Spring is almost in full bloom, and what better time is there to travel? The fresh, spring air, the abundance of photo-worthy flowers and the light sunshine are the perfect environment for spring adventures.
If you’re planning on doing some traveling this spring, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 thrilling destinations you should visit.
Photographers and flower enthusiasts will love the beauty of Lisse. It’s situated in de Bollenstreek—the flower-bulb region—which is famous for its tulips. Don’t miss the chance to visit Keukenhof, the biggest flower park in the world which houses more than 7 million blooms. It may be closed during lockdown, so check first.
For a fun but relaxed spring activity, try fishing for perch, trout, carp, sea bass or pike in the city’s canals. Or try vertical jigging for zander (pike perch) from June onwards, which you can grill for a tasty dinner.
St Lucia, the Caribbean
The attractions of St Lucia include tropical rainforests, volcanoes, and beaches with black sand. Spring is dry season, which means you’ll escape the tropical storms and be blessed with lovely weather. It’s hard to beat the crisp, clear views of turquoise water and greenery.
Take advantage of the perfect weather to go scuba diving or snorkeling, or book a deep sea fishing trip where you can target marlin, dorado, sailfish, or yellowfin tuna. Take a charter boat so you don’t have to worry about packing your own rod and reel.
Costa Rica, South America
If tropical is your preferred weather, then Costa Rica would be a great vacation choice. Their spring season is dry and warm, so you can expect plenty of beach-worthy weather.
It can be a little busy during Spring Break, but you can still find the perfect combination of party action and stunning scenery.
You can visit one of the national parks to see amazing flora and fauna, including Manuel Antonio National Park which is known to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or take a canopy tour with views of a smoking volcano in the background.
Japan is not the only place famous for their cherry blossoms—Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival which happens at the beginning of April. Cherry blossoms only last for about two weeks, so if you’re planning on catching them during spring, you’ll need to time your holiday carefully.
Vancouver is also a great place to visit if you’re looking for a break from the heat, as their temperatures get to a high of about 66˚F in spring.
Greece may not be everyone’s first thought for spring travel, but Athens is a beautiful and unusual spot. The temperature is mild, so you won’t be held back by the typical Greek heat, and you’ll miss the summer crowds.
Neighborhoods are filled with daisies, poppies and jasmine, making it not only a lovely sight but also filling the air with a fresh, spring scent.
View some of the famous sights with a flowery spring twist, watch a movie at the open-air cinema or light a candle in a church for Greek Easter.