16 Excellent Airbnbs for a Slightly More Adult Spring Break
Whether you prefer skiing or sunbathing, these Airbnbs in crowd-free destinations will keep your whole group happy.
Just the term “spring break” brings back memories (very blurry memories) of crowded beaches, crowded bars, and crowded hotel rooms. And though we wouldn’t change a thing—except maybe a little more sunscreen and a little less tequila—we weren’t too bummed to say goodbye to dilapidated motel rooms and dancing on bars after we graduated college.
But because we don’t want a Señor Frog’s bartender pouring liquor directly from the bottle into our mouths doesn’t mean we don’t still want a fun spring break getaway. And if you’ve read this far, we assume that you feel the same way.
That’s why we found these amazing Airbnbs in towns that are either spring break-adjacent or spring break-inspired, all of which guarantee good times—even if you never leave the house. And don’t worry: If you’re the type of person who knows that ski season doesn’t end until the snow melts, we threw in a couple of spots for you as well.
10 guests/$962 per night
In California, spring break is often the last opportunity to take advantage of whatever snow fell during “Miracle March.” Whether you’re a hardcore skier/snowboarder or just enjoy the après of it all, this newly-constructed townhouse with a hot tub, indoor fireplace, mountain views, and plenty of board games is the perfect base camp. It’s within walking distance to one of the lifts on Mammoth Mountain as well as the gondola and shuttle that take you to the Village, where you’ll find shopping, bars, and restaurants.
What guests say: “Great stay! The place overall is huge, great for a bigger size group, or if you just need more space. The place was very cozy and made for a big part of why we enjoyed our trip to Mammoth so much!”
15 guests/$8,000 per night
This sprawling party palace is technically in Miami Beach, but it’s on the Venetian Islands where the crowds are much sparser. (That being said, if you do want to hang with the South Beach crowds, it’s a very short commute.) You may never want to leave once you arrive, as the backyard is a mini paradise with a swimming pool, hot tub, comfy outdoor furniture, ocean views, jacuzzi, and covered outdoor living room with a champagne table and bar. The inside’s not too shabby either, with pretty much everything you could ever need for a non-stop party (including a theater and pool table).
What guests say: “The house is amazing; it's spacious, quiet but very close to all the craziness of Miami. This is perfect for whatever your trip may entail: sitting out on the balcony after a night on the town was my personal favorite.”
10 guests/$1,350 per night
San Diego is a top spring break destination, thanks to its gorgeous beaches, biking, hiking, boating, nightlife, and famous zoo for anyone who wants to say hi to the pandas. This villa will instantly add grown-up vibes to the party with its sophisticated style and amenities—specifically the backyard with a pool (complete with waterfall and slide), multiple lounging and dining areas, hammock, trampoline, fire pit, hot tub, and ping-pong table.
What guests say: “WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! We loved everything about it: the gorgeous backyard, the views from the living room, the many beds to accommodate our stay.”
12 guests/$609 per night
There are a lot of reasons to make Flagstaff a spring break destination, most notably due to its proximity to the Grand Canyon. But there’s also the fact that the town provides endless opportunities for outdoor adventures (hiking, skiing, biking, etc.), awesome restaurants, and the Flagstaff Brewery Trail. This particular Airbnb sits on the 11th hole of the Continental Golf Club, and comes with stone fireplaces, wraparound decks, and a game room with wet bar and pool table.
What guests say: “This is a beautiful home and perfect for a large family or group, but also comfortable for a smaller family. The location is ideal for golfers, nature lovers, or those seeking a perfect location as home base when exploring Flagstaff and the surrounding areas.”
14 guests/$236 per night
The Outer Banks in North Carolina are a 130-mile string of barrier islands, known for their natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, and low-key vibes. Any one of the islands would be a perfect spring break option for a group who wants outdoor fun without all the crazy parties. This five-bedroom beachfront home provides unobstructed views of the ocean, outdoor showers, a well-stocked kitchen, and a deck with a porch swing and hot tub. In case you don’t want to feel totally isolated, it’s also close to lots of restaurants and shops, an 18-hole golf course, and the estuary where OBX’s famous wild horses often roam.
What guests say: “The home is very spacious, with nice organization to bedrooms and bathrooms for an extended family gettogether. Superb location too, with easy access to the beach and restaurants not far away.”
10 guests/$890 per night
San Luis Obispo is a great place to visit, especially its lively downtown area with amazing restaurants, wine and craft beer tasting rooms, shopping, and more. Plus, it’s a short drive (10-15 minutes) to amazing hikes, a ton of beautiful beaches, and some fantastic wineries. This particular “castle” sits on grounds that make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Loire Valley in France. It also boasts three spacious bedrooms and a large living area perfect for dinners, drinks, and late-night hangs.
What guests say: “The space is so unique and comfortable, with all the amenities to entertain for a group or just a couple. This oasis is an excellent getaway from city life, and proximity to town and beaches was perfect.”
8 guests/$594 per night
Folly Beach is a laid-back island town just a quick drive away from the amazing restaurants and bars in downtown Charleston. This recently renovated represents that perfect mix of relaxation and convenience, with everything one could want or need for a perfect beach vacation. Aside from direct access to the beach, the house offers a screened-in porch, swimming pool, grill and dining area, and outdoor shower.
What guests say: “The house was beyond amazing and better in person than the pictures do it justice. It is like walking into an HGTV home. The house is fully stocked, saltwater pool beyond expectations! The beach is a very short walk, and as you sit and enjoy the enclosed porch, you can hear the waves crashing. We will definitely be returning!”
