Two Florida Beaches Rank Among Top Destinations for Airbnb Users This Spring
Highly sought after destinations arise amid an increase in travel plans in the spring and summer.
Two Florida beaches have emerged as top destinations for Airbnb users who want to travel this spring and summer.
A recent Airbnb Research Data Report Shows Cape San Blas and Grayton Beach Among Top Sought Destinations, Along With Southern Maine; Cap May, New Jersey; and Round Top, Texas. The report provided top destinations based on travel search growth set from March to August of this year.
Cape San Blas, located in Gulf County, is home to St. Joseph’s Peninsula State Park, which was named the best beach in America in 2002. Grayton Beach, also in Northwest Florida, sits along the Gulf of Mexico between Pensacola and Panama City. It houses a Designated Blue Wave Beach and Grayton Beach State Park.
The accommodation app sees an increase in the number of travelers looking to get back on the road, giving credit to President Joe Biden’s plan to get the nation out by July 4. According to Airbnb, customers are increasingly looking for ways to safely get together and meaningfully connect with loved ones.
Searches for stays with outdoor spaces for families and intimate gatherings are also up from last year, with the top three trending amenities being patios and balconies, which reported a 35-fold increase, while gardens or backyards, an 8x increase, and the For July small gathering barbecue areas, reporting a 19x increase.
According to the report, users of the app looking to travel are looking for “non-traditional stays” – ones that offer lots of privacy and outdoor space. A recent Airbnb survey found that 84% of those polled were willing to explore unique, secluded accommodations for future travel, with cabins, barns and treehouses topping the list.
The news of an increase in travel follows a recent report from the accommodation app which found that hosts were making $ 1 billion during the pandemic, earning an average of $ 7,900 per year.