A new Hotels.com contest offers the chance to get paid to travel to beaches across the United States.
The “Retro Beach Motelier” prize includes $10,000 for transportation to the “Top 10 Retro Beach Motels” and $5,000 for expenses during the trip, according to the contest website.
The winner will also receive vintage beach gear, including a solar-powered AM/FM radio, striped umbrellas, and a retro Polaroid camera to document the trip “for future generations.”
To enter, applicants must complete a brief questionnaire by midnight on August 5. In addition to basic information such as name, email address and Instagram handle, the app also includes questions such as “If you traveled to the 50s, who would you spend your beach vacation with? ?”
Applicants must be at least 21 years old to be eligible and winners will be selected on August 12.
The Vagabond Hotel in Miami and the Pearl Hotel in San Diego are included in the itinerary’s 10 boutique beach motels, along with other locations on Hotels.com’s ranking of the best retro beach motels.
Hotels.com spokeswoman Melissa Dohmen said in a press release that the competition was designed to “prove that beach motels can be just as luxurious” as upscale all-inclusive resorts.
“These timeless motels are not only budget-friendly, they will literally and figuratively transport beachgoers back in time to truly disconnect and relax,” Dohmen said in the release.