Airbnb Reveals the Top Cities For Wellbeing Focused Experiences

  • Airbnb lists the top cities for different types of wellbeing Experiences, including forest bathing, meditation and vegan cooking 
  • Mexico City has the most vegan Experiences on Airbnb, while Rome tops the list for veggies

In the past, sunshine, selfies and snacks often took priority over health and wellbeing on holidays but recent years have seen an increasing trend for wellbeing breaks. Today, Airbnb has revealed exactly where to go for the perfect self-care holiday, depending on your activity of choice.

Based on the number of Experiences available to book on the platform, Airbnb has revealed the best cities to visit for each activity – from forest bathing, to vegan or vegetarian cooking and yoga. 

Those looking to make vegan culinary delights should head to Mexico City, which offers more vegan Experiences on the platform than anywhere else. Guests wanting to enrich their trip away with forest bathing, meditation or yoga should head to Helsinki, Sedona or Barcelona, respectively. 

The best cities to head to based on wellness preferences are*: 

  • Forest bathing – Helsinki, Finland 
  • Vegan cooking – Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Meditation – Sedona, Arizona, USA
  • Yoga – Barcelona, Spain 
  • Vegetarian cooking – Rome, Italy 
  • Nature – Ubud, Indonesia  
  • Running – London, UK
  • Sports – Barcelona, Spain 

For wellbeing breaks in 2020, hosts on Airbnb across Europe and around the world have thousands** of Experiences to choose from, from forest bathing to vegan eating, meditation and sports and they’re bookable on the Airbnb platform today. 

Here are the top five cities for each wellbeing focused theme: 

Forest bathing

  1. Helsinki, Finland
  2. Athens, Greece
  3. Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. Ubud, Indonesia

Forest Bathing/ Mindfulness
Helsinki, Finland
From £67pp

Vegan Cooking

  1. Mexico City, Mexico
  2. Havana, Cuba
  3. Tokyo, Japan
  4. Barcelona, Spain
  5. London, UK

Vegan organic bento with miso soup ball
Tokyo, Japan
From £85pp


  1. Sedona, US
  2. London, UK
  3. Los Angeles, US
  4. Denpasar, Indonesia
  5. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Meditate & Create
Los Angeles, US

Vegetarian Cooking

  1. Rome, Italy
  2. Mexico City, Mexico
  3. Paris, France
  4. Havana, Cuba
  5. Florence, Italy 

Mamaz Social Food Vegetarian meal
Paris, France
From £29pp


  1. Barcelona, Spain
  2. San Diego, United States
  3. Cape Town, South Africa
  4. Los Angeles, United States
  5. Honolulu, Hawaii

Beach Sunrise Yoga Emotion BCN
Barcelona, Spain


  1. Ubud, Indonesia
  2. Denpasar, Indonesia
  3. Marrakesh, Morocco
  4. Viñales, Cuba
  5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bali-Gate of Heaven, Swing & Waterfall
Bali, Indonesia 


  1. London, UK
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Cape Town, South Africa
  5. Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Wake up Rome
Rome, Italy 


  1. Barcelona, Spain
  2. Denpasar, Indonesia
  3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  4. Buenos Aires, Argentina 
  5. Cape Town, South Africa

Sunset and Sailing tour in Barcelona 
Barcelona, Spain

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*Airbnb data on the top cities for vegan, vegetarian, forest bathing, sport, running, meditation, yoga and nature Experiences on the platform, ranked by the number of Experiences in each city, as of 01-01-2020 

**There are over 40,000 Experiences on Airbnb around the world