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Thinking of buying a getaway property? An astrologer has just the place.
There’s nothing like a vacation to help melt away the stress of everyday life. While it’s nice to hop on a plane to an exotic new location, there’s something extra relaxing about escaping to your own personal sanctuary. And with more people embracing flexible work, the interest in owning a getaway property has never been greater. We spoke with Best Life’s resident astrologer to get all the details on which U.S. destination is the perfect place to purchase your own little slice of paradise. Keep reading to learn the city you should have a vacation home in, based on your zodiac sign.
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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Fiery, fun, and always down to have a good time, Aries like to be where the action is. While some people feel overwhelmed by the high-energy, hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, you actually find it quite enjoyable. If you’re not moving a thousand miles a minute or working on a dozen projects at once, you’ll start to feel restless. So, your getaway must have its own buzz-worthy social scene.
For the pleasure-seeker of the zodiac, what better spot to purchase a vacation home than just outside Sin City? North Las Vegas, Nevada has everything you love about Vegas at a fraction of the cost. With gorgeous natural views, a fabulous food scene, flashy casinos, and all-night entertainment, you might not even see the bright lights of the Vegas strip.
Tauruses are sensible and grounded people. As an earth sign, you know that rushing into things leads to mistakes. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve totally lost your sense of adventure. In fact, when it comes to the finer things in life, you don’t mind splurging a little if it means getting exactly what you want. For you, all good decisions take time, effort, and planning.
The ideal place for your vacation home only needs a few things: good food, good company, and privacy. That’s why the gorgeous community of Lake Anna, Virginia is sure to pique your interest. The large freshwater lake is surrounded by beaches, bike rides, and museums—ensuring you have plenty to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon. It also has a buzzing beer and wine scene you won’t want to miss.
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As the social butterfly of the zodiac, you like variety in life. Putting down roots can be hard for you, Gemini, but that’s only because you love the freedom that comes with being able to pack up a bag and travel. So, you’ll really need some convincing to make a big purchase like a vacation home.
Luckily, Cape May, New Jersey has everything you could need and more. Tucked away on the coast, this oasis is equal parts small-town charm and thrill-seeking adventure. From the water sports scene that includes kayaking and paddle boarding to a free county park and zoo to tons of historic homes and businesses, you’ll never find yourself bored in this quaint seashore town.
Sweet and sentimental, you don’t tend to stray too far from where you put your roots down, Cancer. Your water sign energy makes you nostalgic for all your favorite places and people, which means you’re quite the homebody. Your ideal vacation home needs to feel just as lived-in and relaxing as your primary residence, and it certainly doesn’t hurt if there’s water nearby.
It makes sense that you’d find a town full of southern hospitality and charm comfortable. Known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet is a historic fishing village full of cozy vibes and delicious food. You’ll love all the free public parks this town has to offer, as well as the gorgeous coastal preserves and pristine beaches. And did we mention the avid bird-watching community here? Trust us, you’ll be finding friends (and new hobbies) in no time.
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Of course, everyone knows you love to party, Leo, but there’s more to you than all-night dance-offs. Caring, hospitable, and warm, you’re known for your ability to turn any gathering into a good time. While you love the adventure of a night out with friends, you’re just as content to spend your afternoons doing something relaxing with your loved ones. So, you need a vacation home somewhere that has the best of both worlds.
Gulf Shores, Alabama has become a popular destination for spring breakers over the years, but this coastal beach town has a variety of attractions you can enjoy in both the on- and off-season. From parasailing through turquoise waters to taking a majestic dolphin cruise, you’ll never find yourself bored with this lively little hot spot.
People don’t tend to associate Virgo with a sense of adventure, but they’re wrong. Just because your idea of unwinding might look a bit different doesn’t mean you don’t like to have a good time. Your earth sign energy gives you a lot of patience and practicality that other signs lack, which is why you’re so particular and need a vacation home that gives you the chance to get some serious rest and relaxation.
Saugatuck, Michigan is an offbeat vacation spot suitable for couples, families, and solo travelers. This hidden gem of a town features plenty of gorgeous nature reserves, unique boutiques and shopping experiences, historic riverboat cruises, and even fresh berry picking in the spring. Be warned, Virgo, once you settle into this lakefront community, you might never want to leave!
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Libras are extremely agreeable and easy-going. Equal parts ambitious and outgoing, you’re the kind of person who wants to have their cake and eat it too. Since you’re the sign of the scales and a lover of all things harmonious and balanced, your vacation spot needs to have it all, from nightlife to nature and beyond.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, so why not settle down and unwind in the Lone Star State for a bit? Galveston is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas that features miles of wonderful white sandy beaches, beautifully restored historic districts, and a cruise port if you decide you need a vacation from your vacation.
Scorpios are imaginative and intelligent and have an intense fearlessness . You’re very sensitive to the environment and people around you, and though you’re a water sign, there’s a deep fire that burns hot under your cool and calm surface. As a result, the ideal vacation for you is likely a solo spot where you can soak up everything around you.
While some might find the hot desert air and perpetual sunshine of Phoenix, Arizona too suffocating for a vacation, you’ll love how many secret and secluded spots there are to uncover. Though you’ll enjoy lounging at your place, there’s plenty to do around the area, including heart-pumping outdoor adventures like riding dune buggies and exploring the local art scene.
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Young, wild, and free, Sagittarians have a reputation for being the world travelers of the zodiac. You often follow whatever new interest, hobby, career, or person seems the most interesting at the time. For you, the ideal place to have a vacation home will feel just as electric as any crowded marketplace you’ve been to abroad and have plenty of activities to keep you entertained.
The famous Jersey Shore town of Asbury Park is a budding vacation destination full of different cultures and interesting history. Not to mention there are attractions like a pinball museum and famous music venues (where Bruce Springsteen is known to drop by!) to ensure you’re always having a good time.
When was the last time you even took a vacation, Capricorn? It might be stereotypical to harp on how much work you do, but even the CEO of the zodiac needs some time to recoup. You need a vacation spot that forces you to unplug, which is what makes the stunning natural landscapes of eastern Pennsylvania the perfect choice for you.
The Poconos are nestled among the natural beauty of the mountains and offer year-round fun and endless activities. You’ll really find your zen in an isolated vacation cabin on your own private lot. With fresh snow-covered mountains in the winter and intoxicating summer nights watching the fireflies float by, you may never need to leave your home.
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Aquarians are rebellious and carefree. As an air sign who likes to look at things differently, you enjoy meeting new people and engaging in the local customs of wherever you are. Still, your need to be unique means you won’t be satisfied with just any old vacation spot. You need to move somewhere that will put you right in between the great outdoors and the heart of the city.
California’s Temecula Valley has so many exciting things to do, including wine-tasting tours, equestrian day camps, hot-air ballooning, swimming with exotic animals, and more. One thing is for sure, you’ll always come back from your vacation home with wild and wonderful stories that even your closest friends won’t believe until they experience it themselves.
Pisces go with the flow, always looking at things with an open heart before making any judgments. As a water sign, you follow your gut, which can lead some to call you dreamy (or even delusional at times). Still, the idea of living an inauthentic life seems like the worst thing you could do. And all that dream chasing means you’ll need somewhere to chill out and rest—and bury your toes in the sand.
Key West, Florida is famous for its warm and sunny weather, beautiful beaches, thriving brunch scene, and many historic attractions. Plus, the Key West Butterfly Gardens and Dry Tortugas National Park will give you the dose of nature that you can’t live without.
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