Best Places to Travel in Spring 2017 Feb 1, 2017 by Sarah (Awesome Escape Blogger)

Spring can be a great time to travel to avoid extreme heat or cold but depending where you’re planning on going you may have to take extra gear like a windbreaker or an umbrella. Get a head start on the summer and take a look at these six top spring destinations.

U.S. Virgin Islands

It’s almost never a bad time to visit the Virgin Islands (other than hurricane season), the beautiful islands are circled by white-sanded beaches and oceanfront hotels. Peak season is in April and visitors and locals can enjoy the month-long Carnival, with a ton of different food, boat races, water sports, and parades. And if you’re an American, great news—you don’t even need your passport!

Copenhagen, Denmark

If finding an affordable vacation is your top priority, early spring is the cheapest time to visit Denmark. While be prepared for spring showers, temperatures reach the 40s and 50s by April and May. April also marks the reopening of Tivoli Gardens, which is one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe to date. Explore the architectural wonders of the city’s many churches and palaces, waterfront theaters, and gardens.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is popular in the spring when the flowering cherry trees (or “sakura”) festoon the city in pink blossoms. There’s so much history in this city that you’ll spend days wandering the streets examining countless fascinating houses, temples, and attractions. It’s also one of the most romantic places to visit in the spring time, with beautiful flowers, tea houses, and placid lakes and streams.

Los Angeles, California

Southern California has great weather all year round, but it’s blooming and beautiful in the spring time specifically. Los Angeles is a bustling city full of culture, food, shopping, and entertainment—making it a great destination for anyone who enjoys the fast life in the hot sun. But don’t just stay in the city, visit any number of excellent parks in the region or hit the water—soon you’ll fit in like a local and never want to leave. That’s California.

Bogotá, Colombia

Even though the weather in the spring isn’t the best in this high-altitude city, you’ll be too preoccupied with so many different foods and culinary experiences to notice the rain or occasional chill. Bogotá is a sizzling new culinary destination with everything from top-notch burgers to ramen bars, Mexican food to Israeli food. Your taste buds will get whatever they desire while you stroll through the cobbled city center. While not the most beautiful city in the world, Bogotá is an exciting new hot spot for food and culture.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a great place to travel in the spring especially if you’re on a budget! The city has a wide range of accommodations from big chains to small boutique hotels; there’s something comfortable for everyone. The city has world-class museums, amazing restaurants, and an innovative music scene and nightlife—there’s something to keep you occupied at all hours of the day. And for sports fans, don’t forget Chicago is the home of the Cubs and the White Sox.

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