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Weekend Trips to Take This Spring in Every State

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As winter sheds its coat and as the days get longer and flowers begin to bloom, many people are tempted to go outdoors and enjoy the spring air. For some, this may mean a weekend getaway. It doesn’t have to be far — you can stay within your current state or travel to one nearby.

Whether you are traveling solo, with your significant other, or with your entire family, there is something to do for everyone at these destinations. Soak up some much-needed sunlight in Virginia Beach, view majestic landscapes at the Grand Canyon, take the kids on some fun-filled rides at Walt Disney World and enjoy the mild weather while tasting wines in Napa Valley. The spring season will run from late March through late June, so you may find yourself with limited time to plan, which makes these easy weekend trips ideal. To enjoy the best of the season, consider planning one of these amazing weekend trips in every state.

Alabama: Gulf Shores

Alabama: Gulf Shores

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Also known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama features picture-perfect days in the springtime. Gulf Shores, specifically, entices families with miles of white sand beaches, gentle breezes and blue water. The kids will enjoy parks, playgrounds and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Ride one of the largest Ferris wheels in the Southeast, go on a zipline tour and enjoy live shows in the Wharf Amphitheater. Gulf Shores offers a variety of lodging options — campgrounds, beach houses, hotels and bed and breakfasts, to name a few.

Alaska: Kenai Fjords National Park

Alaska: Kenai Fjords National Park

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If you’re not ready for the ice to melt yet, visit the Kenai Fjords National Park. The icebergs and glaciers there are majestic all year round and the rocky coastline is home to various species of sea birds. Go kayaking and take a boat tour to explore the fjords, go hiking and enjoy a ranger-led program. Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is a popular place to stay among visitors.

Arizona: Grand Canyon

Arizona: Grand Canyon

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Visit the Grand Canyon for the weekend to experience the ultimate adventure getaway. Spring calls for longer daylight hours and moderate temperatures, making this the perfect time of the year for hiking and biking. Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon are absolutely stunning. When you get tired, visit the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre, then head to the Havasupai Falls and take pictures in front of the beautiful waterfall. If you are vacationing with young children, go on a nature walk or bird watching.

Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park

Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park

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Also known as “The American Spa,” Hot Springs National Park is home to 47 hot springs and more than 25 miles of trails boasting stunning wildlife and creeks. Take a guided tour, visit Bathhouse Row, or visit the charming city of Hot Springs, which directly abuts the park; in town, you can grab a bite to eat at Maxine’s or learn the history of the notorious mafiosi at the Gangster Museum. The Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast a popular place to stay for visitors.

California: Napa Valley

California: Napa Valley

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This well-known destination for wine lovers is picturesque during the spring time. The vineyards are filled with bright yellow flowers and the fruit trees offer colorful scenery. This year you will find brand-new wineries, such as Ashes & Diamonds; Compline, a new wine bar and restaurant; and Laces and Limos, a new way to sightsee. Hotels have also gone through renovations, and new luxury hotels have been built.

Colorado: Telluride

Colorado: Telluride

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Known as one of the top ski resorts for snowboarding, this town is a hidden gem with a charming small-town feel. It’s quite impressive during the springtime. Spring is ideal for kayaking and whitewater rafting on the San Miguel River. Visitors will enjoy the various scenic walking paths and visiting Bridal Veil Falls — the longest natural free-falling waterfall in Colorado. Everything in the town is walking distance, and there is a free shuttle bus to get you around.

Connecticut: Stamford

Connecticut: Stamford

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Fabulous gardens, historical attractions and peaceful beaches make Stamford a must-visit destination in Connecticut. Spend the weekend kayaking on Stamford Harbor, relaxing on the beach at Cummings Park, picking fresh produce at French Market, and skating at Twin Rinks. Popular places to stay include the Stamford Marriott, Sheraton Stamford Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott.

Delaware: Dover

Delaware: Dover

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Gorgeous gardens, exciting festivals and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities make Delaware a thrilling vacation destination. Visitors will enjoy the charming history and artistic community of Dover. While you’re there, visit the Dover International Speedway and don’t miss your chance to experience the Dover Days Festival on May 4. Approximately 50,000 people attend this festival to celebrate the history, arts and culture of Dover. Popular places to stay include Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Comfort Inn & Suites Dover and Hilton Garden Inn Dover.

