Are you planning a spring break getaway? There’s nothing better than hitting the road with the entire fam. But when the whole squad travels together, expenses add up quickly. Shelling out for multiple airfares, pricey hotel fees, and room service charges can suck the joy right out of your journey. This time, consider spending your family vacation and not your life's savings on Airbnb's newly launched Family Collection.
According to Airbnb, "listings located along the coastlines are certainly buzzing with anticipation, with Myrtle Beach (162%), Panama City Beach (151%), Greater Saint Augustine (131%), and the Alabama Gulf Coast (123%). Though not to be outdone, rural destinations will also welcome many families this spring, with Airbnb listings in the Smoky Mountains (221%), Flagstaff (183%), and the North Carolina mountains (151%) seeing a big increase in travelers, year over last.”
Where should your gang go? Take these factors into consideration.
Hotel life is sweet. It can also be expensive. Finding an Airbnb within your budget is easy. But the real savings comes from being able to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home in a kitchen. The kids need snacks and not from an overpriced minibar.
Convenience is key. Does the home come with a pool, playroom and cable TV? Is there an extra bedroom for Grandma or Junior's time out? And remember, when traveling with teens, Wi-Fi is mandatory. Can you feel the #FOMO?
Let’s face it; traveling with tots can feel more like a trip than a vacation. Having the right setup for napping and snacking can make all the difference. Remember you’re only as happy as your unhappiest kid, especially on the family vacation.
According to family travelers, 4 in 5 have vacationed together with other families in the past three years, while 2 in 5 have included extended family members and 1 in 4 bring the grandparents along. Wow! The more, the merrier. The best part of all? With Airbnb's split payment option, trip organizers don't have to take on the upfront financial burden, making it an easy and stress-free trip planning process for all. Home sweet home indeed.