Mochi Ball Makin' in San Francisco | How to Use AirBnB Experiences

Updated: Aug 28, 2020

Last week my mom, dad, and I were in San Francisco. Little life update— I’ve taken a remote job in admissions with the University of California San Diego! My training was in the Bay Area and we used it as an excuse to explore SF.

Whenever I travel, I am always looking for ways to emerge myself in local culture and have authentic experiences. Airbnb has an amazing experience feature that is gaining traction quickly and aimed at giving travelers a memorable experience in addition to a sweet place to stay.

As an avid Airbnb user, I have stayed at over 20 AirBnBs stretching from México to France. And I love it! It is an awesome way to get a home away from home feel. For me, when traveling, I have to have my own kitchen and coffee maker— hotel coffee and continental breakfasts just don’t do the trick.

Over the next few months, I am going to try Airbnb experiences around the globe. First stop: San Francisco. And after that I’m headed to Madrid, Spain and later in December I’ll be in Budapest, Hungary.


How to Use Airbnb Experiences:

Airbnb experience is a feature that offers to travelers wanting to experience a city in a new way. The site boasts over 30,000 unique experiences put on by local guides, with no Airbnb rental required.

They offer a vast range of experiences, from cooking classes, photography sessions, literature, religion, hiking, art, food tours, you name it! I have been floored by the offerings I’ve seen.

Booking an experience is super simple. You can use the Airbnb website or mobile app to book an experience. When you open the website or app, look for the experiences section. Then, choose a specific city and dates, or browse through all experiences. You don’t have to have a home booked on Airbnb in order to book an experience and availability is set by each individual host.