Raise a Toast to Friendship with Airbnb

           

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Friendship Day This Weekend with your Squad

Airbnb recognises that Friendship Day this year may feel different. To give you and your bestie some fun time together, Airbnb has a collection of perfect online experiences and some amazing properties that you can drive down to. Whether your buddy lives in your city, another country, or even just down the street, Airbnb has got you covered. From planning the perfect weekend getaway with the entourage, or just sharing a laugh over a zoom call, we have something for everybody. Guests can choose from a collection of Online Experiences that allow you to connect with friends virtually or just hop into your car and drive down to the nearest Airbnb and celebrate the special bond of friendship.

Here is a list of properties that are perfect for your road trip with the gang (Don’t forget to refer to government travel advisories before booking your trip and packing your bags!)

Cocktails And Boardgames By The Poolside

EL Lodge, Lonavala

Driving distance from Mumbai : 83 km (Approx. 2 hours)

A trip with you and your best buddies could mean the craziest, fun filled getaway from the monotony of daily life. You can book an entire villa located in the enchanting hills of Lonavala with the scenic views of the valley. Whether it is a pool party with al fresco dining, or chilling in the cabana while sipping on cocktails, this Airbnb property has it all. So, kick back and relax at this luxurious home, perfect for spending the weekend with your friends. Don’t forget to pack your board games!

Tranquility Amidst Apple Orchards

Meena Bagh Ratnari, Shimla

Driving distance from Delhi : 270 km (Approx. 5.5 hours)

If you and your friends are looking to spend some quality time together, snuggled with a cup of coffee, with nothing to do, this beautiful farm stay should be your abode. This eco-friendly property in the hills of Himachal is perfect for those who prefer the quiet and calm of nature and want to enjoy luxury in serenity. With no disturbances from the outside world, you and your friends can spend some great time together while basking in the sun during the day and tracing constellations in the beautiful night sky.

Nature’s Retreat In A Treehouse

Forestvalley Tree House, Coorg

Driving distance from Bangalore : 270 km (Approx. 5.5 hours)

If you and your friends need a break from the traffic and noise of the city, we have the perfect getaway for you. Spend some quality time together in this treehouse hidden amidst the coffee plantations in Coorg. This unique cottage is 32ft above the ground level and has been completely built with Red Cedar Wood. With a stream flowing close by, you can dip in your feet and to relax or can go on long walks with your confidant to enjoy the clean fresh air.

Turn off your phones and alarms, sit by the bonfire and sing along to some old songs at this treehouse in Coorg.

Soak In Some Vitamin Sea

Villa Al’Mar, Puducherry

Driving distance from Chennai – 150 km (Approx. 3 hours)

If you want your first trip away from home after the lockdown to be exciting and filled with adventure, what better than the Serenity beach in Pondicherry. This beautiful Airbnb is located on right on the beach and is perfect for your first getaway with your friends. Sit back with a bottle of beer and watch the sun set in this former French Colony. With good music and a group of friends, you are sure to make spend some unforgettable evenings at this villa.

Barbeque Nights Away From City Lights

Pinewood Sunrise – with treehouse and barbeque, Kasauli

Driving distance from Chandigarh – 60 km (Approx. 1.5 hours)

With the panoramic views of the valley and surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, this villa is perfect for a memorable getaway with your buddies. Turn up the fireplace on the deck for some delicious barbeque and tune out the world for a fun and relaxing getaway.

Some Online Experiences to share the spirit of friendship virtually

Secrets of Magic – Berkhamstead, UK

Prepare to be inspired and spellbound as you go on an epic 90 minute journey through the magical world. The Secrets of Magic Zoom Classroom is where you will take part in a mind-blowing magic show with everyday objects such as cards, coins & the gold-dust of our times – a roll of toilet paper!

Duration – 1 hour and 30 mins

Living Room Legends Scavenger Hunt Game – Austin, USA

Alley Kat Adventures’ lively, unique, interactive game encourages you to get outside of your comfort zone at home to complete creative, challenging, & quirky missions for points! And fun little virtual prizes too!

Duration – 1 hour

Sangria and Secrets with Drag Queens – Lisboa, Portugal

Fabulous Drag Queens will teach you how to make the most authentic, fresh, and delicious Portuguese sangria, ALL from scratch, step by step! We will not only share this traditional secret recipe, but we will also be serving up our unique live performances on stage! It’ll be a cabaret-style digital cocktail class you’ll never forget. Get ready for fireworks, smoke effects, lights, and AMAZING costumes that we created, especially for you!

Duration – 1 hour and 30 mins

Revealing Incredible India by Street Art – New Delhi, India

Celebrate India’s art, colorful festivals and infinite stories with this one its kind Online Experience. The murals here will help you discover and dive into the world of India’s vivid culture and help you learn about what these artworks reflect, the stories behind their making & the culture. Some of these are extremely profound, witty, sarcastic & scenic!

Duration – 1 hour and 30 mins

Crepes & Hazelnut spread by Notre-Dame – Paris, France

You will be making a delicious Hazelnut and Chocolate spread, but unlike the famous one, it will contain no Palm Oil! You will also make Crepes from Bretagne (French pancakes) which, as luck would have it, goes so well with the spread.

Duration – 1 hour and 30 mins

Airbnb Online Experiences, launched in April 2020, migrate the platform’s beloved Experiences from in-person to online. Through Online Experiences, people can unlock unprecedented access to inspiring hosts across the world, have the chance to connect with new people, and be given the opportunity to travel virtually, all from the comfort of their own living room. For more, visit airbnb.com/online-experiences.