10 Places to Visit This Spring

10 Places to Visit This Spring

Washington D.C.As winter loosens its grip on Washington D.C., the city gives its skyline over to thousands of bright-pink cherry blossoms. You'll find the best views along the scenic Tidal Basin. But be warned: You won't be the only one looking for that perfect photo op. Our nation's capital welcomes thousands of visitors every spring. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Washington D.C. The Best Things to Do in Washington D.C. Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Lake Tahoe, Calif.As winter comes to a close, we must bid adieu to ski season. Or must we? Because Lake Tahoe experiences almost 500 inches of snow each year, ski resorts like Squaw Valley USA stay open through May. So if you didn't make the most of winter this year, now's your chance to shred some powder. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe The Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring Also check out: Best Cheap Spring Break Vacations Best Weekend Getaways Best Golf Vacations



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Tokyo, JapanWhile Americans flock to D.C. to snap photos of blushing blossoms, the same phenomenon takes place on the opposite side of the world in Tokyo. But that's not the only reason for an après-winter visit to this Japanese metropolis. Culture hounds will not want to miss the chance to learn more about popular animation techniques at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, which takes place in March. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Tokyo The Best Things to Do in Tokyo Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Amsterdam, The NetherlandsWhile everyone else is traveling to Paris in the springtime, shift your attention northbound to often-overshadowed Amsterdam, where blossoming buds and warm temperatures make for a picturesque bike ride along the canals. And should you encounter a springtime shower, you can always take shelter in one of the city's plentiful museums or cafés. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Amsterdam The Best Things to Do in Amsterdam Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

New Orleans, La.Mardi Gras may be over, but the good times keep on rollin' during the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival. As well as must-hear tunes, spring also ushers in pleasant weather, allowing you to enjoy the Big Easy without breaking a sweat. However, you won't be the only one looking to take advantage of spring time in New Orleans. Prepare yourself for steep hotel rates. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in New Orleans The Best Things to Do in New Orleans Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Melbourne, AustraliaWhile the northern hemisphere sheds its winter layers, this laid-back Australian city flaunts its autumn hues. Take in Melbourne's scenery while enjoying some delicious grub at the Melbourne Food Wine Festival. Or embark on a grape escape in nearby Wine Country. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Melbourne The Best Things to Do in Melbourne Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

St. LuciaAfter the question's been popped and before the bouquet's been tossed, May and June are the best times to visit St. Lucia. While this romantic Caribbean isle teems with honeymooners after the summer rainy season passes, spring offers both pleasant weather and bargain rates on luxury hotels. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in St. Lucia The Best Things to Do in St. Lucia Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Ottawa, CanadaYou may not like the lingering cold in Canada's capital, but your taste buds surely will. The longer winter season is ideal for harvesting the sap needed to make maple syrup, a process you can learn all about at March's Maple Sugar Festival. If you prefer warm weather and colorful flowers, arrive in May for the Canadian Tulip Festival. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Ottawa The Best Things to Do in Ottawa Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Austin, TexasIn March, Austin belongs to musicians. Every year, thousands of audiophiles flock to this "weird" city for the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. But that's not the only reason to visit the Texas capital in the spring. If you're an art aficionado or a grape-seeker, come in April, and you can revel in the Austin Fine Arts Festival and the Austin Food Wine Festival. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Austin The Best Things to Do in Austin Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring



10 Places to Visit This Spring

Costa RicaIf you're looking for an exotic spring escape filled with diverse landscapes and magnificent creatures, consider a trip to Costa Rica. The lush rainforests feature miles of trails traversed by only the most intrepid explorers (and the occasional monkey or two). But your window for enjoying this country's scenic hiking paths and beaches is closing quickly: May marks the beginning of the rainy season. Find out more about: The Best Hotels in Costa Rica The Best Things to Do in Costa Rica Read More: 10 Places to Visit This Spring
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