14 Best Airbnbs In Salinas, CA - Updated 2024

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Located in Monterey County in California, Salinas is a breathtaking metropolis, and Salinas Valley is popularly known as the “Salad Bowl of the World”. This is because this city has a remarkably thriving and vibrant agricultural industry. This urbanized city showcases a combination of technological advancements as well as natural wonders. You’ll find lots of modern attractions here, while at the same time vast greenspaces with lush vegetation. One of the most visited attractions in the city is National Steinback Center. Families and friends also love hanging out at Sherwood Park. Nature-lovers never fail to drop by Tatum’s Garden every time they are in the city. If you are planning to go on an adventure on this side of the US, here is a list of the best Airbnbs in Salinas, CA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. The Mortensen Ranch (from USD 200)

Welcome to The Mortensen Ranch, a one-bedroom farm situated in the middle of the Salinas Valley. Cozy and private, this home promises a serene vacation for you. Sit back and relax in the patio and garden or cook some delicious meals in the barbeque. There is also a lavender field that you can frolic around in. The kitchenette has a microwave and a hot plate for your dining needs.

Finally, the home is close to many of Salinas’ attractions like the National Steinbeck Museum and Laguna Seca Raceway.

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Salinas, California, United States
11.21 km (7.0 mi) from Toro Park
695 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pretty view and so cozy
even the little things like the bathroom rug and the coffee maker were really nice
super unique and awesome space great hospitality good wifi and lots of coffee
cute and comfortable cottage on an incredible farm
super comfortable and clean with so many amenities available
the space itself was clean efficient and well thought out
delightfully charming place super clean and amazing comfy bed
very quiet comfortable and clean
an amazing farm and hospitality very clean and had everything we needed
this place is fantastic amazing scenery very clean hosts were very hospitable and kind
the most accommodating hosts beautiful property
chris and tina are great host and made us feel comfortable and at home
i would highly recommend staying here tina was an awesome host
tina is very friendly and full of helpful suggestions for visiting the area
chris and tina are excellent hosts and made our stay so special
good location to get to pinnacles and downtown salinas
the location was breathtaking and homey
the location was beautiful and very relaxing
very central location to explore the redwoods coastline and pinnacles np
such a beautiful spot in an incredible location - such a beautiful property
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2. Cozy tiny house with complementary aquarium tickets (from USD 155)

This two-bedroom tiny house welcomes you to Salinas. Able to accommodate up to four people, this home not only promises you a relaxing stay but also a water-themed welcome to your vacation. The home features a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your dining needs. There is also WiFi, space heaters, and electric blankets for your comfort and convenience. Pets are also allowed to be brought to the premises. And finally, the host offers you two free Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets at any date during your stay.

Located in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood, the home is only a walking distance away from old town Salinas, the local library, and many other attractions.

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Salinas, California, United States
7.9 km (5.0 mi) from Toro Park
274 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
better wifi than i had at home
the space is very cozy and the bed is super comfortable
the bed is quite comfortable
cleanliness was definitely an issue
keith’s place was clean organized stylish well equipped with heaters towels etc
highly appreciated my time here very clean and orderly
so clean and stayed cozy warm with the space heaters they have for both rooms
great place to spend a night on the road very comfortable and clean
amazing host's and definitely very communicative
i’ll definitely be using it again the owners were quick to respond and nice
great spot for the night clean and comfortable quick responses from the host
great room perfect for the price and the location in salinas was ideal
it was a perfect location for my visit to big sur and pinnacles national park
great value and good location
this little place was comfortable and cute
a beautiful quaint place to stay in a lovely neighborhood
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3. Fabulous ranch-style home (from USD 171)

If your target destination in California is Monterey Bay, then this stunning home in Salinas is a good option for you. It is within a short drive from the gorgeous natural wonder. It boasts a charming ranch-style home that is well-curated and has a relaxing atmosphere. Three bedrooms can be shared by up to six guests. There’s also a fabulous private bathroom with a shower facility, granite countertops, and basic toilet essentials. The kitchen is a wonderland for culinary enthusiasts as it is spacious, modern, and has a sleek rustic styling. The living space is just as cozy and roomy.

