1 / 20

Milwaukee, WI, US

The host of next year’s Democratic National Convention, Milwaukee makes it to the top of our trending list. This historic gem on the shores of Lake Michigan often slips under the radar but has a terrific bar and restaurant scene and fascinating cultural attractions that include a Calatrava-designed art museum. And with over 105 miles of scenic bike lanes, it’s easy to see why Milwaukee is experiencing an upsurge in interest among guests on Airbnb.

20 for 2020: Airbnb reveals 20 destinations to visit next year

Looking ahead to travel planning for next year, Airbnb is forecasting the 20 trending destinations for 2020. The list reveals a growing interest in lesser known and eco-conscious cities and countries across the world based on Airbnb booking data*. Kerala is also on the list and is only Indian state on there.

Ranging from post-industrial culture hubs like Milwaukee and Guadalajara to emerging destinations that are benefiting from an increase in sustainable tourism, this year’s list is full of surprises and hidden gems. Our research also shows that some of the top trending locales are cities and regions that are preparing for big events like the 2020 Mars Exploration Program launching from Cape Canaveral and the many surf competitions happening in Ubatuba, Brazil.

Here are Airbnb’s 20 trending destinations for 2020 based on year-over-year growth in bookings.

Images: Getty Images