Spring is the season when a number of places in the USA exude endearing charm. By and large, the weather is balmy and this is also the time when a number of colourful festivals are held across many parts of the country. Take a look at four destinations for spending a spring holiday in the US.
Washington, D.C., the charming capital of the US, brims with historical monuments, thought-provoking museums and galleries, and buzzing malls and markets. During springs, thousands of cherry trees along the tidal basin here burst into a bloom, thus treating visitors to a riot of colours. Tons of tourists flock to the metropolis to witness this amazing natural spectacle. The spirited celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival adds more colour to the destination during this time. The atmosphere stays abuzz with the cheeriness of people, who amble along the tidal basin clicking pictures of the scenic beauty.
Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, one of the most beautiful states in the US, and holds a lot of promise as a terrific post-winter retreat. The comfortably cool weather proves perfect for enjoying beachside excursions and late night parties. One may check out famed attractions such as Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art. Pearl Harbour, one of the iconic historical sites in the USA, is also not too far from this charming city. A spring holiday in Honolulu surely gifts memories of a lifetime.
If you want to skip huge holiday crowds, then spring could well be the time for you to visit Orlando. Besides, the cool weather ensures a pleasant trip to the destination’s world-class theme parks, gardens, and charming flea markets. Furthermore, as opposed to the peak season, the queues are fairly shorter at top attractions such as Walt Disney and the Epcot Centre. Make sure you pack in rain jackets, ponchos and umbrellas, as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’ gets a lot of rain during springs. However, the rains bring down the rates of various facilities at Orlando’s fascinating resorts and golf courses.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Yes, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not a city but we simply could not leave this huge spectacular place out of this short list of spring destinations in the US.
A heaven for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is globally acclaimed for its diverse animal and plant life. It is one of the largest and most visited national parks in the US and boasts an amazing landscape of ancient mountains, lush green forests, gushing waterfalls and diverse wildlife. The ones who visit the park in spring can witness the blossoming of wildflowers, known as spring ephemerals. As the name suggests, these spectacular flowers grow and bloom only during springs, from February to April. The weather is also conducive for a safari in the park for spotting rich and rare wildlife such as black bears, elk, pygmy shrew, coyotes and red foxes.