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.
Sweet Treat with a Mexico City Chef – If you have a sweet tooth, this is the Airbnb Experience for you. You’ll learn how to make 3 Mexican desserts with a professional pastry chef and culinary artist.
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.
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!
Family Baking Experience – This is a fun family baking experience, recommended for kids ages 2-7 (with their parents)! They will learn how to make cookies from start to finish over the course of an hour.
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.
Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl – Experience a virtual visit to Chernobyl, where you will meet some of the descendants of the abandoned dogs who live there. You will learn about the mission and history of treating these incredible animals.
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, Breeja Larson will help you create strong goals and a solid mental game plan for achieving them. She’s an Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming for Team USA – currently training for the next Olympics.
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.
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