It was an unprecedented year for travel, but one advantage of staying home was that it gave us plenty of time to dream up the perfect trip for when travel returns.

With vaccination efforts already beginning to roll out in some countries, many of us are hoping to once again hit the road in 2021. But where will we go? Well, Airbnb has some ideas.  The accommodation site released its top trending destinations by search for trips in 2021. These are the destinations that are taking off for next year, according to Airbnb. 

Bogotá, Colombia

Copa América has been postponed to 2021, giving soccer-lovers a reason to dream of a trip to Bogotá next year. But this vibrant, high-altitude capital is for more than just football fans – it’s surrounded by the beautiful Andes and boasts historic museums and hip hotels and bars. 

Beautiful buildings line a street in Seoul, South Korea.
Bukchon Hanok Village and Seoul city skyline in South Korea © Noppasin / Shutterstock

Seoul, South Korea

All eyes were on South Korea in 2020 as the film Parasite took home a slew of Oscars and K-pop expanded its already massive cultural appeal. Now, it seems everyone with an interest in the country is eyeing a trip to this dynamic city. 

Hampton, London

A year of social distancing had us all appreciating a bit of extra space to roam – even in a world capital like London. This suburb is right on the Thames, meaning you can wander along its banks and hit up spots like Hampton Court Palace, the historic home of Henry VIII. 

Tisbury, Massachusetts

Many US travelers have started to dream of a trip a bit closer to home, but that doesn’t mean forgoing a glitzy island getaway with an American-twist. This town on the upscale island of Martha’s Vineyard is ideal for anyone looking to get away from it all. 

Brightly covered homes on a street in the Maldives.
Shopping street with typically colourful house facades on Maafushi island in the Maldives © Tobias Helbig / Getty Images

Maafushi, Maldives

However, if you want to experience the true tropical island dream, this one is the most cosmopolitan in the Maldives, while boasting the idyllic white sand beaches.  

A rocky shoreline is lined with trees.
Maine is perfect for lovers of the outdoors © Rabbitti / Shutterstock

Maine, US

The Pine Tree State was due to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020, but the celebrations were moved to 2021 due to the pandemic. For travelers planning a trip there, there’s plenty to explore in its forests, coastal villages and islands. 

Salon-de-Provence, France

Who hasn’t spent at least part of 2020 dreaming of the south of France? Well, in 2021 Airbnb users are eyeing a trip to Salon-de-Provence, which boasts plenty of cafes, boutiques and delicatessens to explore when travel returns. 

Taos County, New Mexico

This year saw many of us reconnecting with the natural world, and if you’re keen to continue your exploration of epic landscapes, Taos County will deliver with its epic peaks, endless plateaus and the incredible Rio Grande Gorge. 

La Misión, Mexico

This Baja, California village offers up beach stays just an hour away from San Diego. 

A beautiful coastal scene depicts an island outcrop in the sea
Sant' Angelo townscape in Ischia © Annapurna Mellor / Lonely Planet

Ischia, Italy

This volcanic island in the Bay of Naples is not only picturesque, it’s famous for its thermal spas – and who couldn’t do with a bit of relaxation after 2020?

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