Summer is just around the corner, and we’re already feeling the itch to pack our bags and go somewhere new. While everyone you know might be heading to their go-to beach destinations, a bit of out-of-the-box thinking in your vacation planning can result in the trip of a lifetime. Now, thanks to Airbnb, we’ve got our sights set on some unexpected, up-and-coming vacation spots—and we’re ready to book our flight.
Airbnb has determined the trending summer vacation destinations based on the percentage growth of bookings as compared to this time last year. Some classic summer hot spots make the list (like South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach and Río Grande, Puerto Rico), but as a whole, it’s full of underrated places. Consider this a compelling reason to evade the crowds and book something unexpected.
Of course, whether you plan on traveling with family, friends, or by yourself, your ideal destination may vary. Luckily, Airbnb has grouped the trending vacation spots according to your travel posse, and we’ve found the prettiest Airbnbs in three top places. Find your perfect vacation totally sorted below.
If you’re chilling with the fam
Experiment with tiny home living in an airstream in the UK. Airbnb calls out Tobermory, Scotland, as a trending family-friendly destination, but this property in nearby Drimnin is worth traveling just a little further. Its views of the Sound of Mull will make you feel totally at peace—perfect for unplugging.
If you’re adventuring with friends
Nanjing, China, offers plenty of things to explore, from temples to hot springs. This chic apartment is just a short walk away from Huashen Lake, where you’ll definitely want to watch the sun set. Don’t leave without eating plenty of tangbao.
If you’re striking out on your own
Why not head on over to the French Riviera? Seaside Cassis, France, is booming in popularity among solo travelers. Just 40 minutes away, you can relax in this former designer’s Airbnb in Marseilles. Take some time to explore Calanques National Park and head to Cassis for the beaches.
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