Unexpected Places to Travel This Spring
Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park in California is best known for its abundant waterfalls, and springtime provides optimal waterfall viewing as snowmelt and spring rains raise water levels. Great hiking trails from the Yosemite Valley and Wawona are usually snow-free by April, and are perfect for checking out the plentiful cascades.
Skagit Valley blooms. Photo by Joshua Hunter.
Skagit Valley, Washington.Over 1 million visitors travel to beautiful northwest Washington state in April to witness over 300 acres of colorful tulips bursting into bloom during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. A great destination for families and couples, spring in Skagit Valley is the Pacific Northwest at its finest.
Blooms along Amsterdam's canals. Photo by Darcy.
Amsterdam. Spring in Amsterdam makes the heart of the Netherlands come alive. The sidewalk cafes begin to open, boats cruise the canal, and the colors of the season arrive in the form of the famous Dutch tulip debuting all over the city and surrounding areas. Not only is the season great for travel deals through March, but also the perfect time to experience all of Amsterdam’s unique charm.
The Anza Borrego Desert State Park in spring. Photo by outdoorPDK.
Anza Borrego Desert State Park.There’s more to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park than you might think come spring. The typically brown, dry landscape located within the Colorado Desert in southern California bursts into color as fields of wildflowers take hold in the spring. You’ll have a very unexpected desert experience here.
Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. Photo by Beechwood Photography.
Washington D.C. Springtime in the United States capitol means hordes of bright and fragrant cherry blossoms. View the flower display along the National Mall during the National Cherry Blossom Festival while participating in the citywide festival of cultural events and exhibitions, in addition to visitng the many museums and historical landmarks.
Cape May, New Jersey. Photo by Pat Walsh.
Cape May, New Jersey. This relaxing getaway destination along the southern tip of New Jersey‘s Cape May Penninsula features picturesque neighborhoods of victorian-style houses and quiant bed and breakfasts accented by thick blooming gardens. The perfect escape to a quiet seaside town to take in the fresh spring air after a long winter.
A view of Austin, Texas. Photo by Matthew Whitehead.
Austin, Texas. The captial city of Texas is home to the popular Austin Food and Wine Festival in April and the film, interactive, and music festival South By Southwest, making spring one of the best times to visit Austin. Even without a festival pass, you’ll find plenty of culture, dining, and entertainment options in this lively city.
Top Unexpected Places to Travel This Spring. Photo by Gary Craig.
Forget the typical college-age spring break destinations and travel to someplace unexpected (and often underrated) this spring. These spring travel destinations will have you appreciating the beauty and spirit of the season while enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation after a long winter.
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