BedandBreakfast.com®, the leading website for finding and booking B&Bs around the world, today announces the hottest new summer destinations for B&B enthusiasts as well as the results of its Annual Summer Travel Trends survey*.
While Napa, California; Newport, Rhode Island; Provincetown, Massachusetts; Key West, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia lead the list of most popular B&B U.S. destinations year after year, BedandBreakfast.com data reveals these eight up-and-coming new summer destinations based on cities that have seen the greatest increase in search inquiries over the past year:
- Waco, Texas
- Olympic Peninsula, Washington
- Hawaii’s Big Island
- Willamette Valley, Oregon
- Georgia Mountains
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Door County, Wisconsin
- North Carolina Coast
“Many of these up-and-coming destinations are within a couple hours’ drive from major metropolitan areas,” says Lisa Westlake Chen, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. According to the summer survey, three out of four B&B travelers will drive to their weekend getaways, with half driving more than 200 miles.
Waco leads the hot new summer destinations, and nearly half of travelers surveyed reported a desire to stay in the town’s new B&B, Magnolia House (pictured below), owned by the hosts of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines.” A third of travelers said they would like to stay in actor Richard Gere’s B&B in Westchester, New York, followed by country singer Miranda Lambert’s B&B in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Planning a Trip to Waco?
If you are planning a trip to central Texas, and plan to stop over in Waco, check out Trip Advisor’s list of the “Top 10 Things to Do in Waco.” You might also enjoy taking a look at the Free Things To Do in Waco from Waco Heart of Texas dot com. And don’t forget to shop to many locally owned small businesses in Waco for unique and memorable gifts. #ShopLocal