Spring is an ideal time to travel. You miss the summer crowds, experience pleasant temperatures, and take advantage of affordable lodging and airfare rates. A win-win-win situation! But where to go? You can’t go wrong anywhere you decide; however, some places are loveliest to visit in spring.
We put together a few top places to visit within the U.S. that are known as perfect spring getaways. Get ready to experience new adventures, eat delicious delicacies, and explore new hot spots!
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Last bits of winter!)
Spring is the cheapest, most underrated time to visit ski resorts in Colorado. Rooms tend to be a fraction of the price than during peak season, and thanks to a nice winter and big snow dumps during March and April, ski season continues at Breckenridge until April 22. One of the resorts in Breckenridge, known as Breckenridge Ski Resort, contains one of the highest summit elevations in the U.S. at 12,998 feet. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, no worries! Simply journey into the town and you will find 30 bars, pubs, and restaurants on Main Street alone. Also, hosted at the end of the season, Breck Spring Fever is a month long festival featuring live music, exciting competitions, and a beer fest held at the base of the mountain. Cheers!
*For more info on Spring Fever in Breck, visit: http://www.gobreck.com/events/spring-fever-in-breck#horizontalTabEvents1
*For ski reports, visit: https://www.onthesnow.com/colorado/breckenridge/ski-resort.html
SAN ANTONIO, TX (City love!)
Known as a big city with a small-town feel, San Antonio aims to please! Between museums, amusement parks, festivals, and historical landmarks, you might end up extending your trip just to be able to see everything. The weather starts to climb from 70’s to 80’s and in spring, you experience lower humidity levels than in summer, allowing you to spend a majority of your time comfortably outdoors. In between all your adventures, don’t forget about the food! San Antonio is a designated UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy making it an international culinary destination.
*Visit http://visitsanantonio.com/english/Explore-San-Antonio to learn more!
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VA (Nature, nature, here I come!)
If nature is your calling, Shenandoah National Park is the place for you! Between fishing, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, and camping, you might need time to rest after this vacation! And the views? Picturesque to say the least. Between 850 species of wildflowers, a 105-mile scenic Skyline Drive, and cascading waterfalls, you will be visually impressed. The park is close to the town of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, so you won’t be too far from city comforts.
*Visit https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm to learn more!
SAN DIEGO, CA (Goodbye cold, hello sun!)
Feeling more like a beach vacation? San Diego is the place to go! With weather averaging between 60-70 degrees year-round, the advantage to visiting in spring is better travel rates and less tourists. There is never a lack of things to do. Soak up the sun at any of the beaches along the coast, visit one of the country’s favorite zoos, take a bike ride and explore Coronado Island, or dance the night away in the historical Gaslamp Quarter. You won’t regret booking this vacation!
*Visit https://travel.usnews.com/San_Diego_CA/ to learn more!
PHILADELPHIA, PA (Blast to the past!)
History buff? Philadelphia is the vacation choice for you! With its rich historical heritage, it is one of the most visited cities in the U.S. With major attractions such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and the Franklin Institute Science Museum, history enthusiasts will be impressed! As you journey through the past, don’t forget about the notable museums, bumping nightlife, and thriving restaurant scene that includes more than just the notorious cheesesteak.
*Visit https://travel.usnews.com/Philadelphia_PA/ to learn more!