9 Spring Getaways in Driving Distance From the Main Line

Which of these spring getaways is calling your name? Featured Adobe Stock | Andrea Izzotti

Whether you crave a bed & breakfast or a private beach, these spring getaways have just what you need near the Main Line.

Baltimore, Maryland: An ornate arch flanked by two 18th-century cannons recovered from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor make for a grand entrance to the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Located on historic Recreation Pier in Fell’s Point, the renovated 1914 building boasts spacious rooms that combine mahogany and brass accents for a nautical feel, accented with paintings and sculptures by local artists. April–May rates from $532. 1715 Thames St., (443) 552-1400, pendry.com.

Cambridge, Maryland: At the Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, innkeepers Jim and Marianne Benson will give you the warmest of welcomes. It’s an easy walk to quaint, historic downtown Cambridge from their six-guestroom 1847 sea captain’s manor. April–May rates from $175. 112 High St., (410) 221-7700, cambridgehousebandb.com

Washington, D.C.: Soak up the views of the D.C. skyline and the diverse architecture of the surrounding international embassy mansions from the rooftop pool and bar at The Ven at Embassy Row. The hotel’s convenient location in the heart of Dupont Circle is just steps from the Metro’s Red Line, so you can leave your car (and the attendant traffic and parking hassles) behind as you explore the capital’s wealth of sights. April–May rates from $316. 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, (202) 265-1600, marriott.com.

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A city landmark since 1928, the Italian Renaissance-style Hays-Adams Hotel has preserved many of its original architectural details even as it’s undergone renovations. One of the most conveniently located accommodations in D.C., it’s hosted numerous American luminaries, including Ethel Barrymore, Amelia Earhart, Sinclair Lewis and Charles Lindbergh. Many rooms offer views of the White House, the National Mall and other iconic sites. April–May rates from $369. 800 16th St. NW, (202) 638-6600, hayadams.com.

Virginia Beach, Virginia: The first property on the Chesapeake Bay to have its own private beach, Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites was designed to be a serene oasis in an otherwise bustling summer destination. The airy and spacious 11 suites are furnished in contemporary style with maximum comfort in mind. Some have bay-view balconies, and all have sofa beds to accommodate families. The property also has an outdoor pool, and the on-site eatery offers fresh coastal cuisine. April-May rates from $171. 2800 Shore Drive, (757) 481-9000, marriott.com.

Asheville, North Carolina: The utmost in boutique-style luxury and intelligent design, The Restoration Asheville is a brand-new downtown hotel that reflects the arty, edgy, culturally vibrant energy of a city on the rise. It features 60 rooms and suites, spacious living areas, on-site dining, a cultural library, and a rooftop bar and terrace. April-May rates from $295. 68 Patton Ave., (828) 220-0368, therestorationhotel.com.

The charming Princess Anne Hotel puts visitors just five minutes away (by car) from downtown Asheville. Built in 1924, it offers all the amenities of B&B, including breakfast. April-May rates from $228. 301 E. Chestnut St., (828) 258-0986, princessannehotel.com.

Charleston, South Carolina: Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Charleston Place Historic Downtown offers the perfect mix of Old World charm and sleek sophistication. There’s a pool with a retractable glass roof, a cutting-edge spa, a private club level with many boutique-style amenities, the award-winning Charleston Grill, and a selection of high-end shops. April-May rates from $692. 205 Meeting St., (843) 722-4900, charlestonplace.com.

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Head to Charleston for your next spring getaway. Photo courtesy of Charleston Place

Asheville, North Carolina’s more established sister property, The Restoration Charleston is comprised of five buildings, all modernized with a dual nod to the Holy City’s rich history and the offbeat effervescence of the New South. Staying in one of its eight suites is like renting an apartment from a youngish Charleston native with impeccable taste. April-May from $479. 75 Wentworth St., (877) 221-7202, therestorationhotel.com.

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