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 compiled a list of the best places to visit in the US in March for those of you looking for a spring break getaway! Also, be sure to check out our Romantic Getaway Guide for ideas on how to make your trip extra special!
8 of the Best Places to Visit in the US in March
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!
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!
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. Danville, OH
Danville, OH, sets itself apart with unique shopping! These range from Amish Country flea markets and antique shops to authentic Amish home goods stores and handcrafted pottery galleries. In addition to shopping, visitors will find an array of historic attractions, local eateries, and festivals to keep them busy. Another perk is that by the end of March, temperatures in Danville warm up to about the low sixties, which is perfect for being outdoors!
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!
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.
7. Oregon Wine Country
Nothing says “vacation” quite like a trip to the Pacific Coast. While it’s hard to pass up the allure of famous destinations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Napa, consider going somewhere new! Rollings hills, sprawling vineyards, and fertile valleys make Oregon Wine Country a one-of-a-kind locale. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with the love of your life in a region overgrown with grapevines and romance.
8. 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. Patty’s Day, do yourself a favor and attend the festive annual parade to celebrate “all things Irish!”
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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