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  • Las Vegas hotels are lavish, large, and also much cheaper than you might expect.
  • Many top hotels start in the double digits and are located on or near the Strip.
  • The best cheap Vegas hotels in 2021 are based on our reviews and ratings from trusted travel sites.

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Las Vegas is filled with eye-popping entertainment, attractions, and plenty of ways to drop a lot of cash – but that doesn’t have to extend to your hotel.

There are so many cheap hotels in Las Vegas that the price may seem like a typo. And in Sin City, cheap doesn’t mean dismal. Many of Las Vegas’ best hotels start well under $100, and in many cases, under $50 in low season.

As an LA resident who covers travel and entertainment in Vegas regularly, I’ve certainly taken advantage of those deals. And now, as travelers emerge from COVID lockdowns, I’m highlighting the best cheap hotels in Las Vegas. And if you find yourself with cash to spare, we rounded up the best Las Vegas luxury hotels, too.

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These are the best cheap hotels in Las Vegas, sorted by price.

Sahara Las Vegas

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After a stint as the SLS Las Vegas, this property has returned to the building’s original roots as the Sahara Las Vegas. As part of the rebrand, the property underwent a $150 million revamp, including an updated casino, renovated hotel rooms and corridors, an upgraded spa, and a new hotel lobby.

We found the entry-level rooms to generally be well-appointed, sleek, and super cheap. It’s also one of the most convenient places to stay if you have business in or near the Las Vegas Convention Center.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Read our full hotel review of Sahara Las Vegas

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is one of the oldest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, but thanks to a recent renovation to tower guest rooms, it feels new again.

The hotel is part of Caesars Entertainment and is one of the most affordable hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. We stayed in and reviewed a King Resort room while attending one of the busiest trade shows of the year and were impressed by the generous size, comfort, and cleanliness, as well as the access to an on-site monorail station. 

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Read our full hotel review of Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood

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With nice, basic rooms available squarely in the two-figure range, Planet Hollywood over-delivers on value. We also enjoy staying here for the electric energy and casino floor, which always feels lively. There is top-tier dining from the likes of Gordon Ramsay, and designer stores at the Miracle Mile Shops, all on-site.

Planet Hollywood is also a great spot to just chill out. The Spa by Mandara is excellent and the pool boasts dozens of cabanas and is the only Vegas pool with a wave machine. 

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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As the name implies, rooms at Paris Las Vegas feel European-inspired, with a fashionable color palette, Versailles-inspired fixtures, and chic marble detailing. Plus, there’s plenty to do on-property that makes staying here especially exciting, including dining at Gordon Ramsay Steak, or 110 feet above the Strip in the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

We suggest relaxing by the Soleil Las Vegas pool to enjoy a view of the tower, or get pampered at the full-service Voie spa and salon.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

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Palms Casino Resort recently completed a massive property-wide $690 million renovation with newly revamped rooms and suites available at shockingly low prices. 

When we stayed here, we felt downright pampered in our guest room, which came with a striped marble bathroom, deep soaking tub, and 65-inch TVs. The Palms is also home to a restaurant from famed chef Bobby Flay, and a new spa that sprawls over three stories. Plus, the buffet is only $17, a fraction of what it costs elsewhere.

COVID-19 status and policies: Palms Casino Resort is temporarily closed, and does not currently have an expected reopening date.

Read our full hotel review of Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Signature at MGM Grand

Signature at MGM

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The Signature is an all-suite hotel set back from the MGM Grand’s main resort and casino but is still easily accessible to it by indoor walkways. There’s no casino on-site, which means the crowd is less rowdy, and the hotel feels peaceful. There are fewer amenities too, though all of the restaurants, entertainment, and wellness found at MGM Grand are just steps away. 

We once used the Chase Sapphire Reserve card to book here and scored extra perks such as free upgrade, late checkout, and complimentary food and beverage credit. Spacious suites are quiet and include spa baths, flat-screen TVs, separate sitting areas, balconies, and kitchenettes for an apartment-like experience. It’s a great fit for a family or someone in town for business on an extended stay.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas

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Another central, non-gaming option, Vdara is adjacent to Aria at CityCenter and is a totally smoke-free and casino-free property. This makes it a great option for those who prefer to focus on work, relaxing, or traveling with kids in tow.

The all-suite property has amenities like kitchenettes with microwaves, stove tops, fridges, and cookware. Add an additional $50 per night and bring your pup along, too. We stayed here and recommend it as a solid option when you want to be near CityCenter in spacious rooms, but without the casino bustle.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Read our full hotel review of Vdara Hotel & Spa

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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Caesars is one of the Strip’s older properties, but it’s always iconic and attracts bold-faced names and ventures. Recently, that included Lisa Vanderpump’s Vanderpump Cocktail Garden restaurant, as well as celebrity chef spots from Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Guy Savoy, and Nobu Matsuhisa. There’s also the 4,100-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace theater which hosted a Mariah Carey residency.

There are 4,000 guest rooms in six towers, many of which have been smartly renovated with marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, which we reviewed to highlight how they’ve adapted to COVID. Pro-tip: upgrades here cost just dollars and can make a huge difference.

Among our favorite features — although not always the best thing for a budget-minded trip — is the attached Forum Shops mall, as well as the glam pool deck.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

Read our full hotel review of Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

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Located on the Las Vegas Strip within the CityCenter complex, Aria is a glittering curvilinear property with a 150,000-square-foot casino, 16 restaurants, and more than 4,000 rooms. Opened just a decade ago, rooms still feel brand new with fully tricked-out tech. A one-touch room control system operates features like lighting and climate control, and I’ve felt pretty pampered by making those changes without even having to move around the room.

Plus, Hakkasan Group’s Jewel nightclub is located here, as is a huge spa with 62 treatment rooms, and three pools including the Liquid pool club for grown folks.

COVID-19 policies are available here.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

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This five-star Las Vegas Strip resort can go well above $100 in busier seasons, but if you travel midweek or in winter, you might find a rate right around $100 (before the daily fee, of course). 

The high-end hotel has 80 restaurants — including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon — a glittering casino, the Grand Canal Shoppes, and a pool deck that covers 1.2 acres, and every room is a suite, and huge, starting at 650 square feet.

We’ve stayed here often for work, as the Venetian connects to the Sands Expo & Convention Center, and enjoyed luxuriating in a suite with a sunken sitting area, dining table, and two high-def TVs. Each also has a luxurious bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower, and marble counters. Guests are also granted access to the Canyon Ranch Spa Club gym.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of The Venetian

Our methodology for selecting hotels

Las Vegas draws all kinds of travelers: gamblers, groups of friends, couples, ticket holders to big-name entertainment, hotel enthusiasts, families, business travelers, and first-timers eager to see Sin City.

And with prices starting well under $50 per night, there’s plenty of choices to go around too. But cheap doesn’t have to mean low quality. In addition to the criteria noted above, our picks for top cheap hotels in Las Vegas all factored in the following:

Price: Of course, when compiling the best budget hotels, price is a top point of consideration. All the hotels we chose start under $120 per night in low season, which most often means midweek during peak summer or winter.

Rooms: We don’t want a case of ‘you get what you pay for,’ and so all the properties in our list of the best cheap Las Vegas hotels include rooms that were recently renovated. They might not be as fancy as other Las Vegas hotels, but they’re also not as expensive.

Location: We only considered hotels on or very near to the Las Vegas Strip.

Experience: Our team of writers visited and personally stayed at every hotel on this list. Most have reviews for you to read and consider, too. 

Ratings: We also consulted past reviews and ratings from others on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking.com, and others.

Safety and cleanliness: We only selected hotels that prioritize the health and safety of guests with new COVID cleaning policies.

FAQs: Cheap Las Vegas hotels

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Where is Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is located in the southern tip of the state of Nevada, near the borders of both California and Arizona. 

What is the best time of year to visit Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is located in a desert climate, so you can expect hot, hot summers and cool winters. No matter when you visit, it’s likely to be chilly at night. Early winter and spring, however, offer the nicest, mildest weather when it will be the most comfortable to stroll the Las Vegas Strip or lounge at the pool.

Though, if you’re planning to spend most of your time indoors on the casino or convention floor, the weather likely won’t be a big factor when considering the time of year to visit.

What are the cheapest and most expensive times of year to visit Las Vegas?

You’ll often find the cheap deals on hotels in Las Vegas midweek in summer, or in the winter, after New Year’s Day, through early spring. Once the temperatures turn milder, expect prices to rise and stay high through the end of the year.

Of course, much of Las Vegas tourism revolves around a robust convention calendar, which can also drive up hotel prices. Holidays too, see an influx of crowds.

Why are Las Vegas hotels cheap?

Because Vegas resort operators make a huge chunk of their profits down on the casino floor, where the house always has the advantage, cheap room rates are offered to attract guests who will then spend their money on slots and tables.

Beware when booking though, as a resort fee could inflate hotel prices much higher. I’ve seen rooms for $50 per night with an $80 daily resort fee. Of course, in high season or during big events, all rates are subject to change, and starting price points can soar.

Is it safe to stay in hotels right now?

The CDC now says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US. And, with added caution, experts we spoke to said it is safe to stay in a hotel

Of course, there’s no guarantee of safety when it comes to travel. We recommend following CDC guidelines and wearing a mask in public, using hand sanitizer, and following social distancing.

Is Las Vegas open right now?

Las Vegas is open to visitors, though, depending on where you go, the experience may look different.

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8 of our favorite hotels in Mexico that aren’t in tourist hot spots like Cabo, Cancun, or Tulum

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  • Mexico is packed with desirable vacation destinations, many of which are well known to travelers.
  • Comparatively, Mexico’s lesser-traveled resort areas offer fewer crowds and unspoiled environs.
  • Our top places include hotels in destinations like Punta Mita, Mayakoba, Oaxaca, and Careyes.

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I’m a professional travel writer who has visited Mexico many times for work and leisure, both with and without kids. So, I’m often the go-to resource for those looking for recommendations on places to stay in the country.

Even prior to the pandemic, I preferred to avoid heavily trafficked tourist regions in favor of more under-the-radar destinations (often nearby and easily accessible from those busier spots) that offered comparatively quieter beaches and peaceful resorts.

My favorite is Punta Mita, less than three hours by direct flight from L.A., and a short car ride from Puerto Vallarta. And it’s hardly an outlier – areas like Mayakoba, Oaxaca, and Careyes are regions that may be well known among frequent travelers to Mexico, but less so with first-time or casual travelers.

Here, we rounded up several Mexican destinations that might not yet be on your radar but should be.

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These are the best hotels in Mexico that aren’t in tourist hot spots, sorted by region and price.

Punta Mita

Punta Mita is located along Mexico’s Pacific coast on the north end of Banderas Bay in the state of Nayarit. It’s about 20 miles from Puerto Vallarta, accessed via a short car ride. The destination is actually a 1,500-acre private peninsula, a gated area that is home to the Four Seasons Punta Mita, St. Regis Punta Mita, and other posh properties.

Four Seasons Punta Mita

The exterior and beachview of the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Four Seasons Punta Mita has endless options for lounging outdoors, with two beaches, pools, and a lazy river.

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Easily accessed from the Puerto Vallarta airport (which is itself served by many airlines, including low-cost carriers with direct flights), the Four Seasons Punta Mita feels like another world.

There are two secluded beaches at this paradise, separated by a dramatic clifftop perch that makes an unforgettable private dinner destination for a special occasion. There’s an adults-only pool and an infinity-edge all-ages pool, plus a serene lazy river that almost feels like it meanders naturally through a jungle. 

There are multiple dining options including the sprawling Dos Catrinas restaurant that anchors the center of the resort. Bahia by Richard Sandoval is right on the sand, and Aramara serves upscale Asian fare.

Newly renovated rooms are out of this world with entry-level lodgings that come in at a sprawling 645 square feet of indoor-outdoor space with room for three adults or two adults and two kids, sophisticated beachy decor, and marble bathrooms.

As a parent traveling with young children, I can’t say enough good things about the kids club here. It’s like a luxurious summer camp that kids will never want to leave and comes included with the room rate, which makes for an outstanding value if you use it to its fullest.

Overall, this property is one of my favorites in the world for family travel and the place we’ve chosen for many major occasions and milestones.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Mayakoba

Just about 30 miles from Cancun is the 500-acre development of Mayakoba (technically in Playa del Carmen, though far more peaceful and remote).

Mayakoba encompasses 620 acres of lagoons, jungles, and beaches along Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The private gated community is home to an array of full-service resorts, all designed with the goal of preserving and enhancing the native landscape. In addition to the Fairmont and Banyan Tree properties that made our list, other attractive options include Andaz, Viceroy, and Rosewood, which also come highly recommended.

Fairmont Mayakoba

The exterior of the Fairmont Mayakoba
Fairmont Mayakoba offers golf, spa, beach, and pools across 45 acres.

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This 45-acre property is an enormous full-service resort offering 401 rooms and suites, including 34 suites with an array of beach and lagoon casitas. Standard guest rooms are generously sized at 436 to 480 square feet, with abundant natural light, a private terrace or balcony, and large spa-like bathrooms with marble accents and soaking tubs.

Book the property as an all-inclusive — or not as you prefer. Activities include nature trails, biking, kayaks, catamarans, tennis, golfing on the renowned El Camaleon golf course (host to the only official PGA Tour event in Mexico), and scenic boat tours through the canals.

Of course, lounging waterside is the main draw, with white sand beaches and several pools on property. The Willow Stream Spa offers signature Mayan treatments and the hotel is pet friendly and family friendly, with the Discovery Kids Club and a water slide at the main pool.

Dining options are so plentiful and woven throughout all the Mayakoba resorts. Take a complimentary town car ride to any of the other hotels where you can dine and still charge your meal to your room. 

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

The beachview of Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the only all-pool villa resort in the Riviera Maya.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba bills itself as the most sustainable five-star resort in a region known for them. It recently underwent a $50 million expansion, debuting 34 private beachfront pool suites and the new Sands Beach Club, which has an infinity oceanfront pool, all-day dining restaurant and raw bar, beachfront lounge, a larger interactive Rangers Club for kids, and ocean view massage rooms operated by the Banyan Tree Spa. 

Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 120 villas, which all come with indulgent private pools and terraces. It’s the only all-pool villa resort in the Riviera Maya. Even the smallest rooms among them clocks in around 1,700 square feet with high design and thoughtfully curated details such as included bicycles at each. While the resort is lavish and inviting, it’s easy to spend your entire trip within your room, swimming in your own pool and spreading out on the various living spaces, with every need tended to by a butler.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexico steeped in historic architecture and indigenous culture. Its capital city of the same name is dotted with charming colonial buildings often made of green volcanic stone. The baroque Catedral de Oaxaca stands in the main square, El Zócalo. 

Parador De Alcala

The streetview of the Hotel Parador de Alcalá
Parador De Alcala is located in the heart of Oaxaca’s historic center.

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Parador De Alcala is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic center between the Santo Domingo de Guzmán Ex-convent and the Zocalo.

Here, 21 rooms and suites take over a restored and converted eighteenth-century mansion. The lodgings are distributed over three levels with high ceilings and most have access from a stunning colonial courtyard. All rooms have marble flooring, Egyptian cotton sheets, and a soft color palette highlighted by natural light. 

El Patio restaurant is located in one of the hotel’s central atrium spaces, offering full traditional Oaxacan breakfast. A terrace, garden, and chaises lounges surround the pool deck, which offers 360-degree views of the city.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

NaNa Vida Hotel Boutique Oaxaca

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The boutique NaNa Vida is located in the heart of Oaxaca, ideal for sightseeing on foot.

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NaNa Vida Hotel Oaxaca is situated right in the center of Oaxaca City, about 1,500 feet from Santo Domingo Convent, and steps from restaurants and bars for easy and relaxed sightseeing. The San Pablo Cultural Centre and Macedonio Alcalá Theater are just blocks away.

Rooms are unique, artful, and stylishly outfitted, with colorful bedding and intricately patterned bathroom tiling. Many elements of the decor are made by local artisans.

You will not find a pool in this boutique property, but you can relax in the sunny courtyard and enjoy full breakfast on weekends (or pastries and coffee during the week). At a soap bar, guests can select their own scents for bespoke soaps, using 100 percent natural and vegan ingredients, for use during their stay. 

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Costalegre

Costalegre is a 150-mile long stretch of the Mexican coast on the Pacific within the state of Jalisco, between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. It features an array of beaches, capes, and bays, plus charming seaside towns and villages.

El Careyes Club & Residences

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Careyes is a favorite among in-the-know travelers for its vibrant colors and artful installations.

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Careyes is the place you go when you are in the cognoscenti … or at least you’ll certainly look like you are when you visit. Founded by Gian Franco Brignone in 1968, this unique resort has been continuously family-owned and operated since then, exuding a vibe that combines a sultry Mediterranean feel with the ultra-saturated colors and unique architecture of Mexico. Think eccentric, arty, and focused on wellness and the natural environment.

El Careyes has infinity pools, lighted tennis courts, restaurant dining, and a private access beach club. The resort is comprised of bungalows, casitas, villas, and so-called “Ocean Castles,” which are opulent, dreamy lodgings. Entry-level accommodations are brilliantly colored bungalows located directly on the sand overlooking the Careyes Bay just steps from the sea and beach club.

The property spans over 35,000 acres including the biosphere reserve. The so-called “Careyes Wonders” on-site include spiritual-feeling spaces that guests can visit (or book for events), including La Copa del Sol, an 88-foot diameter cup-like structure that is acoustically and visually arresting, and definitely sets this place apart.

Careyes also has a lively event calendar, including the chicer-than-Burning-Man, Ondalinda Festival. 

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Tequila

This town is located in the western state of Jalisco. It’s famous for — of course — the production of the famous Mexican spirit. Located near the Tequila Volcano, its outskirts are awash in fields of the main ingredient in the spirit: blue agave. An array of local distilleries and haciendas offer tours of the production (and tastings too, of course).

Casa Salles

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The boutique Casa Salles has 25 intimate guest rooms.

