Best Airbnbs for Stargazing: Vacation Rentals to See the Stars

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Let’s guess: you probably don’t see too many stars from your apartment window. With more and more urban skyscrapers rising every day (as well as increasing light pollution), it can be hard to appreciate – or even see! – the night sky in all its remarkable detail.

Luckily, there are countless places all over the United States ready to stargaze – and devoting an entire trip to gazing at the constellations is good for the soul. Of course, there are some things to consider if you’re looking for that memorable experience. Valerie Stimacauthor of Lonely Planet Dark Skies: a practical graphical interfacefrom Astrotourism, says that in addition to limited light pollution, ideal stargazing locations “provide unobstructed views of the night sky.”

Then there is the question of the house itself. “The best starry sky homes have designed outdoor lighting to make stargazing easier – hooded lights that only point down to the ground and can even be motion activated only (so they turn off once that you’ve set up for stargazing),” she adds.

To help you plan this incredible stargazing trip, we’ve spotted 18 easily bookable Airbnbs across the country that will guarantee you exceptional views of the celestial world after dark from here on little old Earth.

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