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Boston is among the top ten B&B destinations. Visit Boston's Clarendon Square Inn and enjoy a view of the Boston Skyline from the roof top hot tub. Clarendon Square Inn photo.

Even with ever-increasing gas prices, almost nine out of 10 B&B travelers are planning the same or more leisure trips this summer compared to last year, according to, which today announces its top summer destinations for B&B Travelers.  With the exception of the always popular destinations of New York, Boston, Washington, DC and San Francisco, travelers prefer smaller U.S. destinations for their B&B weekend getaways, yet when it comes to travel outside the U.S., they seek out more intimate accommodations offered by B&Bs when visiting large European cities.

The Top 20 B&B Summer Destinations for 2011 are:
1.   Manhattan –  78  properties
2.   London – 31 properties
3.   Charleston, SC – 44 properties
4.   Cape Cod, MA  – 154 properties
5.   New Orleans – 53 properties
6.   Savannah, GA – 37 properties
7.   Boston – 53 properties
8.   Saint Augustine, FL – 37 properties
9.   Washington, DC – 36 properties
10.   Rome – 225 properties
11.   Key West, FL – 42 properties
12.   Barcelona –  39 properties
13.   Cape May, NJ – 44 properties
14.   San Francisco – 33 properties
15.   Napa, CA – 44 properties
16.   Amsterdam – 97 properties
17.   Asheville, NC – 60 properties
18.   Newport, RI – 55 properties
19.   Carmel, CA –32 properties
20.   Montreal– 45 properties

“From scenic shorelines and charming towns to historical landmarks, the Eastern coast boasts the most popular U.S. B&B destinations for summer travel,” says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway, Inc., which owns  “Travelers are looking for quiet, romantic getaways or spending the weekend exploring destinations rich in history and culture.”

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