Airbnb's Top Trending Destinations for Summer 2019 Are So Interesting

Sunset Over Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
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Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

While we can't believe it's May already, we are getting super excited about summer! What better way to celebrate the upcoming season than booking a vacation? Airbnb just released a list of trending destinations for summer 2019, just in time to inspire your trip.

Top 10 Overall

We've shared the overall top 10 trending destinations below — each has seen phenomenal search growth on the rental site as compared to last year. Interestingly, Puerto Rico claimed three of the top spots, demonstrating that tourism is returning in force after Hurricane Maria's devastation.

  • Valenciennes, France
  • Changsha, China
  • Matsudo, Japan
  • Marigot, St. Martin
  • Wuhan, China
  • Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Río Grande, Puerto Rico
  • Yeosu, South Korea
  • Bragg Creek, Canada

But Airbnb has gone one step further and determined trending destinations for different types of travelers, including families, couples, and solo trippers.

Top 10 for Families

For families, domestic destinations are a bit more popular — proximity to the water or national parks seems to dominate there — though there are a number of far-flung international destinations on the list as well.

  • Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
  • Four Corners, Florida
  • Tobermory, Scotland
  • Port Colborne, Canada
  • Kalkan, Turkey
  • Santa Clara, Utah
  • Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Västervik, Sweden
  • Néa Péramos, Greece
  • Williams, Arizona

Top 10 for Couples

Couples are focusing on destinations abroad, from Europe to South America. Several are known for their spirits and beers, like Bushmills, Northern Ireland, home to the eponymous distillery, as well as Qīngdǎo, China, where Tsingtao beer is headquartered.

  • Nanterre, France
  • Nanjing, China
  • Williams, Arizona
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
  • South Uist, Scotland
  • Qīngdǎo, China
  • Marigot, Saint Martin
  • Munising, Michigan
  • Salta, Argentina
  • Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Top 10 for Solo Travelers

And solo travelers are looking for fun in the sun, with beach destinations taking the top five spots. Though there are some more unique destinations on this list, too, like Vladivostok, Russia, the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

  • Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
  • Destin, Florida
  • South Padre Island, Texas
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Peterborough, Canada
  • Vladivostok, Russia
  • Canela, Brazil
  • Cassis, France
  • Dortmund, Germany

Based on these trending destinations, we think this summer might be the season of adventure. Where do you plan on traveling?


Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.