Top 10 Airbnb Travel Trends for July 4th Weekend
Summer officially starts this week, and people just like you and me have already switched to summer mode, and are planning getaways for the summer season. Just last week my wife and I spent some time reviewing possible locations and ultimately decided on a tropical getaway this year.
So, with many Americans scheduling their yearly trek to anywhere, the folks at Airbnb took a look at where all of their users are headed for Independence Day weekend in 2023, and they discovered some interesting trends in their research.
Apparently, we just want to go somewhere, anywhere, we just want to travel and get out of town. According to Airbnb data, searches in 2023 for stays over the July 4th weekend saw a significant jump from last year. Also, family bookings are the largest share of overall nights reserved for the July 4th holiday period, as noted by the biggest homestay company.
They found that the most popular categories searched, and places booked within them for the holiday include “Amazing Pools,” “Rare Finds,” and not surprisingly, “Lake” and “Beach.”
As to where they’re headed, the answer is everywhere and anywhere. Bookings are up for places like Mykonos, Greece, and Florence and Sorrento in Italy and the Amalfi Coast, but also places you might not, like Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Lamberton, Minnesota will also see travelers, according to Airbnb, thanks to affordable options that offer a room for as little as $67 per night.
According to Airbnb here are the top trending destinations Americans are searching for on July 4th weekend:
- Cincinnati, OH
- Louisville, KY
- Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
- Mykonos, Greece
- Boulder, CO
- Amalfi, Italy
- Florence, Italy
- Sorrento, Italy
- Interlaken, Switzerland
- Panama City, FL
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