Top Airbnb Travel Destinations For Your Summer Vacation

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Alexandra Lozovschi

Aching for a road trip and don't know where to go? Check out Airbnb's top travel destination picks and make the most of what's left of your summer vacation -- or plan ahead for a perfect fall getaway.

Unsurprisingly, the Airbnb list is full of unique and remote locations in the great outdoors, with incredible scenery and picturesque lodgings, such as cabins, treehouses, and barns.

Here are some of the best ones from all around the United States.

Whitefish, Montana

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Ski enthusiasts looking for a cozy mountain cabin will find everything they need in Whitefish, Montana. This small town close to the Rocky Mountains offers access to Glacier National Park, as well as superb vistas and quaint lodgings with a fire pit, indoor fireplace, and a hot tub. Since the weather is still warm, you can also take advantage of the fishing, kayaking, and mountain biking opportunities there.

Where to Airbnb: Moonlight Ridge Cabin, Whalebone Cottage, The Quarry, as well as this classic A-frame with a sleek modern interior.

Orderville, Utah

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Nature lovers looking for the ultimate national-park experience should head over to Orderville, Utah, for a chance to explore four majestic locations: Zion National Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Take in the stunning canyons and rock formations, go hiking and climbing, and treat yourself to some stargazing and night photography after sundown.

Where to Airbnb: The Escape Tiny Home #5, "The Farm House Container" at East Zion, Daybreak Mountain Home.

Lake Of The Ozarks, Missouri

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If you fancy a trip on the lake with all the boating activities you can handle, Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri is the place to go. The area "is actually a reservoir with more than 1,000 miles of shoreline," says Condé Nast Traveler, which labels Lake of the Ozarks as a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts, boaters, and golfers.

Where to Airbnb: check out Little Blue Lake Front Cabin, this modern lake home set on a no-wake cove, and this condominium with "panoramic views of the lake."

Cape May, New Jersey

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Architecture and history buffs will have the time of their lives in Cape May, New Jersey. Known as America’s “original seaside resort,” Cape May is teeming with 19th-century wood-framed buildings -- an impressive and huge collection of edifices that have earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

"Streets are lined with distinctive Victorian-style homes, a wooden promenade, and 2.5 miles of beaches," notes Men's Journal. "It’s an idyllic location for swimming, fishing, and wakeboarding."

Where to Airbnb: the Charming Bayfront Tranquility cottage, Carriage House Getaway, Beach Cruiser Guest House, and this residential home with a private beach.

Southern Maine

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The most idyllic retreats you'll ever find are in Southern Maine. Take a stroll on a white sandy beach or visit one of the quaint towns, gorgeous villages, and towering lighthouses that dot the area. In terms of activities, head over to Ogunquit for a hike in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, go down to Kennebunkport for a whale-watching expedition, go antiquing in Wells, or base in Kittery for the small beach-town experience.

Where to Airbnb: La Perla Cottage in Ogunquit, Green Camp in Kennebunkport, Back of the Moon Cottage in Wells, or this lavish beach home "with exclusive privacy."