10 Best Spring Break Destinations 2019
Spring is the time to paint the town red especially when nature is already doing it, it’s important to keep up. To travel during springtime is when the opportunity to see the beauty blooming across different corners of the world arises. From dazzling festival of lights in Valencia, Spain to festival of colors “Holi” in India, springtime is truly the time to travel around. Like it’s rightly said, “Ah, the sweet smell of spring. It’s such a refreshing time! The warm sunshine feels so good on our skin and melts away our winter blues. Colorful blooms are popping up, and it’s the perfect time to start planting the garden.”
Take a look at the 10 best spring break destinations to visit in 2019.
From music festivals mushrooming all over the country in Spring to fiery and dazzling festivals of light, Spain is all colors and bloom in Spring. The week-long Las Fallas festival in Valencia sees a wide display of papier-mâché sculptures are spectacularly set ablaze. During Easter week (Semana Santa), traditional processions take place in Seville and Malaga, among other cities. The fiestas in Spring make Spain worth a visit. The natural scenery too is at its best - the beaches, the mountains, the plains, the forests - all of them bid goodbye to the winter chills by February and are ideal to take strolls in. Southern Spain, which is warmer also has some stunning beaches to soak in the sun and get tanned.
Yes we know Iceland has the “ice” in its name and what possibly be in store in a country which is so much about “ice”. Even though Spring doesn’t stick in the country for too long and arrives later than sooner, that time period is enough for the country to turn into visual paradise even in daytime. While Northern Lights become visible from mid-September and go on till the mid of April, you can go to visit the blue ice caves if you will arrive in Iceland before the end of March. Lupin flowers, which are violet in color and mushroom all over the country in spring too are a treat to watch. Puffin Birds, waterfalls, lambs running around and lesser crowds - do we need to give your more reasons to travel to Iceland during spring?
Croatia, with its 1185 islands is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. There are a wide variety of landscapes on the islands of Croatia. One can swim in the pristine blue waters of the lagoons, walk in the beautiful forests, be amazed by the landscapes, climb mountains, watch rare species of birds and plants, meet friendly people and enjoy very good food. It is the place to go all year round and particularly in spring when the temperatures are milder.
Spring gets the best of Greece. From fewer crowds to a great weather - it’s like having a lot more and shelling out a lot less. From the islands of Crete, Santorini, and Rhodes, to cities of Athens, Mykonos, the just out of winter air of the region give a certain kind of freshness to the region.
Blooming flowers, verdant landscapes, a long Mediterranean coastline, also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Italy knows how to do famously do its wine and dine. A perfect destination to spend the springtime in, Amalfi Coast, Umbrian countryside, the lakes of Lago Maggiore, Como, and Garda are blessed with the spring charm making a perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating trip in Italy. Lonely Planet perfectly has rightfully described the country as “Home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture, and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other.”
Mexico is warm and sunny in Spring. Sounds like an ideal spring getaway? Playa del Carmen, Western Flank of the Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Set out on an adventurous journey across Mexico that won't burn a hole in your pockets, and experience the best that the country has to offer!
India, being a tropical country, gets very hot in summers but February-March is the time when the weather is the most pleasant. Known for its spring festival of colors - Holi - travelers looking for a truly special spring abroad should head to India and celebrate Holi with the locals. While the capital city, Delhi, celebrates Holi was exuberance, the especially well-known Holi is celebrated in Vrindavan.
The ‘Land of Smiles’ welcomes its new year in April and that’s a beautiful time to visit the country. The Thai capital, Bangkok, along with other prominent Thai cities celebrates Songkran with elaborate festivities between April 13th and April 15th. The official opening ceremony is held at Wat Pho, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand and home to a spectacular, giant gold-plated reclining Buddha. Water is an important element of Songkran, especially in more recent times when the throwing of water has become a huge part of the annual celebrations. If you’re visiting Thailand during this period don’t be surprised if you get splashed, much like the colorful water splash during Holi in India.
Crowds of people roam around throwing buckets of water, using water pistols and just generally soaking anyone in the vicinity. Appreciation of family is another important aspect of the festival, with many Thai people making their way to their hometowns to spend time with older relatives. Buddhists also visit temples throughout Songkran where water is poured on Buddha images and on the hands of Buddhist monks as a mark of respect. Street food, cultural celebrations and traditional performances are also an important part of Songkran in this part of northern Thailand. Of course, there’s also the customary water throwing.
The climate in Morocco is as varied as its diverse geography. An exceptionally good time to visit Morocco is in the spring season. The diverse topography of the region - that includes deserts and mountains - is away from the clutches of a very cold winter and a hot summer and it’s ideal to meander around the lit streets of the country. Average temperatures in the coastal cities range from 64-82 °F, that makes it the ideal time to visit the High Atlas mountains (near Marrakech) to marvel at the greenery. The rich abundance of fields and mountain slopes with flowering trees - apples, cherries, almonds and pomegranates - and the abundance of orange poppies, flag irises and of course roses. In addition, the snowmelt from the mountain peaks form temporary rivers and enhance the waterfalls.
10. South Africa
New wildlife, wildflowers, whale watching, garden visits, adventure sports, hiking, sunshine and more… away from the clutches of a bitterly cold winter, SA is all bloom in Spring. Whether you wish to be a part of a conservation project and get up close and personal with the African wildlife, or you want to go for an underwater dive - there are endless possibilities here. Team Go Discover Abroad offers has a wide range of volunteering, traveling and exploring options and some serious adventure activities in South Africa for backpackers and gap year students, who wish to set sail for South Africa and explore the Cape!
As the sun peaks over the horizon a little earlier each morning and warmer temperatures thaw out the cold days of winter, the world makes way for springtime.