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Casa Salles Hotel Boutique opened in Tequila in 2020. The site that had been used for Salles family celebrations over the past 60 years is now a destination with 25 intimate guest rooms. Located within walking distance of the town square and other tourist landmarks, Casa Salles Hotel Boutique is an ideal launchpad.

Guest rooms are thoughtfully appointed with built-in furnishings, private bars, seating areas, smart TVs, and rainfall showers. Large Master Family Suites have room for seven adults, with sliding glass doors that open to private balconies overlooking a picturesque mango grove and gardens.

The hotel also offers a lively restaurant, Mango Cocina de Origen, serving regional Mexican cuisine. There’s also a pool, banquet facility, and spa, and the La Guarreña Distillery, producer of El Tequileño tequila, is located adjacent to the hotel.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Mérida

This is the lively capital of the Yucatán, the peninsula state that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, and is also home to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.

Rich in Maya and colonial history, the city’s centerpiece is the Plaza de la Independencia, bordered by the colonial-era churches Mérida Cathedral and Iglesia de la Tercera Orden, both built with relics from ancient Mayan temples.

The Diplomat Merida

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The Diplomat Merida is hip and stylish, with colonial architecture and a beautiful pool.

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The hip, stylish Diplomat is well situated in the city’s historic center, within easy walking distance of many historic monuments, cathedrals, and parks, plus tons of eateries and shops. The hotel boasts colonial architecture and a beautiful pool.

Entry-level suites are high on style and comfort with colonial tiles, smart TVs, sound docks, included high-speed Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine, fans, premium linens, and air conditioning.

Snacks and fresh cocktails are served on arrival, and an ever-changing vegetarian breakfast is also included and served daily. Guests have access to a tea and coffee bar with fresh juices and champagne in the morning, as well.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

FAQ: Mexico hotels

When is the best time to visit Mexico?

The weather differs by region across the country, but generally, September through May is a good time to visit Mexico.

Mexico gets much of its rain throughout the summer, but these may be quick and isolated showers that won’t derail a trip.

The Gulf of Mexico area sees hurricanes from late July through early November. It’s hottest in April and May, and the busiest seasons are during the Christmas holiday and spring break periods. 

What is the best Mexico hotel on the beach to avoid crowds? 

Secluded beaches dot the country’s coastline. The island of Holbox is a small 26-mile island within the protected YUM Balam nature reserve and offers pristine, crowd-free beaches, enjoyed by hotels like Villas Flamingos or the Mystique Holbox by Royalton.

Elsewhere, Four Seasons Punta Mita has the advantage of being located a short drive from Puerto Vallarta airport, but boasts a pair of very quiet beaches all to itself.

Can I drink the water in Mexico?

It’s generally not a good idea to drink water from the tap in Mexico. Opt instead for bottled water, even while brushing your teeth. Be mindful of ice and avoid getting it in your drinks unless you can confirm it’s made from safe water. 

Is it safe to stay in a hotel?

While hotels do provide opportunities for face-to-face interactions with staff and other guests in common spaces like check-in desks, lobbies, and dining venues, experts say guests who exercise proper precautions can stay safely in hotels.

However, no travel is completely risk-free right now and we recommend following CDC current guidelines as well as all applicable local protocols at the time of travel.

Is Mexico safe for U.S. travelers?

CDC advises that unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Mexico. It currently lists Mexico as a Level 3 (out of 4) COVID level. See the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers and recommendations for unvaccinated travelers. Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Mexico, including wearing a mask and staying six feet apart from others.

What are the best Mexico hotels for couples or families?

As a parent of young children, I’ll always pick a Four Seasons anywhere in the world for top-notch service that accommodates families indulgently and seamlessly, with included kids clubs and incredible all-seasons programming. So, the Four Seasons Punta Mita is my go-to pick in Mexico for families.

And while many of Mexico’s most well-known adults-only resorts for couples are located in popular destinations like Cancun, couples seeking romance might find it a treat to visit a hotel like Casa Salles in less-frequently visited Tequila, where spirits tasting makes for memorable, grown-folks-only fun.

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18 of the best beach hotels in the U.S. for families whether you’re traveling with a baby, teen, grandparents, or pets

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  • Travel is back just in time for summer and there’s nothing quite like a beach vacation.
  • We found the best beach hotels for families in the U.S. for travel with little ones or a reunion.
  • The best beach hotels for families have great amenities, affordable prices, and beautiful locales.

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After a long pandemic, and with vaccinations widely available, many Americans are ready to travel. For families this summer, that likely means a beach trip. They’re outdoors, accessible, and a whole lot of fun.

In many cases, beach vacations are a short drive – or a short flight – away and make for easy re-entry to traveling, as they require less pressure to see sights, tour indoor cultural arenas, or dine inside.

To that end, we compiled the best family beach hotels and resorts in the U.S. that cater to every member you want to bring along, from toddlers to teenagers to the grandparents you haven’t seen in two years. And we even found the spots that welcome the dog you adopted for company during the pandemic.

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These are the best family beach hotels in the US, sorted by price from low to high.

The Beachmere Inn – Ogunquit, Maine

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The historic Beachmere Inn is not only picturesque but plenty of old-fashioned fun.

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For lovers of historic properties and quiet family trips, The Beachmere Inn is ideal. Established in the late 1880s, the inn is owned by the third generation of a family with deep Maine roots. It shows in everything from weekly lobster bakes to rooms with balconies and patios that showcase magnificent coastline views.

Throughout the decades, the original Victorian building was joined by four others. Amenities in each vary from fireplaces to balconies or terraces and kitchenettes. For families, Beachmere South and Beachmere West have modern suites, while Heathstone Cottage has four bedrooms.

To get to the beach, which is both sandy and rocky the way Maine beaches are, you’ll navigate the 1.25-mile Marginal Way ocean footpath from the expansive green lawn. Other activities include sunbathing, holiday events, and snowshoe tromping, and the Bistro serves three squares per day, but you can always also walk to nearby Perkins Cove or the center of Ogunquit for more.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Falmouth, Massachusetts

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The idyllic Sea Crest Beach Hotel is more extensive and family-oriented than its exterior suggests.

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If you judge how family-friendly a resort is by the water features for children, then welcome to Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Here, there’s a beach with towels, umbrellas, and chairs, plus on-site water sport rentals. Pools are saline, not chlorine, and are both indoors and outside. There’s also a Jacuzzi and baby pool. In short, there’s a way for every member of the family to get their swimsuit wet, from infant to great-grandpa.

Out of the 253 Cape Cod-style guest rooms and suites, oceanfront rooms have west-facing balconies, patios, or decks to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets, and come with crisp linens and green accents (including plants). Others have gas fireplaces or views of Buzzard’s Bay, but all have mini-refrigerators, work desks, and efficient, free Wi-Fi.

All kids’ activities — and there is a generous amount of programming to choose from — are supervised, so you can feel safe leaving little ones to play beach games while you do downward dog nearby. And speaking of dogs, you can bring yours, although you do have to crate canines when they’re left in the room.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front – Pensacola Beach, Florida

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During the day, the lazy river is home to pirates and mermaids who entertain and swim with hotel guests.

Book the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

This beachfront family-style resort sits directly on the white sands of Pensacola Beach and features the area’s largest lazy river (in addition to another pool). That river, complete with waterfalls, bridges, and islands, also hosts daily pirate shows and mermaids who swim alongside hotel guests like manatees.  

The 206 guest rooms overlook the Santa Rosa Sound, but not all have a balcony. It’s definitely worth the upgrade to score a private patio overlooking the sugary beach and for capturing Instagram-worthy images of the Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Rooms include a mini-fridge and microwave. Request family rooms for bunk beds and a gaming console, although they may not need it if they’re entranced by the on-site arcade.

There’s even more entertainment outside, starting with nightly “dive-in” movies shown on an inflatable screen at the pool. Or, head to nearby Quietwater Beach Boardwalk where you can arrange for fishing charters, lessons, tours, or equipment for paddle-boarding, kayaking, and biking. A miniature golf course and another arcade are within walking distance, along with restaurants.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

San Diego Mission Bay Resort – San Diego, California

Pool at San Diego Mission Bay Resort
The renovated San Diego Mission Bay Resort was designed with active families in mind.

Book the San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Reinvented and reinvigorated, San Diego Mission Bay Resort is a colorful and family-friendly place to enjoy the beach and waterfront pools, including a wading pool for the littles. And there’s more to just playing in the sand and water. At night, free activities like bonfires and s’mores nights and Friday night movies are on offer.

For even more engagement with the surroundings, the resort arranges water sport rentals for everything from paddleboards to pontoons. Families can also rent surrey bikes or beach cruisers to ride around the city. Or rent a fully-equipped cabana for the day and chill.

The resort features games around the property like giant chess, checkers, scavenger hunts, and more so kiddos can’t get bored. Meanwhile, after you’ve lounged, adults can indulge in the spa or get the adrenaline going at the fitness center. And everyone can swing a racket, toss some foul shots, or practice their serve on the tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Beach view Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort
The oceanfront Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is an oasis at the north end of Myrtle Beach.

Book the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

Recently renovated, the oceanfront Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is an oasis of classy comfort in north Myrtle Beach. Close to the championship golf courses at Grand Dunes and great family entertainment at Barefoot Landing and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this tropically designed paradise welcomes you with generous rooms and amenities.

Guest rooms are soothing, done in white and natural hues with a wave-patterned rug. They feature balconies or floor-to-ceiling window views, which either face the ocean or resort. Make sure to upgrade if you desire a balcony overlooking the Atlantic.

For families, the ocean and outdoor pool are a toss-up. You can spend all day playing in either, but the pool waterslide may eventually win out. With the fitness center and spa, parents and grandparents can maintain their wellness routines and even take like-minded kids with them, where the spa has services for little ones as well. 

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Wave Resort – Long Branch, New Jersey

An oceanview suite at Wave Resort
Families will enjoy beach activities and room to spread out at Wave Resort.

Book the Wave Resort

Long Branch, a popular beach destination for families from the New York and New Jersey area, receives some elevation with this beautifully designed resort. Located in the Pier Village section of town, this recently debuted beachside hotel is sufficiently entertaining for families by itself. Yet it’s also surrounded by shops and restaurants, making it even more enticing.

Sophisticated, modern rooms boast walls of framed black-and-white photos, globe reading lamps hovering over dark wood headboards, and a polished sitting area that leads out to terraces. Take advantage of the terrycloth robes and slippers while sipping a Nespresso after spending a day surfing the waves, which are right outside the door.

There is also a spa, salon, and fitness center, plus a playroom with gaming systems and bike rentals. As a family, enjoy the high-end beach and pool options, all with concierge service, and dine on-site at any of the chef-managed venues before taking part in the resort-sponsored festivities, often tied in with the surrounding Pier Village venues.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Hallmark Resort Newport – Newport, Oregon

The Hallmark Resort Newport
The Hallmark Resort Newport is so family-oriented it offers something for everyone – even the family dog.

Book the Hallmark Resort Newport

This resort is perched on a bluff, overlooking the windswept coastline. Take the steps down to walk it, surf it, run your dog on it, or beach comb with your kids. It’s hard to tire of this kind of beauty.

But when you do, you have the spacious and modern Hallmark Resort Newport to retire to. Owned by and run for families, the resort is filled with plush furniture and varied amenities. Relax in the indoor saline pool or sauna, perk up with a workout in the fitness room, or indulge in a couples’ massage while the kids hit the playground.

Rooms and suites vary, but all feature stunning oceanfront views and have either balconies or patios, microwaves, and mini-fridges. And for those cool summer evenings or colder shoulder season days, many rooms offer gas fireplaces to snuggle up next to with a good book.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort – Oahu, Hawaii

Beach view of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
It takes a Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort to entertain your family.

Book the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

With the widest stretch of beach and the longest waterslide in Waikiki, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has a lot going for it. If you can’t get your kids out of the water, this is the place to bring them, where the five pools include a 10,000-square-foot Super Pool and the multi-layered Paradise Pool with thrilling waterfalls.

Colorful and lively, the resort is designed with contemporary tropical Hawaiian influences. Choose from the newly renovated Tapa Collection rooms to Village Towers with balconies or lanais. When they call this place a village, they’re not kidding; there are at least four different sections.

And while this village may not raise your children, it’ll certainly keep them occupied with everything from lei-making to hula lessons. Meanwhile, you can do Tai Chi or yoga before the whole family indulges in a Starlight Luau on the Great Lawn.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa – Lake Placid, New York

Lake view at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
For a non-salty family beach vacation, check out Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa.

Book the Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Who says beaches have to be all about the ocean? For a non-traditional waterfront vacation that involves less sun worship and more water time, check out Mirror Lake Resort & Spa, where the private beachfront comes with complimentary watercraft usage. Lake Placid lives up to its name in terms of beauty, but also provides thrills for anglers, boaters, and more.

Inside, the resort is designed with plenty of natural wood, and family rooms have bunk beds or pull-out couches, marble bathrooms, and more than one bedroom in some cases. Many have fireplaces next to floor-to-ceiling windows or balconies that frame lake and mountain views.

The Adirondacks is a super place for an active family, and the resort has hiking and mountain biking trails next door. For less adventurous folks, the gardens provide a soothing stroll, and the European spa is a must. Dining at The View, a highly awarded restaurant, is also a prerequisite, although younger children might prefer the more casual Cottage Café or the restaurants on Main Street, just a brief walk away.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa – Delray Beach, Florida

Sunset pool view at the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa
The Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa sits at the intersection of beach and busy boulevard – the perfect location for a family that wants it all.

Book the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

Completely transformed in 2021, the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa takes over where the Delray Beach Marriott, and before that the Seacrest Hotel, left off. Located at the intersection of ultimate beach relaxation and busy cafe society, the renovated property is now a landmark resort that combines laid-back, Caribbean-influenced design with contemporary urban conveniences.

Only steps from the ocean at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and A1A, the resort features a number of accommodations, ranging from standard rooms with a variety of views to spacious suites and luxury villas with kitchens. While all standard rooms are decorated in clean maritime hues and have coffee makers and mini-refrigerators, upgrade to an oceanfront view with a balcony at the very least.

While the beach is not private, the resort has teamed up exclusively with Waves Surf Academy to provide guests with board rentals, surf lessons, and more. Among other activities, the kids’ club and a seasonal youth surf academy keep the young ones busy while parents can stretch out at the pool or take advantage of spa offerings. Dine on campus or head out at night into the lively scene that is downtown Delray Beach.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa – Jupiter, Florida

The oceanfront pool at Jupiter Resort.
Spend a lazy day at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa.

Book the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

As the only beachfront hotel in town, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa takes its responsibilities seriously. Not only does it cherish its 1,000 feet of natural shoreline, but it also makes sure you do the same with beach services galore that include food, beverage, chairs, umbrellas, water sports rentals, fishing charters, and more. Or, if you’re more into lounging under native shade, hammocks sway invitingly in the sea breezes and there is also an oceanfront pool.

At night, family-friendly movies are shown and you may also revisit the beach with a local expert for a Sea Turtle Walk to spot nests.

Room decor harkens back to a British Colonial kind of tropical vibe, with mahogany wood and warm rusts, browns, and golds dominating the color scheme. Textiles range from rugs to floor-sweeping drapes to bed bolsters. They’re the kind of accommodations where, after a full day of sun and a seafood dinner at Sinclairs Ocean Grill, you want to blast the air-conditioning and tuck everyone in for the night so you can start over again in the morning.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The pool at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is a family beach resort with a heavy dose of luxury.

Book The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

With nautically inspired architecture and a premier, beachfront location, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is all about its natural surroundings. Ocean (or Intracoastal) views from rooms and balconies contribute to the feeling of beachy paradise, and for spa-lovers, the treatments incorporate minerals, salts, and other elements from outside the door.

When kids tire of the beach — where towel and chair service starts at 9 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. — the heated infinity pool on the elevated, 29,000-square-foot tropical pool deck is a worthy draw. It’s also a great place to watch the sunset. If you prefer to see it set while working out, the fitness center also faces the ocean.

On the other side of the hotel, however, is a completely different scene. The street is lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and you can arrange for fishing charters and tours at nearby marinas or take the water taxi to other parts of the city.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California

Beach View at Surf & Sand Resort
Nature inspires families to take advantage of its offerings at Laguna Beach’s Surf & Sand Resort

Book the Surf & Sand Resort

Perched on 500 feet of Laguna Beach’s famous shoreline, the Surf & Sand Resort dedicates itself to making families of all shapes and sizes welcome. Seasonal kids’ programming includes ice cream happy hours and pop-ups on the pool deck, Little Picassos art classes, kids camp with crafts, and pizza parties. 

For the family, dive-in movies, barbecues, and s’mores and hot chocolate all vie for attention, and older kids and adults will certainly appreciate the variety of daily fitness classes on the beach, not to mention the menus at both the spa and the restaurants. If these pale after a few days, the town of Laguna is a brief walk away, filled with art galleries, boutiques, cafes, and more. Hiking trails, which run through both canyons and coastal bluffs, are also nearby.

The hotel offers 167 beachfront rooms and suites decorated with original art, accented by fine linens, and stocked with a mini-bar. The difference between the ocean view and oceanfront rooms is not the view but a balcony and a soaking tub in the marble bathrooms, which only come with the latter. Otherwise, the generously sized rooms, starting at 400 square feet, are designed with a California cosmopolitan mindset, and the effect is very much like staying in a friend’s well-appointed apartment that just happens to overlook the Pacific.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Hotel del Coronado – San Diego, California

Front of the Hotel Del Coronado
Hotel del Coronado is the inspiration for the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World.

Book the Hotel del Coronado

Comprising four different sections, or “neighborhoods,” The Victorian (the original building), The Cabanas (with terraces), The Views (new since 2021), and Beach Village (cottages), the grand, 130-year-old Hotel del Coronado is one of the best family resorts in Southern California. But it’s not only the accommodations that make it so. 

