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Discover the Best Places to Visit in May

With the weather warming and flowers blooming, May is one of the best times of the year to travel. Certain parts of the country offer more enticing activities and events during this season. Take your mom somewhere special for Mother’s Day, or plan a coastal getaway for Memorial Day! If you’re interested in traveling to a beautiful destination, find out which locations are in full bloom at this time. Anyone planning a spring getaway should read our guide to the best places to visit in May.

As you begin researching for your trip, make sure you browse Select Registry properties offering outdoor adventures and natural wonders to discover some of the best places to visit in May. When you stay with one of our members, you’re guaranteed a unique, personalized travel experience. Frequent travelers should consider joining Select Rewards, which allows guests to earn points each time they stay at a Select Registry property.

Top Places to Visit in May

Take Your Mom On A Relaxing Mother's Day Getaway

Show your mom how much she means to you and surprise her with a trip to Napa Valley wine country! With more than 400 vineyards covering 45,000 acres of land, Napa Valley is the perfect destination for wine aficionados. Besides the fantastic wineries, this region offers beautiful, rolling hills with plenty of hiking trails. Give your mom the gift of relaxation and make an appointment for her at one of the many spas in the area.

Where To Stay

Churchill Manor: This 1889 mansion in downtown Napa was converted into a gorgeous inn after much restoration and repair. The original redwood interior remains a fascinating aspect of the building’s unique design. Guests can stay in one of the ten rooms, which feature fireplaces, luxurious robes, antique furnishings, and more.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In The Southwest

While Cinco de Mayo is now celebrated across the United States, partying on this holiday in the Southwest is particularly fun because of the region’s history. Festivities are held throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California, to name a few. Because the state of Texas was once part of Mexico, there are tons of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in this region.

Denver, Colorado, is also known for its annual Cinco de Mayo Celebrate Culture Festival, which attracts more than 400,00 attendees each year. This two-day event includes a parade, chili cook-off, Chihuahua races, live music and entertainment, and more. Hundreds of vendors will dish out traditional Mexican dishes and drinks while the little ones can enjoy the Children’s Carnival with rides and hands-on crafts.

Hit The Beach For Memorial Day

Select Registry features dozens of members with coastal properties. Anyone looking to take a getaway on the East Coast can visit one of our Virginia Beach, New Jersey, or Florida properties for a sunny stay. Travelers can also choose from West Coast destinations, which offer the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and witness unique marine life.

Where To Stay

Casa Grandview: A sprawling property in a historic, West Palm Beach neighborhood, Casa Grandview offers guest rooms inside the inn, cottage rentals of various sizes, and apartment suites. With two on-site pools and gorgeous gardens, this inn is the perfect place to escape for the weekend.

If you’d prefer to take a beachside trip to the West Coast, you should check out our other Select Registry members on the Pacific Coast!

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Attend May Festivals

Some of the most exciting festivals and events of the year take place across the country during May. Each year, the town of Holland, Michigan, hosts a week-long celebration called Tulip Time. More than five million colorful tulips blossom throughout downtown Holland along the town’s main street. Come marvel at this beautiful spectacle and enjoy the accompanying festivities including a carnival, live music and dancing, tours, art shows, and much more.

Where To Stay

Castle in the Country: Located just 30 minutes from Holland, Michigan, this lovely bed and breakfast is the ideal place to escape to the country. Each morning, guests are served a gourmet breakfast. Then, you’re welcome to take advantage of the many activities on the 65-acre property, including a private lake, hiking trails, kayaks, and more.

Charleston, South Carolina, hosts the famous Spoleto Festival at the end of each May through the beginning of June. This celebration of the arts is the sister event to the original festival in Spoleto, Italy. For more than two weeks, the city offers tons of events focused on music, visual art, theater, and dance in various locations. One of the most unique gatherings in the country, this event attracts art lovers from across the globe.

Where To Stay

John Rutledge House: Also located within walking distance to Spoleto events, the John Rutledge House is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Guests can take advantage of the property’s location on Broad Street near popular shops, restaurants, and other historic sites. While these are some of the best places to visit in May, there are tons of Select Registry properties worth visiting during the year. If you’re looking for a specific experience, check out our beach properties or members offering outdoor adventures.


Best Places to Stay in Allegan

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Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn

Allegan, MI

Best Places to Stay in Charleston

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John Rutledge House Inn

Charleston, SC

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Churchill Manor

Napa, CA

Best Places to Stay in West Palm Beach

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Casa Grandview

West Palm Beach, FL

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