These Are the Top 10 Destinations to Travel to This Summer, According to Airbnb
Get up and go with these trendy travel destinations for summer.
With Summer Fridays on our mind along with the sudden desire for ice-cold rosé (served poolside, no less), the countdown to Memorial Day is officially on. To welcome the inevitable onset of warmer months, Airbnb released their definitive ranking of must-see summer travel destinations, and from the looks of it, their list will inspire you to get up and go.
Based off of internal Airbnb bookings data, the report details exactly where travelers intend on visiting this summer season. Most of the far-flung locales focus on nature, with sites like the mountainous region of Bragg Creek, Canada spiking in search popularity. Two separate sites in China cracked Airbnb's list of top ten destinations, along with South Korea's coastal city of Yeosu. The data also shows an increased interest in island exploration, with Puerto Rico snagging three of ten total spots on the list.
As for the top trending destination overall, that title went to the city of Valenciennes—a commune in northern France that's situated on the scenic Scheldt River just shy of the Belgian border.
Unsure of exactly where you should visit before your vacation days run out? Go off the grid with Airbnb's top global destinations as follows:
1. Valenciennes, France
2. Changsha, China
3. Matsudo, Japan
4. Marigot, St. Martin
5. Wuhan, China
6. Dorado, Puerto Rico
7. Vieques, Puerto Rico
8. Río Grande, Puerto Rico
9. Yeosu, South Korea
10. Bragg Creek, Canada
For travelers who plan to sightsee with their significant other, a top travel ranking exists for couples, too. Top trending destinations for duos include little-known cities like Munising, Michigan, along with locales in Argentina, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Below are the five international cities that have shown the highest percentage growth in bookings for groups of two:
1. Nanterre, France
2. Nanjing, China
3. Williams, Arizona
4. Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
5. South Uist, Scotland
Still unsure of where your passport will take you next? Brush up on Airbnb's picks for overall trending travel destinations in 2019 before you book.