The Top Cities to Book an Airbnb
Airbnb has taken the vacation rental industry by storm over the past decade, so much so that it now rivals even the most established hotels. Thanks to the hospitable nature of thousands of hosts, today the platform offers over 5 million places to stay in 81,000 cities spread across the globe. From renting a luxury beachside villa to sleeping in a prairie wagon and glamping, there are endless options to suit all tastes and budgets. What makes all of them special is the effort made by the hosts to guarantee you have an authentic visit to their hometown.
For the Best Hospitality in the USA
Bookstores and coffeehouses, hipsters, food trucks and microbreweries; there’s so much to like about Portland. If you're here to eat then chow down on delicious treats at 600-plus food trucks and sip on craft beers at over 50 breweries. Prefer to be outside? There’s mountains, parks, rivers and waterfalls a stone’s throw from downtown. According to data collected by IPX1031, Portland ranks highest for the best hosts in the U.S., with 57% of the city's Airbnb hosts classified as Superhosts, or "hosts that go above and beyond to create the best experience possible for renters." Plus, with an average Airbnb cost of $108 a night, you'll get some of the best bang for you buck. Check out the city’s Airbnb Experiences for some more inspiration, whether it be a beer tour, horseback ride or introduction to fire survival.
The streets of Music City beat to the infectious sounds of bluegrass, country, honky-tonk and jazz. You could be exploring legendary concerts venues, such as the Grand Ole Opry and Station Inn, when staying in this fun-loving city. Whether you want to be close to all the action of Music Row or find respite away from the crowds at a countryside cottage, almost everything is possible here. Airbnbs in this city might be a bit pricier depending on where you stay, but you'll get the southern charm treatment by booking with the city's many Superhosts.
When traveling along Route 66 be sure to book a night or two in Amarillo. Hosts here will be happy to sing the city’s praises and tell you why it’s the most important town on the iconic U.S. road trip. There’s less than 200 homes available so you’ll want to reserve in advance to avoid missing out on being a short hop from the Cadillac Ranch, the artsy Downtown Historic District and The Big Texan Steak Ranch.
Heading to the Big Apple? Make a pivot and head north to Buffalo instead. With Airbnbs averaging $98 a night with plenty of Superhosts, this East Coast gem packs a real punch. Tour structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself before stopping into the famed Buffalo Zoo. Spend the morning exploring the exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or head straight to Niagara Falls to admire the gushing natural phenomenon.
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For the Widest Selection Worldwide
With iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, England’s cosmopolitan capital city needs no introduction. London is presently the world leader for listings on Airbnb with a whopping 64,000 active homes. There’s also hundreds of lovely Londoners willing to take you on art walks, bike rides, pub crawls and shopping excursions. These London Experiences should tempt you into a fantastic vacation.
Hotel bills can soon make your stay in the Ville des Lumières an expensive one, which is why Paris’s 47,000-plus listings are so popular. Think of that as extra cash you can put towards visiting the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and flea markets of Montmartre. You could also put it toward one of many Experiences, including a concert at a secret jazz club, croissant-baking course and champagne tasting.
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Ever imagine waking up to views of Ipanema or watching the sunset over Christ the Redeemer? You can do just that with Rio’s 29,000 listings. Get in touch with a local Carioca and set off on a hike to a secret beach, learn to dance samba, practice capoeira or simple sip on caipirinhas beachside. If that isn’t enough to lure you then throw Copacabana Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain into the mix.
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