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These are the 6 most popular cities in the US this summer, according to Airbnb

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As the world’s largest accommodation provider, Airbnb anticipates more than 300 million guests this year, which in itself is a huge number, but when you factor in the estimated 1.4 billion guests it has hosted since its inception, you can see how popular the booking platform is. has become

Downtown skyline and vintage slope in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at sunset

So far in 2023, Airbnb guests have already booked rentals in more than 72,000 cities and towns for stays this summer, with categories like national parks, iconic cities, amazing pools, and beach houses in the most demand right now. .

Despite its popularity around the world, Airbnb can come with some drawbacks.

Recently, the company has seen a backlash on social media with people complaining about high rates, unreasonable requests from hosts, and a lack of amenities compared to a hotel stay.

Airbnb website on laptop screen close up

While Airbnb was once a much cheaper option than a traditional hotel stay, rising costs and demands have pushed prices up, and today the average stay is comparable to the price of a mid-range hotel. , often with fewer services and more rules.

Despite its downsides, Airbnb shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and the millions of users who stay at properties around the world tend to remain loyal to them. The United States is the largest market for Airbnb users, and bookings are up across the board.

The following US cities are the most wanted Airbnb home destinations, based on user searches in Q1 2023.

1.Louisville, Kentucky

Selected by Airbnb as the top trending destination in the US this year, Louisville is having a moment with travelers.

Known for hosting the Kentucky Derby, the city is gaining popularity among those looking for a lesser-known American city with unique attractions and great weather.

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Street view in downtown Louisville - LOUISVILLE.  KENTUCKY

2. Laconia, New Hampshire

Popular for summer tourism, this quaint New Hampshire town is well known for its proximity to the ever-popular Lake Winnipesaukee.

As one of many great lakeside towns across the country to relax in during the summer, Lakonia is also home to Lakonia Motorcycle Week, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer.

View of boats in Paugus Bay, at Weirs Beach, Laconia, New Hampshire.

3. Lexington, Kentucky

The third most popular city in the United States for Airbnb this summer brings us back to the state of Kentucky. Lexington is popular with travelers due to its many breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping areas, and other tourist attractions.

Lexington is also known as the Horse Capital of the World, and many flock here in the summer to watch races and purchase top-tier Thoroughbreds at the horse sales that are held.

A view of the historic buildings on Short Street in Lexington during the golden hour

4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

While many associate this northeastern city with soccer and factories, the reality is that Steel City has now become a major tourist attraction for many reasons.

Travel and Leisure magazine named it one of its top 50 international destinations last year, and as the fourth most booked American city on Airbnb for summer 2023, it seems people are itching to visit.

Many may come for the city’s famous Picklefest or to catch a baseball game, but no matter the reason, Pittsburgh seems to have a busy summer travel season.

pittsburgh skyline at sunset with yellow bridge

5. Panama City, Florida

With more than 27 miles of powdery white sand beaches to enjoy and a few state parks, Panama City offers plenty of opportunities to get out into nature this summer. Many lists have placed Panama City Beach as one of the top beach destinations for the US, and Airbnb bookings are active for this hotspot.

While sargassum can spoil any beach activity, don’t worry, as there are plenty of other ways to spend your days here.

Panama City Beach, Florida, view of Front Beach Road

6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In early 2020, Milwaukee was named the world’s most up-and-coming destination by Airbnb. While that may not have happened as expected due to the pandemic, it looks like the city might finally have its moment.

As one of the most German cities in America, Milwaukee is home to the largest German festival in North America. With common nicknames like German Athens, Cream City, and Brew Town, Milwaukee is winning people over with its charm.

Downtown skyline with buildings along the Milwaukee River, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rounding out the top 10 most searched cities in the US for Airbnb rentals, we have:

  • 7. Surf City, New Jersey
  • 8. Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
  • 9. Kansas City, Missouri
  • 10. North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

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