Top Spring Destinations In The U.S.
Many popular destinations see a dip in tourist traffic during the spring months. This means you can enjoy mild temperatures, lower rates, and less crowds during this time. If you can get away during the spring months to visit the beaches that seem crowded and unaffordable during the summer, or the most talked about cities like New Orleans or Las Vegas- do it! You will be paying a fraction of what the crowds will be have to pay in a few months!
Let’s dive in head first and check out our top 7 spring destinations!
You don’t have to wait for summer to head to the beach. Myrtle Beach is the perfect beach vacation and it’s already starting to see continuous sunshine and warm temperatures. Miles of sand, Ripley’s Aquarium, shopping, irresistible food, boardwalk, and ocean views at every turn, make this destination a top pick for spring and escaping the last few weeks of winter. Other activities that are perfect during spring months in Myrtle Beach include golf, fishing, jet skiing, and even visiting a former rice plantation that sits on 9,100 acres.
The Mardi Gras crowds have headed home! The Big Easy during the spring months is a perfect time to enjoy some elbow room. From nice spring weather, to the annual French Quarter Festival in April, amazing food, jazz, and cobblestone streets you can’t go wrong choosing New Orleans in the spring. Visitors during the spring should try to catch the Annual Spring Fiesta. For one week, visitors have an opportunity to explore the interiors of 20 privately owned homes in the French Quarter, Uptown, and the Garden District. This is truly an experience of the past and to see what a New Orleans home might have looked like a century ago.
The perfect remedy from post-winter malaise has to be the U.S. Virgin Islands-“America’s Caribbean Paradise.” With peak season over, airfare and hotel rates see a significant drop making St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix an affordable Caribbean hot spot. Each one of the islands offers something different, but they all offer plenty of relaxation, pampering, nature, colonial history, wonderful seafood, and undisturbed crystal clear waters.
If you’re looking for a hidden gem this spring, Jackson Hole should be on your radar. With spring being the off season, it’s a prime time to enjoy the national parks and town without winter or summer crowds. Jackson Hole boasts an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities for all ages. Grand Teton National Park, Granite Hot Springs, rafting, hiking, fly fishing, and wildlife safaris are just naming a few of the must-do activities in Jackson Hole.
Each spring the Carlsbad flower fields welcome the start of a colorful, warm, bright, season to San Diego. If you’re a beach enthusiast San Diego has you covered. Sports enthusiast? Festival enthusiast? Foodie? No matter what your passion is for, San Diego has a little something for everyone. March through May are the best times to go because there aren’t as many school breaks during these seasons. Mouthwatering cuisine, thriving nightlife, and one of the country’s favorite zoos are home to San Diego.
Spring is the best time to visit Savannah, Georgia. Bursting with blooming gardenias, dogwoods, magnolias, and honeysuckle, this historic city boasts southern charm and fun spring events. The Savannah Music Festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast and is held March 19-April 4th. The most popular area in Savannah is the Savannah Historic District. The heart of manicured gardens, oak-shaped parks, trolley’s, art, culture, concerts, live theater, cafes, and the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States. Savannah contains more than 20 city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments, and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. A perfect spot for any history buff!
Sedona, Arizona is a breath-taking and beautiful sight to see. Many visitors enjoy the red rock views, hiking, taking pictures, walking around town, shopping, and dining. Pink Jeep Tours, hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, and wine tastings are popular in Sedona. Spring makes a fabulous time to visit Sedona. The temperatures are warm but not scorching and the area is in full bloom. Visit Slide Rock State Park for an afternoon of sliding down smooth, red-sandstone or take a drive down the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Whatever you choose in Sedona, you’re sure to be impressed.