Think Spring and Put These Seven Destinations on Your Travel List


Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. The sun is shining a little brighter. What better way to celebrate this season of renewal and promise than with a springtime getaway? Traveling in the spring offers travelers milder weather, better prices and less crowds, meaning you’ll get even more out of your experience. Plan for your springtime holiday and check out these seven locales that are perfect for ringing in this splendid season.

1. Amsterdam:
Amsterdam is abloom with colour come spring thanks to the dozens of vibrant tulips that line the streets and gardens around the Netherlands’ capital city. Starting in early spring, the layers of winter melt away making way for stunning and colourful blossoms that will take your breath away. It’s also a great time to live like a local and explore the city via bicycle– the most popular form of transportation in Amsterdam.

2. The Grand Canyon
One of the best reasons to visit the Grand Canyon in springtime is to avoid the huge summer rush. Enjoy clear paths to lookout points over the most majestic and iconic sites without waiting in line or getting a stranger’s head in your photos!

3. Buenos Aires
The capital city of Argentina, birthplace of the tango, home to a mosaic of European-styled architecture, Buenos Aires is spectacular in the spring. April, May and June are considered part of the autumn season, making it perfect weather for discovering all the city’s sites.

4. Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Like Buenos Aires, springtime there is also considered the fall. It’s a time when crowds thin, foliage pops with colour and the weather is still lovely and the water warm.

5. London
Mild weather in early spring makes for the perfect time to enjoy all that is wonderful about this bustling iconic destination just before it becomes even more bustling in the summertime. See the parks blooming with flowers and lush green grass and trees. The smell of spring is definitely in the air!

6. Washington, D.C.
With the iconic pink cherry blossoms in full bloom and temperatures hovering around 23 degrees Celsius, it’s no wonder why spring is a popular time to check out all that D.C. has to offer. Take a stroll around the National Mall, discover one of the world-renowned museums, or stop by nearby Alexandria, Virginia to take in the charms of the Potomac.

7. Monaco
Boasting pristine Mediterranean waters, cultural entertainment, and opulent architecture, Monaco is a gorgeous spot to visit in the spring. The principality may be the world’s second-smallest country, but it’s one of largest playgrounds for the rich and famous. Visiting in the springtime affords less crowds, less expensive hotel stays and more space to stroll along the stunning Monaco harbour.

You don’t have to wait until the summer to travel. Springtime is every bit as lovely as summer and traveling in April and May has many great benefits. Which springtime destination has you most excited?

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