Florida: Walt Disney World

Florida: Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is where the magic happens. There are so many parks to choose from and so many secret spots to explore. If you’re taking this weekend getaway with your family, your kids will love it. Visit Magic Kingdom for awesome rides including Space Mountain. Take a family picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Book a character meal and eat lunch with your children’s favorite characters. Visit Animal Kingdom and go on the Kilimanjaro Safari, then don’t forget to watch the amazing nighttime show “Fantasmic!” in Disney Hollywood Studios. Tip: If you're looking to party this spring break, take a few days away from Orlando and head to Panama City Beach.

Georgia: Columbia County

Georgia: Columbia County

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Delicious foods, various recreational activities, historical explorations and unique shopping are just some of the many reasons to explore Columbia County, which lies just northwest of Augusta. Spend your weekend fishing, paddling, hiking, mountain biking and golfing. Head to The Laurel & Hardy Museum and Grovetown Museum to learn about the county’s history. Golfers and spectators will want to head here in April for the 2019 Masters Tournament. The Hyatt Place Augusta is a popular hotel to spend the night.

Hawaii: Honolulu

Hawaii: Honolulu

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Travelers from near and far can find plenty to fill a weekend in Hawaii’s capital and largest city. Have some fun in the sun at the world-famous Waikiki Beach, take pictures by the beautiful Manoa Falls and walk the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Visit the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and learn more about history at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the Diamond Head State Monument and the Honolulu Museum of Art. Not sure where to stay? Consider Halekulani, the top-ranked resort in Honolulu according to U.S. News & World Report.

Idaho: Boise

Idaho: Boise

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Boise, Idaho’s capital and its coolest city, is lovely in the spring. Visitors enjoy vacationing here during this time of the year for outdoor adventures like Boise Whitewater Park. New breweries seem to open every week, particularly in Garden City. The Inn at 500 Capitol is one of the most popular places to stay; the hotel offers a We Love Idaho Wine package that’s a fun way to explore some wines of the Snake River Valley. While you’re there, don’t miss the Treefort Music Fest which takes place March 20 through the 24.

Illinois: Rockford

Illinois: Rockford

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Nestled along the banks of the Rock River is Rockford, a vibrant and historic city in Illinois. Springtime offers a variety of recreational opportunities from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, canoeing, biking, swimming and more. The city is home to more than 10,000 acres of natural and recreational areas. Visit one of Rockford’s newest attractions, West Rock Wake Park; take the kids to the Discovery Center Children’s Museum; and indulge in the beauty of the Anderson Japanese Gardens. When you’re hungry visit the Rockford City Market, which takes place every Friday from Memorial Day through the end of October.

Indiana: Indiana Dunes

Indiana: Indiana Dunes

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Indiana’s No. 1 tourist destination is absolutely stunning in the springtime. Indiana Dunes consists of a 2,000-acre state park surrounded by 15,000 acres of newly designated national park; taken as a whole, Indiana Dunes is a natural wonderland of prairies, beaches, savannas, forests and wetlands. Visitors flock here for the abundance of outdoor adventures — camping, biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, birding and more. While you’re there try the “Three-Dune Challenge” and climb the three highest sand dunes; visit Chesterton’s European Market, and explore the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest. Popular places to stay nearby include Riley Railhouse Bed and Breakfast, Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast and Valparaiso Inn Bed & Breakfast.

Iowa: Ames

Iowa: Ames

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Located in central Iowa, Ames is a relaxing yet adventurous vacation destination. Spend the weekend in Brookside Park walking the scenic trails and admiring the blooming flowers, attend a concert at Stephens Auditorium, and sample some beers at the Torrent Brewing Company. Popular hotels to stay in include Hilton Garden Inn Ames, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and Hampton Inn & Suites Ames.

Kansas: Wichita

Kansas: Wichita

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If you’re looking for a spring getaway on a budget, Wichita is your destination. Explore a wildlife exhibit in Central Riverside Park, take photos of the gorgeous gardens in Wichita’s Botanica, bike along more than 60 miles of the city’s bike-friendly paths, attend the Great Plains Renaissance Festival and get up close with animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. If you’re looking for a hotel to spend the weekend consider Hotel at Old Town, Aloft Wichita or Wichita Marriott.

