3 Vintage Escapes to Enjoy Summer's Last Gasp
While some aren't fans of camping, renting a storied Airstream trailer—one of the era’s hottest getaway choices—has a magical allure. To find an Airstream trailer to rent, go to Outdoorsy.com, then search for Airstream and your desired location.
Pacific Beach, San Diego
Most likely you’ll have a hard time leaving the deck of the Airstream, where an expansive ocean view is a feast for the eyes. At night you’ll fall asleep listening to the waves, and in the morning it’s an easy stroll to the beach. Walk to the cafés and bars in town. Or hop on the cruiser bikes provided by the hosts, who are super responsive and ready to offer recommendations.
Navarre Beach, Santa Rosa County, Florida
Bring the kids and the dog to this five-star oceanfront Airstream on the Emerald Coast at the Santa Rosa Waterfront RV Resort. This amenity-rich rental sits about 100 feet from the ocean. The hosts have 500-thread-count sheets on the bed and complimentary wine and cheese in the fridge. Paddleboards and kayaks are available for guests; also, there’s a dog park and a beach for four-legged family members.
Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
Escape to this woodsy Airstream-for-two, nestled by a brook at Golden Valley Getaways, in the mountains an hour from Asheville. The serene setting allows you to truly unplug, as there’s no Wi-Fi and only spotty satellite coverage. Besides a full bath in the trailer, you’ll find an outdoor shower for two. And there’s a welcome gift of homemade bread, plus butter and jam when you arrive. Dogs are permitted on a case-by-case basis—just ask!
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