Why travel the world and spend TONS of money when you can just drive a few hours away?

AirBnB, a vacation rental site,recently named the Hudson Valley in its '19 Destinations to Visit in 2019.'

The Hudson Valley beat out amazing destinations like Italy and Spain to claim the #11 spot!

The Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley were ranked above places in Brazil, Georgia, Spain, and Taiwan.

The rankings were based on a combination of of AirBnB searches, bookings, and wish list growth.

The Hudson Valley saw a 100% increase in bookings through the vacation rental site. The Hudson Valley area also saw a 130% in searches for the destination as a potential vacation destination.

The rankings are as follows:

  1. Kaikoura, New Zealand
  2. Xiamen, China
  3. Puebla, Mexico
  4. Normandy, France
  5. Great Smoky Mountains, US
  6. Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  7. Accra, Ghana
  8. Mozambique
  9. Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  10. Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
  11. Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley, US
  12. Santa Catarina State, Brazil
  13. Batumi, Georgia
  14. Winnipeg, Canada
  15. Pondicherry, India
  16. Uzbekistan
  17. Calabria, Italy
  18. Andalucia, Spain
  19. Taiwan

[via WPDH, AirBnB]