It isn’t a surprise that you are looking to explore what the USA has to offer, especially during spring which is one of the best times to travel.
After a few months of dreary weather, the springtime offers many people the chance to enjoy the warmer days while taking in the sights of America. The flowers are also blooming, and the activities and events for pre-summer are well under way.
Spring also allows you to spend your days strolling the outdoors in the sunshine, rather than having to avoid the height of the heat, or snowfall in minus degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you are looking to visit a relaxing beach, or want to experience a famous tourist destination – we have got the place for you. Here are 26 of the best places to visit in the USA during April.
And yes, Hawaii does feature on this list. It is a place worth going to enjoy the sun shining and an ice cooled drink on the beach.
1. The Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park is a real treat for the eyes. Everyone you meet has likely been to visit this natural wonder, or at least wants to go and see it.
And there is a reason for this too – it looks incredible! It is the kind of place that you need to see to really appreciate its beauty. If you go to visit this place in the summer, you often have to contend with the incredible heat of the northern Arizona desert.
The spring season is one of the best times to visit this national park. It usually experiences highs of 83 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows of 55.
There are plenty of things to do too such as exploring the Grand Canyon Village, checking out the Yavapai Geology museum, venturing out to the South Rim, and hiking the South Kaibab Trail.
If you are looking to explore a new city on foot, then Philadelphia is the place for you. With its sky high buildings, it might look just like anywhere else in the USA, however, it has its own local charm.
Not only will you find beautiful cherry blossom trees in bloom surrounded by greenery, but Philadelphia is the kind of place you can explore on foot. It is a great place to go if you want to try some of the local Amish cuisine – for example the cheesesteak.
And if it is raining, why not go to the local zoo. This is especially wonderful if you have children in tow. The river is also a beautiful place to go.
Here you can take in the beauty of the early summer sunshine with some of the locals. You may even want to explore the local market too.
3. Williamsburg, Virginia
Once you step inside of Williamsburg, you might think that you have gone back in time. This is because it has been recreated to look similar to what some places in America used to look like. This is great if you have children with you.
They can learn about some of America’s history, as well as pretend they are living in it. However, you do not need kids to appreciate this part of the country. It allows you to appreciate what we have access to today, but also to marvel in the scenery and architecture.
You can also ask reenactors questions about history too. There is a theater nearby too, as well as places to eat. You may want to visit Jamestown which isn’t far away. Here you can eat and drink an old fashioned American feast at the tavern.
4. Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
If you are the kind of person who would like to enjoy their springtime vacation away from the hustle and bustle of crowds, then the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado is a must. In fact, this place is definitely one of the best places to visit in April.
Not only is the weather not burning your skin due to it not being at its peak yet, but the mountains should still have some snow left on them. This makes for a wonderful scenic picture.
Estes Park, which is known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park, is a small town which is right up against the Rocky Mountains.
Usually the town reaches a low of 28 degrees Fahrenheit in spring, with highs of 51. If you genuinely enjoy being on foot, this is the place to go to experience America’s nature.
5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is the place to head to if you are after a coastal trip. It is a really popular destination to go during spring break, meaning there may be quite a few college students there.
However, don’t let this put you off if you are planning to take the family. There are so many things to do and see, and it has 60 miles worth of beautiful sandy beaches – and students tend to head there in March rather than April.
You can rent a small boat to enjoy some kayaking, or take up golf while you are there. There are also carnival rides for the thrillseekers, as well as many food and shopping outlets, and so much more.
This is the kind of place that you can keep going back to as your spring break go-to.
6. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is the kind of place that you need to visit, even if it is just the once in your whole life – though there is no doubt that you will be back again.
When it comes to April, there are not as many tourists so it will feel less crowded too, which is always a good thing in places like this. The area has on average a high temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit at this time of year.
This is the perfect temperature to experience some of the live music that happens in April. For example, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. During this festival you will be able to sample great food while listening to wonderful music.
You will also want to make sure that you visit the famous Bourbon Street, as well as the Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.
7. Edgartown, Massachusetts
You may be wondering if the northeast is warm enough to visit during April, so you might be surprised to hear that it is. Edgartown is located in Martha’s Vineyard, which is the island by the coast of Massachusetts.
