After a day of making and eating soup dumplings with a local chef, explore Shanghai along the riverside as night draws in.
This week @bchesky is in China to launch Trips in Shanghai and announce Airbnb's new Chinese name, “Aibiying” (爱彼迎) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the link in our bio to read more.
Picture this: you're in Shanghai, a city brimful of tradition, with 4 of your best friends for 48 hours.
Would you rather learn from a local chef how to make Xiaolongbao, what you may know as soup dumplings, or make Miansu's, figurines rooted in 4,000 year old Chinese folk art?
Airbnb isn’t just for finding places to stay. Now it can help you find things to do, too. For example, Londoners and visitors alike can make hand-printed wallpaper alongside master artisan Daniel Heath in Hackney Wick, a thriving warehouse district. You and a few other guests will work with Daniel in his studio in a converted Victorian factory space. You’ll learn traditional skills like creating a repeating design by hand and silkscreening artwork onto paper. Be warned: the beauty of the finished product might surprise you. Regardless of the results, you’ll raise a pint to the process with Daniel and your fellow craftspeople at a local brewery.
Click the link in our bio for other London experiences, from coffee roasting to street photography.
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Taking your little ones somewhere you’ve never been can feel risky, but it’s one way to experience the world a bit like they do, with fresh eyes. Take your time discovering the village’s sights and sounds together. If you have older kids, check out Lunazul Surf School on the main beach.
We’d love to see your family’s forays into uncharted territory. Share by tagging #Airbnb.
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Meet Seven: a lifelong painter who seeks to inspire others with art. On his Airbnb experience in Shanghai, called Life in Art, you go on a walking tour along the Suzhou River. After collecting interesting things along the way, you’ll join him in his studio to create your own art.
You can now book experiences designed and led by local Chinese experts. You’ll get to unleash the soup dumpling chef or street artist you’ve always wanted to be. Click the link in our bio to learn more about our commitment to China.
Airbnb now helps you find things to do, not just places to stay. These experiences are powered by locals like Monisha, an award-winning food writer and teacher. Join her and other guests—travelers and Londoners alike—at a Hounslow spice shop to pick out the best fenugreek, ajowan, and other ingredients before you walk to her home and learn to make them sing. By the end of the Indian feast you help create, you’ll be a few friends richer (and seriously stuffed).
Click the link in our bio to explore other unique things to do in London, from a skateboard street-art adventure to making gin from scratch.
Which would you rather do? Bike around with bona fide locals or stay in bed at a home made of cedar?
Swipe then comment below on which. #AirbnbTour2017
India’s leading designer duo @ShantanuNikhil bring together the essence of Indian traditions and modernity. As hosts in New Delhi they take guests through a creative experience of style, where they will see an innovative blend of architecture and design expressed through couture. Swipe for a peek at their experience.
Click to @bchesky to see more behind the scenes of @ShantanuNikhil’s experience and their fashion show that Brian Chesky modeled in. #AirbnbTour2017
Photo: @_candida and @peterearlmccollough
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Once you’ve settled into your home, you can now find things to do during your trip on Airbnb — like a sail along the San Francisco Bay with a sea captain. While there’s nothing wrong with a leisurely cruise (booze, sightseeing, or otherwise), becoming part of a sailing crew puts you in direct contact with the elemental forces that shape the area. Explore the bay this way —heart pounding, saltwater spraying your face— and the change in perspective will linger long after you’ve lost your sea legs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click the link in bio to explore unique things to do in San Francisco, whether you’re visiting the bay or an SF native— from secret home shows to exclusive pop-up dinners.
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Meet the local hosts who are bringing experiences to life in Harlem.
Dapper Dan dubbed “Hip Hop’s fashion godfather”, is credited for bringing high fashion to hip-hop. Dap reveals the hidden link between his experiences in Africa, the streets of Harlem, and the years leading up to his legendary shop. Then walk by his old store & relive untold stories of how it rose to fame. Your last stop is at an African market to meet some designers and each guest has the opportunity to walk away with a dashiki.
Bodega Bamz, a Dominican and Puerto Rican rapper will show you around the Spanish Harlem that he calls home. You'll get a freestyle rap workshop and go to his favorite places for Latino food and coffee.
Tony is the founder of Harlem Grown, a local non-profit that educates youth on hands-on urban farming & nutrition. On Tony's experience you’ll get your hands dirty on their local farm and learn about how they're making food accessible to the community. Harlem Grown is a social good experience- proceeds to towards the parent non-profit called FoodCorps.
Finally meet Celeste, host and founder of Harlem Brewing Co. On her experience, Harlem Brewif It, you'll learn how to brew beer and then actually make a batch.
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A family trip to Palm Springs for @OhJoy includes a pit stop to see 100-ton roadside dinosaurs, tornado potatoes, ice cream (of course), and letting her two girls, Ruby and Coco, channel Mozart on the piano in their Airbnb. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check the link in our bio for more family-friendly Palm Springs recommendations from a recent trip we sent @OhJoy and her family on.
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Crocuses and snowdrops are already erupting, which means the chain reaction of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips isn’t far off. But it’s still a little chilly to hang out all day in the Vondelpark. Pick up a bottle of jenever and invite new friends over to see what blooms indoors.
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Not every offseason day looks like this. But the relative calm makes it the best time to savor the island’s beauty and get to know residents and fellow visitors. Buses stop running earlier than usual, so be sure to double-check schedules before heading out for a day trip to the awesomely well-preserved ancient city of Akrotiri.
