Sweet Escapes: The Perfect Spring Vacation Destinations

Spring is almost here and if you’re looking for ideas for some sweet escapes, you’re reading the right post! From the Caribbean to Japan, France and the Grand Canyon just to name a few. Check out some of my favorite springtime destinations.

Whenever I pick a vacation spot I think of 3 very important things.

  1. What’s my budget?
  2. What type of vacation am I looking for?
  3. Is the season that I’ll be going suitable to do and see the things I want?

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands: 

girl on boat in turks and caicos

For those looking for a laid back, beach combing type of vacation, this place is for you. From January to May the weather is nice and cool. The rainy season has past and the sunny isn’t beaming as hot as summer. January to March is usually peak season since it’s the driest and coolest months of the year, but April and May are the shoulder seasons which means skyrocket prices are dropping to more affordable rates. The crowds lessen, not that there were many to begin with even when I went in February.

girl on beach in turks and caicos

Key spots: Da Conch Shack for the toes in the sand, swaying palms, live music, beach front delicious Caribbean food. Grace bay beach for pristine 50 shades of blue ocean front. Chalk Sound for 50 shades of calm turquoise waters(rent a canoe or kayak here), Taylor Bay for the perfect sunsets. Take a private boat tour to a secluded island.

A special tip for those romantic at heart: The cheapest spot to reserve your private romantic beachfront, torch lit dinner is at Bay Bistro. Our meal was delicious, which is always a plus when you score a deal! Many other resorts will also do this but at a very steep price! You don’t have to be a guest but requests for reservations are required so send your resort of choice a friendly email.

Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, Arizona: 
For those adventurous and nature loving souls the Grand Canyon is a perfect getaway for you! Forget coming here in the summer. Springtime brings cool weather which makes it enjoyable to drive, hike and see some very spectacular views.

Cherry Blossoms & Japan:
Cherry blossoms season range from March to May depending on which part of the country you’ll be in. Click here for a forecast of blossoms in different parts of Japan. Other than cherry blossoms, you can visit Mt. Fuji, see the wild shibazakura blooms, take a bike ride in Kyoto, visit the gorgeous bamboo forest of Ashikamaya and the magical wisteria tunnels in Ashikaga.

Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.:
D.C. is a great alternative to seeing cherry blossoms here in the states. Forecast for cherry blossoms in D.C. can be found here! The blooms will stay for about a week before they start disappearing. While you’re here, visit other landmarks and check out the free museums!

France:
Undoubtingly, one of my favorite destinations anytime of year. But springtime is a perfect time to also explore many french villages that are blooming with flowers and culture. The Alsace region is very picturesque and feels like it came straight out of a fairytale. Eguisheim, Colmar, Strasbourg and Dambach-la-Ville just to name a few quaint places. Spring is a bit cooler than summer so bring a light sweater but the crowds are also substantially less which is always a win in my book! Try the Flammekueche while you’re here. It’s an Alsatian dish similar to pizza.

 

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