This is the best Airbnb city in Texas during football season

(NEXSTAR) – With just over a month of summer, the fall football season is on its way (although probably not fast enough for football fans). The start of a new school year means that many cities in Texas will begin to see more people come to watch college games.

While Texas is home to some of the country’s most famous cities and college teams, there’s one city in the Lone Star State that Airbnb says is the state’s largest destination for upcoming staycation bookings. now this year.

Lubbock, in West Texas, topped other Texas cities in the first quarter of 2022 for Airbnb bookings, according to the company. The city is home to the Texas Tech Red Raiderswhich begin their season on September 3.

Airbnb’s full list college town getaways to understand:

  • Ocean City, New Jersey
  • Bella Vista, Arkansas
  • Oxford, Mississippi
  • Santa Ana and La Mesa, California
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Wheatridge, Colorado

Football season is a boon for many short-term rental owners, with University of California San Diego researchers noting that home games alone accounted for more than 60% of total rental income between the August and December football seasons in 2014 and 2015.

Austin, home of the University of Texas Longhorns, is also home to great football tourism. The Texas Capitol was previously named one of the Travel Channel’s “15 College Football Cities to Visit”.

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