Near every city, a relaxing change in scenery can be closer than you think. From Dunedin, New Zealand, roll down the car windows, and a few hours later are Queenstown's rolling hills and host Tom’s glass home. Whether you’re seeking a vigorous hike or a lazy read in an outdoor spa, you won’t have to look far to find it. #GoNear Discover hillside stays near you. Link in bio. 📸 : @toms .house.queenstown
When you’re ready to get away, even if it’s last minute, you’ll find a weekend retreat is closer than you think. This off-the-grid houseboat on the Joanópolis dam is less than a two-hour drive from São Paolo, Brazil—yet feels like a world away. Homemade beer and sweets await you at the pier, and an endless sea awaits you on your private dock. 🌊 🌊 #GoNear Discover waterside homes near you. Link in bio. 📸: @franparente
Whatever land you're from, discover homes near, near away without the help of bread crumbs. This storybook cabin in the lava fields of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland is only a short car ride away from Reykjavik. It may not look real, but host David proves that nearby escapes are far from make-believe. #GoNear Discover unique homes near you. Link in bio. 📸: @jackboothby
Venture right outside your city, and there’s a world of architectural wonder waiting to be discovered nearby. Sophistication meets seclusion in this geometric masterpiece, nestled on 30 preserved acres in Rhinebeck, New York—just a two hour drive from Manhattan. Peek out one of many gallery windows, and you’ll find your only neighbors are the trees. #GoNear Discover unique stays near you. Link in bio. 📸: @collinhughes
Travel to Italy to make pasta like their nonnas. From your home. Online Experience hosts Luca and Lorenzo ( @lovexfooditaly ) invite you to make ravioli and tagliatelle in their cooking class, live from their kitchen in Tuscany. For lots of laughs and maybe even a cameo from Ginger, the hen, check out the link in the bio. #GoNear
Finding a remote getaway from where you live never means you have to stray too far. Stop and take in the Joshua trees on the drive from Los Angeles, and still get to this desert Airstream in under three hours. Once there, bask in the undisturbed vistas and privacy from a hammock or outdoor bathtub. #GoNear Discover unique stays near you. Link in bio. 📷: @joshuatreeacres
The world knows Allyson Felix as the first female track athlete to win six Olympic gold medals. To her friends and family, she’s “Shug”—a master hula-hooper and huge fan of powdered donuts. Meet Allyson and learn her stories from on and off the track in her Online Experience. She’ll share the highs and lows from her legendary career, and her current goals as a mother, activist, and athlete training for her fifth Olympics. “A lot of people ask me what is there left to accomplish?” she says. “I’m an athlete. I’m a competitor. It’s who I am to my core.” Talk track and more with Allyson during the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences Festival happening now. Link in bio.
“Every board has its own personality,” says World Championship Tour surfer Jordy Smith. He shaped his first one when he was 8 years old alongside his dad, a surfboard manufacturer in Durban, South Africa. In his Online Experience, Jordy shows you the new boards he’s shaping with his dad today. He’ll share stories from throughout his career, from winning in his home break of J-Bay to training for the first first-ever Olympic surfing competition in Tokyo. Plus learn his favorite smoothie recipe for fueling a day in the lineup. Tomorrow, talk surfing with Jordy during the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences Festival. Link in bio.
If you’re going to try new skateboard tricks at home, you might as well learn them from Tony Hawk. A pro at 14, the first skater to complete a 900, and founder of Birdhouse Skateboards, Tony is now an Online Experience host. Join him at his personal vert ramp to learn about the evolution of tricks while legends including Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald, and Kevin Staab demo the moves. You’ll also meet rising stars Sky Brown and Lizzie Armanto to talk about the future of the sport and its inclusion in the Olympic Games. Tomorrow, skate with Tony and friends during the Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences Festival. Link in bio.
Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam, the first Asian player to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles, and—lately—a homebody. The proud daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother, Naomi will show you how she’s staying in top fighting shape off the court in her Online Experience. Get ready to break a sweat during this custom at-home workout created by Naomi and her trainer Yutaka Nakamura. After you catch your breath, chat with Naomi about her ambitions for competing for the host country in what will be her first ever Olympic Games. She says there’s a special surprise in store for you, too. Tomorrow, join a Grand Slam workout with Naomi during the Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences Festival. Link in bio.
