The best the US has to offer.
The United States of America is a land of unbelievable diversity and a vacation central for spring break. For starters, you can head over to Washington and New York City for a metropolitan adventure amidst the surreal cherry blossoms or enjoy a memorable round of endless parties and beachside raves in Miami.
Spring is a spectacular time to visit some of the best national parks in the U.S and experience the season like never before. After all, spring is a season of rebirth, and Mother Nature’s rarest gems beautifully endow America.
Birdwatchers can captivate themselves by rare migrating birds, while adventurers can challenge themselves at soaring cliffs and rip-roaring water sports.
We’ve created the ultimate roundup for must-visit places for a memorable and exhilarating spring break. Keep reading to find the perfect destination for your travel pursuits.
Great Smoky Mountains, Eastern Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park beckons adventurers and nature lovers to explore the best of Tennessee and North Carolina.
The Great Smokies are situated in a surreal landscape between eastern Tenessee and North Carolina, home to breathtaking beauty. It is the most visited national park in the U.S, and spring is an excellent time to visit.
You see, spring is the time of blooming wildflower meadows, hiking with synchronized fireflies, cascading waterfalls, and spectacular musical shows.
During the spring, the Smoky Mountains and nearby towns are brimming with activity and happenings. You can explore hundreds of scenic hiking trails, indulge in thrilling water sports, or feast your eyes on art and artifacts.
The town of Gatlinburg is nearby and popular. Most travelers and families prefer renting cabins in Gatlinburg to position themselves in the heart of the region. Gatlinburg offers the finest accommodations and dining establishments, alongside easy access to nearby attractions.
Be sure to head over to Pigeon Forge, Cade’s Cove, and Dollywood to experience the region at its best.
Antelope Valley, California
Antelope Valley is a paradise of vibrantly rich blooms and breathtakingly surreal canyons. Spring is the best time to head over to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserves, nestled in a cradle of soaring vistas. The picturesque expanse of brightly colorful poppy fields amidst an arid and endless desert is truly a sight to witness.
The landscape is stunning. The poppy reserves are tucked between the snow-laced San Gabriel Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains and will take you deep in the western end of the Mojave Desert into a spellbinding landscape.
You can explore the region by taking the endless hiking and dirt trails winding throughout the rolling hills. However, be sure to carry survival gear and a first-aid kit as the area is brimming with wild animals and safety hazards.
Naturally, hiking in Antelope Valley is only recommend for seasoned, hardcore adventurers. Others can head over to the magnificent canyons and the Wave to behold mesmerizing wonders of Mother Nature.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Who hasn’t heard of the Yellowstone National Park? It is one of the most popular nature reserves globally, rightly so, for its spellbindingly beautiful. Yellowstone is brimming with verdant forests, breathtaking canyons, dramatic waterfalls, alpine lakes, and soaring vistas.
Imagine soaking in a relaxing hot spring after a long hike across winding cliffs with spectacular views of snow-laced peaks. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
Yellowstone allows every adventurer and nature lover to carve out their adventure. Birdwatchers can feast their eyes on rare specimens of exquisite species. Nature lovers can sit back and enjoy the unique flora and fauna, rejuvenating with enthralling views of majestic peaks.
Adventurers and hikers have the most to cherish, for the national park are laden with rewarding hiking trails and alpine adventures.
Be sure to experience the beauty of the Grand Prismatic Spring – the ultimate spot for your spring bucket list. It is a spellbinding and gigantic hot spring that comes to life with a kaleidoscope of rainbow-like bright colors.
Soaking in the bubbly hot water with bright shades of red, orange, yellow, and blue washing over you is truly magic. You don’t want to miss this!
Miami Beach, Florida
The ultimate party central for an exhilarating spring break, Miami tempts party-goers with its rip-roaring nightlife. The weather is sublime, and Miami is perfect for lazing out on the beach all day and partying all night.
Miami Beach has spectacular nightlife, famous for its beachside raves and high-end oceanfront clubs.
Seafood lovers have much to rejoice in, for Miami Beach is home to some of the finest dining establishments in Florida. The strip is famous as the American version of the French Riveria, lined with delightful art deco buildings and architecture.
South Beach is a must-visit spot for young spring breakers looking to get wild and dance the night away. You can also explore the region for beaches that offer seclusion and tranquillity.
Be sure to head over to Ocean Drive to enjoy distinctive architecture and buzzing nightlife. We recommend Miami-bound travelers explore hotels in Ocean Drive to position themselves in the thick of Miami’s infectious energy.
This one is for adoring fans of The Originals and the hunky Mikaelson brothers: enjoy spring in New Orleans. This Louisiana city is a treasure trove of architecture, art, culture, gastronomy, nightlife, and much more.
It’s a delightful melting pot of diverse cultures and influences, including African, French, Spanish, and more. And New Orleans certainly deserves applause for allowing each cultural influence to stand out beautifully and proudly.
Architecture lovers have much to see here, for the streets are a museum of iconic structures and historic buildings. It’s the ultimate art heaven, with plenty of museums celebrating culture, art, and heritage from eras gone by.
We strongly recommend visiting the Museum of Southern Art, Museum of Art, Backstreet Culture Museum, and the Museum of Death.
Do you know why spring is the best time to visit New Orleans? That’s because you can attend the world-famous Mardi Gras Carnival and lose yourself to an endless round of parties and festivities. Be sure to pack your best nightlife outfits and wild costumes to attend the fashion-savvy street raves.
Don’t wait around for a gorgeous vampire to bite your neck; enjoy some delicious beignets instead.
It’s easy to be spoilt for choice while exploring destinations in the United States. We advise travelers to avoid being overambitious, especially if you’re not putting your life’s savings towards this trip. The U.S is extremely expensive, so be sure to set priorities and aim to explore one destination at a time.
Previous post: What to Do if You’re in a Hit-and-Run Accident