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What Are the Best Places to Visit in the US in April?

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The sun is out. Flowers are blooming. Spring has arrived! What better way to celebrate the season than with a vacation to one of the best places to visit in the US in April? Take time out of your busy schedule for a much-needed escape. Explore the outdoors, seek out new experiences, or simply relax under the warm sun. If you’re planning a vacation for you and your partner, then check out our Romantic Getaway Guide for thoughtful suggestions on how to make your trip extra special.

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The Best Places to Visit in the US in April

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

—Gustave Flaubert

Beachy Retreats

Feel the sand beneath your toes and the sun on your back as you listen to the lulling roar of the ocean waves washing ashore. Leave your troubles behind and revel in the ultimate beach experience at one of the following destinations:

Indialantic, Fl

Indialantic and Melbourne, Florida, sit nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Spend long days on the beach reading under an umbrella, combing the shores for seashells, and playing in the water. Visit wildlife sanctuaries and stroll along boardwalks. The Kennedy Space Center is just a quick drive away and makes for an excellent day trip idea. You’ll also find plenty of great shopping opportunities as well as dining establishments. You’re sure to feel revitalized and refreshed after your visit!

Stay at Windemere Inn by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Oxford, MD

The Chesapeake Bay region attracts people year-round, but especially in the spring! Oxford, Maryland, is a particularly tranquil destination that abounds with history, waterfront views, and seaside charm. If you like getting out on the water, there’s no better place for it! Hitch a ride on one of the local ferries or set sail on a sailboat tour of the region. History buffs will enjoy perusing local maritime museums. It’s the perfect place to travel to for a calm, quiet retreat!

Stay at Sandaway Suites & Beach

Mountain Escapes

The mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor adventures and relaxing near some of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. From hiking and white water rafting to ziplining and fishing, there’s so much waiting for you at one of these destinations:

Lexington, VA

Rolling green hills paint a dreamy backdrop behind the charming town of Lexington, Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains collide, making for an energizing experience exploring the great outdoors. Leave your phone behind and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty. This destination makes a great stop for those embarking on a Civil War road trip because of the rich history. After a long day hiking, check out some of the local historic landmarks, art galleries, or antique malls!

Stay at Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast

Lookout Mountain, GA

Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, offer a wide range of attractions for travelers. Cross visiting Rock City off of your bucket list. Explore the depths of the earth in the Raccoon Mountain Caverns. You might even want to check out Songbirds, where you can tour a first-class vintage guitar museum during the day or attend lively events in the evening. You’ll soon discover that there’s nothing quite like a mountain getaway at this wildly popular travel destination.

Stay at Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast

Historic Cities

There’s a certain charm that presents itself in the United States’ historic cities. Indulge in culinary experiences, go shopping in historic town centers, and admire the unique architecture in one of the following cities:

Washington, D.C.

It comes as no surprise that the nation’s capital city boasts a wide range of historic attractions. While visiting Washington, D.C., you might like to tour the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, or even check out the Washington Monument. Take a moment of silence to ponder the legacy left behind by Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK memorial in West Potomac Park or on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his, “I Have a Dream” speech. This city is a gold mine for history buffs!

Stay at Swann House Bed and Breakfast

San Antonio, TX

When you visit some of the cities along the Southern border of the United States, you’ll find that the history is quite different than the history of cities along the East Coast. San Antonio, Texas, is home to a rich, unique culture. Stroll along the miles-long River Walk. Visit the Alamo, the famous 18th-century Spanish mission. Get lost in your thoughts at the San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. To top it all off, the culinary scene in San Antonio is phenomenal!

Stay at Noble Inns - Ogé, Carriage, and Jackson Houses

Lakeside Locales

Staying lakeside gives you an array of opportunities for exploration, adventure, and relaxation. Make a point to catch the sun rising or setting over the water and dabble in a watersport or two. Consider visiting one of the following travel destinations known for its beautiful lakes:

Lake Michigan (Allegan, MI)

Stay on the shores of one of the five Great Lakes of North America, Lake Michigan. If you’re hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of your home city, then consider staying in Allegan, Michigan. In addition to basking under the warm rays of the sun on the lake’s beaches, you can also make a point to visit some of the local pubs and taverns or embark on a scenic drive to unique nearby towns such as Saugatuck, South Haven, Holland, and Kalamazoo.

Stay at Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn

Finger Lakes, NY

The Finger Lakes region of New York boasts an impressive array of attractions. Choose from over 100 wineries, breweries, and distilleries to visit. Pay homage to Harriet Tubman and the starting place of the American Women’s Right Movement in Seneca Falls. If you prefer staying outdoors and exploring natural landscapes, there’s plenty of hiking trails and lakeside activities to keep you entertained. To ensure your vacation is one for the books, then consider staying at a historic Select Registry property that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stay at Geneva on the Lake

More of the Best Spring Travel Destinations

Maybe you and your significant other are planning a romantic getaway this spring. Perhaps you and your friends would like to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day on the other side of the country. Whatever your travel desires may be, we have great resources full of suggestions on planning the perfect spring vacation!

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While planning your vacation to one of the best places to visit in the US in April, consider staying at a Select Registry bed and breakfast, inn, or boutique hotel. Wherever the road takes you this spring, rest assured that our quality-assured properties will enhance your experience. Whether you want to plan a romantic retreat for you and your partner or you’re traveling solo and seeking out unique arts and culture, staying Select will ensure your trip is one for the books!

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