When you think of Airbnb your mind probably floats away to thoughts of travel and vacation—as does mine. Did you know that now aside from booking a place to stay, Airbnb lets you book themed experiences? The best just got better!

We’ve all been there before, bored out of our minds with the usual weekend activities and begging for something new to do. However it’s safe to say we find ourselves stuck in this weekend routine because we either hesitate from getting out of our bubble or we don’t want to put the energy into organizing and booking a new activity to do. Step in Airbnb’s Experiences.

With their new Experiences, you can find yourself exploring a new part of your city with activities ranging from a food and wine tour to a day of acrobats on the beach or a weekend of nonstop underground disco drag parties! The possibilities are truly endless! Just sign up for an Experience like you would for an Airbnb stay and the rest is covered. No worrying about itineraries, where to go or how much money you need at what stop. What’s more each Experience is carefully curated and guided by a guide to ensure you maximize the most out of your Airbnb Experience.

For my first Airbnb Experience I chose the “Eat International” tour because DUH, I love to eat! I consider myself quite a savant of Los Angeles culture but this mini city tour still managed to teach me that I had a lot left to discover. My first night with Andrew (our guide) consisted of a myriad of shared appetizers and specialty cocktails at downtown’s Otium, just next door to the famous Broad Museum on Bunker Hill. I tend to keep my drink choices on the simple side when I go out for dinner but the endless creative refreshments offered a tantalizing refresher for my palette! Day two had us eating some of the best taquitos LA offers on the infamous Olvera street followed by a reimagined rice bowl at Chego. If that wasn’t enough we caped off our tummies with a giant bowl of udon in Little Tokyo’s Marugame Monzo. Finally, the weekend wrapped up with a nice dinner party at the newly opened Tsubaki in Silverlake—a classic Japanese izakaya with a touch of California flare.

Whether you’re traveling around the states or finding a new way to entertain yourself for the weekend, I highly suggest you book an Airbnb Experience stat. You’ll be glad you did!

x. Christopher

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