Want to learn to surf? Book one-on-one instruction, and don’t worry, the water sports rentals have everything from boards to wetsuits. Entertainment ranges from movie nights to museum tours to live music. While there’s plenty for kids, including an activity center, there’s also a lot of fun for parents, grandparents, and guardians, with fitness classes that include mermaid tails in the pool and spin bikes on the sand.

Dining and shopping, with some of the latter being renovated for reopening in fall 2021, are also absorbing, with numerous options. The Spa & Salon also offers abundant indulgences for self-care when the magic of the sun, sand, and surf wear off a little. If they ever do, that is.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Inn by the Sea – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Fireplace at Inn by the Sea
Cozy rooms await at the Inn by the Sea.

Book the Inn by the Sea

Located in Cape Elizabeth, just seven miles north of Portland, Maine, the ecologically friendly Inn by the Sea commands a mile of sand on Crescent Beach that guests access by strolling through lush nature. The entire 61-room and suite property, which is also landscaped with indigenous flowers and bushes, attracts native birds and butterflies and is an Instagram lover’s dream.

Because Crescent Beach is spacious and the property limited, the beach never gets crowded, though there is also a pool. On cooler evenings, it’s also extremely pleasant to sit on the expansive patios and balconies that rim the rooms and suites, which are decorated with a variety of lush textiles, metallic accents, and marble countertops. 

A spa provides ocean-inspired treatments that use seaweed, salts, oils, and marine peptides. Dinner at Sea Glass, one of the best restaurants in the area, is an inventive adventure in seafood, especially if you order the tasting menu. The chef also is a whiz with vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free dishes.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa – Pacific City, Oregon

The view from Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
Tons of activities await guests of all ages.

Book the Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa

Whether you want to catch crabs and fish from the bracing Pacific or simply enjoy them by the fire at the signature restaurant, Meridien, Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is delighted to oblige.

As the name indicates, you really couldn’t get closer to the water than here, where the Nestucca River meets the Oregon coastline. 

Choose from one of the 33 King or Double Queen rooms, all of which has 440 square feet (or more, if you request a corner room) and poetic views of Cape Kiwanda’s waves and Haystack Rock through picture windows. With luxe rustic furnishings, cast-iron tubs, gas fireplaces, and amenities that range from a Bonavita brewing system to a Bluetooth lantern speaker, there’s no need to upgrade to a two- or three-bedroom cottage unless traveling with a group.

While Tidepools Spa, which has an outdoor hot tub, and the restaurant are sophisticated, everything here is about the natural world, the adventures to be had in it, and the relationship with the small, unpretentious Pacific City community. 

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

The Diplomat Beach Resort – Hollywood, Florida

Pool and beach of the Diplomat Beach Resort
This lavish hotel equally appeals to adults looking to unwind and kids in search of activities.

Book The Diplomat Beach Resort

This lavish Hollywood resort is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, bridging the land between the beach and the Intracoastal, so it’s essentially surrounded by water.

After a $100 million renovation that was completed in 2017, the hotel emerged with 1,000 rooms and suites, most of which have views of the waves. Rooms have either a sunrise or sunset color scheme, depending on which side of the resort they face. The lobby is dramatic, with floor-to-ceiling windows at the back where the indoor-outdoor wraparound Hotel Bar is located. That lobby also contains eight noteworthy restaurant concepts that range from Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal to the Diplomat Prime Steak House.

While the beach offers jet skiing, ocean kayaking, and paddleboard rentals, younger family members also appreciate the Dip + Slide water park with a lagoon pool. There, parents can keep sight of the kids while enjoying the poolside spa and lunch service.

The kids’ club, Ocean Ambassadors, relieves parents of duty so that they can enjoy The Diplomat Golf Club and The Diplomat Tennis Center, too.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

The Miami Beach EDITION – Miami, Florida

A guest room at Miami Beach Edition facing the ocean.
Spacious rooms add value at the Edition.

Book The Miami Beach EDITION

With a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, and a nightclub all in the lowest level alone, this hotel practically screams fun. But that doesn’t mean it lacks luxury. The tropical greenery and sleek modern decor stuns from the moment you walk into the posh lobby.

Custom and exclusive are two words that guide you through the EDITION experience, from the La Labo bath products to a fragrance crafted just for the hotel. Sip creative cocktails and trendy bites at Matador Bar or outdoors at Tropicale. Follow with a dip in the serene pool to soak up Miami’s Art Deco feels and beach breezes. Finish with an exquisite pan-Latin meal at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room. 

Standard rooms, larger than average for Miami Beach, are tastefully decorated in driftwood and white with marble bathrooms, wood paneling, and a variety of natural textures. Feather mattresses with pillow tops and duvets ensure an excellent night’s sleep.

COVID-19 procedures are available here.

FAQ: Family beach hotels

What are the best states for family beaches in the US?

While everyone’s definition of what constitutes a family beach differs, most people with babies and small children agree that coastal states where the water is warm and gentle, like Florida, are ideal. And states that offer waves to surf, such as Hawaii, Oregon, and California, are attractive for teens and young adults.

On the East Coast, families fill beaches from Maine to the Carolinas. Depending on what your family lifestyle is like, you might prefer to visit well-known prestige spots like Kiawah Island, Newport Rhode Island, Hilton Head, or The Hamptons for family tennis and golf after a few days of sunbathing. Or, you might opt for easygoing destinations like the Jersey Shore or Myrtle Beach with boardwalk fun in addition to the ocean.

How much does a family beach vacation cost?

Family beach vacations can run the gamut from budget to luxury depending on where you go and when. Hawaii, California, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida remain some of the most popular, and priciest, states for family beach vacations (depending on the region). 

For more wallet-friendly stays, consider states like New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. 

And while there are always deals to be found, consider going on a beach vacation in the shoulder season to somewhere like North or South Carolina, Maine, Oregon, or Massachusetts if savings are your top priority. September or early May still see excellent weather in most beach destinations with far lower prices than during peak summer or winter dates. Additionally, keep in mind that peak weekends and holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July typically see beach hotel prices surge.      

Weekday and weekend rates will also change during weekends and holidays. Resort fees range widely but often include bicycle rentals, barre or yoga classes, happy hours, or breakfast. 

What should a family beach resort have?

The best family beach resorts and hotels offer beach access, first and foremost, plus programming and activities that address both individuals, ranging from small children to grandparents to the family dog, as well as the family as a whole. These include kids’/teen clubs and rooms, welcome packages, discounts, packages, games, and nightly entertainment.

Make sure to read the fine print, especially where it concerns younger children and family pets. Many hotels say they are friendly to both, but their actions say otherwise. In some cases, small children are prohibited from certain types of accommodations and dogs can’t leave the room, or can’t be left in the room. So know before you go.

Are hotels safe right now?

According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can safely travel domestically.

Most hotels have reopened following shutdowns due to COVID-19 with new safety procedures in place. While you’re more likely to encounter other people in common spaces and have more interactions with staff, experts say that with added caution, it is safe to stay in a hotel. We also recommend following CDC guidelines and wearing a mask in public, using hand sanitizer, and following social distancing.

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The CDC still recommends face masks for those who aren’t yet vaccinated – here are the best places to find them online

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  • It’s been over a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
  • Vaccines are becoming more available, but the CDC recommends that unvaccinated people wear masks.
  • We rounded up the all of best places to buy them, how to properly wear them, and how to clean them.
  • This article was medically reviewed by Aimee Desrosiers, PA-C, MS, MPH, a practicing infectious diseases physician assistant in Washington, DC.

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It’s been a year and four months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Although vaccination numbers are increasing daily, it is still super important to have proper face masks. According to the CDC, it’s recommended that unvaccinated people continue to wear face masks in public. It’s also worth noting that some places like public transportation and private businesses may require you to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

To help you stay healthy, we rounded up all of the articles we’ve written about cloth face masks so far. Below, you’ll find the best places to buy them online as well as what to look for and how to wear them effectively.

Where to buy cloth face masks online:

Etsy

Etsy

Check out the highest-rated options on Etsy here

Etsy has a large selection of homemade masks for sale. It’s a great place to find quality cloth face masks if you haven’t found one by a well-known name brand that you like. Buying from Etsy is also a great way to support small businesses.

Amazon

3M

Check out affordable cloth face masks for adults and children on Amazon here

Amazon offers a handful of brand name masks, along with generic face masks in large bulk and one-time use surgical masks. Previously, Amazon limited purchasing surgical masks and other medical-grade equipment to verified healthcare workers, but as supply and demand have evened out, you can now pick them up here too.

Uniqlo

uniqlo airism mask

Read our full review on the Uniqlo Airism Face Mask here

The Uniqlo Airism Face Mask was a major hit when it launched in Japan early last year. By the end of 2020, it became available in the United States — and it was clear why they were so popular. The masks are lightweight, breathable, and washable. They’re great for wearing in hot weather as well as for double-masking over a surgical mask. They’re available in sizes for adults and kids.

Everlane

everlane mask

See all of Everlane’s face masks here

Everlane makes a variety of face masks, from basic cotton options that are great for running quick errands to more fitted options with a contoured nose. The masks are sold in packs of two, three, or five, and each purchase benefits the ACLU.

Best face masks we’ve personally tested

Vida face masks

Here are the best face masks we’ve tested

Over the past year, we’ve collectively worn a bunch of masks, whether for personal use or for product reviews. Here, you’ll find all of our favorites and why we like them.

Best masks for double masking and how to do it

Uniqlo Airism Mask

Read our full explainer on double-masking here

According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, doubling up on face masks is a good idea and “makes common sense.”

If you already have single-use surgical masks, you should still invest in a good cloth face mask for doubling up. Here, we’ve rounded up the best masks for double-masking and a full explainer on why it’s a good practice.

Kids’ face masks

Cubcoats face mask

Find affordable cloth face masks for kids here

In some instances, kids need masks too. If you’re searching for masks that fit the faces of your little ones well, you’ll find many affordable options here.

Lightweight face masks

Old Navy

Check out lightweight, breathable face masks to help you stay safe on hot summer days here

If you’re particularly interested in masks that are easy to wear in the summer, you’ll want to go with one of these lightweight options. Materials like linen or lightweight cotton are still protective but a bit more comfortable to wear in the heat. 

Best face masks for working out and running

Best Face Mask 4x3

Find the best face masks for working out and running here

Whether you’re working out outdoors or in a gym operating at minimal capacity, you’ll want to wear a mask that’s breathable and secure. These are the best options for running and workouts.

Stylish face masks

vida face mask

Check out the brands making stylish, reusable cloth face masks here.

Many of your favorite brands in the textile industry (including those that normally make clothes, shoes, bags, bedding, and more) are using some of their resources to produce masks. Whether you’re a brand loyalist, you want a mask that matches some of your other wearable items, or you simply want a mask from a brand you’re familiar with, you’ll find it here.

How to solve common annoyances associated with face masks

Etsy face mask

Common annoyances that come with wearing a face mask — and how to solve them responsibly

From eating and drinking to concealing your mouth from those who read lips, there are some annoyances that come with wearing masks. Fortunately, there are also solutions to these problems — and none of them include skipping a mask altogether. 

Should I wear a mask even if I’m vaccinated?

Vaccine distribution

According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than two weeks since your single-dose shot, or if you still need to get your second dose of a two-dose vaccine, you are not fully protected and should continue all safety precautions outlined by the CDC.

Why is it important to wear a face mask?

Everlane Face Mask

Wearing a face mask decreases the likelihood of you potentially transmitting the virus, but if everyone in the community around you wears a mask, then it decreases the likelihood of them transmitting it to you.

According to the CDC’s most recent estimates, 40% of people infected with the new coronavirus may be asymptomatic or presymptomatic. 

Whether you’re asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, or showing mild symptoms that could be brushed off as a common cold, there’s still a possibility you’ve contracted the new coronavirus and can unknowingly spread it to others. For this reason, the CDC recommends that everyone, not just those who show symptoms, wear a face mask outside the home.

Note that cloth face masks are not medical grade and that additions like filters have not been proven to be any safer or more effective. 

What to look for in a face mask, according to the CDC

A snug fit that sits comfortably against the side of the face and does not gap; ties or ear loops that keep it secure; completely covers the nose and mouth, and fits securely under the chin; two or more layers of fabric; breathability without restriction; and the ability to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to its shape.

How to measure your face for a face mask

While most masks are designed to fit most faces, some will come in more specific sizes like small, medium, and large. If you’re stumped on which size to order, the best way to figure it out is to measure your face and then choose based on the brand’s size chart. You’ll want to use a garment tape measure to get these two measurements:

Measurement #1: Across your face — Going over the bridge of your nose and under your eyes, measure the width of your face.

Measurement #2: From nose to chin — Start from the bridge of your nose and go down to the bottom of your chin.

How to properly wear a face mask, as recommended by CDC’s Dr. Paige Armstrong

 

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18 of the best Airbnbs on US islands, including lake homes, beach cottages, and resort-style condos

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The view from this Catalina Island Airbnb.
California or the Mediterranean? It’s hard to tell at this Airbnb on Catalina Island.

  • Island getaways don’t need to be far-flung, there are many stunning isles at home in the U.S.
  • Many of these charming islands are small and remote, and best suited to private vacation rentals.
  • We found top-rated Airbnbs on U.S. islands with all the amenities you need for a tropical getaway.

When you’re really in need of a holiday, there’s no better buffer for the everyday than an island escape.

And although the U.S. is home to tropical islands like Hawaii and Puerto Rico, reaching these beautiful destinations on a whim can be quite pricey. Fortunately, there are many beautiful islands a little closer to home, and not just on the east and west coasts, but also in the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

Because these locales tend to be remote (some require a ferry or plane to reach them), and hotels can be limited, we looked for the best island vacation homes and rentals on Airbnb that offer privacy, small-town hospitality, and the utmost seclusion. Discover charming islands with historic downtown areas, protected nature reserves, nautical landmarks, wide-open beaches, and no long-haul flights required.

Browse all the best island Airbnbs below, or jump directly to a specific area here:

These are the best island Airbnbs in the U.S., sorted by price from low to high.

Sunflower condo on Amelia Island

The exterior of a sunflower condo on Amelia Island

Book this Florida Airbnb

Amelia Island is located on Florida’s northeastern coast and is famous for its gold-colored sands and charming downtown.

On the Isle of Eight Flags, this cozy home is marked by a colorful sunflower mural on the garage and a bright blue bench. The house is in a quiet neighborhood that is just a short drive or bike ride from the downtown and beach area.

The one-bedroom home is cozy and simple with a King-sized bed, vintage furniture, and a smattering of sunflower decor for added charm. There is a plant-filled entryway with a small writing desk and although there is no kitchen, there is a small kitchenette area with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker.

The home has a large yard, which is shared with the host.

Beach home on Sanibel Island

The living room of Turtle Tracks West on Sanibel Island

Book this Florida Airbnb

Near the city of Fort Myers and accessible by bridge, Sanibel Island attracts many vacationers looking to enjoy beautiful beach sunsets and the island’s bayous and nature preserves.

This cheery two-bedroom duplex unit near the beach jas bright decor such as seashell-crusted accent pieces, coral pillows with underwater motifs, and turtle-shaped cut-outs in the blinds. 

The kitchen is small but modern with stainless steel appliances and a tiny breakfast nook, but there is also a dining table and seating area on the screened-in balcony. A nice outdoor shower is lovely for rinsing off sand and salt before turning in. There is also a washer and dryer, so you can maintain that fresh and clean feeling throughout your stay.

Custom forest cottage with a hot tub on Whidbey Island

The exterior of the Barred Owl cottage on Whidbey Island

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North of Seattle in the Puget Sound, this rugged island is home to a state park with clifftop ocean views and a handful of charming coastal towns. Amid the forest-clad landscape, this cottage was custom-built and handcrafted for extreme coziness. Sitting on 10 acres of private property, the cottage shares a garden with the host’s main house and is just a five-minute drive from the beach and a 15-minute drive from shops and restaurants.

With a hot tub out front, it’s a great spot for seclusion, especially for book-lovers who will fall in love with the built-in bookshelves that flank the Queen-sized bed with a cozy window nook.

The studio-sized apartment has a small beverage bar with a kettle and a French press, plus a dining table for two. There is also a back deck that overlooks a grassy lawn where deer and owls are often spotted. Guests are welcome to explore the large property and are sometimes invited to pick a few tomatoes from the greenhouse when in season.

Beach apartment with a hot tub on Galveston Island

The exterior of the Pelicans getaway on Galveston Island

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This bustling Texan island in the Gulf of Mexico is a popular beach spring break spot, connected to the mainland by a bridge.

On the quiet east side of town, this apartment is only two blocks from the beach and a mile away from the Strand, Galveston’s historic dining and shopping district. The home’s interior is sweetly decorated with a white molded wood headboard, matching white linens, beachy wall decor, and dark blue curtains in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, the kitchen is fully furnished with granite countertops and a coffeemaker, plus a small dining table. Past guests also report that the bed is soft and the shower’s water pressure is great.

In the garage, find goodies like a ping pong table and lawn games, and there is also a screened-in patio, hot tub, washer and dryer, and two bicycles for guests to borrow.

Cottage near Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

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This log cabin-like home is near Acadia National Park.

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Mount Desert Island the largest island off the Maine coast and home to Acadia National Park. There are many nooks and crannies to explore and this particular cottage located off a quiet section of Bar Harbor Road is surrounded by rolling meadows and a view of the Jordan River.

There are many ways to stay warm and cozy, from the wood-burning stove in the living room to the outdoor fire pit. Large windows let in lots of light and a small seating area on the front porch is a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee or watch the sunset. 

Although it has been designed with couples in mind, there’s enough room to host a group of four. The interior is decorated in farmhouse style with sliding barn doors, natural wood, and black iron trimmings, as well as luxe touches like a leather couch and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. 

In the yard, make use of the barbecue, picnic table, and Adirondack chairs.

Hotel-style condo with water views on Mackinac Island

The deck at this Airbnb in Mackinac Island
Enjoy water views right from the deck.

