Are you planning your next adventure and looking for a way to truly experience where you're going without running into all of the tourist-y shenanigans? If so, boy do I have a surprise for you! Chances are you may already be using Airbnb to book a place to stay for a lower cost and more of a personal vibe for a "home away from home." That beings said, HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE EXPERIENCES OPTION when the different home options emerge on your screen?! Holy Toast. Guys. Once you do, your life will be changed forever.
"Airbnb Experiences," are truly an amazing way to integrate yourself with the culture of the place you are exploring, meet new friends that are possibly locals or from a completely different place in the world, and allow you to immerse yourself in something unique that you could never forget. Yes, some tourist attractions are necessary to see, but so many of options provided on Airbnb will make you feel like you're living a whole different life and are able to truly take in your new surroundings.
Whether you are interested in trying new foods, doing yoga in a brewery, learning how to sketch live models while eating dumplings in an underground art gallery/bar (I did this), taking surfing lessons, going on a haunted walking tour of the city, learn how to make coffee or chocolate in a castle, a sunset dip for two in a private hot spring, maybe even attending a private concert, or biking through the mountains, Airbnb experiences truly has everything you can ever imagine looking for. Each experience is created and ran by locals within the area that you are visiting, and they will be sure to give you the ultimate cultural experience and tips on where you can snag the best bite or where you should check out while you're in town.
The prices vary just as much as the experiences do depending on where you are going, but I assure you that they are 100% worth it! Each trip I've gone on, I've tried to at least squeeze one of these experiences in and I've never been disappointed. The time of the experience is included so you know how to plan the rest of your day. Also, more often than not, meals, drinks, and supplies (if it applies to what you are doing) are included in the price of attending. Really all you have to do is show up, ready to rock with a smile on your face.
Booking these experiences is just as, if not even easier, than booking a space to stay on Airbnb. You book for how many people are going, what dates are available for the experience, confirm your booking, and pay! That's all there is to it! If you're at all skeptical of the experience, or are wondering if it's worth it, please read the reviews written on the experience's page for a better idea if the event is right for you or not!
Just to give you an idea of what could be in store for you, here are a few snapshots of experiences from Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, Paris, Berlin, and Rio de Janeriro!
Among these, there are literally THOUSANDS of these experiences to choose from all around the world! From areas that range from Food & Drink, Concerts, Classes and Workshops, Entertainment, Arts, History, Nightlife, Nature, Music, Sports, Health & Wellness, Social Impact, Cooking Classes, and comedy shows, there's no doubt something will catch your eye and make your trip unforgettable!
If you'd like to give Airbnb Experiences a go for your next trip, follow the button below to see what could be in store for you!