Kentucky: Lexington

Kentucky: Lexington

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Lexington is home to spectacular scenery, mild temperatures and many things to do. April 4 through 26 attend the Spring Race Meet to watch qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby; go ziplining above the forest with Boone Creek Outdoors; and explore Lexington’s distillery district for delicious foods and exciting entertainment. Two popular places to stay include the 88-room boutique 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and the recently renovated The Campbell House.

Louisiana: New Orleans

Louisiana: New Orleans

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Springtime in New Orleans calls for plenty of festivals and fun. Between the trendy nightclubs, the jazz music, the lively French Quarter and the busy cobblestone streets, you will never run out of things to do. Some of the most exciting festivals include Mardi Gras, the Top Taco Festival, New Orleans Bourbon Festival, Freret Street Festival, Nola Crawfish Festival and the French Quarter Festival. Hotel Monteleone, Hotel Le Marais, Le Pavillon Hotel and Hotel Mazarin are some popular hotels to stay in.

Maine: Rockland

Maine: Rockland

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This charming city in Maine is a popular tourist destination, especially during the spring and summer months. History lovers will enjoy the Maine Lighthouse Museum, exploring the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum and visiting the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, which offers a busy spring events schedule. Explore the beauty of Maine on a Land and Sea experience with the Maine Windjammer Association — America’s largest fleet of working windjammers.

Maryland: Baltimore

Maryland: Baltimore

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Also known as “Charm City,” Baltimore is famous for its flourishing arts and culture scene. The Baltimore Museum of Art, featuring a collection of paintings by Henri Matisse, and the very popular Artscape festival are popular among visitors. The award-winning annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival takes place every spring; it’s a must-visit local event which in 2019 will take place at Druid Hill Park on April 26 and April 27.

Massachusetts: Plymouth

Massachusetts: Plymouth

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Take in the natural beauty of Plymouth’s coastline, farms and seashore on a weekend getaway. Beginning in mid-April the Captain John Boats will take you to Stellwagen Bank in the Atlantic for an exciting morning or afternoon of whale watching. History buffs will want to explore the Plimoth Plantation and Pilgrim Hall Museum. There are also plenty of shopping centers and tons of breweries, distilleries and wineries to explore. Consider staying at the popular Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a 5-star hotel nestled in the Pinehills of Plymouth.

Michigan: Holland

Michigan: Holland

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Visitors from all over the country travel to Holland for the famous Tulip Time Festival in May. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the festival, it will be held from May 4–12. Enjoy three parades, plenty of entertainment and various markets — and most importantly, view millions of colorful tulips throughout the city. Some hotel options include Courtyard by Marriot Holland Downtown, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Holland and Residence Inn by Marriott Holland.

Minnesota: Minneapolis

Minnesota: Minneapolis

Whether you prefer being outside or indoors, there is something to do for everyone in Minneapolis. The biggest city in Minnesota,  it's home to plenty of festivals during the springtime. Some of which include Maplefest on March 30, MSP International Film Festival from April 4–20, Art in Bloom from April 11–14, Minnesota Craft Beer Festival on April 13, University of Minnesota Spring Jam on April 27, and 2019 Mayday Parade on May 5. No matter which weekend you go, make sure to visit the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Popular places to stay include Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, The Grand Hotel Minneapolis and Aloft Minneapolis.

Mississippi: Biloxi

Mississippi: Biloxi

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Spring break parties and tons of outdoor concerts make Biloxi a great Mississippi vacation spot. The city, which is home to Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break, boasts 26 miles of beach, food, shopping and entertainment. The 2019 festivities will be held from April 12–14. While you’re there make sure to capture views from the Biloxi Lighthouse, take a daytrip to Ship Island and visit the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. Popular hotels include South Beach Biloxi Hotel & Suites, IP Casino Resort Spa and Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel.

Missouri: Kansas City

Missouri: Kansas City

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This fun-filled city offers plenty of events and attractions for families and for college students looking to have a great time during spring break. Encounter animals at the Kansas City Zoo, ride thrilling rollercoasters at the Worlds of Fun theme park, take the kids to the Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City and explore the Sculpture Park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Spring is the perfect time to visit the Powell Gardens and enjoy a picnic at Loose Park. Common hotels to spend the night include Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown, Hilton President Kansas City and Best Western Plus Seville Plaza Hotel.

