Before you start putting together your summer vacation plans for 2019, you should take a look at some of Airbnb's coolest automotive-related experiences to help fill your itinerary. Along with our list of cool vehicular Airbnb vacation rentals, this list of tours and activities will help make the most of your vacation while also satisfying your car-loving interests. Whether you're into off-roading, track time in an exotic car, or a laid-back winery tour in a vintage Volkswagen, there's something here for everyone. Plus, Airbnb's growing list of experiences is sure to turn up even more motoring activities, both at home and abroad. Get your time-off request into your boss, stock up on your favorite travel gear, pack your bag, and get ready to experience the good life with these suggested activities.
Land Rover Off-Road Ride - Cathedral City, California
Sign up for this seven-hour off-road tour through Southern California's Joshua Tree national park. The host, Terry, will take you and your pals on an adventure in his Land Rover LR3 and provide a picnic lunch that you'll enjoy while taking in one of the area's many panoramic desert views.
Explore the City in a Classic Car - Havana, Cuba
Now that the travel embargo has been lifted, Americans can once again enjoy Cuba and its many vintage cars. This experience includes a tour guide in a 1950s convertible that will help you discover favorite hotspots around Havana. Tours can be requested in both Spanish and English.
Classic Car Experience - Fuceccio, Italy
Tour the countryside near Florence, Italy in a vintage car with local guides and breathtaking scenery. Choose from a 1991 Alfa Romeo Duetto a 1980 Fiat 124 Spider, a 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500, a 1976 MG B, a 1981 Citroen 2CV, or a 1977 Volkswagen Beetle convertible for your journey, which lasts about three hours and includes fuel and insurance.
Drive Exotic Cars on a Racetrack - Fontana, California
California Theme VW Bus Wine Tour - Temecula, California
You and up to six of your friends can winery hop through Temecula, California, in a vintage Volkswagen bus for wine tastings. The tour takes about four hours and is backed by a 1970s soundtrack which includes the Beach Boys and other period hit makers. As an added bonus, riders can take advantage of a 10% discount on bottles of wine at the wineries.
Side-Car Tour - Paris, France
This quick one hour ride around Paris in a side car, hosted by a native Parisian might be a bucket-list experience, and this highly-rated activity promises to hit all of the city's monuments. The host, William, speaks limited english, but says he'll provide translated documents for riders with information about the sights along the way.
Learn to Drive a Tractor - Albemarle, North Carolina
Live out your farm-boy fantasies and fulfill your desire to operate heavy machinery with this farm tractor instructional experience in rural North Carolina. Freddie will teach you how to operate his orange Kubota front loader and will provide snacks and beverages during this two hour experience. On-site lodging is also available for an extra fee.
Motorcycle Riding in Joshua Tree - Cathedral City, California
If a Land Rover tour through Joshua Tree wasn't enough adventure for you, Terry also provides a motorcycling experience through the same trails. Riders can choose from one of two Kawasaki KLR 650, a Honda XR 650 and a Kawasaki KLX 250. The tour lasts seven hours and riders are required to bring their own riding gear.
Formula Garage Tour - Houston, Texas
Hang out at Formula Garage, an automotive-enthusiast haven for online racing in Houston, Texas, for the day and hone your digital racing skills with instruction from professional Virtual Reality Racers. The experience also includes a tour of the Formula Garage facility to see the on-site car museum and a peek inside the member's club house.
Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon Adventure - Kanab, Utah
Enjoy this trail ride in a Polaris RZR 1000 side-by-side up to Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon in Kanab, Utah. The experience comes with a tour guide and driver but the host allows adventurers to drive themselves in the off-road rig if they prefer. Snacks, beverages, and helmets are provided for the tour.
Treasure Hunt Adventure on WaveRunners - Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
This summertime experience on Lake Winnebago in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, consists of an hour of time with a WaveRunner while trying to find treasure using a map and clues from the Adventure Hunt smartphone app. Life jackets are provided and the WaveRunner seats three!
Sunset E-Bike Tour - Siesta Key, Florida
Cruise down the beach on an electric bicycle on this two hour tour of Siesta Key, Florida, at sunset. The host promises breathtaking views of the ocean at sunset plus plenty of sand sculptures and sea life along the way. A picnic is provided at the end of the tour and consists of fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, and wine.
City of Lakes Limo Tour - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Get the skinny on Minneapolis's Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and Lake of the Isles from the comfort of this limousine tour and help out a worthy cause at the same time. During this one hour tour, you'll see some of the city's best parks, most beautiful mansions, and learn about the lakes. All proceeds go to help Erik's Ranch & Retreats which helps young adults with autism.
ATV Adventure to Granite Indian Baths - Posey, California
Hop on a four-wheeler in Posey, California, and follow your guide to the Granite Indian Baths on this two-hour experience. The hosts can provide overnight accommodations for an additional fee, as well as lunch, dinner, or a late-night bonfire complete with s'mores. Helmets and goggles are provided but guests can also bring their own riding gear.
Experience Cars & Coffee With A Pro - Los Angeles, California
Former racing driver and current driving instructor, David, will shuttle you and your friends to and from a Los Angeles Cars and Coffee event in either his 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia or his 2008 Porsche Cayenne S. His knowledge of Southern California car culture, exotic cars, and local contacts will give you a unique perspective on the car show.