Airbnb experiences are one-of-a-kind activities designed and hosted by locals. Unlike a typical tour or workshop, experiences go beyond the activities themselves. They offer a deep-dive into the local host’s world through their passion. Hosts offer their guests special knowledge, unique skills, and inside access to local places and communities that guests couldn’t find on their own, creating lasting connections and treasured memories.
Some of the most successful experiences offer a unique take on an activity or locale that is special to the host’s city. For example:
- In Paris, visiting the Louvre with an art historian who’s also a comedian.
- In Cape Town, mountain biking with views of Table Mountain alongside a pro bike racer.
- In Barcelona, making paella based on an old family recipe in a private garden.
What sets an Airbnb Experience apart?
Experiences tell the story of the host’s unique perspective and passion, whether it’s their love of street food, sewing, or the history of their neighborhood.
Successful Airbnb experiences typically include these four qualities:
Access. Hosts share their insider knowledge with guests and give them behind-the-scenes access to people, places, and activities that guests couldn’t typically find on their own.
Walk with wolves! Meet and bond with wolves in a rescue sanctuary in the Angeles National Forest.
Dance with the Queens of Castro. Behind-the-scenes access to life as a drag queen in San Francisco.
Perspective. The experience has personal meaning to the host and conveys a unique point of view. Experiences tell the host’s story and immerse guests in their world.
Bondi Dawn Patrol. Visit Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach with a lifeguard and reality TV star.
African Fashion in the City. Explore Paris’s African fashion scene with knowledgeable designers.
Participation. Hosts provide opportunities for guests to meaningfully engage in the activities of the experience, not just passively observe them.
Paint the Walls with a Street Artist. Cocreate a wall painting with a renowned street artist in Barcelona.
Passion. Hosts are passionate about the theme of the experience and can demonstrate a deep knowledge or a skilled mastery of the activity.
Salsa and Bachata Night in Miami. Learn how to dance from an expert instructor and entrepreneur.
The Gangsta Gardener. Dig into urban gardening with a leader in the movement—a documentary producer, TED speaker, and activist.
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Ready to share your passion with the world? Create and submit your experience now.