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Salinas, California, United States
8.63 km (5.4 mi) from Toro Park
154 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
clean and updated home in a quiet neighborhood
the house is very nice super clean and well designed
the place is very cute and clean
home is very clean and stylish and cozy
alfredo and stephanie were great hosts
great hosts that are very helpful accommodating and immediately responded to any questions we had
stephanie was very friendly and responsive to everything we needed
this place was great and so centrally located
neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful
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4. Trendy and cozy renovated RV (from USD 46)

One of the unique stays in Salinas is this renovated RV hosted by Enrique. With how luxurious this living space was decorated, you might never guess that it was ever a camper! The kitchen is sleek and modern, with a reliable stove and ventilation. There’s a nice dinette space and a stylish bathroom too.

Built with style in mind, this modern farmhouse-inspired rental also boasts a queen bed that can cozily sleep two guests. Wi-Fi and parking are also included in your booking. The RV is located in a residential property but complete privacy is guaranteed!

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Salinas, California, United States
9.84 km (6.2 mi) from Toro Park
454 reviews   Wifi Available
Camper/RV 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rv is incredibly cute and comfortable with a good amount of space
the space is well decorated comfortable and yes- it's a camper so it's small
this luxury rv was incredibly comfortable and gave us a wonderful respite away from home
i appreciated how clean it was
it was very clean and fits the description
very nice place everything clean and good communication with the host
this place is amazing- everything's clean pretty and enrique is great with any problems if they arise
great host and great place
the host was very helpful and incredibly polite
host was pretty communicative flexible and helpful
enrique was so communicative and helpful the entire time
enrique was so easy to communicate with so kind so accommodating and so welcoming
loved this such a unique stay in an awesome location
great spot very close to some great hikes and breweries
cute little coffee maker and mugs to start your day
it's a cute trailer parked in a driveway of a nice family's home
great place to stay and relax after a long journey
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5. Enchanting retreat with a lovely garden (from USD 55)

This laid-back Salinas Airbnb is ideal for tourists who like being one with nature. Its rustic interiors complement its serene and enchanting surroundings. There are lots of greens and flora outside for you to marvel at any time of the day. Inside, you see modern furnishings in minimalist stylings. It houses a comfortable bedroom and a private bathroom that is very much ideal for couples on a romantic getaway or best buds. Additionally, there’s a kitchenette that guests have access to, and there are lots of outdoor seating in the garden. A barbecue is also set up outside for added features.

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Salinas, California, United States
7.28 km (4.6 mi) from Toro Park
886 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fake fireplace kept the room warm and the amenities were awesome
they even provided snacks and coffee the heater that looked like a fireplace was adorable
the garden view is to die for and the bed was super comfortable
the bed was luxurious beyond comfortable with high quality linens
the room was beautiful and cozy
very clean and welcoming
bed was clean and comfortable
very quiet and clean retreat
its was super clean and organized
everything was very clean would definitely stay here again
the hosts were super responsive too
the hosts were kind welcoming and respected our privacy
the hosts were very nice and welcoming
ted & edith were excellent hosts
great place great host
close enough to perfection that simple
love that everything was close distance
first off great location near so many cool beaches
the bed was wonderful and location is good
beautiful quiet location slept like a baby
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6. Homey stay close to Salinas City Center

Looking for a cozy accommodation near downtown Salinas? If so, this comfy cottage might pique your interest. It nestles within close proximity to the heart of the city, providing guests easy access to different attractions and local shops in Salinas. Fabulous restaurants are a short walk away. This Airbnb is a studio-type accommodation with a homey bedroom and a private bathroom. There’s also a living space where you can chill during lazy hours and a kitchen with a small dining table for two. Plus, it has a cute vanity area that you’ll love.

