Spring is one of the most popular times of the year for travel. The spring months bring warmer weather, fewer tourists, and more reasonably priced airfare and lodging. Smart travelers booking trips sometime between March-May will beat the summer crowds and enjoy a more immersive experience. If you're contemplating a spring getaway, consider one of these popular vacation destinations:
The Grand Canyon
This natural beauty is one of the seven wonders of the world, and a popular attraction around the globe. Measuring over 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep, the canyon stuns over six million tourists each year. The massive crevice has even been dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage site increasing its popularity even further. However, summer is one of the area's busiest seasons. Why not skip the crowds and cross this visit off your bucket list in the spring? In addition to the reduced crowds, the desert weather is milder making the outdoor adventure more enjoyable and the affordable campsite lodging more feasible. The Grand Canyon is a win-win in the spring!
Known as the "City in Motion" this active metropolis offers consistent sunshine and plenty of outdoor activities year-round. Although San Diego is a popular spring break destination, the city plans for the influx of tourists and offers a variety of festivals, beach activities and concerts at discounted or packaged prices. San Diego offers something for everyone. Guests can enjoy the world famous San Diego Zoo, hit the beach, catch a baseball game, or stroll along the famed Gaslamp District. San Diego offers activity and balance for the entire family and won't disappoint.
Reykavik has exploded in recent months as a bucket list vacation destination. Tourism has blossomed into one of the country's biggest economic thresholds and the country's people have embraced this change. The island's capital is home to only 300,000 citizens making it quaint and cozy for tourists. The area is committed to the arts and offers plenty of pubs, cafes, and cultural experiences for the whole family. For the outdoorsman, the scenery is extremely diverse and can be explored easily via car. Spring is one of the best times to visit this enchanted location as the weather is cold and less enjoyable than the summer months. However, smart travelers will pack layers, avoid the crowds and enjoy an exclusive springtime vacation.
New York City
The Big Apple is one of the most famed cities in the world. The city's immigrant heritage and business acclaim make it a hopping vacation destination for singles, couples, and families. New York City offers an endless variety of activities and most venues or entertainment options are available at all hours of the night. This around the clock offering ensures you make the most of your time away. Some of the area's most popular attractions include the Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Ellis Island, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building. The city is bustling any time of the year, but while others are shipping out for a spring break cruise or beach vacation you can take in the city scenery with ease.
Florence is one of the most stunning cities in the world. The architecture, history, and friendly local scene make for an enjoyable trip any time of the year, but spring is a great time to beat the influx of tourists. You’ll enjoy shorter lines and better access to some of the city’s most prestigious venues. Sites you won’t want to miss include Santa Maria del Fiore, the Fountain of Neptune, and of course the Palazzo Vecchio. Temperatures are cooler, but tolerable, and make for an enjoyable time.
These hot spots are just a few of the many popular spring vacation destinations. Each location offers cultural enrichment and a diverse set of activities that can’t be found anywhere else. If these sites are on your bucket list, don’t delay and start planning the trip of a lifetime today!
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