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In the middle of Lake Huron, Mackinac Island has a large state park, a historic fort, and a whole town where there are no cars, just bicycles and buggies. With such a small population, there is a limited supply of Airbnbs but you’ll find the most contemporary decor and furnishings in this hotel-style condo with a King-sized bed and a private deck with views of the Mackinac Straits. The location is two miles from town, but very close to Sunset Rock and the Stonecliffe Inn, known for its social events and a great restaurant, plus the Grand Hotel’s golf course.

This condo has a private entrance, a full bath, and a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.  The decor is modern with a calming natural color scheme, a tufted headboard, and metallic nightstands with crystal lamps.

The wooden deck has a nice view of the waterline just over the treetops and there is enough room for a small colorful table with two chairs. The room is hotel-style, so seating is limited to the deck and a small seating area below the television and a small indoor dining table for two.

Studio with beach gear on Ocracoke Island

The living room in a Studio on Ocracoke Island
Part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island has miles of pristine beaches, a historic village, and a lighthouse.

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Part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, this barrier island has miles of pristine beaches, a historic village, and a lighthouse. This home is in a great location, just a half-block from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and shops in Avon.

Inside is cozy and contemporary with a beachy color scheme, a Queen-sized bed, and a kitchenette with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and small dining table for two.

There’s also a deck that looks out over the yard and there is also a hot tub and grill. Beach chairs and an umbrella are free to borrow.

Seascape condo on Kiawah Island

The porch at an Airbnb on Kiawah Island
This screened-in porch means you’ll enjoy warm evenings outside free of bugs.

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Kiawah Island is a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston and a popular destination among golfers. The island is well-known for its resorts, but there are many beautiful vacation homes like this one-bedroom condo in West Beach.

The screened-in porch has a small seating area that overlooks the forest but won’t let any bugs in, which is a must on balmy summer nights. Enjoy complimentary beach gear, which only needs to be carried a short walk away to the sand. 

There is plenty of room to cook in the modern stainless steel kitchen that includes a wine fridge, and vaulted ceilings make the home feel even larger. Funky furniture like the palette-shaped wood coffee table and plush velvet couch adds a nice touch, while the bedroom is minimalistic with white, gray, and pale sea-green colors. 

Charming guest suite on Block Island

The exterior of the Suite Getaway on Block Island

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Directly south of Rhode Island, Block Island is a quiet summer destination home to bike trails, beaches, historic lighthouses, and a small population. To get around, rent a bicycle or moped.

This one-bedroom suite is in a great location if you’re looking for a bit of seclusion, but still want to be close to town to eat out and explore. It has a private entrance, a small living area, a plush couch, and a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. The decor is relaxing with dusty blues and deep grays that complement nautical artwork. You’ll also have access to the outdoor patio with a grill and a dining area and nature trails surround the home.

There is a flat screen TV and a big couch when it’s time to unwind, and the hosts provide two beach chairs and towels for a day on the sand.

Sea haven on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Getaway - Sea Haven (Unit A)

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Thanks to its protected status, Jekyll Island is a haven for beach-lovers who like their shorelines natural instead of lined with high rises. It’s perfect for family getaways, thanks to the plethora of activities available: think hiking in a maritime forest, visiting the U.S. Sea Turtle Center, four award-winning golf courses, and kayaking with dolphins. 

With so much to do, having a central base, and a restful place to crash at the end of a busy day, is key. This sea house is a welcoming retreat with a traditional design and modern, geometric motifs that serve as a nod to the nautical setting.

There’s a comfortable living room, a sparkling clean kitchen, and for the little ones, a bunk bed with a trundle-style pull-out third bed. The amenities are also very thoughtful, down to bikes, beach toys and bags, and coolers available for guests to use. 

While you’ll probably want a car (or at least bikes) to explore, this home is a short drive to dining, the historic district, and the beach, which is only 1,000 feet away.

Studio apartment with private garden on Fire Island

The garden courtyard of this Airbnb on Fire Island
Stay steps from the beach while enjoying a private garden all to yourself.

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Connected to Long Island by bridge and ferry service, Fire Island is a four-mile-long barrier island with various resort communities, golf courses, as well as Robert Moses State Park. T

his private studio is four houses away from the beach and is a short walk from the ferry dock where you’ll find many shops and restaurants, plus the Whyte Hall Theatre and a grocery store.

There is a private entrance, a kitchen with a microwave and coffeemaker, bar stools, and a basic Full-sized bed framed by colorful green paint. The look is sparse, leaving the focus on the outdoors, best enjoyed on the spacious private deck surrounded by a lush garden with enough room for a grill and an outdoor dining area. Be prepared to disconnect as there is no Wi-Fi.

Woodsy house with incredible views in the San Juan Islands

The view of the water on San Juan Islands from the Airbnb deck.
This waterfront deck makes it easy to take out a kayak or go for a dip.

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The San Juan Islands in Washington are home to rocky coastlines and old-growth forests. In the bustling town of Friday Habor, you’ll find this beautiful home covered in wood paneling with unique features like a reading nook (that could double as a child’s bed) built into the living room bookcase. The views surrounding this home are also worth daydreaming about as the custom-built house has a waterfront view of False Bay with 400 surrounding acres of open space. A great outpost for exploration, the hosts provide four kayaks and bikes and a private staircase leads to a deck on the beach.

Inside, the home has an open living space between the kitchen and living room, and is filled with books for those seeking a quiet, literary-minded getaway. Attached to the house is a light-filled sun room with a dining table, another reading nook, and a small deck. The bedroom is small but full of light with long windows on each side and a giant skylight. 

Historic apartment on Martha’s Vineyard

The sleeping loft in this Martha's Vineyard Airbnb
This historic home dates back to the Civil War era.

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A classic escape off of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is a lovely summer destination known for its charming harbor towns and lighthouses. This apartment is located in one of the most lively towns on the island in a building that has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Property. One of two historic apartments from the Civil War era, this two-floor floor unit has a deck with views over downtown, plus a seating area and a grill to enjoy it all.

The space is small, but huge windows let in lots of light and the traditional design includes warm muted colors on the walls and rugs. There are two modestly-sized bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and one with two single beds, however, it’s the location that should lure you to book here. The apartment is within walking distance of the beach, ferry terminal, and Oak Bluff’s dining and shopping center. 

Oceanview condo with pool access on Catalina Island

The view from this Catalina Island Airbnb.
California or the Mediterranean? It’s hard to tell at this Airbnb on Catalina Island.

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Off the coast of Los Angeles in the Channel Islands, Santa Catalina offers seclusion, nature, and a little bit of Hollywood history. You’ll find most things centered in the town of Avalon, where this large condo offers a terrace with a 180-degree view of the coast and an elegant design with minimalistic retro details and classy wood furnishings and accents.

The home has one bedroom, plus a den with a fireplace and designer couch that can be transformed into a queen-sized bed for extra guests.

Bamboo floors and leather furniture add a touch of luxury to the airy home, and double doors open out to the balcony with seating and a breakfast table.

Part of a larger condominium complex, guests also have access to the pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis courts and the hosts offer guests the option of using their golf cart to get around the island.

Coastal designer condo on Nantucket

The exterior of the Nantucket Airbnb
This posh home is steps to Nantucket’s Main Street and harbor.

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One of the smaller inhabited islands off of Cape Cod, Nantucket offers a quaint historic town and sandy dunes.

Following a recent renovation, this one-bedroom home shines with highly curated, posh decor by way of lucite side tables, midcentury chairs, pendant lamps, and an overstuffed crisp white couch. There is also a gleaming kitchen, and a covered deck with picnic-style seating and a small grill. The bedroom features maritime-minded pieces like a bedside lamp crafted from thick rope and a mix of white, gray, and slate blue colors.

The location is a short walk to Main Street and the Nantucket Harbor.

Floating Tiki suite in Key West

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Designed to be a glamping experience on the water, you get to this one-of-a-kind floating suite via boat or water shuttle.

The provided paddleboards and snorkel gear make it easy to leap off the front deck and hit the surrounding water. Of course, lounging in the hammock or opening the French doors on all sides to take in the water views from the King bed are also worthy options. 

Brazilian hardwood floors complement the thatched-tiki styling and soaring vaulted ceilings give the living space an airy feel — literally since they also serving as the core component to the self-ventilating design that helps keep this suite cool. While there is a bathroom, there’s no true kitchen here. There is a cooler that can keep food cold for up to nine days, but guests need to bring their own ice and supplies.

Lakefront home in Lake Havasu City

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This Airbnb is actually on an island within Lake Havasu.

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It doesn’t get much closer to the water than this. Lakefront views are available from almost every window in this impressive home that’s actually located on an island within Lake Havasu City. 

Recently remodeled, there is a Queen-size bedroom and additional pull-out sleeper, a sleek bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Though the real draws are outside where an expansive deck is furnished with a large table, plush couch seating, a grill, and outdoor speakers.

From there, private stairs lead directly down to the water with a buoy to tie a boat in front of the home. Dock rentals are also available for a small fee for 24 foot or smaller boats. 

Your very own private island on Hilton Head

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Old House Cay is in fact made up of three private islands that you’ll have to yourself, accessible only by boat.

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This place is a little more expensive than we’d usually go, but how many opportunities do you get to rent your own private island? Old House Cay is in fact made up of three private islands that you’ll have to yourself. They’re accessible only by boat, and the hosts are kind enough to transport you in theirs.

The rental is a beautifully renovated large wooden beach house, with gorgeous reclaimed wood, pillars, exposed beams on high vaulted ceilings, and corrugated iron that comes together to make the place magazine-level photogenic. There are also hardwood floors, wicker furniture, driftwood sculptures, model fish, and even a ship’s figurehead hanging on the wall. It’s fully loaded with home comforts for dining in and entertaining, and with boating or fishing the only real demands on your time, it’s an ideal spot for getting off-grid (though, there is Wi-Fi). Savor the views from the wraparound deck, or hop into the hammock — you’re on island time here.

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10 of the best Airbnbs in Denver to explore the Mile High City and surrounding Rocky Mountains

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  • One of the Rockies’ premier destinations, Denver offers a mix of urban attractions and outdoor fun.
  • Attracting both visitors and permanent remote workers, short and long-term Airbnbs are in demand.
  • We found some of the best Denver Airbnbs at a range of price points, from $133 to $595 per night.

Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and its population has been steadily increasing over the last few years. It’s no surprise given that The Mile High City is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and receives roughly 300 days of sunshine per year. With the increase of people flocking to live in Denver, improved and expanded infrastructure has followed, which in turn has seduced tourism in greater numbers than ever. Plus, Denver is the perfect launchpad for reaching the Rockies.

There are many great hotels in Denver, but Airbnbs are a competitive and, in many cases, more affordable option.

Thanks to the variety of architectural styles that can be found all over the city, the Denver Airbnb inventory has something that will suit just about any type of traveler. Just be aware that because Denver has become a desirable place to visit or relocate to, some of the city’s best Airbnb rentals can be booked out for months at a time, while others require longer minimum-night stays.

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Here are the best Denver Airbnbs, sorted by price from low to high.

A vintage-inspired, three-bedroom house in Whittier

Best Airbnbs in Denver - A vintage inspired three bedroom house in Whittier, $120
This Denver Airbnb mixes vintage and ecclectic design with modern amenities.

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Located in the historic neighborhood of Whittier, this spacious house is walkable to many quaint parks, convenient grocery shops, buzzing breweries, cafes, and restaurants. City Park, as well as trendy neighborhoods like Five Points and RiNo Arts District, are a quick drive away.

This three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rental features an Instagrammable aesthetic that mixes vintage design with modern amenities. The hardwood floors and exposed brick walls are accented with antique finds like supple leather love seats, cowhide area rugs, decorative Old World suitcases, a map of the US made of license plates, a chandelier of bare light bulbs, and a dining table made from reclaimed wood. There’s a fun discovery in just about every corner.

There’s a separate TV room for lounging and the chef’s kitchen offers plenty of space and modern appliances. The backyard, complete with a grill, is a wonderful retreat for weekend brunch or an end-of-day glass of wine. 

A modern condo with a balcony downtown

Best Airbnbs in Denver - A modern condo with a balcony downtown, $132
Take advantage of Denver’s sunshine with these floor-to-ceiling windows and the private balcony.

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Centrally located just minutes away from Coors Field, staying at this stylish condo means being surrounded by numerous walkable attractions, from breweries and restaurants to roller coasters and ball games.

The apartment’s open floor plan instantly shows off its charming design features, like the marble-top kitchen island (big enough for a quick meal), the monochromatic color scheme, the vintage-looking area rugs and hide carpet, and the thoughtfully selected potted plants. There are two modestly-sized bedrooms both decorated with a minimalist touch. The bathroom includes a tub and a washer and dryer, which are especially convenient for longer stays. 

Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, this industrial-chic apartment is able to take full advantage of Denver’s famed sunshine. But there’s also a furnished balcony if being directly out in the sun is more your speed.  

A romantic Victorian home with a porch in Curtis Park

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This design-forward Airbnb is tucked in the quieter Curtis Park neighborhood.

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This picturesque one-bedroom home is a stunning medley of Old World elements, from its tall bay windows and intricate molding work to gorgeous, patterned hardwood floors. But there’s plenty of contemporary interior decor too. The owners of the house layered on lovely design details like bubble chandeliers, sculptural leather dining chairs, a midcentury coffee table, and striking works of art like a longhorn wall fixture and framed black-and-white pieces. Plants throughout add a green touch to every room.

In keeping with the romantic, throwback experience, there’s also a standalone clawfoot tub in the bathroom. And perhaps the best amenity is the front porch with its hanging, swinging chair. Location-wise, this house is in Curtis Park, a quieter neighborhood right next to the buzzing streets of RiNo Arts District. 

A cozy apartment in a historic mansion near Cheeseman Park

Best Airbnbs in Denver - A cozy apartment in a historic mansion near Cheeseman Park, $135
Curl up by the fire in the living room or the bedroom at this cozy spot.

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Conveniently located on the edge of both Capitol Hill and Cheesman Park just two blocks from the Botanical Gardens, this garden-level, one-bedroom apartment is an easy-access home base for exploring the best of Denver. 

There’s a quirky, mix-and-match vibe to the interior design here. Guests will find all sorts of knick-knacks decorating the space, from graphic posters of Denver and decorative elephants to oversized stars and a variety of globes. Add the red-brick walls and it makes for a fun and colorful stay. It’s cozy, too, thanks to fireplaces in both the living room and bedroom, which comes with a sumptuous King-size bed.

For families with little ones, a collection of baby accessories (high chair, pack-and-play crib, toys) are available.

It’s important to note that this rental is tucked inside a century-old mansion. The owner occupies the upper floors of the building, but the apartment has its own entrance and nothing (except the large backyard) is shared space; it even comes with its own laundry appliances.

A stylish two-bedroom loft in Curtis Park

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This uniquely decorated Denver Airbnb is with easy walking distance of three top neighborhoods.

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Location is a major talking point for this two-bedroom rental, which is within walking distance of three great neighborhoods: RiNo Arts District, Whittier, and Five Points. Restaurants, cafes, breweries, grocery stores, and much more are just outside its doors.

The interiors of this loft are truly eclectic. It boasts historic architectural elements like exposed brick walls, as well as various art styles represented throughout. The bathroom is lined with tiles inspired by Portuguese azulejos, industrial-looking exposed bulb chandeliers line the ceilings, the coffee table features a mosaic of bottle caps, and there’s a massive steampunk artwork hung over a bright-red couch in the living area. 

The kitchen is modern and spacious (there’s island seating for quick meals), with a big, double-door fridge. There’s just one bathroom, but it includes a tub. There is also outdoor seating set up by the main entrance of the loft. 

A transformed trolley car in Wheat Ridge

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This unique Airbnb is a refurbished trolley car.

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For travelers looking for accommodations tucked away from Denver’s city lights, this unique one-bedroom rental located 20 minutes northwest of downtown is a unique choice. What was once a trolley car that traveled around the streets of the city is now part of a whimsical crashpad.

The square footage here is more limited, but the owners have done a great job of bringing it to life. Splashes of bright colors come via the yellow dining chairs and local artworks. But overall, there’s a charming, subtle design scheme meant to evoke countryside relaxation whether you’re lounging on the couch in front of the indoor fireplace or soaking in the sun outside. There’s a private yard with a hammock and a charming patio shaded by a big leafy tree and overlooking a seasonal creek.

A bright cottage in the Lower Highlands

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Located in trendy LoHi, this Airbnb is the ideal home base for a weekend exploring the city.

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This teal two-bedroom house is located in the trendy Lower Highlands (or LoHi) neighborhood, found on the other side of Union Station from downtown Denver. The rental is the ideal home base for a weekend exploring the city, or even as a long-term lodging option for a family or group of friends.

The house is beautifully layered with cozy and decorative items, such as tile mosaics in the bathroom, globally-inspired rugs in the living room, and sculptural light fixtures throughout. The two bedrooms come with memory foam mattresses and black-out shades for restful sleep and the living room is outfitted with a fireplace. The bench-style dining table is great for group meals or for a workspace. There’s only one bathroom, but it does come with a relaxing claw-foot soaking tub. There are outdoor spaces as well, conveniently furnished with plenty of seating. 

For travelers with babies, the unit comes with a crib, high chair, changing table, safety gates, and baby monitor.

An adorable carriage house in Whittier

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Eye-catching pieces like yellow stools and a steampunk-esque vanity add pizzazz to this pristine Denver vacation rental.

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Upon entering this two-bedroom house, guests will be immediately impressed by how pristine everything is. From the super-clean white walls and shiny hardwood floors to the uncluttered decor, this rental delivers a relaxing ambience right from the get-go.

This carriage house features the entire accommodation on the building’s second floor, which allows light to flood in through its many windows. The decor is modest and homey, punched up with more eye-catching pieces like the bright yellow stools for the kitchen island, the bench-style dining table, and the steampunk-looking vanity lighting in the bathroom, which comes with a bathtub. There are two bedrooms with Queen-size beds, and the house comes with many family-friendly amenities including a playpen, crib, high chair, and a variety of children’s toys.

