Airbnb fall travel: Columbus, Lexington among most popular cities

2022-08-31 08:01:23 By : Mr. Huo mac

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, the last hurrah of summer and often a last chance to squeeze in a trip before school, work and other responsibilities kick in.

Airbnb agrees it's typically a busy travel weekend, noting that Sept. 4, 2021, was the date with the largest number of check-ins at Airbnb rentals at U.S. destinations. According to the homestay and vacation rental company, hosts that weekend made more than $300 million combined, with the median host payout of nearly $750.

As we head into Labor Day, Airbnb compiled a list of the top trending cities for travelers, based on the most nights booked for a long weekend. Perhaps surprisingly, Columbus topped that list, along with Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; and North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A recent search of Airbnb listings in Columbus over Labor Day weekend shows a number of properties still available to rent at various price points, from a private room for $37 a night to an entire three-bedroom "smart house" for $1,128 a night.

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After Labor Day, fall still beckons travelers with everything from football to leaf-peeping. Lexington, Kentucky, was among the top destinations in the U.S. for upcoming fall travel, based on nights booked. Ocean City, New Jersey, topped the list, with Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Oxford, Mississippi, also earning high mentions.