Top Destinations of 2016: Where to Go & Where to Stay

published May 11, 2016
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Getting your summer travel plans in order? Us, too. So, we checked in with the experts at for their list of this year’s most popular destinations (culled from the top places their customers are visiting). Then, we surfed their listings for the most beautiful homes and apartments to rent for a weekend or a week. At the top of the list: U.S. beach towns, Asian cities alive with culture and European capitals steeped in history. And we had to throw in some modernism from Milan!

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Milan, Italy: Le Suite di Palazzo Segreti (Image credit:

Gorgeous European & Russian Rentals
The top destinations in Europe? Design-minded Milan, where there are hundreds of luxe apartments to book for a weekend; Warsaw, a hub for creatives that’s cool but still cheap; and Prague, the birthplace of bohemian style. Moscow remains the political and cultural capital of the Russian Federation, but St. Petersburg offers unmatched romance and grandeur.

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Tokyo, Japan: Yui Asakusa Apartment (Image credit:

Lively Asian & Australian Vacation Spots
In Asia, Tokyo is a hot ticket for its unique combination of ancient shrines and modern street style; Kuala Lumpur is a must for foodies; Bangkok is a 24/7 center of never-ending energy; and Hong Kong is a dense urban jungle of shopping, food and fun. If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, head to Australia and spend a week surfing, beachcombing and eating avocado toast in Sydney.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: The Cottages at North Beach Plantation (Image credit:

Beautiful U.S. Coastal Cottages
In America, family vacation destinations top the list. Myrtle Beach is the jewel in a 60-mile string of beaches along the South Carolina coast; Disney World makes Orlando a classic summer vacation destination; on the California Coast, opt for Disneyland in Anaheim. No kids? Get your sun-and-sea fix in Miami Beach or Miami.

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