Cozy cabins, college towns and unique European stays top holiday wanderlust

  • Seasonal destinations and college football towns are trending with guests.
  • Cozy cabins are topping wishlists.
  • US travelers are increasingly searching for unique international stays.
  • Seasonal destinations and college football towns are trending with guests.
  • Cozy cabins are topping wishlists.
  • US travelers are increasingly searching for unique international stays.

After last year’s holiday season spent mostly away from family and friends, this year, travelers are planning seasonal getaways to reconnect and spend time with loved ones. Whether it’s cozying up in wintry cabins, rooting for an alma mater this Thanksgiving, escaping to a warm weather locale this Christmas or dreaming of a faraway European respite, Airbnb guests are craving a variety of experiences to share with others over the holidays.

Cabins are already one of the most popular stays with guests this year, but as the air cools down, guests are continuing to yearn for cozy cabins to celebrate the holidays in. From picturesque, hygge A-frames, to more modern abodes with a festive feel, here are some of the most wishlisted cabins by US guests:

This Thanksgiving, mid-sized cities and college football towns like Ann Arbor, MI, Eugene, OR, Lincoln, NE and Auburn, AL are trending with US guests eager to return to big events and cheer on their favorite teams, while creating a huge economic opportunity for potential Hosts: 

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • Eugene, OR
  • Maui, HI
  • Lincoln, NE
  • North Central Florida
  • Long Island, NY
  • Stafford County, MD
  • Auburn, AL
  • Cincinnati, OH

Destinations known for their spectacular holiday festivals and light shows such as Orange County, New York City and Arlington, VA, as well as warmer retreats like Oahu, HI, Los Angeles and Phoenix are trending destinations amongst US guests for Christmas:

  • Orange County, CA
  • New York City
  • Oahu, HI
  • Arlington, VA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Seattle, WA
  • Los Angeles, CA

As cross-border travel slowly starts to recover, wanderlust is fueling more US guest searches. The top trending stay types among US guest searches include traditional Italian dammusos, Grecian cycladic homes, quaint English shepherd’s huts, and even igloos:

Meraviglioso Dammuso con Piscina! (Campobello, Italy)
Photo credit: Antonio Principe
Aqua House 2 (Milos Island, Greece)
Dammuso Martingana (Pantelleria, Italy)
Hut in the Vines (Barham, United Kingdom)
Wagon in the Woods & Hot Tub (Medstead, United Kingdom)
Ytterøy Forest Domes (Levanger, Norway)
Photo credit: Ole Christian Norvik
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With the holiday season right around the corner, check friends and family off the list with an Airbnb gift card to inspire their next trip.