Montana: Whitefish

Montana: Whitefish

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Located right at the bottom of the Big Mountain ski area and just west of Glacier National Park, Whitefish is an incredible mountain town that offers an abundance of things to do and places to explore. Visitors enjoy kayaking on Whitefish Lake, fly fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Embark on a road trip to Lake McDonald or along the scenic Going to the Sun Road. Whitefish Mountain Resort is perfect for those looking to stay around the action; but if you’re looking for peaceful accommodations, consider glamping in glamourous camping tents. Enjoy river rafting, campfires under the stars, horseback riding, canoeing and hiking.

Nebraska: Central Nebraska

Nebraska: Central Nebraska

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This spring, travelers from all over the world will be arriving in central Nebraska for one of the last great animal migrations. This annual migration allows onlookers the opportunity to witness the world’s largest gathering of sandhill cranes — more than 600,000 cranes. Festivals are also in abundance during this time of the year. Head to the Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival from April 12–14, experience Junkstop at Sycamore Farms from April 26–28 and don’t miss your chance to celebrate Arbor Day on April 26. Popular accommodations include the Burchell Farm House & Inn and Crane Trust Legacy Cottages & VIP Cabins at Wild Rose Ranch.

Nevada: Las Vegas

Nevada: Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is, quite simply, an adult playground. According to U.S. News & World Report, the best time to visit is from March to May when the weather is moderate and you will find plenty of travel deals in addition to the many free attractions. Visitors from all over the world come to this city in Nevada for its history, party scene and adrenaline-inducing attractions. Although gambling may be the reason most people visit, the thrilling adventures are not to be overlooked. The Stratosphere Hotel is a prime location for visitors looking for adrenaline-pumping adventures. Some of their thrilling rides include the SkyJump, Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. While you’re there also make sure to watch the free show at Circus Circus hotel-casino, visit the Bellagio’s Conservatory of Botanical Gardens and admire the Bellagio Fountains.

New Hampshire: North Conway

New Hampshire: North Conway

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Surrounded by White Mountain National Forest, North Conway is filled with spectacular biking, hiking, waterfalls and endless scenic beauty, especially during the springtime. Visit the Weather Discovery Center, take the kids to the MWV Children’s Museum, ride the Conway Scenic Railroad and splash around in Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park. Popular resorts and hotels include Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway Grand Hotel, White Mountain Hotel and Stonehurst Manor.

New Jersey: Seaside Heights

New Jersey: Seaside Heights

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This 16-by-4-block beachside area will keep you on your toes. Seaside Heights is popular among visitors for its main attraction, the boardwalk. There you will find plenty of pubs, pizza shops, and arcades. Popular places to stay include Anchor Motel, Aztec Ocean Resort, Bay Breeze Motel, Belmont Hotel and Desert Palm Inn.

New Mexico: Las Cruces

New Mexico: Las Cruces

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If you’re looking for warm weather in early March, Las Cruces is the place to be. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the city’s world-class golf courses, while cyclists will want to ride through downtown and Old Mesilla. North of Las Cruces you will find opportunities for hiking at Picacho Peak and in the Doña Ana Mountains. Wineries and breweries are also in abundance; take a tour with Southwest Expeditions to enjoy a wine tasting at four valley wineries and try 12 specialty brewed beers at De La Vegas Pecan Grill and Brewery. Spend the night at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces or the Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces.

New York: Catskills

New York: Catskills

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The Catskills are the perfect place for a beautiful and adventurous weekend getaway. The area flourishes during the springtime, when visitors flock here for a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities — hiking, whitewater rafting, off-road adventures with Monticello Motor Club and fly-fishing, to name a few. Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort, the closest casino resort to New York City, is also popular among travelers. The luxury 18-story hotel is home to 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gaming, New York State’s only Top Golf Swing Suite, the relaxing Crystal Life Spa, a spacious pool and 10 bar and restaurant experiences.

North Carolina: Asheville

North Carolina: Asheville

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Known for its vibrant arts scene, great food and countless craft breweries, Asheville is home to more than 700 restaurants. The city is spectacular during the springtime; flowers are blooming, and scenery is remarkable. Visitors enjoy hiking nearby trails, visiting the Biltmore Estate, walking through the Asheville Botanical Gardens and driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take your springtime adventures to new heights by staying overnight in an eco-friendly elevated treehouse cabin outside of Asheville.

