Raleigh ranks second on Airbnb Labor Day Trending Cities
By Anna Beth Adcock and Lauren Kruchten | Photos courtesy of Airbnb
Raleigh nabbed Airbnb’s second-most trending US cities for Labor Day weekend. Here, some local Airbnbs to rent for a stay.
The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is known for this final mass exodus towards the coast. But, hear us out, why not skip the inevitable Labor Day weekend traffic and consider a stay close to the house?!
While it shouldn’t surprise us, we Raleighites – ahem, the city of oaks is the #6 best place to live in the country, according to US News & World Report, after all, our beautiful city was recently ranked the number two destination for travelers this Labor Day weekend by Airbnb (!). With the long weekend still a few weeks away, there is plenty of time to book local accommodation– or even become a host to earn some extra cash for the holidays. Here, we round up some of our top local Airbnb picks for the holidays. … Well, we would give this staycay five stars!
Want the Midtown life? This gated home in North Raleigh is perfect for families, two-legged or four-legged! Located minutes from local parks, trails (there’s public Greenway access half a mile away!), and free family-friendly activities — plus 20 minutes from downtown and seven minutes from North Hills — this Airbnb offers you the privacy of a quaint and quiet neighborhood without all the noise or parking problems you would have to deal downtown. To up the appeal factor there is a fully equipped kitchen for all your home chefs, an extra large dining table for the whole family and a play structure in the garden for the kids.
With its sought-after location in the Warehouse Districtthis super walkable condo – with an added private garage – is ideal for those looking to spend time exploring popular spots like Barcelona wine bar (tapas + wine = the perfect happy hour pairing), Covered wagon (launch your game!) and CAME Raleigh (calling all culture vultures!). Or take a stroll through Raleigh’s newly launched social district; attend a concert at Red Hat; or take a seat at one of the Raleigh’s Many Delicious Restaurants (Hey, Steahouse Oak!). Complete with a kitchen, free (!) parking, and a ton of great amenities, this modern Airbnb is a must-have stay for a city-living weekend on Labor Day or any day.
Take your hot girl for a walk downtown this Labor Day weekend with a squat in this remodeled 1930s Airbnb, complete with gorgeous hardwood floors and high ceilings. Located just a few blocks from the Raleigh Transfer Co. food court and with easy access to the Red Hat Amphitheater, Moore Square and Raleigh’s Greenway trails, this modern cabin positions guests for a weekend getaway. laid back without the road down 40. For boot, the charming abode has a private patio, a work space (if you must!) – and it’s nestled in a quiet neighborhood just a few blocks from from DTR, giving you all the comfort without any nightlife noise. Reserve now…
If shopping, eating, and drinking is your ideal stay, this Village District Airbnb is calling your name. Walk to local favorites like The Flying Cookies Cafe, Tazza Kitchen, Coffee Benelux, Charlotte’s and Cheshire Cat Antiques Gallery; launches new show in Goodnights’ just-bowed temporary village quarter local in the old K&W; or take a scooter and venture downtown. But thanks to the upscale design details (we see you a hanging fireplace and luxe white furnishings!), relaxing at home is also a solid option.
Sleep under the stars in this spacious and stylish woodland wonder featuring an open kitchen concept, large living room (perfect for a casual evening by the fire) and wooden deck with potted plants and fairy lights (ooh, the , the! ). With such a nice setup, you’ll have no problem resting, but if you’re looking to get out, DTR is only 20 minutes away and you can get to Crabtree Valley Mall in 10 minutes. A starry nightIn effect!