Between the great oceans on one side and Table Mountain on the other, the possibilities of adventure are endless in Cape Town. But then again, we won't blame you if you want to stay on your balcony all day taking in the color pallets of the Bo Kaap neighborhood.
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Few things are more welcoming than a sunset over Kalihiwai Bay, but its the aloha spirit of the people that give the islands their true warmth. Locals extend a warm welcome by saying “Aloha”, which is described as a feeling of love, peace, and compassion. Don’t be surprised if your host leaves you a pineapple; it’s a sign of hospitality. Also, that it’s time for a piña colada.
Arthur Guinness was an innovator with such a belief in his creation that he stamped his family name on it. A true celebration of Irish culture, @homeofguinness will open its iconic black gates to offer an exclusive #NightAt stay at this craft-lover’s pilgrimage site.
From a historical journey of the brewery to a six-course dinner, the experience will take you to the 7th floor of the building, for a 360° view of Dublin.
Celebrate Irish traditions in the finest way possible.
Check the link in our bio to enter to win, and tag a friend you'd want to go with.
Combine your visit to this deluxe yurt with a concert at the nearby Pappy and Harriet’s for a complete desert nightlife experience. Whatever band you see, they’re just the opening act for the coyotes’ howled lullabies. If you can’t sleep, try joining in.
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Fresh mint tea might be the ideal way to prepare for—and recover from—a day of exploring the turbulent souks. If this is your first time, it’s also a good idea to hang out on Jemaa el-Fnaa (the main square) for a while before diving into the more intense covered marketplace.
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Rest up for a walk to Parque Central for people-watching, or out of town to Caoba Farms for lunch under the trees. If you try the chuchitos—addictive Guatemalan mini-tamales—keep in mind that their smaller size doesn't mean you should eat a dozen.
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Traveling with kids can mean ditching your perfect itinerary for plan B (and C, and D …),@inhonorofdesign learned in Charleston. Swipe left to see their whole family adventure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They also found as long as you’ve lined up a great home base and a go-to family restaurant like the nearby Sea Biscuit Café, you’ll be fine. An ocean in your front yard doesn’t hurt, either.
Check the link in our bio for more family friendly recommendations from a recent trip we sent @inhonorofdesign and her family on.
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After your morning dip at home, pick up some coconut roti from a vendor on your way to the beach and you’re all set until lunchtime. Mellow waves and a lack of crowds make this a good spot for beginning surfers (basic boards are available to rent) and advanced sunbathers.
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Linger too long on your balcony above La Habana Vieja and you might find yourself paralyzed with possibilities. If you haven’t already lined up dinner at a paladar (in-home restaurant), start your night with a plate of malanga fritters at a small rooftop spot called La Makina. Once you’re back down on the street, you might have trouble deciding which music to move toward. Trust your hips to break the tie.
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Your host has stocked plenty of wood for a long, relaxing retreat at this rustic-chic cabin. If you find yourself wanting a break from its tasteful serenity, and you’re here during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, head downtown for live music and the annual Motorized Bar Stool Races. Competitors are breathalyzed; spectators are not.
Photo: @shalynnelson & @thewildehouse
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@homeofguinness is a tribute to one of Ireland's most famous creations. If you've got the luck of the Irish, you could be the first to spend a #NightAt this former brewery.
Nestled in the heart of Dublin, behind the iconic black gates at St. James’s Gate Brewery, are 250 years of historical artifacts, railway tracks, hidden tunnels and family legacy. When Guinness founder Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on the brewery in 1759, he may not have known this was the beginning of an empire. Cheers to you, Arthur.
Check the link in our bio to enter to win, and tag a friend you'd want to go with.
Snowshoes are included, but you can always pretend they don’t fit you.
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Imagine this: you're in an Airbnb with 49 new friends listening to your favorite band.
Tell us what band and what city you'd be in in the comments below.
Thanks to @emelisande, @jodieabacus and @cleancutkidmusic for this intimate show in London. Read more about how we've partnered with @sofarsounds to bring you music experiences: http://abnb.co/mjzj
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From your casita on the estuary, you can kayak through the mangroves, learn to surf at the camp down the road, splash around on horseback, or stand watch for the thousands of sea turtles that return here every year. (Note: they usually don't show up until July, so you can relax for now.)
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A bath overlooking the Blue Mountains in the morning, a shower under meteor showers at night … no matter how much hiking you do while you’re here, you’re going to be very clean when you leave.
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You won't have to walk far to find your neighborhood pub, but when your evening looks like this, no one will blame you for taking the long way.
Photo credit: @peterearlmccollough
Successful bath time is cause for celebration, especially when you’re on the road. The design of this modern farmhouse kitchen makes it easy. We’d love to see your family’s most memorable travel moments, squeaky-clean and otherwise. Share by tagging #Airbnb.
Photo: @sara_garza & @thewildehouse
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Now that your table’s all set for your guests, head to the Waco Downtown Farmers Market for those last few ingredients. While you’re there, tide yourself over with a bite from the Co-Town Crepes truck or (depending on who’s coming to dinner) a few swigs of Love Potion #9 from Luna Juice Bar.
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This restored 16th century riad is hidden deep within the winding alleyways of the Mouassine district. When you finally find it, climb the stairs to the rooftop terrace and celebrate with a jawhara, a sweet orange-blossom pastry.
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When you’ve had enough of your courtyard’s cool tranquility, head out to explore the city center. It’s always walkable, but on Sundays, when cars are restricted, it becomes even more so—almost like one big, vibrant plaza.
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