North Dakota: Fargo

North Dakota: Fargo

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Visitors flock to Fargo during the springtime for its warm and adventurous Midwestern spirit. The city boasts a variety of events, nightly activities and an incredible craft brew scene. Attend a live event at The Historic Fargo Theatre, admire art at the Plains Art Museum, snap a selfie at The Woodchipper, go kayaking on the Red River and take the kids to see historic aircraft at the Fargo Air Museum. North Dakota consistently ranks among the top states for beer consumption per capita, and Fargo will not disappoint on that count. Some of the most popular brewing companies include Pixeled Brewing Co. , Drekker Brewing, Fargo Brewing Co., Flatland Brewery and Kilstone Brewery. Top spring events include the Celtic Festival on March 9, Fargo Bacon and Beer Festival on March 16 and Fargo Film Festival from March 19–23.

Ohio: Akron

Ohio: Akron

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If you’re looking for a unique getaway with unexpected history and an incredible arts scene, then Akron, Ohio, should be on your radar. Spring is the perfect time to visit outdoor attractions like the Akron Zoo, the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the former estate of the co-founder of Goodyear Tire; it’s one of the largest historic homes in the United States and is surrounded by acres of beautiful landscape architecture.

Oklahoma: Broken Bow

Oklahoma: Broken Bow

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There is no better way to transition into springtime than a quaint and quiet vacation to Broken Bow. The city in southeastern Oklahoma is home to the famous Broken Bow Lake, various parks and numerous breweries and wineries; some of which include Beavers Bend Brewery, Fish Takes Winery & Vineyards, Mountain Fork Brewery and Vojai’s Winery. Make sure to head to Beavers Bend State Park for outdoor recreational opportunities — canoeing, horseback riding, paddleboats, kayaking, and more. For a tranquil experience, consider staying in an elegant, rustic cabin with a hot tub near Hochatown State Park.

Oregon: Silverton

Oregon: Silverton

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Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and catch up on some R&R with your significant other in Silverton, a wonderful ski resort town. Imagine enjoying a soak in an indoor hot tub and sleeping under the stars; you can do this at the peaceful cedar greenhouse. Guests will indulge in coziness and comfort as winter sheds its coat and spring welcomes warmth in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking for some outdoor adventure, make sure to explore the dozens of trails in Silverton, go ziplining, and visit several nearby state parks, including Silver Falls State Park, Butte Creek Park and Abiqua Falls.

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh is amazing all year round, especially during the springtime. Families love to travel here for its abundance of family-oriented attractions, events, tours and history museums. PHIPPS Conservatory is popular among locals and visitors for its variety of spring-themed events. In April you will have the opportunity to enjoy events such as the Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow, Butterfly Forest and Tropical Forest Cuba. While you’re in Pittsburgh, take a trip with your family to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Gateway Clipper Fleet and Carnegie Science Center. Popular hotels in the area include Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel and Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Rhode Island: Providence

Rhode Island: Providence

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Vibrant neighborhoods, spectacular hotels and an incredible arts community are just some of the many reasons Providence is the most romantic city in Rhode Island. The third largest city in the state is perfect for Northeasterners who want a short trip away on a budget. Springtime is the perfect time of the year to walk along the mile-long Benefit Street, admire the flowers at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center and take the kids to Roger Williams Park Zoo. Spend the night at Hotel Providence, Omni Providence Hotel or Providence Biltmore.

South Carolina: Charleston

South Carolina: Charleston

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April and May are the best months to visit Charleston. Flowers are blooming, the weather is mild and there are plenty of festivals and events to attend. Participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run on April 6; check out the Volvo Car Open Tennis Tournament March 30 through April 7; attend the North Charleston Arts Festival May 1–5; and take the kids to the Piccolo Spoleto festival for fun-filled activities. Some exciting places to stay the night include Charleston Marriott and Holiday Inn Charleston-Riverview.

South Dakota: Rapid City

South Dakota: Rapid City

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Rapid City is booming during the springtime. Visitors will enjoy animal encounters, scenic road trips, spectacular hiking trails, and an inspiring art and culture scene. The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery is hosting a Spring Fling Dinner on March 22; “The Sound of Music” is coming to Rapid City on April 5; a huge Easter egg hunt is being held in Memorial Park on April 20; and beer enthusiasts will want to attend the Frühlingsfest & Spring Market on May 4. For complete access to nature and luxury, consider staying in a safari tent. Fall asleep to a warm fire with your special someone after spending the day visiting monuments including Mount Rushmore.

