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Scenic Spring Getaways

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Technically spring has sprung, but for many of us, the cold is still roaring. Need a break from the snow and ice? Take a look at this list of scenic spring getaways all around the country that will satisfy your craving for some spring fun!

Charleston, South Carolina

Voted America’s #1 Small City by Conde Nast readers, Charleston is truly a southern gem to visit during the winter months. The average April temperature falls around 65°, perfect for strolling through the cobblestone streets during a spring getaway. Charleston has a vibrant culinary scene, beautiful architecture, and a rich history to explore.

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley is arguably America’s top destination for wine lovers, but there is plenty to enjoy even if wine isn’t your drink of choice. Between April and May, the average temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees and there are miles of gorgeous hiking trails, golf courses, and bike paths where you can enjoy the weather. If the outdoors aren’t really your speed, check out one of the many luxurious spas or take some dancing classes in downtown Napa.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California

America’s largest alpine lake, Tahoe is one of the most scenic getaways in the country no matter what the season. The lake straddles two states and is perfect for some spring skiing—most ski resorts in the area are open through April. Hiking around the lake offers stunning views of the boulder-ringed water, which is clear enough that you can see up to 70 feet down.

Sedona, Arizona

Ever wanted to go to a truly magical place? Sedona, AZ is the perfect spring getaway for you. Considered the Most Beautiful Place in America by USA Weekend, this little city is the perfect combination of resort town and great outdoors. Temperatures hover around the 60s and low 70s during April and the dry desert heat might be just what you need to combat any leftover winter blues. The stunning red rocks of Sedona lend themselves to hiking, biking, and off-roading—don’t leave Sedona without experiencing the one-of-a-kind Jeep tours that will have you bouncing through the rocks and canyons.

The Bahamas

If you’re in the New York area and looking to escape the never-ending snow, consider a cruise to the Bahamas! Many cruise lines leave from New York or New Jersey and a week at sea could be perfect. The Bahamas offer crystal blue waters, gorgeous beaches, and tons of fun activities. Try scuba diving or snorkeling, stroll through Nassau, taking out a fishing boat, or even driving an ATV around the picturesque islands.

Glacier National Park

While it’s not the warmest place in the country, Glacier National Park is certainly one of the most scenic spots in America. Consisting of over one million breathtaking acres, Glacier National Park stretches through Montana into Canada and is a perfect getaway for anyone who wants to spend more time connecting with nature. A quick Google Image search of the park will have you booking a flight in no time to this unique spring getaway.

By: Elena McPhillips

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