The property is located in the quiet neighborhood of Whittier, but RiNo’s trendy bars, City Park’s restaurant scene, and the Denver Zoo are all close by.  

An architect-owned house in Lincoln Park

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Now completely renovated and updated, this Airbnb was once a 19th-century railroad worker’s house.

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Located just southwest of Denver’s Central Business District, this two-bedroom rental is surrounded by tons of quirky boutiques, cool art galleries, and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. 

Once a 19th-century railroad worker’s house, this unit was modernized for the contemporary traveler with an eye for design. The original bones, including exposed wood beams and handsome brick walls, have been thoughtfully complemented with sculptural coffee tables, a plush bright green sofa, framed landscape art, and colorful locally made textile. There are two bedrooms, one of which is located in the loft and comes with a skylight.

The whole house is very cozy thanks to the indoor fireplace, plus a bathroom with heated floors and a fabulous soaking tub. There’s even a cute nook with a desk in case guests need to get work done during their stay.

This property is designed in partnership with The Sursy, a local design and hospitality startup, which means almost everything in the house is for sale in case you fall in love with any particular elements.

A five-bedroom home downtown

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This elegant Airbnb is just right for groups and can sleep up to 14 guests.

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Located in the heart of Denver with easy access to some of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods, this five-bedroom home is an excellent lodging choice for a multi-generational family trip or a traveling pod. 

The five bedrooms in this two-story house have been conveniently outfitted with a variety of bed setups (including one murphy bed) so that the entire rental can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests. There are three-and-a-half bathrooms, and one of the full bathrooms is luxuriously appointed with a standalone soaking tub and a spacious walk-in shower. Other amenities include a large family room, a washer and dryer, on-property parking, and a patio with a grill. 

Design-wise, the house is decorated with rustic details to evoke a modern farmhouse feel. Think beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, glistening pendant lighting over the bar-top kitchen counter, and mix-and-match dining room furniture. While the property itself is located on a quiet street, its central location makes countless sights, like the 16h Street Mall, Coors Field, and City Park, easily accessible. 

FAQ: Denver vacations

When is the best time to visit Denver?

With about 300 days of sunshine per year, Denver is a year-round destination, especially since it’s an ideal jumping-off point for outdoor activities galore in all seasons from hiking to skiing in the surrounding Rockies. 

Even in the summer, Denver offers enjoyable weather thanks to its high elevation and dry climate. April, May, September, and October offer excellent weather and fewer crowds.

Of course, winter is also a great time to visit Denver as a stop before hitting some of Colorado’s best ski resorts.

Keep in mind that prices tend to soar during summer weekends in July and August, as well as during peak ski season.

What are the best areas to stay in Denver?

Union Station area, LoDo, and RiNo are some of the most central locations that make for good home bases. Cherry Creek is also a popular and upscale area many visitors enjoy, while the Golden Triangle is trendy with art and design lovers.

What are the best activities in Denver?

Museums and cultural attractions include the Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Meow Wolf Denver, an interactive and experiential exhibit, is also set to debut soon.

Of course, many are in Denver to take advantage of the great outdoors scene. Hike Mountain Evans explore the Botanic Gardens, or catch a baseball game at Coors Field when the season is right.

There are also numerous top-notch restaurants, local breweries and whiskey distilleries, and coffee shops to enjoy.

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31 of the best Airbnbs in New England for all seasons, including beach cottages, mountain lodges, and cozy cabins

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  • New England is a worthy destination in all seasons for hiking, beaching, leaf-peeping, and skiing.
  • We found some of the best Airbnbs in New England, from Maine to Connecticut.
  • Our list ranges from quaint beach cottages to cozy A-frame cabins.

From Connecticut to Vermont and beyond, New England is a year-round vacation destination for scenic waterfront activities, gorgeous leaf-peeping, and skiing. New England is also known for wide-open spaces that make it easy to practice social distancing, especially if you opt for a private vacation rental.

In fact, experts say Airbnb is safe, especially compared to hotels, given that private vacation rentals minimize interactions with others, and Airbnb hosts must follow enhanced cleaning procedures. However, there’s still an inherent risk to traveling and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, double masking, and washing hands frequently.

Wondering where to vacation in New England this summer? Start with these vacation rentals below, based on our knowledge as long-time residents and visitors to the area. They’re all within driving distance of most East Coast cities, and include some of the coolest Airbnb homes, from a beach cottage to homes with private pools, and a treehouse Airbnb.

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Self-described by the host as a “contemporary treehouse,” this Brookfield property is reminiscent of a classic cabin with a spacious deck, high ceilings and windows, and a polished wooden exterior. Inside, there’s a slotted spiral staircase and tons of natural light, plus eco-friendly features such as solar panels.

The host offers private lessons to guests in activities ranging from paddleboarding to yoga, and this property is less than two hours from New York City. It’s surrounded by gorgeous hiking trails, parks, and lakes.

Coastal chalet with a private beach

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Skip the crowds at the state parks and carve out your own stretch of sand in this A-frame chalet in the coastal community of East Lyme.

Tucked behind a quintessential clapboard facade, this home plays up its beachside location with seaside design motifs and nautical blue-colored accents. There’s a lofted sleeping nook perched atop a spiral staircase (note that there’s no door to fully close the space off from the living area below) and an open floor plan that includes a plush couch, small table and chairs, and a cozy kitchen with a farmhouse vibe. Laundry is available too, hidden inside a whimsical bathroom done up with wallpaper adorned with sailboats and fish.

The home has deeded beach rights to a private beach that’s less than a mile away and a peaceful deck offers seating for laidback days. East Lyme is well-placed to explore the Niantic Boardwalk, Mystic Seaport, Essex Village, and more.

Chic guesthouse

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The wooden wall that accents the entirety of this home adds a sophisticated, cohesive feel, especially when complemented by wide-spanning glass doors that lead to an outdoor balcony. The minimalist design feels reminiscent of a modern hotel, yet the pond on the premises serves as a calming reminder of the surrounding suburban nature. 

Although this property does not have a kitchen, its amenities include nearly all other necessities such as air conditioning, heat, Wi-Fi, and bathroom essentials. It is an Airbnb Plus verified home and is located just a half a mile away from the coast, and the host specifically notes that beautiful bird watching and beaches are within the area. 

Cottage with hot tub and private pool

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Another Guilford gem, this small cottage feels like a boutique villa with access to a serene pool outfitted with five-star fittings such as plush towels, loungers, umbrellas, and a hot tub.

The home is a guest cottage, so your host will be on-site, but there’s plenty of privacy within the design-forward home that includes one bedroom, a nice kitchen, and a calming blue and white color palette. At night, sink into the bed with goose feather duvets and shut the blackout blinds for a restful night’s sleep.

In addition to the pool, the home enjoys water and marsh views from every room, a boon for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. This is a place to unplug as there is no TV, however, Wi-Fi is available.

Nautical-inspired beach house

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Book this Connecticut Airbnb beach house

If New England feels synonymous with beach stays and boating, this Mystic home hits the ideal tone. Between the nautical furnishings and bedrooms named after ship quarters, this property takes the maritime theme to lofty levels.

And while themed homes can often lean kitschy, that’s far from the case here. The farmhouse kitchen leads to an abundance of open space, and the overall design feels contemporary. The four-bedroom home can house up to 10 guests and there’s even a second guest house included for additional space. Amenities run the gamut from a private back patio with a grill to an outdoor shower, bikes, kayaks, and even baby essentials. 

The best part? You’re just steps away from the water, so a real boating experience is just as attainable as the theme suggests.

Home with a private pool

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Book this Connecticut Airbnb with a pool

Ideal for a group or family getaway, this resort-style home boasts four bedrooms, a spa, and its biggest draw, a sprawling heated pool.

Ensconced within the rolling hills of Litchfield County, this home is located on a quiet country road but close to wineries, antique shops, horseback riding, dining, and shopping.

The master bedroom suite includes a King-sized bed, ensuite bathroom with a large jetted tub, and walk-in shower that’s practically the size of a large walk-in closet. There are also three additional bedrooms, a finished basement with a bar, and a sleek kitchen for gourmet cooking. Well-kept grounds include a large grassy fenced-in yard, a generous deck, and a stone patio that wraps around the pool.

Just note that the pool and spa are only open from April 1 to October 15.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Connecticut

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Brightly colored home with character

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Book this Salem Massachusetts Airbnb

The cheery pink exterior of this apartment building permeates through the home, which comes with a full-sized kitchen with wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The space is framed by a calming blue wall, and complemented by pops of red found in the quirky, yet elegant living room. 

The bedroom and bathroom feel as homey as they do meticulously crafted, while small details like built-in bedroom shelving, a walk-in closet, and a shower light offer convenience that doesn’t skimp on beauty. 

Salem, and all of its haunted happenings are within a 10-minute walk. 

Cape Cod cottage with sea views

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Stick your toes in the sand within minutes of arriving to this beachfront cottage on the Cape. Located in Yarmouth and facing the Nantucket Sound, you’ll wake to waterfront views every day in this quintessential gray clapboard Cape home.

Inside is light and bright with white-washed wood walls and furnishings set against splashes of cool blue and light wood. The space is intimate and best suited to a couple or a solo traveler planning a beachy getaway.

Yet, there’s still a nice-sized living room, full kitchen, air conditioning, and bedroom with a Queen-sized bed. There is a brick-lined patio with outdoor seating, though it appears to be shared with other cottages. As expected, most of summer is booked up, however, there are still some dates in May and August, and wider availability from September onwards, which is a wonderful time to visit when most crowds have left but the weather is still plenty nice.

Cozy waterfront Cape Cod home

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Book this Cape Cod Airbnb beach house

Although unsuspecting on the outside, this sweet home delivers on location, amenities, and hospitality. Inside, the open floor plan, cozy breakfast nook, and hardwood floors are all eye-catching and the fenced-in yard is welcoming to furry friends. Ample seating, including a hammock, is flanked by a grill and fire pit for tranquil nights.

The property sits just steps away from Swan Pond, and beaches are two miles away as well. The home is also near plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as a bike path. 

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Cape Cod

Berkshires mountain retreat

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This design-forward abode is nestled amid the Berkshire mountains, directly between the alluring towns of Stockbridge, Lenox, and Great Barrington, with easy access to fall foliage, ski, hike, or soak up culture.

The ample home includes two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds, as well as an additional lofted space with two Murphy beds. During the day, light pours in through graciously appointed windows, while the space exudes warmth at night from chic lighting fixtures and a fireplace. Plan to savor a meal in the gorgeous dining room and admire contemporary touches in the bright kitchen and subway-tiled bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The look is highly curated, blending natural elements such as wood and stones with an urban mindset.

There’s also a funky bar area, screened-in back porch, and a patio with fire pit.

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Cozy secluded cabin

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This cozy cabin is a welcome respite for a snug couples’ getaway in the winter months, while the outdoor patio provides an inviting oasis in fall, spring, and summer.

Although the space is relatively small and unpretentious, its kind hosts and quirky traditions make it feel just as familiar as home. Our favorite: the “take a beer, leave a beer” policy, which encourages guests to try a new beer from the home while leaving one of their own for the next guest.

The town of Freeport is home to L.L.Bean, so the oversized L.L. Bean boot is certainly a top attraction, as is the Adventure Schools of L.L.Bean.

Sophisticated Kennebunk loft

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An elegant couples retreat, this tiny but mighty home oozes coziness. The Murphy bed creates a comforting nook, while the couch, flat-screen TV, kitchenette, and full-sized bathroom ensure every need is met.

The property sits on 13 acres of private land with an outdoor shower available for rinsing off sandy feet after a day spent at nearby beaches and lakes. In the cooler fall months, breathtaking hiking and foliage is also available right near the home. 

Bayfront cabin

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Lined from floor to ceiling in light blond timber and framed by wraparound views of a peaceful bay, this two-bedroom Bowdoinham home channels Scandinavian minimalism with all the rustic accouterments of a remote cabin.

The living space feels open and bright thanks to ample sunlight through many windows, as well as beamed ceilings. There are five beds, a full kitchen, and a gas-powered fireplace. Other perks include free Wi-Fi, a private patio and fire pit, access to a shared dock, and a prime location for fishing and hunting, shrouded in lush leafy scenery. 

Cliff-perched cottage with private hiking trails

Maine  Cliff perched cottage with private hiking trails in Machiasport

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This Maine stunner was designed to feel like a ship, which is an easy feat given its location perched atop a 130 foot cliff overlooking the ocean and surrounded by over 30 acres of woods, wildlife, and beaches. In fact, 12 acres include private hiking trails for guest use. 

Known as The Prowhouse, this home was designed by Machiasport poet and sea captain Phil Rose with a distinctive, angular ‘prow’ like that of a boat. Floor-to-ceiling windows are found in most rooms and two bedrooms include a master overlooking the ocean and a smaller cozier room, though, it is missing a door. 

On themed motifs include a telescope, teak and brass accents, and blue and gold-colored nautical maps of New England. Most of the furniture, art, and design are by mid-century Modernists Paul McCobb, Norman Cherner, Percival Lafer, and Curtis Jere, and there is also a library corner with a Danish desk for the work-from-home crowd. 

Cottage with a lobster boat lounge

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Enjoy the allure of the sea in this whimsical cottage with ocean views and full access to an adjacent docked lobster boat that’s been revamped and fashioned as a lounge and library.

Water views are available throughout the main house, which is complemented by midcentury furniture and maritime-inspired accents like a modern sailboat sculpture. Pops of yellow add a subtle dose of whimsy, too.

Though, it’s the lobster boat that really dazzles. A rusty dinghy adorned with barnacles it is not, but rather, a thoughtfully furnished space with vintage pieces such as a tasteful upholstered chair, a low slung leather sofa, and an attractive console table. With so much ’60s nostalgia, it’s practically begging you to sip on a martini while snacking on some fresh lobster, natch.

Modern Kennebunkport farmhouse

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Book this Kennebunkport farmhouse Airbnb

A restored barn is now a contemporary oasis with minimal Scandinavian-inspired modern furnishings, a farmhouse kitchen, and lots of wooden touches. However, there’s also a strong upscale feeling with a subway-tiled walk-in shower set behind a sleek glass panel wall that’s stocked with Kiehl’s toiletry products. Other features include modern light fixtures, soaringly-high windows that pour in light, and a nice patio. There are two bedrooms, plus an air mattress that is available for the sleeping loft. 

In the summer months, grab the provided beach chairs and cooler and head to Kennebunkport’s famous beaches, or take advantage of the bikes and helmet for a ride around town.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Maine

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Trendy Portsmouth condo

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Book this Portsmouth Airbnb

With a central beach location, sleek decor, and an array of amenities, this home makes a comfortable base for an attractive New England trip at any time of year.

Highlights include the inviting, clean lines of the design and furniture, which feel new and vibrant, complemented by exposed brick behind the TV and a bright blue printed rug that ties the entire space together. 

Outside, downtown Portsmouth is a bustling New Hampshire town. Stop by Market Square for the city’s top dining, shops, and nightlife.

Elegant studio loft

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From the wood-paneled bedroom wall to the baby blue kitchen counters, as well as the electric fireplace built into an accent wall, this apartment feels whimsical yet modern.

Although the small space sits lacks a full kitchen, it does offer contemporary fixings and a small outdoor seating area to enjoy during the warmer months. 

The property is a short drive to major cities, but its tiny size and secluded location position it as an ideal remote spot for solo travelers or couples. Even at peak pricing, the home remains relatively affordable.

Chic mountain lodge

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Book this New Hampshire Airbnb cabin

This creative chalet appears unassuming from the outside but inside, delightfully blends midcentury design, tribal prints, and pops of blue and orange with a wood-beamed ceiling, stone fireplace (nonworking, however), and plenty of rustic wood.

There are three bedrooms set under the A-frame structure, with a master on the main floor that may be configured as a King-size bed or two twins. And while the home is very much a woodsy cabin, comforts such as multiple air conditioning units promise to keep things cool and comfy in the summer months. Take in the mountain views from the large deck, and feel free to bring your pup; dogs are allowed with a small fee.

Cottage right on the lake

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Book this New Hampshire lake house Airbnb

We love a good lake house and this charmer with a bright blue exterior and knotty pine walls lining the inside is no exception.

This simple home is nothing fancy but has all new appliances in the full kitchen, multiple living spaces to spread out, and books, games, and puzzles for relaxing nights in. A wall of windows line the front of the house facing the lake making it a serene spot to sip your morning coffee. When it’s time to venture out, descend the stairs to your own dock where rowboats and kayaks are available to use from May through October. Or, settle in the fenced in yard with a hammock, fire pit, and outdoor seating.

Cabin in the woods

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Reminiscent of a woodsy ski lodge, this home features wintry delights including stacks of firewood, a sun and game room with a ping pong table, and a wooden dock for sunbathing and grilling. 

The home is set deep in the woods for an intimate family getaway, yet shops, restaurants, and the slopes are all just a short drive. The host also makes a point to note that the surrounding area is kid-friendly. 

Scenic Bear Ridge lodge

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Views abound in this impressive large log cabin-style family home. There’s plenty of wood and stone to go around but the feel leans more luxury than rustic thanks to Scandinavian-inspired decor such as platform beds, low slung seating, and a minimal but calming color palette. Contemporary light fixtures dangle from sky-high cathedral ceilings and soaring windows allow tons of light to shingle through. 

In winter, the stone fireplace makes for a cozy central gathering space, while the expansive front deck with a covered porch is a coveted perch come summer for sunbathing. And, year round, you can’t beat those views.

Other amenities include rain fall showers, a library and reading loft, as well as a family room with a seven speaker home theater for movie nights, a workspace, and a toddler play area.

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Tiny house with a big personality

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“Tiny” may describe the size of this Rhode Island home, but elements like the teal front door, walk-in closet, and even a washer position this home as anything but small when it comes to worthy amenities.

