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Seniors Flocking to Airbnb

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Vacation rentals aren't just for younger travelers. An increasing number of seniors are choosing Airbnbs rather than hotels. Here are a few reasons why it's a great option at any age, especially if you're visiting the Nashville area.

Get closer to where you want to go: While hotels tend to be concentrated in certain areas, Airbnbs are everywhere you want to be. For retirees who are traveling for pleasure rather than business, it makes sense to find a place closer to the friends and family you're visiting or the attractions you want to check out. You may also like being able to shorten your distances if you're no longer comfortable driving or driving after dark.



Plan a longer stay: Lengthier trips become more feasible when you're finished with working 9 to 5 and your children are grown. When you book a vacation rental for a couple of weeks or more, you might like having the extra amenities of a private home rather than a hotel room. After all, you'll have more days to spend in the swimming pool or on the patio.

Get the most value for your money: While hotels and Airbnbs both have a wide range of prices, a vacation rental may be the smarter financial choice. Even if the initial price is similar, you'll wind up saving a lot of money if you prefer cooking at home to eating out.

Enjoy human contact: Most of all, you might like having a face to face conversation with your host. Some Airbnb hosts are very sociable so keep that in mind if you'd be delighted to have someone show you around the city and join you for dinner.

If you're one of the many seniors living a healthy and active life, you might want to consider Airbnb for your next trip. It's a great way to gain new experiences, and enjoy your travels.

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