New Year’s Eve: it’s the holiday that, to some, represents an exclamation point on the end of another 365 years. To others, it can feel like an overhyped holiday party, a daunting task to plan the most appropriate celebration. How can you end the year on the best note possible without completely overdoing it?

It should come as no surprise that, to us, New Year’s Eve makes for the perfect opportunity to travel, to ring in the new year in a new place. Whether it’s traveling across the globe to some remote getaway, or planning a staycation party just around the corner from home, spending the night in a new place is the perfect amount of adventure, of special occasion with the ones you love, of fresh perspective and cozy togetherness.

Turns out this idea of traveling for New Year’s—of feeling at home somewhere other than your own four walls—is not a tradition that just a few of us share. This New Year’s Eve, we saw over one million of you spend the holiday in an Airbnb. That’s over double the amount we saw on the same night last year. It’s also the largest number we’ve seen in one night on Airbnb to date!

As our CEO Brian Chesky put it in his recent Medium post, “travel gives you a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.”

No wonder so many of you find this to be the perfect way to set the right tone for a shiny, adventure-filled new year.

From sunny California to the Italian hills of Pergine Valsugana. From Vienna, Austria to our co-founder Joe Gebbia’s adventure in Uruguay. From the snow-capped mountains of Denver to the charming canals of Amsterdam. These are just a handful of the dreamy New Year’s locations that you shared with us #thisNYEonAirbnb.

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Airbnb co-founder @joegebs packing list for a creatively inspired New Year’s Eve? One bag, one handy hat, and a sketchbook for new ideas. Destination: Montevideo, Uruguay.

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@jennyfromdablock knew how to ring in 2016: with a bottle of bubbly and some twinkling lights in Fallbrook, California.

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@beatsmebaby spent New Year’s Eve with a wood-crackling fire, some board games, her adorable sweethearts, and good Italian food and wine in Pergine Valsugana.


928537_923949787658892_829589819_n@brownchris found a place to reflect, with crystal clear reflections, in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands.

12393686_1687889188090392_2053374737_n (1)@rachelmadisonphotos found authentic charm in a cozy 1880s carriage house in Denver, Colorado.

1596858_169201600102975_1921636015_n @amandaamaral1 shared the scenes and sounds in the streets of Vienna, Austria.

Thanks to all of for sharing in the tradition of travel on New Year’s Eve, for making your resolutions around taking more trips in 2016 or becoming a welcoming host to fellow travelers from around the world. Here’s to a 2016 filled with even more adventures!