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May 9, 2022

Best Places to Visit in Spring in the USA

Exploring other cities, especially those in your own backyard, is a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life without breaking the bank. And for some U.S. cities, springtime is the best time to visit. Cities that have seasonal weather with cold, snowy winters are typically starting to experience comfortable spring weather by the time April rolls around, and with tourist season generally starting around June, the crowds are usually much smaller in the spring. Here are a few of the best places to visit in spring in the U.S.A. 

Boston, MA 

Boston is home to many indoor and outdoor venues that make it a city worth exploring. Boston Public Garden is widely hailed as one of the best outdoor places in the United States. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium provide opportunities to simultaneously engage in culture and education. Beyond these tourist attractions, Boston features plenty of high-rated restaurants and shops to round out your trip. 

Washington, D.C. 

If you're a history buff, Washington is a great destination to check out. It's chock-full of fascinating Smithsonian museums that boast exhibits on American history, science, and African-American history. Thanks to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a four-week event filled with live entertainment, outdoor activities, and cherry blossoms, Washington is one of the best spring destinations in the U.S.A. With the warmer spring weather, you can also enjoy a walk or a picnic in one of Washington's beautiful outdoor parks. 

Seattle, WA 

Seattle is known for its rainy winters, which means the city's lush flower fields are in full bloom by early spring. You can take a drive to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April or enjoy other events that make for one of the best spring vacations in the U.S. That includes visits to Seattle's museums, trips to outdoor shopping malls like University Village, or dinners at some of the city's top-rated restaurants

Chicago, IL 

Springtime in the U.S. varies depending on the location you visit. In Chicago, you can usually expect springtime weather to be full of mild temperatures and cool breezes from Lake Michigan. During a visit to Chicago, you can learn about art and history at the city's various venues, including the Chicago History Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the Navy Pier, which, at a length of 3,300 feet, is home to seaside attractions, including shops and restaurants. 

San Francisco, CA 

Whether you're visiting the best spring destinations in the U.S.A. by car or flying in for a short stay, San Francisco is easily accessible. Take a walk along the winding Lombard Street and view springtime in full bloom. Beyond Lombard Street, you can take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you're staying in California for a while, consider taking a road trip outside of San Francisco to somewhere quiet like Monteiro, Lake Tahoe, or Santa Cruz.