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7 of the Best Places to Visit in the U.S. in March

As the seasons transition from winter to spring, a sense of renewal settles in. Vibrant hues of green transform winter landscapes into lively scenes in which lush foliage and wildlife abound. Warmer weather makes it the perfect time of year to indulge in various outdoor activities in just about every corner of the United States. We've compiled a list of the best places to visit in the U.S. in March for those of you looking for a spring break getaway!

1. Mystic, Connecticut

It’s no wonder that films such as Mystic Pizza and Amistad took place in Mystic, CT. Spend your day at the Mystic Seaport Museum, a botanical garden, or the Mystic Aquarium. Then, grab a bite to eat at acclaimed restaurants such as the S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar or Mystic Pizza (yes, like the movie/book). This charming small town offers an array of exciting outdoor adventures and cultural activities to keep you busy during your stay!

Stay at Stonecroft Country Inn

In Ledyard, CT

Stonecroft Country Inn

Guest room at Stonecroft Country Inn

2. Charles Town, West Virginia

Encounter natural wonders and explore the rich history that thrives in Charles Town, WV. It’s also a top vacation destination for those interested in Casinos and gaming activities! Skip the madness of Las Vegas and enjoy the relaxed vibes of this beautiful locale. Whether you like the idea of hiking through national and state parks, touring wineries, or eating at acclaimed dining establishments, you’ll be glad to know Charles Town has it all!

Stay at Hillbrook Inn & Spa

In Charles Town, WV

Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Winter cottage at hillbrook inn and spa

3. The Shenandoah Valley, VA

The Shenandoah Valley and Winchester, VA, comprise an ideal weekend getaway for those who live in Washington, DC! World-class wineries and charming eateries make it a paradise for those who plan their vacations around food and wine experiences. March brings the arrival of spring, and in the Shenandoah Valley, this means wildflowers, ideal weather and thinner crowds at attractions. It’s no wonder this region is one of the best places to travel in the US.

4. Granville, OH

Situated in the picturesque heartland of Ohio, Granville radiates a timeless charm that makes it a perfect destination for a March getaway. This idyllic town, known for its cobblestone streets and historic architecture, comes alive with the promise of spring. Explore boutique shops and quaint cafes in the vibrant downtown area and don't miss nearby Bryn Dru Mansion and Gardens—resplendent when in bloom during springtime. With its blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural vibrancy, Granville, Ohio, is a delightful destination to kickstart your spring travels.

Stay at Granville Inn

In Granville, OH 

Granville Inn

Granville Inn exterior

Stay at The Welsh Hills Inn

In Granville, OH

The Welsh Hills Inn

Gathering area at The Welsh Hills Inn in Granville, Ohio

5. Galena, IL

Whether you’re embarking on a Civil War cross-country road trip or simply planning a weekend trip there, Galena, IL, is one of the best places to visit in March! Unwind at a craft brewery or distillery. Explore the area’s rich history. You can even spend the day hiking and exploring the natural surroundings. Additionally, wine aficionados can plan their visit around the annual Galena Wine Lovers Weekend!

Stay at Goldmoor Inn and Resort

In Galena, IL

Goldmoor Inn and Resort

Exterior Goldmoor inn at dusk

6. Catskills Region, NY

Revel in the respite that the mountains of the Catskills Region in New York offer visitors! Unplug and tune out the madness of your daily life in an area surrounded by densely wooded areas, teeming wildlife, and natural beauty. Travelers can indulge in a wide range of activities such as hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and birdwatching as the seasons transition from winter to spring! There’s no better place to relax and restore your weary soul.

Stay at Inn at Lake Joseph

In Forestburgh, NY

Inn at Lake Joseph

7. Newport, RI

Opulent, Gilded-Age mansions and yacht-studded harbors make Newport, RI, an undeniably fascinating destination! Enjoy classic New England meals at acclaimed restaurants. Newport’s beaches are some of the best to visit in March because they are empty this time of year. You can even simply choose to peruse museums or historic buildings. If you’re in town for St. Paddy’s Day, do yourself a favor and attend the festive annual parade to celebrate “all things Irish!”

Stay at The Francis Malbone House Inn

In Newport, RI

Francis Malbone House Inn

Bedroom at Francis Malbone

Stay Select

Whether you intend to seek out one of the best warm places to visit in the US in March or a chilly New England locale to spend St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to stay at a Select Registry property! Our esteemed bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and inns set the scene for a vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy luxurious amenities ranging from spa services and hot tubs to on-site pubs and taverns. Most importantly, rest assured that the innkeepers and staff will work to the best of their ability to ensure your stay is a memorable one!

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Best Places to Stay in Charles Town

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Hillbrook Inn and Spa Guest Room
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Hillbrook Inn and Spa Breakfast
Hillbrook Inn and Spa Guest Room
Hillbrook Inn and Spa Wine and Cheese
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guest room with fireplace
Winter cottage at hillbrook inn and spa
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Hillbrook Inn and Spa Dining Room

Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Charles Town, WV

Best Places to Stay in Forestburgh

Inn at Lake Joseph Exterior
Inn at Lake Joseph Exterior
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room with fireplace

Inn at Lake Joseph

Forestburgh, NY

Best Places to Stay in Galena

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Goldmoor Exterior at Dusk
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Goldmoor Inn and Resort

Galena, IL

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Jail Hill Inn- interior shot
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Jail Hill Inn Exterior
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Jail Hill Inn- guestroom

Jail Hill Inn

Galena, IL

Best Places to Stay in Geneva

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plated meal

Geneva On The Lake

Geneva, NY

Best Places to Stay in Granville

The Tavern
Guest room with wine and chocolates on bed
Denison Ballroom
Oak Room
Patio Dining

Granville Inn

Granville, OH

Wraparound Veranda
Outdoor Heated Pool
Glorious Autumn Color at The Inn
Berllan Glyn King Suite
M. Worthington Sculpture & Spa
Gathering Room Common Area
Brynmor Queen Suite w/Fireplace & Den
Italian Soaking Tub
Berllan Glyn Screened Porch
One of Many Packages
al Fresco Fireside Dining
North Patio - Ping Pong, Darts, FireTable
Breakfast - Omelete w/Smoked Salmon & Asparagus
Welcome to The Inn
Berllan Glyn Steam Shower

The Welsh Hills Inn

Granville, OH

Best Places to Stay in Ledyard

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StonecroftCountryInn BedandBreakfastexteriorfront
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Stonecroft Country Inn Bed & Breakfast

Ledyard, CT

Best Places to Stay in Newport

Hydrangea House guest room
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Hydrangea House garden
Hydrangea House breakfast
Hydrangea House Bed
Hydrangea House Coffee
Hydrangea House bath room
Hydrangea House wine and cheese

Hydrangea House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Newport, RI

Front Door at Francis Malbone
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Francis Malbone Newport 8
Francis Malbone Garden
Francis Malbone Newport 8
Francis Malbone Newport 8
Francis Malbone Newport 8
Bedroom at Francis Malbone
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bedroom with fireplace
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The Francis Malbone House Inn

Newport, RI

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