It is an absolutely stunning area that will make you feel like you have traveled way further than you have. The weather often reaches highs of 55 degrees Fahrenheit in April, with lows of around 38.
This means you can take a trip to Joseph Sylvia Beach under the spring sun and not catch a chill. Other things to explore while there are the Lighthouse Beach and taking a walk through the Mytoi Japanese Garden trails.
You will also want to spend some time downtown at the local shops. There are so many to visit, with independent retailers among the more well-known.
8. Palm Springs
Some of you might know Palm Springs as the destination for Coachella, a very popular music festival that happens every year in April.
While you may want to avoid timing your vacation with this major music event, even if you do happen to go to Palm Springs while the festival is on, there are still plenty of things to see and do in this picturesque area of the country.
Best of all, you probably won’t meet any of the festival goers. They will be too busy, of course! Palm Springs is a great place to go while it’s a little cooler. Temperatures can go higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months.
The area itself is generally known for having hot springs, as well as many golf courses, great places to eat, and fabulous hotels. It is also a favorite of many celebrities.
9. Disneyland, California
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Disneyland in California. While this might be smaller compared to Disney World, it is very much worth traveling to if you live within an hour or two of the area.
If you have the kids in tow with you this April, then Disneyland is a great place to go. There are many events during April, especially when it is Easter weekend. Your children will have fun taking part in the Easter Eggstravaganza.
For the adults, Disneyland often hosts a Food and Wine Festival, but do check beforehand to find out whether it is on to avoid any disappointment. If you are looking to avoid the crowds, plan to go on a weekday instead.
Disneyland can get very busy on a weekend. Planning your time spent here can also mean less time in queues too.
10. Santa Catalina Island, California
If you live on the West Coast and want to go on a spring break, but also don’t want to travel too far, then Santa Catalina Island (which is located close to Los Angeles) is a great place to go.
It also makes a lovely getaway for those further afield too, though you will notice that during the spring it is often full of Californians wanting a short vacation.
In the summertime, the people who live furthest away tend to travel to this sweet looking island to spend the hottest days of the month there. However, it is cool enough to enjoy Santa Catalina Island in April, meaning all you will need is a sweater at most.
You can enjoy the sea breeze too. You will find that the hotels are much cheaper during the springtime when tourist season isn’t in full swing.
11. Nashville, Tennessee
Whether you are a big music fan or not, Nashville in Tennessee is always a great place to go – it just helps if you are a huge music lover too. The fun side of the city has so much to offer its visitors.
From sampling the delights of southern food, to going to a live show to hear country music. Just like with all vacation destinations, it is always good to embrace the local culture. In Nashville you may want to try out local cuisine.
This means eating it and having a go at making it. However, one of the best things about Nashville is the spring weather. In the summer it gets very humid and sticky.
This just isn’t the case during April, so you can explore what the city has to offer without the need for extra deodorant.
12. Kauai, Hawaii
You might not think of Hawaii as being a part of your USA springtime getaway, but somewhere like Kauai is perfect for such a thing. In fact, if you do go during April, you will notice right away how much cheaper the flights are.
Due to it not being a high tourist season in April (that’s in the summertime), both flights and accommodation should be much more wallet-friendly. This is also due to April being the rainy season in Kauai. Sometimes this area can see up to 23 days of rainfall.
While this might seem like a terrible thing, it actually makes the area really pretty. Plus, you will still be able to lounge at the beach under the highs of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Places to visit are the Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Bay, and Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park.
13. Las Vegas
Las Vegas shouldn’t be ignored when it comes to choosing a place to go for your spring break. Not only is it an obvious choice when it comes to things to see and do, but it is often a great place to visit during the cooler months of spring.
It is a unique place to visit, and whether you want to try your luck at gambling or feel like enjoying the entertainment, there really is something for everyone.
However, while you might be visiting world-class restaurants and museums, you may also want to check out local festivals, events and shows.
There are many concerts and events that happen in April at places like the Las Vegas Theater, Resorts World, T-Mobile Arena, and the Mandalay Bay Events Center – to name a few.
Do remember to buy any tickets in advance though, because the popular concerts and entertainment often sells out months in advance.
14. Park City, Utah
Okay, so while you might be looking for a warmer place to visit during April, you may also appreciate a last skiing trip. Park City, which is based in Utah, often has the last traces of winter snow still clinging to the ground during April.
