CLEVELAND, Ohio – Transfer over, Orlando. Step apart, Phoenix.

There’s a brand new spring break vacation spot within the combine, and it’s an surprising one: Cleveland.

The Northeast Ohio metropolis ranks ninth on an inventory of rising spring break locations, as outlined by year-over-year progress in Airbnb and Vrbo bookings for March 2023 in comparison with March 2022.

Brief-term rental bookings in Cleveland for this month are up 125% over a 12 months in the past, based on Key Knowledge, which tracks metrics within the hospitality business.

New York Metropolis’s Manhattan – not precisely a hidden vacation spot — was tops on the rising spring break checklist, with 186% progress in bookings from March 2022 to March 2023. Tulsa, Oklahoma, was second and Previous Orchard Seashore, Maine, close to Portland, was third.

Emily Lauer, vp at Vacation spot Cleveland, stated there are many causes households is perhaps headed to city this month, together with Disney’s Aladdin at Playhouse Sq.; males’s and ladies’s Mid-American Convention school basketball tournaments at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse; St. Patrick’s Day festivities; the Cleveland Worldwide Movie Competition; plus the Nice Lakes Science Middle, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and different year-round sights.

“It’s most likely not one issue that’s driving it,” she stated.

Key Knowledge’s checklist of rising spring break locations shouldn’t be confused with rankings of the preferred locations for spring break, which measure complete bookings to a location – not annual progress (though there’s some overlap).

This 12 months, the highest 10 U.S. locations for spring break vacationers are (so as) Orlando, Phoenix, New York Metropolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami, Seattle and Salt Lake Metropolis, based on Allianz Companions.

In the meantime, the highest 10 rising locations are: Manhattan; Tulsa; Previous Orchard Seashore; Fast Metropolis, South Dakota; Norfolk, Virginia; Bella Vista, Arkansas; Huntsville, Alabama; Alexandria, Virginia; Cleveland and Las Vegas.