Thoughtfully and creatively crafted for both vacations and the work from home lifestyle, the host notes a workspace in the bedroom, pull-up bars on the ceiling, and super fast internet.

The house is within walking distance to Pawtuxet Village, the harbor, and plenty of shops and restaurants. Downtown Providence is just a 10-minute drive away. 

Waterfront beach home

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French doors open up to a breathtaking bay view on this home’s massive deck, making a socially distant beach vacation incredibly attainable. The floor plan inside feels nearly as open as the water beside it, while amenities include a full-sized kitchen and washer-dryer.

If you are able to tear yourself away from the view, the property is a 10-minute walk from downtown Providence and historic Pawtuxet Village, dotted with shops and restaurants. 

Sea-inspired Newport apartment

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Be it the whale pillow on the bed, model ships placed around the house, or the anchor doormat, this home subtly pays homage to its nautical-adjacent location throughout the home. These accents are accompanied by a full stainless steel kitchen, a crisp white color scheme, and even a clawfoot tub. 

The Airbnb Plus verified home also includes a grassy backyard with a grill and two-floor deck. Newport’s shops, restaurants, and attractions are a five-minute walk away, and the host notes Bellevue Avenue as a highlight for runners. 

Family home with a garden

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While most crowds flock to nearby Newport, Jamestown is another coastal island gem with a quieter vibe while still being steeped in ample history, natural beauty, and quaint New England charm.

This posh home is well-suited for a family with two bedrooms and two baths. There’s a true luxury feel here with indulgent amenities such as a walk-in marble rain shower, a chic stone gas fireplace, a large glam chef’s kitchen, and generous living and dining areas. For entertainment, break out one of the provided board games or watch a movie on the smart TV with access to multiple streaming services. There’s also a magnificent stone patio with plush chaise lounges, a large dining table, and a verdant not-so-secret garden.

Boathouse cottage

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This once-abandoned home was discovered by its hosts half-submerged into the water below and was masterfully renovated to its current incarnation which appears more like a boutique hotel. The design is immaculate, boasting a clean, light, white palette brightened by lush green plants and black wood floors. Bedding and linens exude luxury vibes down to the provided robes hanging in the closet. 

There’s also a gourmet chef’s kitchen (with fishing rods available to catch your own dinner), a private beach, three bedrooms, one bathroom, kayaks, outdoor lounge areas, and spectacular views from almost every room. 

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Rhode Island

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Treehouse in the woods

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Book this Vermont treehouse on Airbnb

If your childhood dreams of a backyard treehouse were sadly never fulfilled, this may be the place for you.

Hidden in the woods of Hardwick, this one-bedroom New England treehouse has all the offerings of a traditional home including a stunning chandelier, a fireplace, and a kitchenette, yet it’s perched amid rich foliage and leafy trees. The only caveat is that the bathroom doesn’t have a shower. Though, the hosts welcome guests to use their bathroom through a separate entrance if needed. 

Guests also enjoy access to a porch, hammock, shaded seating area, grill, and a designated spot for campfires. Hardwick Village, filled with restaurants and farmer’s markets, is three miles away. 

Alpine A-frame in the woods

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Inside and out, this alpine A-frame is stunning, from the bright blue walls to the enchanting interiors crafted from solid wood, flanked by a wood-burning stove, midcentury modern furniture, and a cozy bedroom with a Nectar Queen-sized mattress and organic linens. 

Small details shine, from the lighting that includes both a sleek installation and fairy tale twinkle lights, as well as a record player, farmhouse-inspired kitchen, and creature comforts such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and P.F. Candle and Beekman 1802 products.

The home is dog friendly (for a small fee) and includes a fire pit and deck with Weber grill and outdoor dining set for a meal under the stars. A short stroll away is a lovely lake and hikes, skiing, shopping, and state parks are all nearby.

Lake home with gorgeous views

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Book this Vermont Airbnb lake house

Situated facing a gorgeous lake, this beachfront home is a great reminder that Vermont isn’t just for forests and ski bunnies. 

With a nautical white and blue color scheme, a serene kitchen, and a living area surrounded by nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, the design of this lakefront getaway is seemingly immaculate. The bedrooms are also well-styled alongside an updated bathroom, and the upstairs terrace offers dramatic views of Shelburn Bay. Outside, find additional seating, a grill, fire pit, plus the free use of kayaks in the summer. 

The home is tucked amid farmland and hiking trails, and bread and cheese-making classes are available nearby.

Stowe canopy house

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Book this Stowe Airbnb

Every detail in this gorgeous A-frame home is purposeful and thoughtfully designed by an attentive host. White, blonde, and dark wood contrast with precision alongside green leafy plants, mountain-inspired art, tribal decor, and furnishings done up in hues of cream, beige, and other neutrals. 

There are two meticulously curated living areas, three well-appointed bedrooms, and two dazzling bathrooms with spa-like subway-tiled showers. There’s also a working fireplace, a six-person hot tub, and a lovely deck with a grill and outdoor seating where you may likely find yourself stargazing while strumming on the provided guitar.

Read more: The best Airbnbs in Vermont

FAQ: Everything to know about booking an Airbnb in New England

Is it safe to book an Airbnb right now?

Medical and cleaning experts told us that private home rentals on Airbnb are safe, especially compared to hotels. They eliminate interactions with others outside of your group, and hosts must follow enhanced cleaning procedures. However, there’s still are risks with traveling and we recommend following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.

How do I book a home on Airbnb?

Whether in New England or across the world, search for homes on Airbnb based on location, price, date, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, features, and more. Once you’ve found a home, review the final price and don’t forget to check the cancellation policies, too. For a full breakdown on how to book on Airbnb, click here.

What is Airbnb’s cancellation policy?

Cancellation policies on Airbnb differ for each home and are set by the individual host. Here’s a closer look at Airbnb’s cancellation policies.

Are there travel restrictions in New England?

There are no blanket New England travel restrictions. Most states offer their own guidelines on recommendations around self-quarantine based on recent travel and activity. It’s best to look up each state’s individual policy before booking a vacation rental such as Airbnb.

Is it safe to travel to New England?

Despite the COVID vaccine rollout, there is still no guarantee when it comes to safety with travel, though staying in a private home such as those found on Airbnb will lower your risk of exposure. Be sure to take added precautions recommended by the CDC including social distancing, wearing a mask, and hand washing. Consider postponing travel if coming to or arriving from a hotspot.

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76 of the best gifts for dads this Father’s Day, from an at-home golf training mat to a subscription for steaks

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  • Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially if yours doesn’t often offer any hints.
  • We found the best gifts for Dad, whether for Father’s Day, his birthday, or another milestone.
  • From a digital picture frame to a pizza stone, these gift ideas for dad are sure to be a hit.

If you’re looking for great gift ideas for Dad, and drawing a blank, don’t fret just yet. We’ve done the hard work for you and scoured for the best gifts for Dad for all occasions and budgets.

Whether you’re seeking the best Father’s Day gifts, an idea for his birthday, or just a thoughtful way to show your love, we found unique and thoughtful gift ideas for him that are sure to impress even the toughest Dad’s to shop for. From sleek leather goods and wearable tech to an on-demand massage service and the ultimate summer short, you can’t go wrong with any of the presents on this list.

Here are 76 of the best gifts for Dad

Coasters with the classics

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Upcycled Record Coasters, $18, available at Uncommon Goods

Dad can reminiscence about his favorite jams while enjoying a drink with these coasters made from reclaimed records. The discs are specially sealed so moisture won’t seep through and damage the surface.

A mat to help with dad’s short game

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Rukket Tri-Turf Golf Hitting Mat, $99.99, available on Amazon

For the dad who loves to golf, this is one of the best golf hitting mats to help improve his short game from home. This compact, portable practice aid features three turf heights, to simulate rough, fairway, and close-cropped “collar” turf.

An easy way to open wine

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Secura Electric Wine Opener, $26.99, available at Amazon

Dad can open his wine hassle-free with this gift. The sleek, fast-charging, and cordless wine opener can pull out 30 corks on one charge, making it our choice for one of the best electric wine openers. All Dad has to do is push a button and it does all the work.

A tiny tag to ensure he never loses his valuables

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Apple AirTag, $29, available at Apple

If dad tends to frequently misplace his key, wallet, or other valuables, help him out by gifting him a handy AirTag. The tags can be placed on just about any item and will connect to his phone so he can easily keep track of his stuff via the Find My app. For an extra personal touch, you can even get it engraved for free.

An Audible subscription

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AudiblePlus subscription, from $7.95 per month, available at Audible

With an Audible subscription, Dad gets unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks and podcasts. Plus, you can even have Dad test it out first with a free trial.

A digital picture frame to display his favorite memories

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Aura Carver Digital Picture Frame, $169, available at Aura

Sometimes, all Dad wants is something sentimental and personal. A digital picture frame is the perfect gift for Dad because it means he can view his favorite photos from a single device. As long as the frame is hooked up to WiFi, your dad can enjoy the photos you’ve carefully curated, all day long in his office or home. You can hear about our experience with another Aura frame, here.

A compact gas grill

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Dyna-Glo 3-Burner Open Cart Propane Gas Grill, $119, available at Home Depot

If owning a grill is one of your dad’s long-standing dreams, this one from Dyna-Glo is the one to get him. The best part is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, which is why we’ve named it the best budget option in our guide to the best gas grills. We’ve also put together a complete guide to grilling products, if you’re looking for more grilling gifts for Dad. 

A monthly subscription for the bookworm dad

Book of the Month Subscription; gift for dad; Father's Day gift

Book of the Month Subscription, from $49.99, available at Book of the Month

If your dad’s always on to the next page turner, he’ll love getting a new book delivered straight to his doorstep each month. We think it’s the ideal gift for Dad and even rank it as the best for bookworms in our guide to the best subscription boxes

A workout shirt he won’t want to take off

Vuori Strato Tech Tee; gift for dad; Father's Day gift

Vuori Strato Tech Tee, $44, available at Vuori

Regardless of whether Dad’s a fitness guru or novice, an essential part of working out is the gear itself. Vuori makes extremely soft, comfy, and functional activewear. Our team loves the brand and has even dubbed it the best overall in our guide to the best men’s workout clothes

Read our full review of Vuori clothing here

A garden tool set for the dad with a green thumb

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Cutco 4-Piece Garden Tool Set, $103, available at Cutco

If gardening is one of your dad’s favorite pastimes, this set has everything he could need when working outside. Each garden tool has a comfortable grip handle, a durable head, and depth marks. Tools are only one part of what he might need for his gardening adventures, so make sure to also check out our guides to the best gardening tools and best gardening tools for beginners.

A fun activity with a delicious payoff

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Do It Yourself Mini Doughnut Making Kit, $29.99, available at Amazon

If dad is a foodie or likes to spend time in the kitchen, consider this kit from the New York-based Doughnuttery shops. The kit includes doughnut mix, Doughnuttery’s doughnut sugars, a doughnut depositor, and an easy instruction guide. Whipping these sweet treats up together is also a great way to spend some time with dad. 

A cute pop-up card

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Father’s Day Greeting Cards, from $13, available at Love Pop

Whether you need a card to pair with another gift or plan to make a thoughtful note the main event, these pop-up cards will ensure your card for dad stands out. Choose from an array of options to suit his interests, from a 3-D toolbox to a football-themed card that makes it clear your dad’s biggest fan. 

An easy way to take his beers on the go

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Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener, $30, available at Uncommon Goods

Dad can easily take his favorite IPAs to the beach, a backyard barbecue, or a picnic with this stylish canvas case that keeps up to six brews cold. Best of all, it even comes with an attached bottle opener.

His new go-to summer shorts

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Deck shorts, $85, available at Buck Mason

Available in four neutral color options, as well as in a six-inch and eight-inch length, these classic shorts are sure to become a staple wardrobe piece for dad this summer. Made from a lightweight, quick-drying cotton blend, these shorts are comfy and chic on land, but can also get wet and even act as swim trunks.  

Personalized vinyl wall art

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Personalized LP Record, $150, available at Uncommon Goods

Commemorate his birthday, anniversary, or Father’s Day with this custom record art. Made from an upcycled vinyl LP and suspended in a floating frame, this custom wall art can feature the soundtrack to their life or songs you share together. Choose from two retro designs, title the record, and add up to five personal song titles. 

A two-step skincare regimen

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Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Care Routine II, $57, available at Amazon

Time to up Dad’s skincare game. Created specifically for men, the startup has become a favorite skincare brand for Reviews senior reporter Amir Ismael because it’s simple and effective. Each product uses high-quality natural and organic ingredients. The charcoal works great for deep pore cleansing without the long, drawn-out process, earning it a spot on our list of the best skincare brands in 2021.

An electric toothbrush

Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Electronic Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $39.95, available at Walmart

Help him ditch the manual toothbrush with Philips Sonicare, whose brushes are gentler on teeth and give brighter results over time. We recommend this one for its powerful cleaning and movements-per-minute. Plus, the rechargeable toothbrush is better for the environment.

An insulated travel mug

Zojirushi SM SE Travel Mug

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug, $23.99, available at Amazon

Even when he’s on the go, Dad’s favorite beverage can stay hot or cold for hours. The Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug keeps both hot and cold drinks at enjoyable temperatures for hours longer than the competition, and its lockable lid ensures it’s truly leak-proof. We even named it the best travel mug.

A personalized video message from his favorite star

Gifts for girlfriend Cameo

Cameo Personalized Video Message, from $10, available at Cameo

You can choose from thousands of actors, athletes, and musicians and get Dad a personalized video message from his favorite star. For a gift that also gives back, search for celebrities donating some of the proceeds to charity. Or, opt for a funny and festive option like a Buddy the Elf impersonator. You can read our full breakdown of Cameo here.

A leather iPhone wallet case

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Leather Wallet Case, from $28.40, available on Etsy

Get Dad a protective and stylish case for his iPhone that can also double as a handy wallet for storing cards. You can even get personalized with Dad’s initials for an extra special touch. The case is available for iPhones ranging from the 6S to the 12 Pro Max. 

A heated massager to melt the day away

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Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager, $59.96, available at Amazon

After a long day, all Dad wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While he can’t get a real massage every day, you can give him this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give a quality massage for much less. 

A smart watch to track his fitness goals

Best smart watch Suunto 7

Suunto 7, $399, available on Amazon

For a worthy splurge for the fitness-obsessed dad, the Suunto 7 is a feature-rich and highly accurate smartwatch that offers tracking for more than 70 different activities, is comfortable to wear, and offers useful training feedback anyone can benefit from. It can also give alerts for texts, emails, and has numerous other handy smart features dad will surely appreciate. We even named it the best running watch you can buy.

Read our full review of the Suunto 7 here.

A mask fit for athletes

Gifts under $50 Under Armour

UA Sportsmask, $30, available at Under Armour

If Dad loves his fitness routine but is often frustrated by working out with a mask on, the Sportsmask is a useful solution. This mask from Under Armour was specifically designed for high activity, and its water resistance, breathability, and UPF 50+ sun protection all lend well to making his workout routine more comfortable.

A game he can enjoy with the whole family

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Rollors Backyard Game, $49.94, available on Amazon

A fun combo of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling, this lawn game will give Dad the gift of quality family bonding time when you all play together. Plus, the carrying case means he can bring it with him to backyard BBQs, beach outings, camping trips, or tailgating parties.

A handy duffel bag

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The Weekender, $215, available at Away

If your dad is a frequent traveler or gym-goer, he’ll love this versatile duffel bag from Away. It’s available in canvas or nylon, has a separate compartment for shoes, and a handy sleeve that slips over a carry-on handle.

Read our full review of the Away Weekender here

A sleek leather wallet

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Bellroy Leather Note Sleeve Wallet, $89, available at Amazon

This slim leather wallet from Bellroy is perfect for dads who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers

A cookbook from his favorite burger joint

Gifts for Dad Shake Shack

“Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories,” $16.38, available at Amazon

If your dad is a fan of Shake Shack, he’ll love this cookbook that will teach him how to make his very own ShackBurger.

A keepsake he can use for years to come

Gifts for Dad Ticket Stub Diary

Ticket Stub Diary, $14, available at Uncommon Goods

Concerts, museums, sporting events, or movies — regardless of what Dad’s passionate about, this handy journal makes for efficient storage of sentimental memories that could otherwise get stained or ruined. With 118 ticket sleeves, there’s plenty of room for upcoming memories as well.

A chic way to keep dad’s work space organized

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Desk Tray, $120, available at Grovemade

Whether dad is working from home or the office these days, chances are he could use a little extra organization for his desk. This elegant tray made from cork and hand-dyed with Japanese calligraphy ink creates both a protective bed for his items and an easy way to keep all his essentials handy and orderly.

Breathable and machine-washable sneakers

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Allbirds Wool Runners, $95, available at Allbirds 

These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.

Read our full review of Allbirds Wool Runners here.

A set of quality merino wool socks

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Men’s Merino Wool Calf Sock 8-pack, $136.80, available at Bombas

They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Dad will love these Bombas socks made from soft and warm merino wool. You can hear more about why we love this brand and its products in our review of Bombas socks

A health and ancestry genetic test kit

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23andMe Health and Ancestry Genetic Test Kit, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is great for the dad who’s interested in learning more about his family history. You can learn more about all this kit has to offer in our guide to the best DNA test kits

A Disney Plus subscription

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Disney Plus gift subscription, 1-year subscription for $79.99

It gives Dad unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.

And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A colorful swimsuit

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Tom & Teddy Men’s Swim Shorts, from $64.94, available at Tom & Teddy

Made from super-soft, quick-dry fabric, these swim trunks will make dad the star of your next beach or pool day. They come in an array of colors and prints, and you can even get matching father-and-son swim short sets.

A Baby Yoda PopSocket

Gifts for Dad Baby Yoda Popsocket

Baby Yoda Popsocket, $16.99, available at Amazon

If he can’t get enough of Baby Yoda, he’ll love this adorable PopSocket. He can use it to position his phone for the optimal streaming of “The Mandalorian.” This would be a great gift alongside a Disney Plus subscription since he’ll have a present to unwrap.

