ACL Fest: Here are the cities Airbnb says most guests come from

(NEXSTAR) – This weekend, the capital of Texas welcomes again the approximately 450,000 participants in the emblematic Austin City Limits Music Festival. The world attraction’s first weekend is scheduled for October 7-9, with the next taking place October 14-16.

The ACL’s financial impact on Austin is huge: The 2021 festival generated an estimated $369.1 million for the city, according to Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council. Local restaurants, hotels, and bars are seeing a surge in business every year, as are Airbnb hosts in the Austin area.

Airbnb, the short-term rental giant, says it welcomed more than 34,000 guests last year. This year, Airbnb says guests from all over will be filtering into the city. Here are the top 10 US cities where this weekend’s guests are coming from.

Top cities of origin for Airbnb guests this weekend:

10. The Paso



7. San Francisco

6. Chicago

5.Los Angeles

4. New York

3. San Antonio



“With the return of Austin City Limits this weekend, Austin is all the rage as travelers flock to town for the big music festival,” an Airbnb representative said in a statement.

The ACL takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday in Zilker Park in downtown Austin on both weekends.

Headliners this year include the Chicks, Lil Nas X, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Death Cab for Cutie. (Click here for the full range of ACLs.) More information about the festival, including ACL bag policies, is available on the Austin City Limits website.

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