Tennessee: Santa Fe

Tennessee: Santa Fe

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Families looking to get out of the city for a weekend will find Santa Fe intriguing. Spring is the perfect time to visit this quiet area just  40 miles from Nashville to enjoy cooler climates and more seclusion. Consider renting a unique underground camping pod for the ultimate outdoor experience. Visitors will enjoy spending time with loved ones and connecting with nature on daily farm tours of the property, berry picking excursions and visits to nearby waterfalls.

Texas: Houston

Texas: Houston

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Temperate weather and a variety of artistic and culturally inspired festivals make Houston worth traveling for. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, which was coordinated from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, so visitors to Space City this spring can enjoy special space-themed experiences. Those who are less astronautically inclined can enjoy other spring festivals — you will find at least five to six festivals in Houston each month of spring, some of which include Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas Crawfish & Music Festival and Houston Barbecue Festival. The Lancaster and Marriott Marquis Houston are popular places to spend the night.

Utah: Zion National Park

Utah: Zion National Park

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Spring is one of the best times to visit Zion National Park; it’s less crowded during the summer months, the weather is incredible, and there is so much to do and explore. Take a scenic drive on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Scenic Highway; hike to the Emerald Pools for views of waterfalls and red rock landscape; go rock climbing up Moonlight Buttress; go horseback riding on a scenic trail; and spend the night camping under the stars at one of the many campgrounds outside of the park gate.

Vermont: Stowe

Vermont: Stowe

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Longer days, sunshine, festive events and spring skiing make this incredible ski town the a perfect weekend getaway. Spring marks the arrival of maple sugaring season. Visitors enjoy hiking to beautiful waterfalls with swimming holes, driving the back roads to Mount Mansfield and canoeing to Boyden Valley Winery. Although there are various resorts to stay in and around Stowe, nothing compares to sleeping in a five-story tree house. Standing on the top story, guests will be blown away by the landscape of Smuggler’s Notch State Park, babbling brooks and trails below.

Virginia: Virginia Beach

Virginia: Virginia Beach

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Springtime is the beginning of vacation season in Virginia Beach, a top North American surfing destination. Whether you are traveling alone, with your family or with your significant other, you will find various activities to participate in and things to explore. Pick your own strawberries in Pungo, enjoy a cold beer outside at local breweries, go hiking at Landing State Park, climb to the top of Cape Henry Lighthouse, and make sure to capture views of the sunset over Chesapeake Bay. Popular places to stay include the Best Western Plus Virginia Beach, Beach Quarters by Diamond Resorts and Boardwalk Resort and Villas by Diamond.

Washington: Clinton

Washington: Clinton

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Take your next weekend getaway with your pals and pup in tow to Whidbey Island to enjoy the great outdoors. Springtime is bursting with island breezes and impeccable greenery. Visitors flock here for its abundance of recreational opportunities — boating, rafting, canoeing and hiking, to name a few. If you’re interested in outdoor seclusion, there is a charming tiny house that is calling your name. Featuring all modern amenities and a large outdoor deck, you can spend the weekend away comfortable, while embracing Mother Nature.

West Virginia: Great Cacapon

West Virginia: Great Cacapon

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Located in Morgan County, the town of Great Cacapon hosts fun-filled events and attractions for the entire family. In and around Great Cacapon you will find Adam’s Place, which is perfect for hiking and kayaking, and the Star Theatre for those days you want to watch a movie and relax. Also visit the nearby Museum of the Berkeley Springs, Green Ridge State Forest and Sideling Hill. If you’re looking for a place to stay where you can reconnect with nature, consider a riverside yurt on a family-friendly glamping site. Guests on the site will enjoy tubing, hiking, kayaking, fishing and snorkeling right outside the yurt on the Potomac River.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee

Wisconsin: Milwaukee

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If you’re looking for an exciting weekend getaway that won’t break the bank, look no further than Milwaukee. Families flock to the city for its incredible concerts, delicious restaurants and kid-friendly museums. Visitors will enjoy the yearly Art in Bloom show that celebrates the arrival of spring.

Wyoming: Jackson Hole

Wyoming: Jackson Hole

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Spring in Jackson Hole is an excellent time for outdoor activities, including skiing — it’s the best time to avoid the crowds. Fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular as well. The annual ElkFest is not to be missed, and the luxury resort Creek Spring Ranch, situated on a butte 1,000 feet above the town of Jackson, is popular among West Coast travelers all year round.

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