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Salinas, California, United States
7.88 km (4.9 mi) from Toro Park
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very quiet and amenities were appreciated (breakfast stuff)
there are bathrobes in the closet and the room is adorable
a really cozy cottage with a really comfortable bed and nice amenities (fancy soaps and keurig)
and the bed was super comfy
diana is a great host and has a comfortable quaint and complete little house to stay in
extremely clean and convenient would stay again
diana's place is clean quiet and convenient
diana's place was so clean and cozy it had a very warm homey feel to it
it was very clean had a workable kitchen (which we didn't use much) and a comfortable bed
the accommodations are clean cozy and well cared for
diana was an excellent host
she was also a super nice host easy to reach and communicate with
diana is a fabulous host
diana and vato were very gracious hosts
diana is very friendly and helpful
the place and location was wonderful
great location for visiting the monterey area
a wonderful place to stay close enough to monterey to visit daily
i found the walk to transit pleasant
the location is convenient to downtown secure and she ensures that there are safety measures in place
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7. Modern studio-type accommodation for two (from USD 96)

Another excellent choice for a pair of tourists looking for a delightful place to stay in Salinas is this affordable, simple, and convenient home. It is a lovely studio-type haven in a quiet neighborhood that is close to Oldtown Salinas. This part of the city boasts exceptional dining spots, nightspots, local shops, and other well-visited business establishments. It is packed with creature comforts, a spacious living area, a dining area that can be used as a workspace, and a kitchen complete with cooking essentials. Plus, the bathroom is fabulously decorated with a stunning shower facility and is stacked with basic essentials.

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Salinas, California, United States
7.84 km (4.9 mi) from Toro Park
487 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice touch for usb charging outlet and coffee machine
the bed was comfortable and there were several thoughtful amenities available
it was even cuter than the photos very cozy and homey
a spacious studio very clean well decorated all amenities including heater for cold night
the bed was perfect sheets out of this world soft as down feathers
very clean and cozy space
very clean bed and shower
very clean and comfortable
the place was spotless cozy and sparkling clean
super clean comfortable and very privat
also the owners were also really nice
our hosts met us on arrival friendly welcoming chat
extremely welcoming hosts and a very cozy little home
amazing host and an amazing stay
darren and ligia were very kind hosts
it's close to a fun festive downtown
main street is really cute
a short drive away from monterey this place is a great value
a great alternative location to overpriced monterey with easy access to all the other places in the area
excellent location a few blocks from old town salinas
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8. Lovely camper with home-like features (from USD 60)

Book this captivating Airbnb camper accommodation and get the value for your money. It is fully furnished, has a homey ambiance, and packed with amenities that will make you want to extend your vacation in the city. Plus, it is very affordable. Two guests are welcome to share the space. This abode features a lovely sleeping area with tons of storage spaces, a little dinette with a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, and a sparklingly clean bathroom. On top of those, WiFi is accessible in this humble home.

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Salinas, California, United States
8.8 km (5.5 mi) from Toro Park
256 reviews   Wifi Available
Camper/RV 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tiny rv bathroom was well-equipped (extra tp beautiful towels)
also very nice that there is a bathroom right in the camper
they provide a clean area to eat comfortable and come back to after a day of adventure
diego’s place was clean thoughtfully decorated and exactly as described on the posting
i was very happy with the location and cleanliness of the cozy retreat
my priorities were easy/close access to my car inexpensive safe and clean all of which were met
it was super cozy and comfy and clean
he answers really quick and very helpful
he was responsive helpful and polite
the location was very safe and close to grocery stores when we needed to make a run
loved the aesthetic and location
this cute airbnb was perfect for my day stay in salinas it’s location was great
also the location was convenient and close to downtown salinas which has some nice restaurants
the rv is situated in a calm and quiet neighborhood which we also enjoyed
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9. Superb cottage with hot tub access (from USD 250)

This lovely little vacation rental guarantees a fabulous experience. It offers creature comforts. It might look small, but it can accommodate up to four guests. This home has a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom, a chic living area with lots of natural light, a modern kitchen, a dining space, and a patio with gorgeous outdoor seating. In addition, guests have access to a delightful hot tub, barbecue facilities, a relaxing sun deck, and parking space.

