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Spring Travel: 10 Places to Visit

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I am so glad that spring is nearly here. It means better weather, longer daylight hours, and baseball. For the people who have been stuck in the house all winter, this is the perfect time for you to take a vacation. In today’s post, I want to share with you ten places you can go for spring travel. After multiple snowstorms, I know my east coast readers can’t wait to get out of town.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is one of my favorite cities in the country. There are always things to do there. A few events that you can check out this spring are The National Cherry Blossom Festival, DC Jazz Festival, Filmfest DC, and a Washington Nationals baseball game. Also, a tour all around the Old Town Trolley will be a beautiful thing to behold and experience, you have a stopover at 100 plus most popular places to visits like Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, and the National Zoo, where you can see over 2,000 of animals with almost 400 species.

Orlando, FL

Orlando is the home of Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks. Spring is a busy time because college kids take over the area for spring break and high schoolers come down for grad night. Orlando is still worth visiting, though. A few events to consider are The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Florida Film Festival, and Mardi Gras at Universal Studios.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is Puerto Rico’s capital city. It is also the most popular destination in PR. Some events that occur during the spring are the Puerto Rico Comic Con, Puerto Rico Restaurant Week, and Saborea Puerto Rico. Other activities that make the Caribbean Islands a must-visit during this spring are the historic fortified district. Historic buildings like the Old Ponce fire station of more than a century, Natural treasures, the Home of arts, and the Heineken jazz festival where you listen to cool music under the star.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the 2nd most populated city in Brazil. The weather there is typically pleasant year-round with an average high of 81 degrees.  A few events worth checking are The Rio Circuit, The Rio Boat Show, and Victory Day. Comida de Buteco, which is a cultural fabric competition of about 20 years ago. Paraty yoga festival, Bourbon festival that welcomes 50000 expected tourists and host of other beautiful events and activities that come up during the spring in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, your visit to autumn in Rio, where we have a mix of hot and cooler weather, will be a memorable one.

London, England

London is the capital of England. This is one of the top cities that I would like to visit. From what I’ve been reading, there is always something to do over there. Circus Fest, The London Marathon, and the London Coffee Festival are a few events that happen in the spring. Also, the Buckingham palace tour and visits to museums and galleries will make your visit to London a memorable one.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver is a city in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. A few events worth checking out are the International Children’s Festival, The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, and The Vancouver Craft Beer Week. A visit to the city’s gorgeous gardens like Stanley Park and Vandusen Botanical will be an incredible one, where you will see beautiful roses at their peak bloom. A whale-watching tour is also something to behold; you will see these creatures in action.

Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is next on this list of spring travel. It is the largest city in Kentucky. It’s on my list of places to visit. They have several events going on during the spring such as The Kentucky Derby Festival, The Kentucky Reggae Festival, and The Kentucky Derby. The Saint Patrick’s day parade where onlookers lines by the roadside to catch a glimpse of all their 150 festivals float and characters marching down the streets of Baxter and Bardstown. You get it right by making a visit to Louisville this coming spring to explore more.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is one of the largest cities in northern California. The Macy’s Flower Show, The San Francisco Green Film Fest, The Union Street Festival, and San Francisco Giants baseball are a few of the things that are happening in the spring. Macy’s flower shows where you can purchase flowers with beautiful colors to brighten and beautify your home, and John Maclaren Memorial Rhododendron Dell is also a place to visit to see over 850 Rhododendrons still vibrant, even though they were cultivated since 1950.

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is the fourth largest Hawaiian Island. Tourism is its largest industry. Some events to check out are The Earth Day Rising Festival and The Annual Taste of Hawaii. Annual Orchid is a show to behold for tourists who are lovers of green thumb, as KAUAI in Hawaii is one of the best places to see species of Orchid. Also, Mayday by the bay celebration is a memorable event where Hawaii culture is celebrated at its best with hula dancers dancing to cool local music. And if you are going with your kids, Na’aina botanical garden is the best garden for you.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana is a very popular tourist destination in the Dominican Republic. The weather there is tropical. The Punta Cana Food and Wine Fest is a good event to check out. Punta Cana Beaches like Baravo and Arena Gorda beach are the best beaches to visit. Buggies and Polaris tours are also there for an adventurous tourist. And if you are a nature lover, a visit to their tropical treasure will be a memorable one for you where you will behold beautiful souvenirs.

To learn more about these awesome spring travel destinations you can check out TripAdvisor. You can find reviews and lists of other things to do. I know that some of those places are a little more expensive than others. If you’re booking a flight, I would start out by checking the prices on Priceline or Google Flights. Doing that will allow you to compare the different flight prices for each airline.

What is your favorite place to go for spring travel?

Below are some travel resources that I highly recommend. 

Airbnb

If you want to save money on your lodging, check out Airbnb. I booked rooms with them in Cuba and Miami. The places were nice and I saved money. If you are interested in trying out Airbnb for the first time, check out my link here. New users get $40 off their first stay of $75 or more.

Priceline

I’ve been using Priceline since I was in college. This is one of my go-to websites when it comes to travel. They have a lot of hotel deals on their site. You can get Express Deals or if you live on the wild side, you can Name Your Own Price.

Check out my Priceline review!

Expedia

Expedia is a travel company that allows you to review and book trips on their website. You can get info on hotels, cars, destinations, and more.

Uber/Lyft

I don’t know the last time I booked a car for a trip. I use Uber and Lyft when I’m out of town. You can save money doing that because you don’t have to worry about rental fees, trying to find places to park, and gas.

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Do you have any spring trips planned? If so, where?

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5 Comments

  1. I would add Costa Rica to your spring break list. We first went to Costa Rica just 2 years ago in 2017, though we had it on our radar for years before. It so exceeded our expectations we ended up buying property there. We picked the Guanacaste area — Tamarindo and Langosta. Picture-perfect sunsets each night, calm beach and not crowded even during typical spring break weeks, delicious food, friendly people.
    I’m also a native New Yorker, and while it’s not cheap, NYC would be an exciting spring break for a very different type of break!

    1. I love Costa Rica. My best friend got married there a couple of years ago. I have to get back.

  2. I just want to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Can you suggest me best travel website for traveling Rio de Janeiro.

  3. Unfortunately traveling anywhere right now is problematic due to Corona. We are supposed to head to Milan and then Switzerland for a hiking trip this summer but Europe is in the process of shutting down right now. It’s hard to know how to plan. I agree with the other commenter, Costa Rica is awesome!

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