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Top 10 Destinations In The U.S. This Fall, According To Airbnb

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Fall is upon us, and travelers are ready to hit the road and enjoy the change in seasons. Airbnb has reported the top ten destinations in the U.S. for fall travelers, pointing out that last-minute beach destinations and college towns lead the pack. With football season beginning, fans are eager to reserve their accommodations for upcoming games. Also, with summer ending, many travelers hope to squeeze in one last trip to the beach before the cold sets in. Below are the top U.S. destinations this fall based on the number of nights booked on Airbnb.

10) Wheat Ridge, CO

Denver colorado skyline in the fall

Wheat Ridge is part of the Denver metropolitan area, located immediately west of Denver’s city center. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be close to downtown Denver without being right in the middle of a big city. Fall is a great time to visit, with comfortable temperatures and beautiful scenery.

9) Lexington, KY

Horse grazing in field in lexington in the fall

Lexington sits about an hour south of Cincinnati and is home to the famous horse racing track, Keeneland. Fall racing begins in October and lasts nearly the entire month. University of Kentucky fans also pour into the city throughout the fall to catch the Wildcat’s football games.

8) Lubbock, TX

Texas tech sign

Home to Texas Tech University, Lubbock is set to welcome many visitors this fall as fans pour in from all over the state and country. Football is a big deal in Texas, and fans are highly loyal, leading to increased bookings for the area through Airbnb.

7) Ann Arbor, MI

Historic Michigan Theater in ann arbor michigan

Another big college football town, Ann Arbor, is home to the University of Michigan. Located to the west of Detroit, Ann Arbor is home to many breweries offering unique Autumn brews. There are also several orchards nearby for pumpkin collecting and hot cider.

6) Baton Rouge, LA

LSU stadium

Baton Rouge is a wonderful place to visit in the fall. The weather is still warm but mild compared to summer, and there are plenty of festivals to attend, including the Fifolet Halloween Festival. Football is also a big attraction for the fall, with both LSU and Southern University in the city.

5) La Mesa, CA

Twilight descends on the Orange County with la mes

La Mesa is just east of San Diego, so it goes without saying that the fall weather is perfect there! If you are in around Halloween time, be sure to check out the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations for an authentic celebration of this Mexican tradition.

4) Santa Ana, CA

View at night in santa ana california

Santa Ana is in Orange County near Huntington Beach and southeast of Los Angeles. Temperatures don’t typically dip below 70 during the day in November, and evening brings cool weather in the mid-50s. Visit the Old World Village in nearby Huntington Beach for Oktoberfest from September 18th to November 6th.

3) Oxford, MS

Ole miss sign

The Ole Miss Rebels have a massive college football fan following, and it’s no surprise that people are flocking to Airbnbs near the University of Mississippi this fall. Oxford is in northern Mississippi, about an hour south of Memphis, Tennessee. Rowan Oak, the historic home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner is a popular attraction in the area.

2) Bella Vista, AR

Bella Vista in the fall

Bella Vista is a great fall getaway for travelers who want to take in the foliage. The city lies on the southern border of Missouri. With almost 100 miles of hiking and biking trails, it’s an excellent location for connecting with nature. Seven lakes and golf courses are in the area, allowing visitors the opportunity to golf, fish, kayak, and paddleboard.

1) Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk

Ocean City is the top destination for Airbnb stays this fall, and it’s easy to see why. Towards the beginning of October, several blocks of Asbury Avenue are closed off for the annual Fall Block Party. Live performances, countless merchants, and artists line the streets, and there is a fireworks display in the evening. If you are in town for Halloween, you can enjoy the yearly Halloween Parade, which has been taking place for over 70 years.

Depending on when you arrive, it may be too cold for a swim. However, the beaches are still open and are great for a beautiful walk without the crowds. Afterward, travelers can head downtown to walk along Asbury Avenue, which is excellent for shopping and is home to many charming cafes.

Ocean City new jersey boardwalk with shops

Where Else Are Travelers Headed?

While the above destinations are the top spots for U.S. travelers using Airbnb this fall, there are several other locations travelers are interested in. We’ve also covered the top European destinations Americans are headed to this fall and the top U.S. destinations they are headed to this fall, according to Tripadvisor. Notable domestic destinations include Las Vegas and New York, while notable international locations include Edinburgh and Munich.

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Dee

Sunday 4th of September 2022

Nothing appealing about any of these locations. Who is going to these flyover and backwater locations?

Matthew E

Saturday 10th of September 2022

@Jack,

Yes. Yes, it is. Please understand that I am not the author of the article, but merely someone who commented on it, therefore the error isn't mine. A careful reading of my comment will show that I made no mention of Bella Vista whatsoever. But thank you for the clarification.

Jack

Friday 9th of September 2022

@Matthew E, Bella Vista is not on the southern part of Mississippi. In Northwest Arkansas!

Matthew E

Sunday 4th of September 2022

@Dee,

Well, five of these places are huge college football towns, so my first guess would be sports fans eager to attend a game. Others are suburbs in larger metros where the lodging is cheaper and the money saved can be used for exploring the big city. Santa Ana is convenient to Disneyland and some nice beaches. But most of them are probably a draw for the kinds of people who have grown weary of hearing where they live haughtily referred to as "flyover country" or "backwater."

I'd invite you to give the American heartland a try. You may find that you like it. It doesn't take too many instances of looking out the window of your $300-a-night hotel room in San Francisco only to see a dirt-encrusted junkie defecating into a paper sack before a place like Ann Arbor seems downright wholesome.

Cheers!