For anyone looking to leave on Labor Day weekend, Airbnb has named Fredericksburg one of the top travel destinations this year.
The popular vacation rental website said its data shows that travelers prefer to leave the city to immerse themselves in areas of colorful fall foliage, scenery, and access to water. Top 10 trips include Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Lake Havasu City in Arizona, Palm Springs in California, and Fredericksburg in Texas.
Remote areas account for 30 percent of the site’s bookings this year, while high-density urban areas account for just 20 percent of bookings this year. Last year, urban areas made up nearly 40 percent of bookings on Labor Day weekend.
This year, U.S. travelers who booked cabin stays have more than doubled compared to last year’s vacation weekend, Airbnb said. Guests wanted to stay in tree houses, tiny houses, domes, and other unique objects more than they wanted to go into town.
Some of that could be attributed to more guests wanting to stay closer to home for a getaway, where vacation is still waiting but just a drive away, Airbnb said. In August, more than half of the site’s bookings were in areas within 300 miles of the guest’s home.
One of the most popular Airbnb stays on the wishlist includes one Treehouse in Fredericksburg built over the Palo Alto stream. With an outdoor bath, an open-air concept, and breathtaking hill country views, it’s not hard to see why guests from all over the world want to vacation in Texas.