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The Best Online Airbnb Experiences in 2020

The Best Online Airbnb Experiences in 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world back in March 2020, both big and small businesses have had to get creative in order to survive. Travel companies, like Airbnb, really stepped up and changed their platform for the time being. Airbnb Experiences have always been a great way to see a destination through the eyes of a local. Now that most people are at home and prohibited from traveling, several Airbnb Experience hosts have pivoted to virtual experiences.

Online Airbnb Experiences are a great way to get creative at home, learn more about another culture, or to just have fun. I’d even recommend them as a perfect gift idea at the moment! Also, Airbnb Experiences recently partnered with the dating app Bumble because they believe these experiences can be fun, virtual date ideas too.

Keep reading to discover some of the best online Airbnb Experiences, from gastronomy to unique cultural activities, and even some family friendly one’s that will keep your kids occupied at home!


Cooking with a Moroccan Family – Cook traditional and authentic Moroccan dishes with a Moroccan family. They will tell you the ingredients and equipment you will need to have to enjoy this experience, along with all of the food and drink experiences I list below. You’ll learn how to make chicken Tajine with vegetables and a fresh Moroccan salad! 

Colorful Pasta with Grandma – Learn how to cook from an Italian grandma! Six days of the week, she offers fun virtual cooking classes from learning how to make gnocchi, lasagne, and so much more. 

Make Pasta and Live Opera in the Kitchen – Another Italian cooking experience, but with an opera performance too! They can also teach you how to make the perfect dough, as well as homemade desserts. 

Make Swedish Pastries with a Pro Baker – Lhea, a native Swede, has been baking her entire live and has many recipes to share! She will welcome you into her kitchen, give you insight into Swedish family life, answer any questions, and help you made traditional treats such as cinnamon and cardamon buns.


GINspiration – This drink-a-long experience is perfect for couples, singles, or a group of friends and even co-workers who enjoy mixology. This interactive class will teach you how to make 3 delicious cocktails, while enjoying drinking games as well! 

All About Coffee with a Colombia Pro Taster & Barista – Perfect for coffee lovers who want to learn how to make amazing coffee at home from a professional. 

Wine Class with an Expert – A wine expert from Portugal will teach you all bout wine from the comfort of your home. You will learn about how red and white wines are made, how they differ, and how to buy the best wine. 

Culture & History:

Embrace the Drama of Flamenco Dancing – Calling all dance lovers! Learn how to dance Flamenco with a professional dancer from Madrid, Spain.

Cultural Journey Through London Chinatown – Virtually experience London’s Chinatown, with videos, behind-the-scene stories and interactive games. Born in Shanghai and living in London, Minji will share with you history, culture, and fusion. 

Back in Time with my WWII Pen Pal – Step back in time to 1930s Berlin. Host Maria shares the story of a Jewish Boy who once lived in her house through his letters, photographs, and more.

One Day in Paris with a Parisian – Whether you’re missing Paris or hoping to travel there soon, learn more about this beautiful city through a local. 

Family Friendly:

Secrets of Magic – This 90-minute magic show will leave you spellbound. You’ll see mind-blowing tricks from a professional Magician using everyday objects. He will also share with you some of his tricks and the psychology of performing magic! 

Story time with a Children’s Book Author – Treat your children to a special story story time reading from a published children’s author. He will read from his award-winning children’s book “Sunny Days”, while also answering questions after about the illustrations and creative process. 

Create Mexican Stories with Art – If you and your kids love getting artsy, this is perfect for you. You will learn how to create extraordinary stories with traditional Mexican handcrafts. This is a great way to have fun and be creative, while learning about a new culture!


Meditation with a Japanese Buddhist Monk – Not only will you learn how to meditate with a Buddhist monk in Japan, you will also learn his story about becoming a monk!

Goal Setting with Olympic Gold Medalist – If you’re feeling uninspired, Deena Kastor will show you the power of positivity and create strategies for reaching your potential. She’s an Olympic medalist and the American record holder in the marathon, plus winner of the London and Chicago marathons!

Turkish Fortune Coffee Reading – Experience Turkish coffee fortune reading, which is an authentic tradition dating back to the 1600s during Ottoman Empire. These are fun, light-hearted, and insightful readings, perfect for a group setting. 

*If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up here and you’ll get money off your first Airbnb Experience or rental.*

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. thanks for share this information

    • Carmen Edelson

      There are so many great Airbnb experiences out there!

  2. nice blog thanks for sharing

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad to share!

  3. It’s interesting… thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Hope you can enjoy one of these experiences!

  4. Wow! I’ll go everywhere as soon as lockdown is over!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes me too!

  5. I can’t wait to travel again once this pandemic is over!

  6. Thanks Carmen Edelson for your smile and your experience.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      So many great experiences to choose from 🙂

  7. Hi Carmen Edelson,

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article, I really like the way you explain all the information. After this Corona, I will definitely go to Paris.

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    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope you enjoy your future travels, John!

  8. very interesting, good job and thanks for sharing such a good blog.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Always happy to share, thanks for reading 🙂

  9. Thanks, Carmen for sharing your experience with virtual Airbnb.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Always happy to share 🙂

  10. This is a great share. I Will bookmark this site as soon I am planning for my next vacation and airbnb seems reliable.

    • Carmen Edelson

      They’re an awesome travel company!

  11. The airbnb experience of cooking with a Morrocan family sounds amazing! thanks for sharing these 🙂
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    • Carmen Edelson

      That one is awesome!

  12. Thank you for sharing your experience. It was an interesting read.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks for reading, Susan!

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