NOTE:  If you received our special invitation email and you stay with one of our new, featured hosts in one of these six cities this summer, then you can receive 20% off your booking! Details are below.

Summer. Vacation. Two of the greatest words ever put together! And the best part: it’s right around the corner!

Where should you go this summer? Well the world is filled with inspiring, life-changing cities, but we can help narrow it down for you! Here’s a glimpse into six major world-class cities — all located in the US — that will broaden your horizons and welcome you with open arms.

Of course, no matter which city you choose, Airbnb hosts will be there to give you a real, authentic experience and make you feel like one of the locals. Meet great people, explore the world, and return home a changed person.

New York City (USA_NYC_BKHEIGHTS_030_JR)New York
You know what they say about the Big Apple: if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! Soak in this true global epicenter of art, culture, fashion, and finance. Scale the Empire State Building, get blinded by the lights of Times Square, become enchanted on Broadway, beam with pride at the Statue of Liberty. No matter if this is your first visit or your four-hundredth, you’ll fall in love with this fast-paced splendor over and over again.

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San Francisco (POI_SF_San-Francisco_Elliott_150414_0192)San Francisco
Find out why so many people leave their hearts behind in this fog-ridden town! With rolling hills as far as the eye can see, food that will awaken all your senses, and sites that will make you re-evaluate your standard of beauty, get ready to be charmed. Become inspired by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, let the cable cars transport you back to another time, try the most delectable clam chowder on Fisherman’s Wharf. Be sure to hold on to your hearts because this city has been known to steal them away. Oh, and don’t forget your jacket! It can get chilly here in the summertime.

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They don’t call this the City of Angels for nothing! Come see this star-struck Southern California city, famous for Hollywood and its perfect weather. Hike to the Hollywood Sign, walk the Walk of Fame, enjoy a drink in Malibu, and catch some waves at any of the spectacular beaches in Los Angeles. Get a taste of the California lifestyle. Some say just buy a one-way ticket, because you’ll probably never want to leave.

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Chicago (_quinnbwharton_MG_7419.jpg)Chicago
One of the largest cities in the US, this beauty is famous for its bold architecture, impressive skyline, and delicious deep-dish pizza. Visit one of the most culturally-rich cities in the nation. See a comedy show, listen to live music, head to the theater. Be prepared to fall in love with the place so many know as, “The Windy City.”

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Boston (NorthEnd-015)Boston
Feel what it’s like to beam with American-pride, as you explore one of the nation’s oldest cities. As one of the most important cities of the American Revolution, be ready to discover and explore historic sites that recount the story of the nation’s founding. Catch a ballgame at Fenway Park, walk the Freedom Trail, soak in the genius at Harvard University. Prepare to be enchanted by this All-American metropolis.

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Miami (_MG_5350.jpg)Miami
Nicknamed “The Magic City,” come check out one of the nation’s biggest party towns and tropical paradises. This vibrant city, whose Cuban influence can’t be ignored, is filled with art, white sand beaches, and trendsetting nightclubs. Swim in the Atlantic, stroll down Calle Ocho, shake it at the salsa dance club. Just remember, what happens in Miami, most likely should stay in Miami.

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Happy Traveling,
The Airbnb Team

The 20% rebate is valid only for individuals who have received the invitation email and may be used only on the Airbnb account previously associated with the email address that received the email. To receive the rebate, you must book one of the listings linked in the specified program Wishlists via the Airbnb website and successfully complete Airbnb’s Verified ID process prior to booking. You must complete a booking (including host acceptance) between 12:01am PDT (California time) on May 6, 2015 and 11:59pm PDT (California time) on June 6, 2015. 20% of the cost of your booking will automatically be sent to you by September 15, 2015, up to the maximum of USD$1,000. You must set up a payout mechanism on Airbnb’s platform to receive the rebate payment. Your stay must begin no later than 11:59pm PDT (California time) on August 31, 2015. No minimum length of stay is required. The rebate is valid for a single use and is not transferrable to another user or redeemable for cash.  If your booking later qualifies for a refund, the maximum refund you may receive is the amount you actually paid, minus any rebate paid. The rebate may not be combined with other coupons or codes. Host payouts will not be affected by permissible guest use of the code. Airbnb reserves the right to any remedy, including denial of the discount or cancellation of your account or reservations, if fraud, tampering, violations of Airbnb’s Terms of Service or technical errors are suspected.