Buds are showing on flowers and trees, the sun has warmed up the days, and the need to get away from home is strong. Whether you want to swish and schuss down snow covered mountains or bask in the sun the idea is the same: taking a spring getaway from your routine for a much deserved break.
Visit a Desert
Death Valley National Park in California may not be what you think of for your ideal vacation. But then you haven’t seen it in full bloom with wildflowers. This under appreciated park also has ghost towns aching for visitors: mountains and open spaces with unexplored crevices waiting for hikers to explore; and rolling sand dunes containing themselves until the right moment to take you for your first sand surfing experience. The scorching summer temperatures and frigid winter time make spring the ideal time to visit this 3.3 million acre park.
Santa Catalina Island was once the popular hot spot during the Hollywood golden era. The beautiful scenery found on its seventy five square miles rarely sees a highway. This is because in Avalon, its main city, people opt for driving their golf carts around instead of cars. Surrounding the island is a divers paradise just waiting to be discovered from behind your scuba mask.
The Rhythm is Going to Move You
New Orleans always has chaotic, colorful, but soulful rhythm. Perhaps it has rhythm because it is the birthplace of jazz. Every spring, for ten whole days, they celebrate musical acts from around the world. While the smooth jazz soothes your ears you can spice up your mouth with some Louisiana Cuisine.
Swish in the Snow
If your spring getaway veers more towards snow and those activities consider Whistler, British Columbia, the host of the 2010 winter Olympics. Boasting over eight thousand acres of prime skiing land you are sure to find a trail or Alpine bowl to satisfy your adventurous side. The array of events, shops, nightlife, and restaurants will easily fill any down time you have.
Off the coast of North Carolina is a set of barrier islands called the outer banks. This is the home of Roanoke Island, the first settlement. Absorb yourself in history as you visit a Native American longhouse, experience life on a replica of a merchant vessel, or participate in the daily routine at the settlement with the actors who reenact life at that time.
Don’t Leave Home
Perhaps what you really need is just a mental break that does not involve traveling. There are always quaint spots that can be found locally through internet research or talking with neighbors, colleagues, and friends. Visiting or calling the local tourist information center is sure to provide you with new restaurants, parks, hiking trails, or local hot spots that you could enjoy for the day and then be back in your own bed at night.
You can provide yourself with a mental break whether you stay home or travel a long distance.Consider mountain springs resort for example.
A great place to spend the weekend is the Mountain Springs Lodge. It rests on the coast of Nottawasaga Bay and offers great views of still water. Finding a Blue Mountain chalets is easy in the area and some offer wonderful views of the nearby mountains. Get back to nature and refresh the mind.