Top 10 group getaways

Maybe you've toughed the pandemic together or have spent it apart, but it's time to get your crew together for a vacation. These destinations are popping for travelers seeking a getaway with friends and family, as they're the top-searched places for parties of 3 or more. So start a group chat and plan your escape.

Las Vegas

Nevada

#1 group getaway

Same rank as 2019

Hacker tip

If your group is looking to land at one of Vegas’s classic rooftop parties - you may be in for a bit of a shock. While these gatherings have restarted, they’re no longer the energetic, all-night parties of years past. Now you can expect to find more low-key hangouts to allow social distancing to take place.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Las Vegas

May$146
Jun$218
Jul$272
Aug$252
Sep$292

Stay

median price per night

May$161
Jun$159
Jul$168
Aug$172
Sep$197

Rental car

median price per day

May$50
Jun$56
Jul$59
Aug$53
Sep$36

Orlando

Florida

#2 group getaway

Same rank as 2019

Hacker tip

If you’re spending a day - or your whole trip - avoiding Orlando’s theme parks, go beyond the tourist district of Orlando (around International Drive). Instead, visit nearby Sanford to walk around its historic downtown and enjoy views of Lake Monroe (while definitely avoiding crowds).

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Orlando

May$117
Jun$189
Jul$231
Aug$214
Sep$214

Stay

median price per night

May$153
Jun$154
Jul$161
Aug$160
Sep$154

Rental car

median price per day

May$49
Jun$57
Jul$60
Aug$52
Sep$38

Honolulu

Hawaii

#3 group getaway

Up 4 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

As activities and attractions across the islands re-open, there are still plenty of opportunities to experience Hawaiian culture. Book your crew admission to the Honolulu Museum of Art, which combines both indoor exhibits with outdoor walkways and courtyards - letting you get some fresh air while experiencing an inspiring collection.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Honolulu

May$440
Jun$545
Jul$578
Aug$582
Sep$589

Stay

median price per night

May$259
Jun$278
Jul$316
Aug$307
Sep$297

Rental car

median price per day

May$59
Jun$72
Jul$75
Aug$75
Sep$67

Cancún

Mexico

#4 group getaway

Up 1 spot from 2019

Hacker tip

The beaches of Cancún are perfect for a group hang, but if your crew is looking to get out of the city for a bit, consider renting a car or take a private shuttle to Chichen Itza. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it’s worth the 3-hour drive and is an opportunity to safely distance outdoors.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States can enter Mexico without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Mexico.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

36.81% of Mexico citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 32.91% last week
Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Cancún

May$288
Jun$354
Jul$361
Aug$333
Sep$347

Stay

median price per night

May$246
Jun$245
Jul$275
Aug$264
Sep$231

Rental car

median price per day

May$16
Jun$19
Jul$21
Aug$20
Sep$15

Miami Beach

Florida

#5 group getaway

Up 6 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

Now that spring break is long gone, Miami is entering what’s typically its off-season, as both humidity and temps increase. Pack multiples of everything - especially masks. Because while bars and clubs are fully open, they require that you mask up at all times - including while on the dance floor. Need a break from the heat? Book a hotel with a rooftop plunge pool to cool off in - like the newly opened KAYAK Miami Beach.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Miami Beach

May$119
Jun$196
Jul$240
Aug$219
Sep$216

Stay

median price per night

May$254
Jun$230
Jul$259
Aug$221
Sep$217

Rental car

median price per day

May$53
Jun$49
Jul$64
Aug$53
Sep$63

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San Juan

Puerto Rico

#6 group getaway

Up 27 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

While Old San Juan is certainly stunning - try to think outside the city box. Consider a trip to Bayamon, whose stunning waterfalls and ample opportunities to hike let you get outside and safely socially distance.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Puerto Rico.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Puerto Rico.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to San Juan

May$188
Jun$268
Jul$307
Aug$286
Sep$310

Stay

median price per night

May$249
Jun$245
Jul$247
Aug$240
Sep$234

Rental car

median price per day

May$51
Jun$54
Jul$55
Aug$52
Sep$43

Myrtle Beach

South Carolina

#7 group getaway

Up 8 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without spending a day at, well, the beach. However, know that social distancing is strictly enforced and groups of more than 3 people will need to be dispersed. So choose who in your crew you want to share a towel with.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Myrtle Beach

May$158
Jun$237
Jul$267
Aug$248
Sep$262

Stay

median price per night

May$173
Jun$225
Jul$261
Aug$216
Sep$136

Rental car

median price per day

May$71
Jun$73
Jul$73
Aug$70
Sep$71

Key West

Florida

#8 group getaway

Up 20 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

Key West is the perfect place to be if the main goal of your group getaway is to be anywhere but in your own home(s). Many of the island’s dining options are outdoors, there are plenty of under- and on-the-water attractions to safely socially distance and many places are experiencing lower foot traffic. Just remember to apply plenty of sunscreen.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Key West

May$349
Jun$367
Jul$344
Aug$335
Sep$319

Stay

median price per night

May$365
Jun$315
Jul$342
Aug$313
Sep$272

Rental car

median price per day

May$67
Jun$67
Jul$72
Aug$73
Sep$55

Playa del Carmen

Mexico

#9 group getaway

Up 15 spots from 2019

Hacker tip

Located on the famous Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is known as a trendy resort town with fantastic white sand beaches. Many of the city’s attractions are still operating at reduced capacity, meaning you may need to carefully plan ahead, as - depending on the size of your group - you may be asked to split up so you can safely socially distance.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States can enter Mexico without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Mexico.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

36.81% of Mexico citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 32.91% last week
Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Playa del Carmen

May$288
Jun$354
Jul$361
Aug$333
Sep$347

Stay

median price per night

May$291
Jun$356
Jul$383
Aug$313
Sep$375

Rental car

median price per day

May$18
Jun$24
Jul$27
Aug$23
Sep$16

Punta Cana

Dominican Republic

#10 group getaway

Same rank as 2019

Hacker tip

If there’s still a curfew in effect when you travel, but you’re more into dancing the night away - these curfews only impact the restaurants and clubs in the city itself, while those in resorts are allowed to stay open to guests-only.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States can enter the Dominican Republic without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering the Dominican Republic.

Travelers are allowed to enter. fully vaccinated people should have a vaccination certificate that shows they have had the last dose of a vaccine no less than 3 weeks before arrival.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

51.10% of Dominican Republic citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 50.33% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

MayJunJulAugSep

Flight

median flight price from US to Punta Cana

May$288
Jun$354
Jul$361
Aug$333
Sep$347

Stay

median price per night

May$194
Jun$216
Jul$238
Aug$244
Sep$190

Rental car

median price per day

May$26
Jun$24
Jul$46
Aug$28
Sep$22

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