April makes a wonderful month to get out of your home and hit the road, especially after Covid times.
Spring is when the warm weather starts to show up, making it easy and totally enjoyable to be outdoors. It’s also when many places are at their best. If you are making plans to travel at this time around the U.S, here are fifteen fabulous destinations that are just right for the trip of your dreams.
You’ll find each one an inviting place with lots of things to do and see. These are incredible places for a single person or for a trip with friends and family.
1. Boston for History
Historic Boston is one of the most important all-American cities. With a history stretching back more than two centuries, it’s also a place that is at once filled with historical sites and yet entirely modern at the same time.
April is when Boston comes to life with students and lot of people just taking a stroll along the Charles River. Walk The Freedom Trail and enjoy the light and airy weather. Hit the North End for a fabulous slice of pizza made by hand and some well-made gelato to cool down when you’re done.
2. Denver for Outdoors
The Mile High City has only grown into a world-class destination in recent years. It’s one city that has a nicely mild climate during the spring so it’s easy to be outdoors in light clothing.
Walk down the 16th Street Mall. The Mall has free bus service. That makes it easy to hop on and hop off as long you like. The nearby Rockies are a must for those who love the great outdoors. You’ll also want to sample one of many local beers at the city’s long list of impressive breweries.
3. Williamsburg for History
Williamsburg, Virginia is an entire city in itself. It’s also a recreation of a city that was once one of the most important places in the United States. That makes it a must for history buffs as well as those who enjoy great architecture.
Come here before the summer heat descends. You’ll find customed history reenactors happy to answer your questions. The area is also well worth a few days.
Nearby Jamestown is another historic recreation that is well worth at least a few hours of your time. Have lunch at a local tavern and sample classic colonial American cuisine.
4. The Grand Canyon to Enjoy Without Summer Heat
The Grand Canyon should be at the top of your bucket list. That’s because it has unmatched views and a chance to see natural history op close. The South Rim is open to visitors and well away from the heat that marks out other times of the year.
5. Washington, D.C. for Cherry Blossoms
Washington, D.C. is another American city that comes alive in every way in the spring. This is the season of cherry blossoms. They’re everywhere in amazing bloom. Take the time to smell the enticing air along with the Jefferson memorial as you admire the views across the entire region.
The rest of the city is just as enchanting. Indoor museums like the Smithsonian are free so they fit nicely in any budget. This is a good time to have your lunch outdoors. Chinatown offers a full meal or a nice selection of dim sum.
6. New Orleans for Its Famous Dining Scene
New Orleans is thriving again. Rising from the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the city is once again a delight for all the senses.
April is ideal as it allows you ample time to spend outdoors as you sample the region’s deservedly well-known dining scene.
7. Delray for Perfect Beach Time
As winter finally gives way to the warm spring months, you’ll find yourself yearning for the beach.
That’s one of many reasons why you’re going to want to stop at Delray Beach. This is a small town with the kind of big-city amenities everyone loves.
It’s got miles of some of the best Florida beaches just waiting for you to explore. It’s also an easy trip from many parts of Florida and the east coast. Settle down by a beach and watch a fabulous sunset that reminds summer is just around the corner.
8. Santa Fe for Mexican Flavours
Santa Fe is where American culture meets Mexican culture to the benefit of both. This is where you’ll find so much that is good about southwest.
Mild days with little chance of rain is one of the many joys of taking the time to visit this part of the Americas.
The city is also noteworthy as home to a thriving, modern art scene. Visit the region’s galleries and grab a meal using local produce. It’s so easy to appreciate this city in April when the heat is at an ebb and the skies are clear and blue.
9. Austin for Its Vibrant Vibe
Austin is a vibrant and modern city that makes a great visit for the modern traveler. It’s all about having fun doing things such as exploring the city’s wonderful music scene.
April means no colder weather or even snow so it’s easy to be outdoors when you’re here. Head out and sample the many wonderful things you will find to eat here. Texas barbecue is something to savor in every way. Try the ribs and then load up your plate with lots of popular local dishes and plenty of marvelous sauces.
10. Nashville for Music & Food Scene
Lively, fun Nashville is one city that has so much to offer. Summers can be quite humid. Coming here during the spring months makes it easy to see as many sites as possible without the need for a large hat.
That’s a great time to get to know the local country music scene in person. Live music is everywhere.
It’s also a chance to taste lots of southern foods by expert cooks who know just how to use regional produce and techniques. A well-crafted lunch with lots of flaky biscuits and well-fried, crispy chicken is truly ideal.
11. Anchorage for Nature
Gone are the cold nights of an Alaskan winter that can be hard on the skin. Instead, you’ll find the warmer weather lets you see as much as you want of the city and surrounding countryside in the vivid daylight.
Get on a boat and watch as whales cavort in front of you. This is the time to enjoy the natural world and all that offers. This is also a great time to visit Alaska for the traveler on a budget. It’s less crowded and less expensive. That makes visiting here even more enjoyable.
12. Seattle for Its World-class Qualities
Seattle is a world-class city that everyone should explore at least once in a lifetime. It’s also a city that has a lot of things to do at this time of year.
That is why so many people make this their home. It’s also why so many people choose to visit here. The warm spring is when it all comes together. Have a snack at Pike Place Market and then admire the wonderful views at every turn. April means lots of deals that make this one an affordable option for any contemporary traveler.
13. Park City for Last Ski Trip
The last of the winter snows are just about to melt but you can still get in lots of marvelous skiing.
Wide-open spaces are of the many attractions in this all-American town. It’s one place that isn’t too big to make your way around and get a chance to do everything you want to do in a single trip.
You can go snowboarding one morning and then hit the hiking trails the very day. That makes it easy to plan a lot of outdoor activities during a sing trip here.
14. Philadelphia for Spring Walks
Philadelphia is one city that is made for walking. It’s all about having a chance to enjoy this American city when the leaves and flowers are coming in.
When it gets rainy, you’ll want to see one of the city’s amazing museums. Philly also has a lot of other treats. The zoo is well worth a visit to see many animals. There’s also a chance to stop by the river and take in some early summer sun with locals. Have a cheesesteak or some other wonderful items at the Amish market and get to know the area’s squares in person.
15. The Outer Banks for Outdoors
Just off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a place of incredible sites at every turn.
April temperatures are rarely hot in this part of the country. That lets you focus on your attention on being outdoors without the need for layers of sunscreen.
Visit the monument to flight where the Wright Brothers first took off. Take a Wild Horses Tour and have an amazing encounter with some very lively locals. See one of many lighthouses that dot the islands and still keep visitors safe today.