“My goal is to make you really uncomfortable,” says Kerri Walsh Jennings, beach volleyball legend and four-time Olympic medalist. In her Online Experience, she’ll teach you how she balances mind, body, and spirit every day. Her practice involves breathing exercises, crab walks, bear walks, and quiet reflection, all to prepare you to face any challenge. She’ll also share what she’s learned over 20 years of pursuing her athletic dreams. “To be able to take all of the lessons from my Olympic journey—all of the heartache, all of the suffering, all of the triumph—to be able to put it together and share it with you is a really beautiful experience.” Find balance with Kerri during the Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences Festival happening now. Link in bio.
“No need for sight when you have a vision,” says Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympian silver medalist, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the men’s long jump F11 event. In his Online Experience he’ll show you around the Team USA Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California where he’s practiced his leap for over 10 years. Imagine running full steam ahead, hitting the launch pit, and jumping 6.77 meters with only the ground beneath your feet and a guide yelling, “Fly, fly, fly!” to direct you. “My goal is for you to experience some of the things I do on a daily basis, so that you can navigate down your own metaphorical runway and leap into your dreams like I've been doing here on this track, leaping into everything that I believe that I can do.” Shape your own vision with Lex during the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences Festival happening now. Link in bio.
“When we walked into the stadium and everyone stood up and clapped, I realized it’s not about me,” says Yusra Mardini, a Syrian swimmer who competed with the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team in the 2016 Rio Games. “We represented a lot of people—more than 60 million refugees—and a lot of hope.” In Yusra’s Online Experience, she describes her Olympic journey, from fleeing her childhood home, to competing on the world’s biggest stage, to her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She’ll share personal stories of overcoming obstacles while inspiring you to overcome yours. Get motivated with Yusra during the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences Festival happening now. Link in bio.
Join @pita_tofua and many other Olympians and Paralympians from around the world as they bring you into their homes for a unique set of experiences on Airbnb.
The world’s best athletes aren't heading to Tokyo this summer—they're coming to your home. Join a festival of interactive Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences happening July 24-29. Connect with legendary medal-winners and future champions—including Allyson Felix, Jordy Smith, Naomi Osaka, Lex Gillette, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Tony Hawk—as they share their favorite workouts, tips for staying motivated, and personal journeys to the Games. Limited spots for these Online Experiences are available to book now at the link in bio.
Take your time deciding when to travel again. But when you’re ready, a nearby escape takes no time at all. Only an hour drive from Florence is this tranquil Tuscan treehouse. Nestled on an olive grove, with deck views in every direction, you’ll see how wonder is closer than you think. #GoNear Discover countryside homes near you. Link in bio. 📸: @mahaney_mark
Near where you live, is a different world just waiting to be explored. Superhosts Nick & Frenchie’s Pueblo-style retreat in Pioneertown, California is a two-hour car ride from Los Angeles, but the towering cacti, desert wildlife, and blanket of stars will feel out of this world. #GoNear Discover unique homes near you. Link in bio. 📷: @workingholidaystudio
Right outside every backyard, discover a world of woodland homes for you to nest. Falcons fly to this Mayfield treehouse’s maple canopy. But coming from London, all you'll need is a car. And less than two hours later, once you smell its aromatic cedar walls, you’ll know you’re close. #GoNear Discover remote stays near you. Link in bio. 📷: @maxmiechowski
Look close, and find a vast world of homes to cool off. This lakeside cabin in Le Chemin is half-a-tank of gas away from Paris. Homemade jam, bullfrog songs and pink sunsets await your senses upon arrival. It all goes to show feeling refreshed doesn't need to feel far. #GoNear Discover waterside homes near you. Link in bio. 📷: @lsgaillard
Whenever you’re ready to get away, there’s a hidden gem nearby for you to uncover. Superhost Melanie’s Pope Hut takes you out of your four walls and into the great expanse of the Cuyama Valley, where the night sky has more stars than you can count. #GoNear 📷: @alexnyeart Link in bio for unique stays near you.