There are many wide open spaces within this town that offer skiing, and there should be plenty of snow waiting for your arrival. Because the town is small, it means you can do a lot of things in one place.
For example, if you feel like snowboarding or skiing in the morning, you can then go on a hike midday. It means you can plan lots of outdoor activities to enjoy in a small amount of time.
15. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Whether or not you have seen the Netflix show Outer Banks (which has made this area of North Carolina popular), you will want to visit this destination in April for a number of different reasons.
It is based on a section of one of the islands just off the coast of North Carolina. During spring the weather is fantastic in terms of it not being too hot or too cold to enjoy anything.
There is also a lot to see and do, from checking out the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, to being a part of history at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
16. Ennis, Texas
If you enjoy locations where colorful flowers are in abundance, then you will love visiting Ennis in Texas. It hosts the Bluebonnet Trails which are celebrated annually every single April.
The sea of blue from the bluebells, as well as a mix of other colors from the wild flowers, look stunning across the landscape making it utterly picturesque. For this reason, Ennis became officially known as Bluebonnet City in 1997.
Overall, the trails cover a wide length of the area at 40 miles, however this gives many visitors the chance to see and experience all of the beautiful colors and smells in all their glory.
Because you will be on foot, you will want to avoid visiting this location during the summer. Not only that, the flowers are in full bloom during this time of year. Even so, it is quite warm in this part of the world during spring.
17. Naples, Florida
Also known as Paradise Coast, this area of America is perfect for those who are looking for something a little more luxurious. Having said that, you will find this location suitable for the whole family.
If you want to relax in a laid-back part of Florida compared to somewhere like Miami, then you will enjoy the lifestyle of Naples. There are miles upon miles of beaches, as well as world-class and well-known resorts, restaurants and shopping areas.
Some famous places include the Naples Pier and Vanderbilt Beach. If you take a walk downtown to Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South, you will be faced with cute boutiques, decor stores, and many art galleries.
You could spend your whole afternoon browsing the stores and drinking coffee. For the golf fans out there, Naples hosts the Chubb Classic which is a PGA tournament that takes place every year.
18. Havasu Falls, Arizona
If you are looking for somewhere beautiful to go in the USA, then Havasu Falls in Arizona is the perfect place to visit.
While summer temperatures are ridiculously high in this part of the country, during April it still sees highs of 80 Degrees Fahrenheit but it is often more manageable.
It is located at the Grand Canyon, so if you visit this part of the world then you may see this anyway. However, a lot of people consider Havasu Falls to be a separate location altogether. This is because it is quite the hike to get there.
The length of the hike is 10 miles and includes rocky terrain that isn’t suitable for everyone. However, the waterfall is most definitely worth it. Just remember to stay hydrated!
19. Bar Harbor, Maine
Known to many as the northeast gateway to the Acadia National Park, this beautiful and charming American town is worth a visit during April.
Not only does it look like a quaint town, but you can experience it like a local rather than as a tourist during the quieter months. This is because it is less crowded or tourist focused which some people may appreciate.
However, it isn’t as warm weather-wise as some of the other places on this America locations list. With average lows of 33 degrees Fahrenheit and highs of 59, you may need to take a jacket with you.
This just means that you won’t be struggling with the heat, and instead it will be very comfortable. A couple of things to try while here is taking a ride on Oli’s Trolly and watching whales.
20. Zion National Park, Utah
Located in southwest Utah at State Route 9, this national park is wonderful to visit during April. It is also one of the best national parks to visit in the whole of America.
The weather is at its coolest in the morning, but it may start to feel a little uncomfortable by noon if you are out on a hike, even in April. However, spring is still the best time to visit.
This is because it is warm enough to hike outdoors, but not as crowded as the summer months. There are plenty of things to do here. You can drive through the national park to check out the scenery, but you can also hike, stargaze and camp.
It truly is a great place to go as a family or with a friend.
21. Antelope Valley, California
Once again we are back with the flowers, but this time it is Antelope Valley which is situated in California. While you might want to check out both Skagit Valley and Ennis, if you live locally in the Los Angeles area, you can check these pretty flowers out during a day trip.
However, what is so special about visiting Antelope Valley during April is the fact the Poppy Reserve will be in full bloom. The luscious orange and green of the flower have a scenic backdrop that is very picture worthy.
