Industry Insights

Top 10 US Fall Destinations For Travellers

September 29, 2020 |

Summer has officially ended and Fall has arrived – changing leaves, apple picking and pumpkin patches galore. This year it’s no surprise that the destinations many in the US are flocking to for trips differ from those of 2019. 

In fact, after analyzing Guesty’s data across all major booking platforms including Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo, we identified that with the boost in domestic travel, individuals in the states are gravitating towards cities with warmer weather – specifically those near national parks and theme parks. And though most of these cities are showing lower average nightly rates when compared to the same time last year, for some, guests will have to shell out more.

Here is the list of the top 10 cities in the USA with the most short-term rental reservations this September and October:

  1. Nashville: The average nightly rates are 38% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.
  2. New Orleans: The average nightly rates are 9% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.
  3. Kissimmee: Right outside of Disney World, it’s not surprising we are seeing so many bookings here, especially as the theme park is now open. Case in point: Kissimmee is seeing 287% more reservations for September and October 2020 than we saw at that time last year. In addition, the average nightly rate has increased by 19% for these two months, compared to last year.
  4. Philadelphia: The average nightly rates are 15% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.
  5. Miami: Both this and Miami Beach are obvious picks for Fall with beaches and warmer weather in abundance. Average nightly rates in Miami are 30% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.
  6. Miami Beach: The average nightly rates have increased by 5% this September and October compared to the 2 same months last year.
  7. Moab: There are many national parks and state parks in Moab, Utah. This city is seeing 45% more reservations for September and October 2020 than we saw at that time last year. And average nightly rates for these two months are 25% higher than the same time last year.
  8. Las Vegas: With Vegas casinos offering midweek deals and free parking, along with slashed prices on stays, it’s no surprise this city hits the list. It’s also a great stop from California on the way to Utah or Arizona. Though a top city booked for Fall, this September and October we are currently seeing a decrease of 66% in short-term rental bookings compared to the same time period last year. That said, average nightly rates for these two months are 27% higher than the same time last year.
  9. Waco: With Magnolia Market at the Silos now open, and with Waco boasting many Tiny Home stays, it’s no surprise that this Texas city is a hit for Fall. Average nightly rates are 10% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.
  10. Denver: Just a short drive from mountain towns in Colorado, Denver hits #10 on the list and average nightly rates are 40% less this September and October than they were for the 2 same months last year.

For more data, specifically, what we are seeing when it comes to holiday bookings, check out our recent interview with CNBC

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