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Salinas, California, United States
11.09 km (6.9 mi) from Toro Park
555 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall good wifi did not work
it was comfortable with nice amenities available
there were fresh lavender bundles in the kitchen and bathroom
the space is cozy but we fit 4 people comfortably
place was sparkling clean and full kitchen and amenities were perfect for our stay
interior - very clean on arrival
chris and tina's place was very clean and quiet
it was very clean and had everything we needed
sparkling clean hot tub was a nice perk
our room was very clean and welcoming
the host was really nice
the host and owner were available and very helpful
thank you again for being such great hosts
they were also really helpful with recommendations
tina showed us around the property was extraordinarily kind and gracious
pros:location - this unit is perfectly located to the monterey bay area and pinnacles national park
great location as i was visiting the monterey area
it's close to wineries and great for star gazing
the location was perfect for exploring the monterey peninsula and the surrounding area
if you are looking for a wonderfully unique location look no further
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10. Gorgeous residence in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 251)

If you value your privacy and like a quiet environment, this home begs for attention. It is a fully furnished home in a serene neighborhood with lots of family-friendly provisions, such as playgrounds, parks, and nearby local shops. This Airbnb is perfect for families of up to eight members. Parties and get-togethers are not allowed to maintain the peacefulness of the surroundings. In terms of amenities, this abode has three bedrooms and two bathrooms - one master bathroom and one guest bathroom with a bathtub, as well as a modern kitchen, a fabulous dining area, and a relaxing living space.

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Salinas, California, United States
13.53 km (8.5 mi) from Toro Park
461 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities even had cribs and toddler bed perfect for our little one
second living room provided a comfortable bed for 7th person
we had a very comfortable stay here
the beds and pillow were very comfortable
very spacious and comfortable house with a fantastic kitchen to cook in
very clean and spacious place
very clean perfect for a family good communication
nice clean easy to get to
the house is clean and well maintained
this place is clean and comfortable
liangliang was also a pleasant host with quick responses
liangliang was a great host
liangliang is a great host and always responded very quickly
liangliang is always very responsive and attentive
the owner was quick to respond and helpful
great location and very close to shopping in salinas
good location for pinnacles and monterey
the location is a bit out of the way but in a good neighborhood
house is super cute and close to many restaurants supermarkets etc
great place to stay and typically 25 minutes away from the beach
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11. Superb vacation rental for up to 10 guests (from USD 290)

Nestled in South Salinas, this beautiful home is perfect for families on a weekend getaway in the city. It houses three charming bedrooms and two bathrooms. Up to 10 guests can check-in. The kitchen is well equipped with upscale appliances and cookware, and the dining table is huge enough for nine people. The living space features comfortable leather couch seating, a flat-screen TV, and a fireplace. The cherry on top is its location. The property is close to supermarkets, local stores, and dining spots.

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Salinas, California, United States
7.26 km (4.6 mi) from Toro Park
242 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house was sparkling clean and had all the needed amenities for a comfortable hassle free stay
there is a new washer and dryer and there was laundry detergent which was very helpful
everything was clean and tidy
very clean and spacious
super clean good beds and sofas
the house is clean and elegant
residence was very clean and organized
the host is very kind
host was very attentive and helpful
the host is very helpful and responsive
jianping was a great host that communicated well with us throughout the entire trip
jianping is an excellent host and responds very quick to any questions
beautiful home and close to all major stores
we all love the place very well
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12. Renovated 1950s military housing

The Lieutenants Quarters, or often called The LQ, is a single-bedroom guesthouse hosted by Jaimee. Formerly a local military housing, the home was overhauled in 2019 and now accepts vacation stays for three people. There’s a queen bed and a queen-sized pullout sofa to accommodate all guests.

The spaces are small but the amenities are well-equipped such as the kitchen and the bathroom. The main living area also has a corner dining room. This rental is a short driving distance to all the region has to offer!

