5 Weekend Getaway Destinations to Explore This Spring Season
Summer may be a popular time of the year for travel plans, but spring offers so many possibilities. Flowers are in bloom, the skies are clear, and the grass is a fresh green. You're doing yourself a disservice by not taking advantage of this time of the year to visit some of the most lovely places in the world. Here are 5 places that you'll definitely want to see during the spring.
1. Paso Robles, California
Dominating most of the West Coast of the US, California is a state full of sunshine, beautiful beaches, and glamorous cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. But it's also becoming known for its wine, with a Mediterranean climate ideal for vineyards. In May, the best wine region to visit in Paso Robles, where an annual wine tasting festival takes place. Tourists also come to see the famous hot springs, where famous figures like Theodore Roosevelt and Bob Hope have often visited and taken a muscle-relaxing soak.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Few cities are as grand as Prague. In springtime, the locals always look forward to the first flowering of the magnolia trees. And while the architecture of the city is grand, there are plenty of festivals to delight travelers from every part of the globe. During the season of Lent (around March and April), the Easter markets offer a healthy variety of Czech foods and handmade crafts. Throughout the month of May, music lovers flock to town for the Prague Spring Music Festival while food and drink aficionados come for the Czech Beer Festival Prague.
3. Austin, Texas
Though the winters in Texas can be hard, spring in Austin is pleasantly cool and warm at once. You'll definitely want to see the wildflowers in bloom in the countryside. Austin also hosts many great festivals during spring, including South by Southwest (SXSW) for film buffs, tech geeks, and music lovers, and the Austin Food & Wine Festival in April.
4. Hamilton, Bermuda
The Caribbean is alluring during the summer, but for the best spring deals, why not try Bermuda? In the capital city of Hamilton, come and enjoy the luxurious amenities of four-star hotels, spa treatments, golfing on brilliant green lawns, and lounging on gorgeous beaches.
5. Paris, France
Sooner or later, we all get an idea or an urge to see the famous City of Light, the center of culture and beauty for many people around the world. During the spring, Paris is absolutely lovely. No springtime visitor should ever miss a chance to see parks like the Jardin des Tuileries, the Buttes-Chaumont, or the gardens at Versailles. It's also a good time of the year to go walking through the city, especially on the cobblestone paths along the banks of the Seine.