Airbnb reveals top neighborhoods in the world for travel

By Yang Feiyue ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-02-25 07:11:09

Airbnb recently unveiled a list of neighborhoods that one shouldn't miss in 2017.

They include the theater district in Seoul, a foodie hamlet in Kuala Lumpur's bustling city center and a residential artists' enclave in Minneapolis.

The list was based on the travel patterns of more than 140 million guest arrivals at 3 million homes on Airbnb. Some neighborhoods that made the list are urban retreats, according to Airbnb.

In 2017, people are flocking to laid-back communities that offer urban convenience with a relaxed vibe.

The destinations range from the serene Milneburg district of New Orleans to Phoenix Park, a district brimming with gardens and wildlife close to Ireland's capital Dublin, the company says.

Some neighborhoods also have glorious green spaces.

Areas like Rockcliffe-Smythe in Toronto have large beautiful green spaces and make for a relaxing visit.

A considerable part of the list was taken up by regions offering gourmet food, which is a perennial draw for visitors.

Neighborhoods like Bangkok's Din Daeng district, renowned for its roadside markets, and Midtown Miami's epicurean treats show that accessible local dining often catches a traveler's attention.

Airbnb has also launched an experience hosts program that grants visitors local access that is not found in typical tourist guides.

In Miami's Midtown neighborhood, guests can experience the fun, mindful side of Miami with yoga by the beach, paddleboarding and fresh dining; near Daehangno in Seoul, visitors can book a journey through the underground food scene, getting front and center in the kitchens of some of the best restaurateurs in the country.

Similar experiences will also be offered soon in New Orleans, Seattle, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Prague, Madrid, Dublin, Provence, Sydney, Bangkok and Osaka, according to the company.

2017's trending neighborhoods

Where travelers seem to be treading most according to travel patterns of more than 140 million users of Airbnb.

Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana

Kampung Bayu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia

Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan

Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France

Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada

Midtown in Miami, Florida

Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico

West Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Usera in Madrid, Spain


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