The Airbnb poll carried out on its own Twitter account gave 4 optional answers for the question, “When you travel to a new city, how do you feel like you #LiveThere?”
14 % of respondents voted “Meet your barista”, 18% voted for “See a local band”, and 26% voted “Jog the neighbourhood”. But the winner, with 42% of the votes over 896 participants was “Shop at a farmers market.”
When you travel to a new city, how do you feel like you #LiveThere?
— Airbnb (@Airbnb) April 20, 2016
Airbnb since its inception has championed the notion of ‘living like a local’, doing what locals do and often taking tips from one’s host.
Twitter commenters offered other suggestions as to how to feel like a local, with most suggesting that familiarity with the local transport system was one way of being a true local. Another suggestion was to become familiar with the best local bars and pubs.