16 guests/$2,500 per night
This secluded mission-style home sits on a four-acre peninsula and has everything you need for a fun-filled getaway. Go swimming in the pool, relax in the indoor jacuzzi and sauna, kayak on the river, go fishing, ride bikes, have a ping pong tournament, and/or try to catch a glimpse of all of the wildlife that hangs out there (including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and bald eagles). If you want to play on the water, you can also rent the owner’s boat and water ski equipment. And, if for some reason, you start to miss crowds, it’s about an hour to Daytona Beach, as well as Disney World.
What guests say: “The outside space in this home is absolutely fabulous. There were dolphins or manatees everyday that we were able to watch. The was an absolute highlight to see these amazing creature in their natural environment.“
12 guests/$870 per night
This 5-bedroom house has a heated pool with a diving board and slide, jacuzzi, a fire pit, and an outdoor dining area. It’s a short drive to the Las Vegas Strip if anyone in the group wants to play a little blackjack—but for those who want the fun of games without the hit to their checking account, the house has a pool table, dartboard, foosball table, blackjack table, video poker machine, life-size Connect Four, and cornhole.
What guests say: “This is the perfect place to stay for a larger group wanting to stay in Vegas, but off the Strip. Beautiful home with a gorgeous pool in the back yard. Lots of amenities: candy jars, video poker, pool table, Jenga, Foosball table, and many other things!“
16 guests/$1,797 per night
While the college kids are throwing back Jell-O shots in Myrtle Beach, you can...do Jell-O shots while sitting under a thatch-roofed palapa overlooking the ocean. This 8-bedroom house on the beautiful island of Hilton Head has it all: a gourmet kitchen, swimming pool with a swim-up bar (there’s also tiki bar for when your fingers starts to prune from being at the swimming pool bar too long), a hot tub, and a short path that will take you to one of the island‘s famously pristine beaches. If you’re looking for a little adventure outside of the house, Hilton Head has 24 golf courses, tennis courts, boating, biking, and dockside restaurants where you can enjoy Lowcountry favorites.
What guests say: “Gorgeous house with a spectacular view of the ocean and the dolphins! We swam in the heated pool, grilled steaks, and made campfire s’mores. What a wonderful, relaxing week.”
16 guests/$2,037 per night
This 6-bedroom Lake Tahoe estate has it all. It’s close to Heavenly Ski Resort for those who want to slide on some snow, as well as all of the South Lake Tahoe casinos for anyone who wants to try their luck at the tables. Those who want to chill out won’t be disappointed either. The enormous home has huge windows with lake and mountain views, a gourmet kitchen, a home theater, gas fireplaces, a hot tub perfect for taking in sunset views, a pool table, game room with a card table, and outdoor fire pit.
What guests say: “The pictures don’t really do the house justice. It is huge, it wasn’t till the second day that I found the theater. It’s nestled on top of a hill overlooking the lake with great views of the sunset from the hot tub.”
10 guests/$2,736 per night
Right between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is a mellow beach town on the Intracoastal waterway, which is where you’ll find this 5-bedroom house. Hang out by the pool, cook a feast in the huge outdoor kitchen, take a nap in the hammock, play a game of ping pong, soak in the jacuzzi, and maybe even rent the owner’s 44-foot boat.
What guests say: “One of my best Airbnb experiences ever. Breathtaking location, there really isn't a need to even leave the house.”
16 guests/$2,000 per night
If you are into fishing, you’ll be happy to learn that this 6-bedroom home has a slip and canal mooring with direct access to the harbor and gulf. Even if you don’t fancy yourself an angler, there’s lots to do. The house comes with kayaks, bikes, golf clubs, and even a golf cart to cruise around the neighborhood. There’s also a huge pool, bocce ball, cornhole, ping pong, snorkeling gear, and a white sandy beach with emerald green water less than 10 minutes away on foot (even faster in the golf cart).
What guests say: “The location on the water is perfect and the views from the patio and upper decks are spectacular. Having access to a cart to drive to the beach is incredibly helpful when taking parents along. We will be back!”
16 guests/$2,160 per night
Thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs is Indio, a desert town best known for being home to Coachella. It’s also home to some impressive estates, including this 10-bedroom home on 2.2 acres with a saltwater pool, hot tub, koi pond, and breathtaking views. The mansion has an outdoor kitchen/living area with a huge grill, fire pit, lush green lawns, and all of the games you’d expect, including pool and ping pong tables.
What guests say: “This place was amazing! Perhaps more amazing in real life than the photos! This is spacious and luxurious living at it's best. A dream in the desert.”
8 guests/$1,814 per night
Mission Bay is close to San Diego’s top attractions—the famous zoo, Balboa Park, and Seaport Village—but not so close that you won’t be able to enjoy the feeling of getting away from it all. This 4-bedroom house is right on the water with direct access to the beach. It also has a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, but mostly it’s all about the gorgeous views.
What guests say: “My guests and I had such an awesome time at this beautiful house. The beach was literally in our backyard. The house was also located near a lot of food spots to venture out to, or to have food delivered.”
10 guests/$1,137 per night
Forget South Padre Island. This modern home on picturesque Canyon Lake (a reservoir on the Guadalupe River) has everything you need for a chill party vibe: swimming pool and jacuzzi, gas campfire, outdoor kitchen, and two master suites. The lake has boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking, and it’s also about an hour from both San Antonio and Austin—but you’ll probably be so chilled out, you won’t want to leave.
What guests say: “Exceptional!”