Airbnb’s new “experiences” rolled out this week in New York City, and they sure got the city’s attention. The company shot for the stars, and landed a few. Literally. Two celebrities have partnered up with Airbnb to host tours of NYC from a “local’s” perspective. And while this is mostly geared toward city visitors, plenty of NYC residents would love to see a celeb’s view of the city as well.
In the clever “Sole of the City” tour, Sarah Jessica Parker will take four lucky people on a two-hour walking tour of her NYC ‘experience’. Going with the “sole” theme of the fashionista’s tour, the participants will each get a pair of SJP Collection shoes as well as a ticket to the NYC Ballet, and some intimate frozen yogurt time with the star.
Back to school. Back to the grind. Back to @bloomingdales 59th Street. Mark your calendars! I'll be there THIS Friday, September 15th. Around 11:00am. Working the shoe floor, answering questions about the @sjpcollection and trying to be as helpful as possible. Perhaps you know the drill by now. See you there? X, SJ
Although SJP’s Oct. 6 tour is already sold out (at $400 may we add), there’s another New York native celeb doing a tour on Oct. 20!
Ansel Elgort will take four people on a tour of Brooklyn. For $250 per person, you’ll get dinner and drinks at Radegast Hall (awesome spot), transportation between visiting venues (unless your group decides CitiBike is a better way to travel), and rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulder.
Qu, a member of the It’s Showtime NYC! dance program, puts it simply: “You gotta come out here to get the original.” In this South Bronx experience, he and other members will teach you Litefeet and Flexing fundamentals. Then they'll walk you through the neighborhood, helping you understand the moves—and movements—that started here before spreading worldwide. All fees benefit the program, which supports street and subway dancers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals in NYC and other cities, click the link in our bio.
The two experiences hosted by these celebrities clearly show that Airbnb will be covering all sorts of NYC activities with their new feature—and we love it. There’s something for the theater-goers, the adventurer, the foodie, and any other experience you’re likely to have when living in the city.
Harvest honey with Asher. Suit and hive included.
— Airbnb (@Airbnb) September 25, 2017
They also speak to the interests of the hosts, which is an awesome perspective.
Featured image source: Facebook / Sarah Jessica Parker