The summer season is just around the corner, and most families begin thinking about where they would like to spend a nice, relaxing vacation. The problem is, almost every other family and couple in the United States is thinking the exact same thing. If you want to skip the crowds at popular destinations and maybe save a little on the trip, then head out for a spring vacation instead at one of these great places.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A beach vacation is usually a welcome treat for hard-working parents, and kids love playing in the resort's pools or on a sandy beach. Myrtle Beach has beautiful beaches and boardwalks to stroll along and plenty of activities to do. You can take the family to visit the Ripley's Aquarium or take a charter fishing trip. Myrtle Beach's weather is very pleasant and warm enough to swim, and you will miss the crowds of summer.
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The area gets very busy in the summer months, so a spring visit is a great time to visit this beautiful area. The family will enjoy hiking, fishing, and exploring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For those who love amusement parks, Dollywood has thrilling rides and great food. The spring is the perfect time to visit the Smoky Mountains to watch the area's foliage come alive with color.
If you're looking for an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean for a spring trip, then one of the best places to head to is the Dominican Republic. The island is one of the more cost-effective choices in the region, especially in the spring, and it boasts gorgeous all-inclusive resorts, beaches, great fishing and plenty of activities for the entire family to do.
One of the best places in the United States to visit during the spring months is Washington, DC. The crowds are thinner during this time and all the major tourist attractions are open. You can tour the Capital building, the Smithsonian and even take a look at the White House. Washington is also famous for their beautiful cherry tree blossoms during the spring months, which are a must-see for nature lovers.
Vancouver is one of Canada's more beautiful cities with its towering mountains and ocean vistas. Vancouver has warm spring weather with the flowers and trees blooming in pretty colors. The family will enjoy walks in Stanley Park, visiting spring festivals, and it is one of the cheaper times to visit the city if you want a higher-end hotel or resort. You aren't too far away from Whistler for potential spring skiing either.
Check out other resorts and hotels, such as The Breakers Hotel, in the spring for a calmer vacation.