Enjoying an exciting holiday at your favourite destination is perhaps the best way to shake-off those winter jitters. The vast and splendid USA is a treasure trove of attractions – natural and man-made; popular and hidden. With the spring season almost here, it’s high time to decide where you want to head to for a short and sweet spring break in the USA. Here are our picks for the best spring break escapes in the country.
The US state of Hawaii is an island destination blessed with rugged landscapes ranging from cliffs to waterfalls to beaches and tropical lush surroundings and ideal year-round temperatures generally ranging between 21°C and 27°C. The spring break is just another reason to visit this tropical haven, which is a popular getaway throughout the year. However, March and April is a great time to visit Hawaii since it is the end of high season – offering lower fares and discounts on all tourist essentials. Also, a number of festivals including Honolulu Festival, Pacific Basin Music Festival and Merrie Monarch Festival are held during this time.
The famous American wine region of Napa Valley, which is located in the US state of California, is a good place to head to for a short spring getaway. The destination is most commonly visited during the summer and fall seasons. However, the spring time is also suitable for viewing the natural beauty of the region with lesser crowds and pleasant weather. Spend the days cycling along the trails winding through the vineyards, which are dotted with beautiful lavender and mustard plants in spring. And enjoy sumptuous wine tastings as you hop between picturesque wineries in the evenings.
The desert town of Sedona, in the US state of Arizona, is for travellers looking for adventure activities on their spring break holidays. Visit this exquisite place to experience its rugged beauty, with the city set at a height of 4,500ft above sea level and surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest area. Here, you will view some of the most beautiful sunsets in the country. The highlight of a trip here is the bright colour palette of burnt orange and mustard yellow landscapes including monoliths, pinnacles, buttes and chameleon-like sandstone formations that welcomes travellers during spring. Hiking, rock climbing and bird-watching are some of the popular activities across Sedona, but particularly at the Red Rock State Park.
The exciting city of Tampa Bay, which is located in the US state of Florida, is a fun spring break destination for families. There’s something for every member of the family here – sunbathe in its pristine white beaches, visit its amazing and numerous nature parks and zoos, explore its museums or learn about its Latin heritage at the Ybor City. You can spend days spotting wildlife and exploring the excellent trails at its Busch Gardens Adventure Park, Big Cat Rescue wildlife sanctuary and the Fort DeSoto Park. While away some time at Ybor City or the Henry B Plant Museum before savouring the fresh seafood delights at its fine dining options.