The Best Places To Travel In 2019, Based On Your Vacation Style
Here are the best destinations for families, honeymooners, beach lovers, and foodies—plus picks for every budget.
Planning a spring break trip or summer getaway, but aren't sure where to go? Timeshare marketplace RedWeek.com recently released its list of the top travel destinations for 2019, and it has us ready to pack our bags and jet-set ASAP. The company compiled resort ratings and reviews from timeshare owners and travels, then put together a list of the top destinations to visit based on vacation preferences. Whether you need a family-friendly resort, a location with incredible food, or a spectacular place to chill by the pool, start your search with this list.Listen to this story on your smart speaker!
Vacation Spots For Families
Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando, FL
Secluded from the hustle and bustle of Orlando, this lakeside property makes a great family getaway because of its range of pool complexes dining options, and proximity to popular attractions. Both Universal Studios and Disney World (and all of its new attractions!) are close enough for fun-filled day trips, but you'll be able to return to the calm of the villas afterward.
Visit: Marriott’s Grande Vista
Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach boasts miles upon miles of sandy beaches to sink your toes into, and this resort has a multitude of family-friendly pools and activities to keep everyone entertained. If you're traveling with a car, a local amusement park is just 20 minutes away.
Visit: Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas
Vacation Spots for Honeymooners
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas in Lahaina, HI
Need a spot to decompress after the big day? This villa-style resort gets high marks for pampering and relaxation (not to mention its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands). Lagoon-style pools, spas, and multiple on-site restaurants are all at your fingertips. If you're feeling sporty, you can also have a go at snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing.
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club in Lahaina, HI
Newlyweds can experience the relaxation of the resort’s spa and the three-and-a-half acre pool that showcases waterfalls, grottos and waterways, and a pool bar. Winter visitors might even glimpse whales passing through the warm waters! If you can tear yourself away from the resort's 16 acres of oceanfront views, head to the historic Old Whaling Village for local shopping or take a day trip to Haleakalā National Park.
Visit: Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Vacation Spots That Are Budget-Friendly
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort at Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN
This rustic mountain retreat is adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest, and it's a budget-friendly option for travelers who aren’t looking for a beach vacation. Relax in a log-style cabin that overlooks mountains and creeks and feels remote, but isn't far from Dollywood, shopping, and splashy activities like whitewater rafting.
Wyndham Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach, FL
If you’re looking for a beach vacation that won’t break the bank, try the Wyndham Ocean Walk for your next trip. It is located on a stretch of pedestrian-only beach, and it's close to attractions like the NASCAR race track, museums, a planetarium, and the Daytona Flea Market.
Visit: Wyndham Ocean Walk
Vacation Spots That Are Splurge-Worthy
Four Seasons Residence Club Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, AZ
The Scottsdale area is blossoming as a top resort community with its rich heritage and favorable weather. This upscale spot offers all of the treat-yourself amenities you could ask for on vacation: an on-site spa, five restaurants, swimming pools, a fitness facilities.
Novaispania Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Located on the western tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, this resort's view of the Pacific Ocean is like a postcard come to life. The room perks aren't too shabby, either; every unit has a private infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and jacuzzi.
Visit: Novaispania Residences
Vacation Spots for Beach Lovers
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club in Palm Beach, Aruba
This villa-style beachfront resort in the Caribbean is ideal for couples and families alike. Outside of its sparkling pools and spa amenities, visitors can venture to nearby attractions like the capital city, Oranjestad, take a submarine ride, and even visit a donkey sanctuary.
Visit: Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort in Palm Beach, Aruba
Raise your hand if you'd like to trade winter snow for snow-white beaches. This resort is perfect for beach lovers and vacationers with a taste for adventure. Enjoy water sports like waterskiing, wind surfing, and scuba diving, or lounge on a gorgeous beach and watch the waves roll in.
Vacation Spots for Pool Lovers
The Westin Kierland Villas in Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re looking for some well-earned rest and relaxation, this resort is the perfect fit. The property’s swimming pool has a waterfall, waterslide, lazy river, cabanas, and a hot tub (and plenty of golfing and shopping options, too). While you're there, make arrangements for a day trip to Sedona to hike around the red rocks.
Visit: The Westin Kierland Villas
Disney’s Beach Club Villas in Lake Buena Vista, FL
This charming New England-style resort if located squarely in the heart of America’s theme park capitol. As a guest you’ll have access to all the amenities of Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney’s Beach Club Resorts located right next door–if you've grown tired of the resort's three acres of water slides and sand-bottomed pools.
Visit: Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Vacation Spots for Foodies
The Manhattan Club in New York City, NY
The Manhattan Club will put you close to all the dining you could ever dream of in the heart of New York City. The location is within walking distance of attractions like Central Park, Radio City, and Rockefeller Center, so you can venture to all of the hot spots during your stay.
Visit: The Manhattan Club
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas in Lake Buena Vista, FL
Foodies, rejoice! Disney resorts are known for their food, so it’s only fitting this location was chosen for a food-centered vacation. Between eats, be sure to explore all of the shops, nightclubs, and street performers the area has to offer.
Visit: Disney’s Boardwalk Villas