The Mid-Atlantic region is the urban heart of the East Coast. You’ll find the culture of the city mixed with the charm of the country all blended into one area.
Welcome to the Mid-Atlantic
Have you ever been crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay or on a culinary quest in the Big Apple? Have you hiked the Blue Ridge Mountains or sat in rocking chairs on the front porch in a small town and watched the world go by? These experiences are varied, but so is the area where you can encounter them all: the Mid-Atlantic. This region on the East Coast stretches from New York to Virginia and includes eight gorgeous states that embody history, culture, and natural beauty.
You’ll need to make several trips to see each state properly. And whether you throw caution to the wind and road-trip without an itinerary, or want to plan out every stage of your journey, do make reservations at Select Registry’s Mid-Atlantic bed and breakfasts. We offer unique places to stay throughout to suit every taste. Choose from luxurious mansions in the Catskills to log cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountain to airy escapes overlooking the Atlantic.
Things to Do & See
It’s difficult to narrow down everything you need to see in the Mid-Atlantic, but let’s begin with the top cities: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore. These destinations do not disappoint with their selection of mind-blowing museums, unique shops and galleries, award-winning restaurants, and historic neighborhoods.
A full day in each city would combine a bit of everything. For example, in D.C., you could enjoy a morning stroll through the National Mall, a large green space that stretches between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue. On each end, you’ll see the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. At the center is the Washington Monument. While on the mall, we recommend you stop to ride the carousel. It’s a thrill no matter your age! Spend the afternoon exploring one of the Smithsonian Museums; most include a cafe where you can grab a bite to refuel. If you visit the National Air and Space museum, try the astronaut ice cream!
Despite the fun you’ll have in the big cities, do not discount the small towns you’ll pass on your way. That’s where you’ll get a sense of the real people and enjoy a slice of Americana unique to each state. You’ll also find tranquility and immense natural beauty.
Things to Eat and Drink
Culinary highlights in the Mid-Atlantic include New York-style pizza (of course!), Maryland crab cakes, and Philly cheesesteak. Then there are the Barnegat Light Scallops in New Jersey, the Rappahannock Oysters in Virginia, and the barbecue in West Virginia, just to name a few.
Best Time to Visit
If you love winter sports, head to New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for the best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Springtime is magnificent in the Mid-Atlantic, especially in Washington and Baltimore when the cherry trees are in bloom. Summer is, by far the most popular time to visit all destinations, and fall runs a close second as the leaf-peeping is unmatched.
Best Places to Stay
Select Registry properties in the Mid-Atlantic are as treasured and spectacular as the region itself. Peaceful retreats are tucked within rural lakeside communities. Comfortable B&Bs hug the shoreline. Manors and mansions wrap around the perimeter of college towns, and inns are surrounded by the footsteps of history. Scroll down to view all of our Mid-Atlantic bed and breakfasts and select your favorites.