urban adventure you can find in Los Angeles, California, there is a trail that can get you away from the city. From Pasadena to Hollywood Hills to Malibu, there are plenty of great hikes to choose from whether you’re just visiting or already live in Southern California. With AvantStay, …

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7 Homes with Water Slides for Sliding into Summer

July 12, 2022

Truth be told, the desire to spend the day by the pool doesn’t just go away as you get older. Even better than your average backyard water game is the forever fun water slide. Pair that with an infinity pool and panoramic views of stunning scenery wherever you are – and you’re bound to win …

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10 Cool Pools for Soaking Up Your Summer Vacation

July 11, 2022

Summer’s here and the need to jump into an ice-cold pool has never been stronger. With record-breaking heat, the last thing you’d want to do on your annual vacay is to sit inside and wish you had a nice cool body of water. Lucky for you, these stays come with the coolest pools of all …

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6 Top-Dog Destinations for Your Next Getaway

July 05, 2022

Gearing up for a summer vacation? Your pup’s part of the family, so it’s only right they come on your vacation, too. Check out these hot (dog) vacation rentals you’re allowed to bring a furry friend or two along with. Malibu, CA For the dog who’s down to catch some waves.Cliffridge is a hilltop home …

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Fun in the Sun: Family Summer Vacation Ideas

July 01, 2022

Many parents are already planning their family’s summer trip as children across the country make the most of their seasonal break from school. But, for those families who are still browsing for summer vacation ideas in 2022, you’ve come to the right place! AvantStay offers vacation homes designed for families in over 30 destinations across …

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7 Fire Pits Perfect for Heating Things Up This Summer

June 30, 2022

It’s s’more season. What better way to satisfy that outdoors-itch than by glamping it up next to an oh-so-cozy fire pit with a view? Check out these 5 toasty terrains you should consider booking for your next weekend getaway. Dakota House – Joshua Tree, CA For those who want to disconnect, to reconnect. Meet Dakota …

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Wine Country Getaway: Scenic Sonoma County Wineries

June 30, 2022

A trip to Sonoma County, California is a bucket-list experience for many wine enthusiasts. As one of the most diverse growing regions in the country, it’s no surprise that over 400 wineries have set up shop in California wine country. From rustic family-owned wineries overlooking the Sonoma Mountains to historic chateaus with elegant rose gardens, …

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10 Cabins for that Much-Needed Summer Getaway

June 29, 2022

Take the road less traveled this summer and stay at one of AvantStay’s cabinesque homes, guaranteed to satisfy that long-lost nostalgia you have for summer camp. Our collection of woodsy properties  feature  hot tubs under the stars, al fresco dining experiences, and rustic vibes that will take you back to the good ol’ days around …

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Top 10 Best Lake Tahoe Hiking Trails

June 23, 2022

Lake Tahoe is a dream to hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Out of the entire Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe has always been a spectacularly heavenly region. Lake Tahoe is home to some of the US’s best skiing, water sports and hiking. North America’s largest mountain lake is home to hundreds of miles of hiking …

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The Ultimate Guide to San Diego Beaches

June 21, 2022

Whether you’re looking for a getaway place to sunbathe, surf, or simply take in incredible views of the seaside, San Diego has a perfect beach for you. With more than 70 miles of coastline, the city offers a wide variety of beaches, each with its own unique character. From bustling Mission Beach to the secluded …

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Palm Springs Boutique Hotels to Get Your Bach On

June 17, 2022

It’s Bach SZN. Time to bring the babes, booze, and bachelorette on over to these oh-so-exclusive boutique hotels in Palm Springs, CA. May we add, you can do full hotel buyouts at all of these stays – meaning you and the bride’s babes get a whole place to yourself, day and night. Do with this …

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5 of the Best Places To Go For The 4th of July

June 14, 2022

Every 4th of July, cities across the country celebrate the birth of American independence with vibrant festivals and dazzling fireworks. Many families decide to celebrate the holiday from home, but AvantStay invites you to spend Independence Day with us this year and have a getaway at one of our special destinations. Whether you want to …

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Pride Paradise! Where to Stay When You Attend Pride Parades

June 01, 2022

It’s Pride month! Let’s get to it with a super special list of all the best places to stay. Whether you’re attending your hometown’s pride parade, or are making a journey to a special city to see one, this round-up has all the stays to guarantee a rowdy, rockin’ June 2022. Edendale – Los Angeles, …

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Snow or Sun: AvantStay’s 40 Best Things To Do in Breckenridge

March 23, 2021

There’s no shortage of great ski resorts in Colorado. But if you and your friends are looking for a mountain escape where the vibe is easy-going and the nightlife is just as plentiful as the outdoor activities, look no further than Breckinridge. Tucked away in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, just 80 miles outside Denver, Breckinridge …

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