However, don’t just think it is flowers you have come here to see. There is also the Apollo Community Regional Park to relax at and have a picnic. Also the Museum of Art and History for those who love to learn as they travel.
Not only that, while it does often get warm at 73 degrees Fahrenheit during April, it’s nothing compared to the high temperatures and humidity during summer.
22. Washington, D.C.
While Washington D.C. is most commonly known for being where the US government is, there are other reasons why you should check this area out.
Not only is it perfect for those who love their American history, but you will also want to visit for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
The exact date changes year-to-year due to when they actually bloom, but because it is for such a short time (often two weeks), you will want to get your travel booked ASAP.
When the cherry blossoms bloom, they look incredibly beautiful. These cherry trees were given to America from Japan as a sign of friendship many decades ago.
If you are interested in visiting during the Cherry Blossom Festival, then you may want to check out the official Bloom Cam to know when it will happen.
23. Disney World, Florida
We have had Disneyland (see further up the page), but this list wouldn’t be complete without Disney World, Florida, which is based in Orlando.
While you might be wanting to take the kids for their summer vacation, it can be a huge mistake. Not only is it extra crowded with everyone else doing the exact same thing, but Orlando is hot too.
For this reason, you might want to consider taking your children to Disney World during April instead. Even though other schools will also have their spring break, the cooler weather helps when dealing with a busier place.
While it is still very warm at this time of year, you will notice the difference if you have been to Disney World Florida before. Just remember to get your park passes too.
It makes the whole experience easier so your kids can enjoy the water park (Also check out The Best Water Parks In Texas) and rides without any hassle.
24. Moab, Utah
Moab, a small town in Utah, is a wonderful place to visit. It borders close to the western side of Colorado, and is home to the Arches National Park. Many mountain bike fans love to travel to this part of the country.
This is because there is a great network of trails that allow cyclists to challenge themselves, but also have an enjoyable experience with great scenery. There is also the annual Moab Jeep Safari event for those who are off-road fans.
Places nearby include Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park, as well as Corona Arch. To avoid the high heat of summer, spring is one of the best times to visit this area. On average the place has a high of 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you think that is warm, then you ain’t seen nothing yet – think about what it’s like in the summer!
25. Skagit Valley, Washington
This area of Washington is known for its art, wildlife and farming culture. The watershed that is formed by the Skagit River is the third largest within the West Coast. The area hosts numerous wildlife refuges and farms too.
However, the main reason to visit this area of the United States in April is the Tulip Festival. For the whole month of April, around one million people visit this stunningly breathtaking view of 300 acres worth of colorful tulips.
You will want to take as many pictures as possible just to remember the beautiful landscape in this part of the world for the next 12 months.
It is a little cooler here however, with lows of 41 degrees Fahrenheit and highs of 58. Even so, you will be too mesmerized to realize that you need to put on a jacket.
26. San Francisco
Finally we reach our final destination and it is San Francisco. If you have never been to this part of the West Coast, then you are in for a real treat. There is so much to do for the whole family, as well as solo travelers.
The weather often hits highs of 63 degrees Fahrenheit during spring, which makes it the perfect time to be on foot to explore the city. You will also want to try local transport methods, and take in the sights as if you were a local.
If you are planning to do a lot of walking, then plan the busiest part of your day in the morning. The afternoons tend to get very warm.
Japantown has a cherry blossom festival in April to celebrate spring. Here you can drink and eat Japanese goods, as well as enjoy lots of music and activities.
Now that you have seen all 26 places, which ones have caught your attention? As you can see, the USA has so much to offer when it comes to vacations. To have the trip of a lifetime, you don’t need to step foot outside of the country.
Whether you are planning a trip by yourself, with friends, or your family, there are so many things to see and do.
From visiting Palm Springs to check out the beautiful weather and music, to learning about American history in Williamsburg, you are definitely spoiled for choice. And if you want to experience a bit of Holland locally, then Skagit Valley in Washington is the place to be.
So, if you want to enjoy the delights of your homeland this spring, then American soil is where it is at. Not only is the weather beautiful, but there are lots of places you likely haven’t been to before
Plus, each place suits different budgets, tastes, and interests, so you will always find something to do no matter what. If you enjoyed this article, take a look at the rest of the website for more inspiration when it comes to traveling across America.
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