A beer growler for sipping at home

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Personalized Craft Beer Growler, $43, available at Houzz

Now Dad can take his favorite ales home with him to enjoy. This 64 oz growler comes personalized with his initials on it and includes four mini pilsner glasses.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

brooklinen sheets

Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are among our favorites for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and unbelievable comfort. The company’s Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything your dad needs to completely makeover his bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. They include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

Read our full review of Brooklinen sheet here

A custom whiskey glass

Gifts for Dad whiskey glass

Personalized Whiskey Glass, $18.90, available at Etsy

Great for new dads, this custom, hand-etched whiskey glass can boast his proudest title alongside the year he became a father. Photos from reviewers go to show that this glass isn’t just for whiskey, recipients have gotten creative by storing candy and other small gifts in their glasses.

A subscription for steaks

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Sirloin of the Month Club, from $103.95 per month, available at AmazingClubs

Meat lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into a premium cut of sirloin. Each month Dad will receive a mouth-watering selection of premium steaks curated by experts and shipped fresh right to his door. Choose from subscription options of three months, six months, 12 months, or every three months.

A SodaStream

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SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Machine, $86, available at Walmart

The SodaStream Fizzi lets you turn plain water into sparkling water in just a few seconds. Dad can adjust the fizziness and flavor level to his personal taste. We even named it the best overall in our guide to the best soda makers

A classic stovetop espresso maker

Gifts for Dad Bialetti

Bialetti 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker, $49.95, available at Crate & Barrel

This classic kitchen accessory is perfect for the coffee-loving dad who wants to bring cafe-quality coffee home. The Bialetti stovetop espresso maker not only makes great coffee, but it looks great on the counter. We made sure to include its 6-cup counterpart in our guide to the best stovetop espresso makers, as the best overall pick. 

The Amazon Echo Show

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Amazon Echo Show 5, $49.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Show can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Dad should find charming. Unlike the Echo or Echo Dot, the Echo Show also has a screen for displaying information.

A device that improves golfing skills

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Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, $179.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is a big golfer, this performance-tracking system is a fun addition to his golf bag.

A durable backpack and cooler combo

Carhartt

Carhartt Medium Pack + 3 Can Insulated Cooler, $74.99, available at Carhartt

Made from a durable 500 denier Cordura ripstop material, this Carhartt backpack is perfect for outdoorsy dads. The included 3-can cooler is a great addition that’ll let him carry a few cold brews on his fishing or camping trips.

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your dad’s hometown, his college town, his favorite travel destination, or the place where he got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination. 

A gift card for the sports fan

Gifts for Dad Fanatics gift card Under $10

Fanatics gift card, from $10, available at Fanatics

If Dad’s nostalgic for his college days or loves gearing up for his favorite sports season, give him the gift of variety with a Fanatics gift card. Fanatics is home to apparel, accessories, and memorabilia for just about every major sports team you can think of. 

A luxurious shave kit

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Harry’s Winston Shave Set, $25, available at Harry’s (+ $15 for monogram)

This shave set from Harry’s is as sleek as it gets at this price. To go the extra mile, you can get his initials engraved into the razor. You can hear more about this set in our guide to the best shaving kits

A freshly scented beard wash and conditioner set

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The Art of Shaving Beard Wash and Conditioner Set, $30, available at The Art of Shaving

Soap and water can leave his facial hair dry and scratchy. Bearded dads need this soothing beard wash and conditioner set from The Art of Shaving in their lives. 

A sous-vide device for ambitious home cooks

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Anova Nano Sous Vide, $129, available at Target

For under $100, the Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Dad’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. It’s so good that we name it the best overall pick in our guide to the best sous vide machines

A cozy and supportive pillow

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from mattress startup Leesa. 

A 10-pack of soft and stylish underwear

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MeUndies Men’s Boxer Brief 10-Pack, $170, available at MeUndies

Made from MicroModal and elastane, MeUndies claims its underwear is three times softer than cotton. We think its boxers are so comfortable they’ll blow Dad’s mind. You can learn more about MeUndies in our guide on where to shop for men’s underwear

Comfortable and stylish jeans

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Mott & Bow Wooster Dynamic Stretch Jeans, $118, available at Mott & Bow

Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow. For more styles from the brand, check out our review of Mott & Bow’s stretch-denim jeans

Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is now waterproof too. 

Read our full review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite here

A hot sauce sampler pack

Hot Sauces Sample Set

The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler Pack, $34.99, available at Amazon

If you’re not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn’t committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $50, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If your dad’s veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

Read our full review of the Atlas Coffee Club here

A personalized sports jersey

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MLB Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $149.99, available at the official MLB Shop

NFL Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $30.24, available at the official NFL Shop

The sports-loving dad won’t want to take this jersey off. At the MLB Shop and NFL Shop, you can order a personalized jersey with your dad’s name on the back.

An all-encompassing online subscription

Amazon Prime Boxes

Amazon 1-Year Prime Membership, $119, available at Amazon

Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift a subscription for an entire year?

An at-home workout system

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TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit, $167.95, available at Amazon 

For the active dad, you can bring the gym home with this TRX trainer.

A durable, temperature-maintaining water bottle

Hydroflask

Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth, from $44.95, available at Hydro Flask

Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.

A modern turntable

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U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable, $459, available at U-Turn

This turntable is the sleek home accessory your dad didn’t know he needed. He can bring his old records out of storage and enjoy them with this modern record player. 

A subscription service for new vinyl every month

Vinyl Me

Vinyl Me, Please 3-Month Gift Membership, $119, available at Vinyl Me, Please

Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop.

The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.

A streaming TV player

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Roku Ultra, $69.99, available at Target

A media streaming device can transform your dad’s so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface and 4K video streaming.

Read our full review of the Roku Ultra here

A nice tie

Gifts for Dad The Tie Bar

Men’s Neckties, from $18, available at Tie Bar

Neckties might be a cliché gift for dads, but The Tie Bar makes some handsome ties that he’ll actually wear on a regular basis. You’ll find plenty of colors, patterns, and styles — and the best part is they’re all affordably priced.

A handy multi-functional tool

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Leatherman OHT Multi-Tool, $89.95, available at B&H Photo

This multi-functional tool does it all, plus it has a 25-year guarantee.

A fast wireless charger and accessory tray

Catch:3 Bedside Tray

Catch:3 Charger Tray, $122.50, available at Staycourant.com

Give your dad the gift of organization with this accessory tray and wireless charger combo. The pebbled leather is a much-needed upgrade from all the plastic tech accessories he has lying around, and the catchall tray is useful and thoughtful. It also means he’ll stop asking you where his keys are three times before leaving the house. 

Stylish computer glasses

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Felix Gray Blue Light Computer Glasses, from $95, available at Felix Gray

If he sits in front of a computer every day, he needs these blue light glasses that increase magnification, reduce glare, and filter out blue light in order to reduce eyestrain. They’re also available with prescription lenses — we tried them and loved them.

Read our full review of Felix Gray blue light computer glasses here

Apple AirPods

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Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case, $128.98, available at Amazon

Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your dad likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item for him. You can learn more about the different versions in our guide to the best AirPods

A ceramic pizza stone

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Emile Henry Pizza Stone, $54.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Homemade pizza is delicious, but it can be tricky to perfect. This ceramic pizza stone will make sure his pizza comes out perfectly cooked every time.

An iPad

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Apple iPad (Latest Model with Wi-Fi, 32GB), $329.99, available at Best Buy

Tech-obsessed dads will love to get their hands on the latest iPad. For more information on the different iterations, check out our guide to the best iPads

A leather iPad case

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Leatherology iPad Portfolio, from $190, available at Leatherology

This leather iPad portfolio comes in 17 colors, so there’s sure to be one that your dad will like. You can even get it monogrammed for an extra personal touch. 

A durable and waterproof speaker

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Urbanears Rålis Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $199.99, available at Urbanears

The Rålis is Urbanears’ first portable Bluetooth speaker and it sounds as good as it looks. It’s a little pricey, but the sound quality is impressive enough to warrant the cost.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake him up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Just because Dad has to wake up before the sun rises doesn’t mean he has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake him up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so he can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is also one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure he’ll love it.

Modern over-ear headphones

 Status Audio CB 1

Status Audio CB-1 Studio Monitor Headphones, $59, available at Amazon

The perfect pair of over-ear headphones should be highly comfortable and sound great. This pair from Status Audio is among the best you’ll find for less than $100.

A portable microphone

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JLab Audio Talk Go USB Microphone, $49, available on Amazon

Dad can try his hand at playing radio or podcast host with this simple and portable USB microphone. It’s also a nice option for clearer audio while he takes any at-home business calls. 

A relaxing massage he can book to his home

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Soothe E-Gift Card or Physical Gift Card, starting from $50, available at Soothe

Soothe is a relatively new service that can help Dad book a massage to his home in as little as an hour. The company will match his massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in his area at the specified time. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and couples massages.

Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you’re not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year. 

An easy way to eat chips and dip

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Ooma Bowl, $28, available at Uncommon Goods

Take Dad’s snacking game up a level with this two-in-one bowl that’s perfect for holding both chips or crackers and his favorite salsa, guac, or dip. 

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9 of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans, from a renovated warehouse loft to a backyard oasis with a private pool

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Best Airbnbs in New Orleans

  • New Orleans is a lively year-round destination with world-class dining and historic architecture.
  • The city can be pricey during peak times, such as Mardi Gras, but is often an affordable getaway.
  • We found the best New Orleans Airbnbs from the French Quarter to the Lower Garden District.

With its historic French Quarter neighborhood and year-round festivities, New Orleans is an ever-popular destination. With many businesses and restaurants allowed to operate back at 100% capacity, those who are fully vaccinated can once again enjoy the city’s famed revelry, world-class dining scene, and most of the major attractions and museums.

Though it may be best known for the lively scene found on Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras parades, as someone who’s lived in New Orleans since 2001, I can tell you there’s plenty for all to enjoy here, whether you want to stroll among colorful houses on Magazine Street or relax along the banks of the Mississippi.

If you happen to prefer a hotel stay, check out our list of the best hotels in New Orleans. But the city is ripe with fantastic Airbnb options for solo travelers, couples, and families.

Here are the best Airbnbs in New Orleans, sorted by price from low to high.

Boutique uptown studio

Bedroom of the Boutique Uptown Studio Airbnb in New Orleans

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New Orleans’ uptown, formally known as The Garden District, is one of the most elegant neighborhoods in the country. This modern and sun-dappled condo is located just off the famous St. Charles Avenue, where you’ll find elaborate mansions and a streetcar line. You can also easily walk to Magazine Street, known for its numerous restaurants and colorful boutiques. 

This property feels light and airy thanks to 14-foot ceilings, an open-plan concept, and its white and cream color aesthetic. Stone and metal accents complete the look, and fans of tidy minimalism will appreciate the decor. Up to four guests can stay here comfortably, and the hosts have included books and games for a homey feel.

Uptown tiny house

Outside view of the Uptown Tiny House Airbnb in New Orleans

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The tiny house trend has taken off in recent years and here’s your opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. This colorful uptown cottage is small but well laid out, so it doesn’t feel cramped. While it can technically host up to four people, it’s best for either couples and solo travelers. 

Bright, cheery design choices are the order of the day, with yellows, greens, and oranges dominating the color scheme and giving the space a fun, retro feel. As well as a fully-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar, there’s a deep bath for an indulgent soak and a front porch complete with a swing. 

The location is a quiet residential neighborhood that’s close to the Audubon Park and Zoo. Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue aren’t far, and you can ride the nearby streetcar to downtown attractions.

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Warehouse loft

Bedroom in Mid City Warehouse Airbnb in New Orleans

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New Orleans has no shortage of options when it comes to historic townhouses or Creole cottages, but it’s rarer to find midcentury modern lofts. This mid-city gem boasts striking interiors that blend craftsman-style details with trendy minimalism. 

The extensive wooden paneling is almost rustic, but the ingenious carpentry using clean, geometric lines suggests a more contemporary approach. The mixed metal and slate color palette blends with the wood to create a futuristic cabin vibe. Retro armchairs and a vintage TV further add to its unique charms.

There isn’t a full kitchen, but the loft does come with its own refrigerator and microwave, as well as Wi-Fi.

There’s still plenty of availability throughout February and March.  

Rating: 4.90

COVID-19 cleaning procedures: This home participates in Airbnb’s Enhanced Clean program. The host is committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts.

French Quarter apartment with a balcony

Balcony view of the French Quarter apartment Airbnb in New Orleans

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For a truly quintessential New Orleans stay, this apartment right in the French Quarter includes a balcony with classic wrought iron railings. The building dates back to 1820 and this lovely converted loft is plum in the think of things, overlooking the corner of Dumain and Bourbon Streets. 

The 18-foot ceilings and period decor evoke the rich history of this Victorian townhouse, with crystal chandeliers, French drapes, and marble bathrooms setting the scene. The aforementioned balcony is an ideal spot for sipping a cocktail as the sun goes down, or you can relax in the shared courtyard out back. 

Up to five people can stay here, and the apartment includes a well-equipped kitchenette and Wi-Fi, all framed by beautiful French opulence.

Upscale Bourbon Street condo

Kitchen and Living Room of the Upscale Bourbon Street Condo Airbnb in New Orleans

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Larger properties in the French Quarter are often hard to come by, let alone a two-bedroom condo that can accommodate up to eight people, making it ideal for large families or pods of friends. This newly-renovated Victorian property dates back to the early 1800s and boasts high ceilings, marble bathrooms, and pinewood floors. 

The location puts you right near all the action, and a large balcony directly overlooks Bourbon Street. The condo features a gourmet kitchen, spa-quality robes and bathroom amenities.  . Antique mirrors and art mixed with modern leather sofas create a timeless New Orleans elegance. 

Lower Garden District Creole cottage

Living room area of the Lower Garden District Creole cottage Airbnb in New Orleans

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New Orleans is one of those cities where the accommodation can deliver a real sense of place, and staying in this authentic Creole Cottage does just that. It’s the period details that make all the difference, including soaring ceilings, gas lamps, decorative brickwork, hardwood floors, and original fireplaces.

The furniture, though, is firmly contemporary, with sleek sofas, minimalist chandeliers, and abstract art adorning the walls. Four people can stay here comfortably, and the house is just a couple of minutes’ walk to the St. Charles streetcar, so traveling downtown or further uptown is easy. The Lower Garden District itself is one of the city’s most pleasant residential spots.

Tropical, art-filled oasis close to the French Quarter

Backyard and pool of the Tropical, art filled oasis Airbnb in New Orleans

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Despite the subtropical climate in New Orleans, space restrictions downtown mean that on-site swimming pools are hard to come by. That’s one feature that makes this five-bedroom property such a find, another being the hosts’ devotion to displaying some delightful pieces of local art.

An extended family or group of friends (up to ten people) could live very comfortably here for those considering long-term stays. The pool area has a large deck with a chef’s grill and dining table, as well as loungers and a 75-inch outdoor TV. The pool is temperature-controlled for year-round bliss. 

Tall ceilings and striking design choices await inside, with an explosion of color thanks to large modern art pieces. Dark navy blue furniture accent the joyful murals. You can drive downtown in a couple of minutes, but it’s a very self-contained property for those who prefer to keep to themselves.

Colorful contemporary house

Living room area of the large contemporary house in the Seventh Ward Airbnb in New Orleans

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The shotgun house-style is a typical New Orleans design, and some people buy two next to each other and combine them into one large property, known as a double-wide. That’s just what this colorful home in the French Quarter is. 

The sense of fun that the hosts had decorating this place is obvious, with bold color choices and quirky art from local artists dominating the space. Though the house dates back to the 1800s and still has hints of exposed brick, it’s been fully modernized, and a pop art theme runs throughout the decor. Up to twelve guests can stay here in four bedrooms. 

The Seventh Ward is a mainly residential neighborhood, but you can be in the heart of the French Quarter within ten minutes by foot, and the bars and restaurants of The Marigny are also at your doorstep.

Historic Greek Revival mansion

Best Airbnbs in New Orleans

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One of the more flamboyant architectural looks in evidence in New Orleans is the Greek Revival style, and this four-bedroom mansion is a superb example. Dating back to the 1850s, this house’s interiors are stunning. Elaborate period chandeliers and fireplaces await, as do grand interior columns and classical artworks. 

The furniture is a mix of actual antiques and high-end reproductions, and guests will love the elegant decadence of each room. Group meals will be a delight in the spectacular dining room and for after-dinner cocktails, the house has its own private courtyard, framed by tropical foliage and a bubbling fountain.  

The house comes with all the usual modern conveniences, including Wi-Fi, and is located in a quieter, residential part of the French Quarter. All of the downtown attractions and dining are just out the door, and the sense of seclusion in the heart of the city is a real bonus.

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71 thoughtful gift ideas for Dad, from personalized vinyl wall art to an at-home massage service

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  • Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially if yours doesn’t often offer any hints.
  • We found the best gifts for Dad, whether for Father’s Day, his birthday, or another big milestone.

Dads can be tricky to shop for, especially if your dad is the type that seems to already have everything he needs and doesn’t often dole out hints about what he wants. Not to worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured for great gift ideas for Dad for all occasions and budgets.

Whether you’re seeking the best Father’s Day gifts, an idea for his birthday, or just a thoughtful way to show your love, we found unique and thoughtful gift ideas for him sure to impress. From sleek leather goods and tech watches to an on-demand massage service and the ultimate summer short, you can’t go wrong with any of the items on this list.

Here are 71 of the best gifts for Dad

A fun activity with a delicious payoff

best gifts for dad donut kit

Do It Yourself Mini Doughnut Making Kit, $29.99, available at Amazon

If dad is a foodie or likes to spend time in the kitchen, consider this kit from the New York-based Doughnuttery shops. The kit includes doughnut mix, Doughnuttery’s doughnut sugars, a doughnut depositor, and an easy instruction guide. Whipping these sweet treats up together is also a great way to spend some time with dad. 