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Salinas, California, United States
8.65 km (5.4 mi) from Toro Park
240 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my favorite amenities were the mini kitchen the extra bed on the couch and the huge closet
very cozy and pleasant with all the basic amenities you need for a nice stay
clean quiet and very comfortable
the place is nicely decorated cleanliness was outstanding
the place was clean and quiet
the place was clean and quaint
very clean and has everything you need
the hosts are very inviting and kind
the hosts are great and respond quickly
the host really leave you alone which is great if you like the extra privacy
jaimee was a responsive host and provided all the necessary information for our stay
great stay awesome host what’ s left to say ? would book again
really cute place in a nice area
we also liked that is close to old town salinas
get place to stay cery good location for the price
super easy to find and the location wasn't too far off the freeway
easy walk to old town - great places to eat
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13. Chic dwelling with a contemporary decor

This lovely little casita is a perfect sanctuary. It features a stunning chic interior with contemporary decor and gorgeous hardwood flooring. It has a delightfully cool and airy ambiance, highlighted by the pastel-colored furniture. This house for rent in Salinas is connected to the main house of the owner. Guests have a beautiful minimalist sleeping area with a queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with a bathtub, and a little work desk. Also, they have access to functional kitchen appliances and a cute dining table for two.

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Salinas, California, United States
10.41 km (6.5 mi) from Toro Park
247 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed strong wifi great toughtful touches to the place (water cookies tea coffee)
the bed was super comfy and the place is dead quiet we had a lovely stay
the bed is comfortable
it was a nice quiet room
super clean and comfortable
eriks place was sparkling clean and cozy
the unit was sparkling clean
clean and all new very quiet
wonderful space that was clean and tidy
erik was a great host
easy to communicate with host
erick was nothing short of hospitable kind and thoughtful
) but he was quick to respond and very helpful
highly recommendable very clean place with a great host who quickly responds to your questions/inquiries
it was a perfect location for what i came to do in the area
awesome place just half an hour away from the monterey bay aquarium
was perfect for a short trip to monterey bay i highly recommend erik’s place
great place for the price
good place to stay if ever in area
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14. Simple Bohemian-inspired home for six guests

Boasting a superb minimalist Bohemian-inspired interior, complemented by gorgeous hardwood flooring and well-curated decor, this Salinas vacation rental is perfect for adventurous and laid-back guests. Up to six guests are welcome in this sweet haven that has two bedrooms and a private bathroom. The living area is spacious and has lounge seating that can also be used as another sleeping setup. More so, it has a well-equipped kitchen with a dining table for four. On top of these, this accommodation is located close to the highways in South Salinas, keeping you connected to most nearby attractions.

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Salinas, California, United States
8.52 km (5.3 mi) from Toro Park
238 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated all of the amenities especially in the kitchen
also the couch is awesomely comfortable i’m curious to know where they got it
thank you for hosting us btw the wifi speed is insanely good
the space was lovely with a nice kitchen for your cooking needs
the beds were very comfortable to sleep in
clean and quiet place
clean cozy charming
very clean and stylish old school house
the rooms are very clean
quick communication easy check-in very clean
host took care of everything that was needed and more
jaimee was very gracious and attentive to our needs
jaimee was very responsive and was kind enough to lend us a high chair
however when we asked the hosts they very graciously let us check in a couple hours early
warm shower and the location was perfect
very charming place within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants
the neighborhood is great quiet and peaceful
the location is top for exploration of monterey carmel santa cruz and san jose
great place not much to do in salinas but the is a great location for accessing carmel+monterey
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Enjoy your stay in Salinas

Salinas is a beautiful city with lots to offer. Its thriving agricultural industry attracts culinary enthusiasts from all over the country. Adventure-seekers also love this side of the US for its gorgeous natural wonders, including the Monterey Bay. If you wish to see what’s in store for you in this gorgeous city, use this list of Airbnbs for a restful holiday!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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