Ready to hit the town this spring? Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend, a week of bonding and good times with friends, or family fun in warmer climes, here are some of the destinations on our radar.
Rhett House Inn, Beaufort, SC
The historic Rhett House Inn has hosted celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow and Barbara Streisand. It’s no wonder so many movies are set in Beaufort, which is dripping with romance and Spanish moss. The Rhett House is in a great location for exploring all the city has to offer. You’ll love the screened porch, in-room gas fireplaces, and complimentary after-dinner desserts.
Travel with friends
Savannah hosts one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the country, including a massive parade, the “greening” of the city’s famous Forsyth Fountain, and the freedom to legally carry your open container of liquor through the streets (which is allowed year-round in Savannah). From March 11-12, you can catch the Savannah Stopover Music Festival on the grounds of the Georgia State Railroad Museum. This year, headliners include Of Montreal, Soccer Mommy and American Aquarium.
Family beach trip
Anna Maria Island, Florida
If your kids have spring break in March, you’ll need to head far enough south to comfortably swim on a beach trip. Located south of Tampa and north of Sarasota, Anna Maria Island is a quaint and cozy beach town that offers the perfect temperature for a spring trip. Stay at Waterline Villas & Marina, part of Mariott’s autograph collection, located on beautiful Holmes Beach and one of the newest and nicest properties on the island. Located across from the beach, the resort has a beach club that offers chair and umbrella rentals (which is otherwise rare on the island, so if you do rent a spot, be sure to rent chairs and umbrellas in advance and have them delivered to your accommodation).