A tiny tag to ensure he never loses his valuable

best gifts for dad apple airtag

Apple AirTag, $29, available at Apple

If dad tends to frequently misplace his key, wallet, or other valuables, help him out by gifting him a handy AirTag. The tags can be placed on just about any item and will connect to his phone so he can easily keep track of his stuff via the Find My app. For an extra personal touch, you can even get it engraved for free.

A cute pop-up card

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Father’s Day Greeting Cards, from $13, available at Love Pop

Whether you need a card to pair with another gift or plan to make a thoughtful note the main event, these pop-up cards will ensure your card for dad stands out. Choose from an array of options to suit his interests, from a 3-D toolbox to a football-themed card that makes it clear your dad’s biggest fan. 

An easy way to take his beers on the go

best gifts for dad beer caddy

Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener, $35, available at Uncommon Goods

Dad can easily take his favorite IPAs to the beach, a backyard barbecue, or a picnic with this stylish canvas case that keeps up to six brews cold. Best of all, it even comes with an attached bottle opener.

His new go-to summer shorts

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Deck shorts, $85, available at Buck Mason

Available in four neutral color options, as well as in a six-inch and eight-inch length, these classic shorts are sure to become a staple wardrobe piece for dad this summer. Made from a lightweight, quick-drying cotton blend, these shorts are comfy and chic on land, but can also get wet and even act as swim trunks.  

Personalized vinyl wall art

Custom Vinyl Record

Personalized LP Record, $150, available at Uncommon Goods

Commemorate his birthday, anniversary, or Father’s Day with this custom record art. Made from an upcycled vinyl LP and suspended in a floating frame, this custom wall art can feature the soundtrack to their life or songs you share together. Choose from two retro designs, title the record, and add up to five personal song titles. 

A two-step skincare regimen

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Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Care Routine II, $57, available at Amazon

Time to up Dad’s skincare game. Created specifically for men, the startup has become a favorite skincare brand for Reviews senior reporter Amir Ismael because it’s simple and effective. Each product uses high-quality natural and organic ingredients. The charcoal works great for deep pore cleansing without the long, drawn-out process, earning it a spot on our list for the best skincare brands in 2021.

A custom New York Times book for the sports buff

New York Times Custom Sports book

New York Times Custom Baseball Book, $72, available at Uncommon Goods

New York Times Custom Football Book, $72, available at Uncommon Goods

From Major League Baseball to the National Football League, gift him a reprinted history of his favorite sports team, straight from the New York Times’ archives. The personalized book revisits their team’s most newsworthy games and all-star players. It comes in five classic leather variations, which you can emboss his name onto.

Electronic toothbrush

Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Electronic Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $39.95, available at Walmart

Help him ditch the manual toothbrush with Philips Sonicare, whose brushes are gentler on teeth and give brighter results over time. We recommend this one for its powerful cleaning and movements-per-minute. Plus, the rechargeable toothbrush is better for the environment.

An insulated travel mug

Zojirushi SM SE Travel Mug

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug, $23.99, available at Amazon

Even when he’s on the go, Dad’s favorite beverage can stay hot or cold for hours. The Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug keeps both hot and cold drinks at enjoyable temperatures for hours longer than the competition, and its lockable lid ensures it’s truly leak-proof. We even named it the best travel mug.

A personalized video from his favorite star

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A view of the Cameo Marketplace

Cameo, from $10

You can choose from thousands of actors, athletes, and musicians and get Dad a personalized video message from his favorite star. For a gift that also gives back, search for celebrities donating some of the proceeds to charity. Or, opt for a funny and festive option like a Buddy the Elf impersonator. You can read our full breakdown of Cameo here.

A leather iPhone wallet case

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Leather Wallet Case, from $28.40, available on Etsy

Get Dad a protective and stylish case for his iPhone that can also double as a handy wallet for storing cards. You can even get personalized with Dad’s initials for an extra special touch. The case is available for iPhones ranging from the 6S to the 12 Pro Max. 

A heated massager to melt the day away

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Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager, $59.96, available at Amazon

After a long day, all Dad wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While he can’t get a real massage every day, you can give him this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give a quality massage for much less. 

A smart watch to track his fitness goals

Best smart watch Suunto 7

Suunto 7, $319, available on Amazon

For a worthy splurge for the fitness-obsessed dad, the Suunto 7 is a feature-rich and highly accurate smartwatch that offers tracking for more than 70 different activities, is comfortable to wear, and offers useful training feedback anyone can benefit from. It can also give alerts for texts, emails, and has numerous other handy smart features dad will surely appreciate. We even named it the best running watch you can buy.

A mask fit for athletes

Gifts under $50 Under Armour

UA Sportsmask, $30, available at Under Armour

If Dad loves his fitness routine but is often frustrated by working out with a mask on, the Sportsmask is a useful solution. This mask from Under Armour was specifically designed for high activity, and its water resistance, breathability, and UPF 50+ sun protection all lend well to making his workout routine more comfortable.

A game he can enjoy with the whole family

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Rollors Backyard Game, $49.54, available on Amazon

A fun combo of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling, this lawn game will give Dad the gift of quality family bonding time when you all play together. Plus, the carrying case means he can bring it with him to backyard BBQs, beach outings, camping trips, or tailgating parties.

A handy duffel bag

best gifts for dad away weekender duffle

The Weekender, $215, available at Away

If your dad is a frequent traveler or gym-goer, he’ll love this versatile duffel bag from Away. It’s available in canvas or nylon, has a separate compartment for shoes, and a handy sleeve that slips over a carry-on handle.

A sleek leather wallet

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Bellroy Leather Note Sleeve Wallet, $89, available at Amazon

This slim leather wallet from Bellroy is perfect for dads who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you’ll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers

A cookbook from his favorite burger joint

Gifts for Dad Shake Shack

“Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories,” $16.38 available at Amazon

If your dad is a fan of Shake Shack, he’ll love this cookbook that will teach him how to make his very own ShackBurger.

A keepsake he can use for years to come

Gifts for Dad Ticket Stub Diary

Ticket Stub Diary, $14, available at Uncommon Goods

Concerts, museums, sporting events, or movies — regardless of what Dad’s passionate about, this handy journal makes for efficient storage of sentimental memories that could otherwise get stained or ruined. With 118 ticket sleeves, there’s plenty of room for upcoming memories as well.

A chic way to keep dad’s work space organized

best gifts for dad desk tray

Desk Tray, $120, available at Grovemade

Whether dad is working from home or the office these days, chances are he could use a little extra organization for his desk. This elegant tray made from cork and hand-dyed with Japanese calligraphy ink creates both a protective bed for his items and an easy way to keep all his essentials handy and orderly.

Breathable and machine-washable sneakers

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Allbirds Wool Runners, $95, available at Allbirds 

These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley’s favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.

An electric wine opener

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Zupora Electric Wine Opener, $19.99, available at Amazon

This electric cork screw will help Dad open any bottle of wine without the hassle. Throw in his favorite bottle along with the wine opener for the ultimate gift any wine aficionado would love.

A set of quality merino wool socks

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Men’s Merino Wool Calf Sock 8-pack, $136.80, available at Bombas

They may just seem like a basic, everyday accessory, but socks are among the most underrated gifts you can give. Dad will love these Bombas socks made from soft and warm merino wool. 

A health and ancestry genetic test kit

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23andMe Health and Ancestry Genetic Test Kit, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is great for the dad who’s interested in learning more about his family history.

A Disney Plus subscription

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Disney Plus gift subscription, 1-year subscription for $79.99

It gives Dad unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.

And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

A colorful swimsuit

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Tom & Teddy Men’s Swim Shorts, from $64.94, available at Tom & Teddy

Made from super-soft, quick-dry fabric, these swim trunks will make dad the star of your next beach or pool day. They come in an array of colors and prints, and you can even get matching father-and-son swim short sets.

A Baby Yoda PopSocket

Gifts for Dad Baby Yoda Popsocket

Baby Yoda Popsocket, $16.99, available at Amazon

If he can’t get enough of Baby Yoda, he’ll love this adorable PopSocket. He can use it to position his phone for the optimal streaming of “The Mandalorian.” This would be a great gift alongside a Disney Plus subscription since he’ll have a present to unwrap.

A beer growler for sipping at home

personalized beer growler

Personalized Craft Beer Growler, $43, available at Houzz

Now Dad can take his favorite ales home with him to enjoy. This 64 oz growler comes personalized with his initials on it and includes four mini pilsner glasses.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

brooklinen sheets

Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are among our favorites for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and unbelievable comfort. The company’s Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything your dad needs to completely makeover his bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. They include a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and four pillowcases.

Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

A custom whiskey glass

Gifts for Dad whiskey glass

Personalized Whiskey Glass, $18.90, available at Etsy

Great for new dads, this custom, hand-etched whiskey glass can boast his proudest title alongside the year he became a father. Photos from reviewers go to show that this glass isn’t just for whiskey, recipients have gotten creative by storing candy and other small gifts in their glasses.

A subscription for steaks

steak of the month subscription

Sirloin of the Month Club, from $103.95 per month, available at AmazingClubs

Meat lovers will enjoy sinking their teeth into a premium cut of sirloin. Each month Dad will receive a mouth-watering selection of premium steaks curated by experts and shipped fresh right to his door. Choose from subscription options of one month, six months, 12 months, or every three months.

A SodaStream

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SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Machine, $86, available at Walmart

The SodaStream Fizzi lets you turn plain water into sparkling water in just a few seconds. Dad can adjust the fizziness and flavor level to his personal taste.

A classic stovetop espresso maker

Gifts for Dad Bialetti

Bialetti 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker, $49.95, available at Crate & Barrel

This classic kitchen accessory is perfect for the coffee-loving dad who wants to bring cafe-quality coffee home. The Bialetti stovetop espresso maker not only makes great coffee, but it looks great on the counter.

The Amazon Echo Show

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Amazon Echo Show 5, $69.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo Show can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things Dad should find charming. Unlike the Echo or Echo Dot, the Echo Show also has a screen for displaying information.

A device that improves golfing skills

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Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, $179.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is a big golfer, this performance-tracking system is a fun addition to his golf bag.

A durable backpack and cooler combo

Carhartt

Carhartt Medium Pack + 3 Can Insulated Cooler, $99.99, available at Carhartt

Made from a durable 500 denier Cordura ripstop material, this Carhartt backpack is perfect for outdoorsy dads. The included 3-can cooler is a great addition that’ll let him carry a few cold brews on his fishing or camping trips.

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your dad’s hometown, his college town, his favorite travel destination, or the place where he got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination. 

A gift card for the sports fan

Gifts for Dad Fanatics gift card

Fanatics gift card, from $10, available at Fanatics

If Dad’s nostalgic for his college days or loves gearing up for his favorite sports season, give him the gift of variety with a Fanatics gift card. Fanatics is home to apparel, accessories, and memorabilia for just about every major sports team you can think of. 

A luxurious shave kit

Harry's shave kit

Harry’s Winston Shave Set, $25, available at Harry’s (+ $15 for monogram)

This shave set from Harry’s is as sleek as it gets at this price. To go the extra mile, you can get his initials engraved into the razor. 

A freshly scented beard wash and conditioner set

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The Art of Shaving Beard Wash and Conditioner Set, $30, available at The Art of Shaving

Soap and water can leave his facial hair dry and scratchy. Bearded dads need this soothing beard wash and conditioner set from The Art of Shaving in their lives. 

A sous-vide device for ambitious home cooks

anova nano $99

Anova Nano Sous Vide, $129, available at Target

For under $100, the Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Dad’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. 

A cozy and supportive pillow

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from mattress startup Leesa. 

A 10-pack of soft and stylish underwear

meundies $150

MeUndies Men’s Boxer Brief 10-Pack, $170, available at MeUndies

Made from MicroModal and elastane, MeUndies claims its underwear is three times softer than cotton. We think its boxers are so comfortable they’ll blow Dad’s mind. 

Comfortable and stylish jeans

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Mott & Bow Wooster Dynamic Stretch Jeans, $118, available at Mott & Bow

Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow.

Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

If your dad is tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift. The latest version is now waterproof too. 

A hot sauce sampler pack

Hot Sauces Sample Set

The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler Pack, $29.99, available at Amazon

If you’re not quite sure what kind of hot sauce your dad likes, or if he isn’t committed to this or that variety of the spicy stuff, then The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauces Sampler is a great gift idea. It features sauces made with peppers that come from India, Mexico, and beyond, and it has flavors ranging from Chipotle Pepper to Garlic Herb to Whiskey Habanero.

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If your dad’s veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

A personalized sports jersey

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MLB Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $149.99, available at the official MLB Shop

NFL Shop Custom Men’s Jersey, from $32.99, available at the official NFL Shop

The sports-loving dad won’t want to take this jersey off. At the MLB Shop and NFL Shop, you can order a personalized jersey with your dad’s name on the back.

An all-encompassing online subscription

Amazon Prime Boxes

Amazon 1-Year Prime Membership, $119, available at Amazon

Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift a subscription for an entire year?

An at-home workout system

trx $179.95

TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit, $169.95, available at Amazon 

For the active dad, you can bring the gym home with this TRX trainer.

A durable, temperature-maintaining water bottle

Hydroflask

Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth, from $33.71, available at Hydro Flask

Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.

A modern turntable

u turn $459

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable, $459, available at U-Turn

This turntable is the sleek home accessory your dad didn’t know he needed. He can bring his old records out of storage and enjoy them with this modern record player. 

A subscription service for new vinyl every month

Vinyl Me

Vinyl Me, Please 3-Month Gift Membership, $119, available at Vinyl Me, Please

Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop.

The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records.

A streaming TV player

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Roku Ultra, $69.99, available at Target

A media streaming device can transform your dad’s so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface and 4K video streaming.

A custom puzzle

best gifts for dad custom puzzle

New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle, $49.95, available from Uncommon Goods

Remind Dad of a special day or event with a custom puzzle of a specific “New York Times” front page. Plus, this gift doubles as spending quality time with Dad if you do the puzzle together. 

A nice tie

Gifts for Dad The Tie Bar

Men’s Neckties, from $18, available at Tie Bar

Neckties might be a cliché gift for dads, but The Tie Bar makes some handsome ties that he’ll actually wear on a regular basis. You’ll find plenty of colors, patterns, and styles — and the best part is they’re all affordably priced.

A handy multi-functional tool

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Leatherman OHT Multi-Tool, $89.95, available at B&H Photo

This multi-functional tool does it all, plus it has a 25-year guarantee.

A fast wireless charger and accessory tray

Catch:3 Bedside Tray

Catch:3 Charger Trau, $175, available at Staycourant.com

Give your dad the gift of organization with this accessory tray and wireless charger combo. The pebbled leather is a much-needed upgrade from all the plastic tech accessories he has lying around, and the catchall tray is useful and thoughtful. It also means he’ll stop asking you where his keys are three times before leaving the house. 

Stylish computer glasses

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Felix Gray Blue Light Computer Glasses, from $95, available at Felix Gray

If he sits in front of a computer every day, he needs these blue light glasses that increase magnification, reduce glare, and filter out blue light in order to reduce eyestrain. They’re also available with prescription lenses — we tried them and loved them.

Apple AirPods

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Apple AirPods with Wired Charging Case, $128.98, available at Amazon

Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your dad likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item for him.

A ceramic pizza stone

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Emile Henry Pizza Stone, $54.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Homemade pizza is delicious, but it can be tricky to perfect. This ceramic pizza stone will make sure his pizza comes out perfectly cooked every time.

An iPad

Apple iPad

Apple iPad (Latest Model with Wi-Fi, 32GB), $329.99, available at Best Buy

Tech-obsessed dads will love to get their hands on the latest iPad.

A leather iPad case

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Leatherology iPad Portfolio, from $190, available at Leatherology

This leather iPad portfolio comes in 17 colors, so there’s sure to be one that your dad will like. You can even get it monogrammed for an extra personal touch. 

A durable and waterproof speaker

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Urbanears Rålis Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $199.99, available at Urbanears

The Rålis is Urbanears’ first portable Bluetooth speaker and it sounds as good as it looks. It’s a little pricey, but the sound quality is impressive enough to warrant the cost.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake him up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Just because Dad has to wake up before the sun rises doesn’t mean he has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake him up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so he can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. This clock is also one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure he’ll love it.

A record organization system

Record dividers

TunePhonik Vertical Laser Cut Wooden Record Dividers (set of 6), $44.99, available at Amazon

Your dad can organize his records in style with this alphabetical wooden divider set.

Modern over-ear headphones

 Status Audio CB 1

Status Audio CB-1 Studio Monitor Headphones, $63, available at Amazon

The perfect pair of over-ear headphones should be highly comfortable and sound great. This pair from Status Audio is among the best you’ll find for less than $100.

A portable microphone

best gifts for dad jlab microphone

JLab Audio Talk Go USB Microphone, $39.99, available on Amazon

Dad can try his hand at playing radio or podcast host with this simple and portable USB microphone. It’s also a nice option for clearer audio while he takes any at-home business calls. 

A relaxing massage he can book to his home

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Soothe E-Gift Card or Physical Gift Card, select your amount, available at Soothe

Soothe is a relatively new service that can help Dad book a massage to his home in as little as an hour. The company will match his massage request with a vetted, certified massage therapist available in his area at the specified time. They offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and couples massages.

Soothe is currently available to book in 66 cities in the US and Canada. If you’re not sure what amount to choose for a gift card, Soothe says the average cost for a one-time, 60-minute massage is $115, but price varies by location, with cities like New York charging up to $182 for that treatment. Soothe also offers subscriptions if you really want to pamper him this year. 

An easy way to eat chips and dip

best gifts for dad chip and dip bowl

Ooma Bowl, $28, available at Uncommon Goods

Take Dad’s snacking game up a level with this two-in-one bowl that’s perfect for holding both chips or crackers and his favorite salsa, guac, or dip. 

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