Philadelphia Among Best Airbnb Destinations for Labor Day
Airbnb has named Philadelphia one of the hottest Labor Day weekend destinations around the world, citing the Made in America festival as a big draw for travelers.
The number of home searches in Philadelphia for the first weekend of September increased by more than 150%, making the city the third most popular destination for the holiday weekend.
The company said large and medium-sized cities are all the rage this year after many cities host big events for the first time since the pandemic began.
In Philadelphia, Made in America is expected to draw crowds of 50,000 to 60,000 people. Organizers announced the return of the September 4-5 event to Benjamin Franklin Drive earlier this year.
Despite the recent severe flooding in the city, Mayor Jim Kenney said the concert was still underway for the holiday weekend.
The Schuylkill River, which runs behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the concert stage is located, was inundated after the storm and reached almost historic levels.
Construction of the stage and concert grounds was delayed slightly due to the weather, but Kenney confirmed on Friday that the show would continue.
City officials said spectators should use public transportation to get to the concert, as most SEPTA services are operational.
Philadelphia was also named among the the best destinations for long weekends for the fall.
The vacation rental company said it hit its biggest rental night in the United States a few weeks ago, and its biggest night in the world since the pandemic began with more than four million guests staying on Airbnb.
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