As the snow melts and the temperatures rise, you can physically feel spring as it blooms around you. What a great time to take a vacation and enjoy the warmer weather without the busy crowds of summer. There are tons of family-friendly destinations to explore this spring.
If you are planning on driving to your vacation destination, be sure to check out the latest travel apps to help you along the road. There are plenty of road trip games and songs to keep you and your kids entertained during your drive.
To help you get into the vacation-mood, we have created this guide hoping to spark ideas for your next spring getaway. This guide gives you an overview of the top 10 cities to visit, their average spring weather, and what fun you can enjoy while there.
As you plan your spring vacation, whether you will travel with friends or family, check out InTown Suites’ affordable extended stay accommodations across 22 states. We would love to be your home away from home while you are out enjoying spring getaways across America.
**Please note, some destinations may still be under state and country restrictions because of COVID-19. We encourage you to check local guidelines before making your final spring vacation plans to any destination.**
Although the snow may be starting to melt, Salt Lake City is still a fantastic spring vacation destination for you and your family. While temperatures range from 55° in March to 72° in May, the sun shines warm in Utah while the mountains are still covered in snow through mid-April. springtime in Salt Lake City allows you to enjoy a morning on the ski slopes and an afternoon of hiking in the valley during the same trip.
Beyond skiing and hiking, spring in Salt Lake City brings seasonal beers, the perfect weather for hot springs, baseball games at Smith’s Ballpark, outdoor concerts, and festivals. Whether you only have a weekend in Salt Lake City or longer, you are sure to enjoy your spring vacation.
Looking for summer-like weather during the springtime? Houston, TX is the best spring vacation destination for you. Temperatures average from 70° in March to 83° in May with an average humidity of 74%. Houston is a great spring vacation for families with many fun things to do with kids and lots of free attractions to explore.
Another significant reason to visit Houston this spring is their amazing Museum District. You and your family can visit 19 museums within a 1.5-mile radius. Beyond their affordable yet delicious restaurants around town, Houston has the Tour de Houston, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and many other spring break festivities.
Orlando is one of the busiest vacation destinations with warm weather year-round and great beaches surrounding the state on most of its borders. During the spring, Orlando’s average temperatures are 79° in March, 84° in April, and 88° in May. Don’t forget to pack your umbrella and raincoat as spring showers are frequent in Orlando but fast-moving.
If you are on a budget this spring break, we have a few tips to help you plan an affordable trip to Orlando. But don’t stop there! Florida has 100s of beaches that make for great spring break trips. From water parks to theme parks, Orlando, FL will keep you and your family busy. Here is a sample 7-day itinerary to give you an idea of all the fun that you will have on your spring vacation to Orlando.
Spring weather in Atlanta can be unpredictable. Some years bring early spring with warmer temperatures and rainfall, while other years seem to have longer winters with temperatures not rising until mid-April. On average, spring temperatures range from 66° in March to 80° in May. No matter if spring has sprung early or winter weather is lingering, this time of year has many showers, so bring your raincoat and boots just in case.
Despite this unpredictability, Atlanta is still a wonderful city to visit for a spring vacation. April is a wonderful time to visit with all the festivals and outdoor activities happening, plus there is plenty of indoor fun for those rainy spring afternoons. Even if you are on a budget, Atlanta has plenty to offer. Don’t forget about all the amazing restaurants and dessert destinations that have their home in Atlanta.
St. Louis is like many of our top spring vacation destinations with unpredictable springtime weather. Showers are common but rarely will last the whole day. We recommend packing rain-gear and light layers to prepare for your St. Louis spring vacation.
While in St. Louis this spring, you will have the chance to see the beautiful flowers that bloom in the Missouri Botanical Garden and to enjoy local food and art at one of the popular festivals. St. Louis is full of fun and free attractions for you and your family to enjoy. St. Louis is also the host of the second-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the US.
Greenville, SC is another one of the best spring vacation destinations with its warm temperatures, low humidity, and sparse rainfall. spring temperatures range from 62° in March to 79° in May, with April being the driest month of the year.
Spring in Greenville brings festivals, outdoor fun, and beautiful blooms. There are several guided tours in the downtown area, and many museums and theaters with special events for spring. You and your family will love all the things to do in Greenville, SC during the spring.
One of the best places to visit in spring is Nashville, TN. The average temperatures are 62° in March, 72° in April, and 80° in May. Be aware that springtime in Nashville brings with it the possibility of thunderstorms. Also, bring a light jacket for cooler temperatures in the evenings.
There is plenty of family fun in Nashville, including museums, parks, and concerts. Nashville also has many free attractions like the Nashville Flea Market and the Music City Walk of Fame. In April, Nashville hosts many outdoor music performances, an annual marathon, and several kid-friendly festivals. Another significant part of Nashville is its affordable public transportation that will take you anywhere in the city.
Savannah, GA is beautiful to visit almost any time of the year, but springtime is one of the best times to explore the city. Temperatures range from an average of 70° in March to 84° in May. Spring is a great time to get outside before the Summer humidity hits Savannah. This time of year also has beautiful blooms like dogwoods and camellias.
Springtime in Savannah means many festivals and annual events like the Savannah Music Festival and the Tybee Island Wine Festival. A few of the best attractions in Savannah to enjoy during spring are the museums, historical landmarks, parks, and guided tours. Savannah also has one of the oldest and most attended St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the country.
Charleston, SC is another great city to enjoy during the springtime before the humidity hits. On average, temperatures range from 66° in March to 79° in May. Charleston also boasts the vibrant blooming colors of azaleas, dogwoods, and many other flowers during the spring.
Beyond Charleston’s historical charm, the city has wonderful outdoor activities that are enjoyed best during the spring months. Jump on a carriage ride, walk through the City Market, or take a plantation tour. Here is our list of all the amazing activities Charleston has to enjoy from A to Z. Don’t forget to explore their delicious cuisine and unique shops.
Springtime in Denver is a wonderful chance to watch winter fade and spring bloom. Snowfall is still common during March in Denver with an average high of 54°. By May, the snowfall will cease, but the rainy season begins with temperatures averaging 71°. Depending on which half of Spring you choose to visit Denver, you may see the end of Winter during your trip.
Known as the Mile-High City, Denver has an overall elevation of one mile above sea level, which makes for very low humidity all year long. This is part of why there are so many great outdoor activities and events to enjoy in Denver during spring. If you are visiting Denver on a budget, no worries. Denver has free festivals and events, free museum days, and free tours and attractions.
We hope this guide to the best spring vacations has stirred your excitement to plan a spring getaway of your own. Spring of 2021 will officially start on March 20th, just 6 days after daylight savings time begins. Whether you are kicking off the season with a weekend trip or planning a big Memorial Day celebration to finish the season, InTown Suites would love to accommodate you, your friends, and your family with an extended stay like no other.
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If you are planning on having a stay-cation this spring, we have a few tips and tricks for you to help with spring cleaning and getting organized. Here are also some simple spring activities for you and your kids to enjoy while at home.