Signs of spring are everywhere in April - on warmer days daffodils stick their yellow petals through the ground and in some places cherry blossoms. Winter sports lovers: There is still snow in the northern areas, where you can stylishly finish the season before stowing your things.
In addition to the pleasant spring temperatures comes the urge to enjoy nature, and where can this desire better fulfill than in national parks and national parks? A trip to the mountains and deserts of Tucson would suit, and St. George in Utah combines natural beauty with artistic creations at their annual Art Festival in April. In South Carolina
It has mild temperatures both on land and on the water, with a golf course, shooting club, stables and a river and wetlands for fishing and boating.
Spring promises pleasant temperatures in the low 80s with cool nights and sunny days. It is the perfect time to explore, named after Tucson's great cactus that has become a symbol of the American West. The park offers hiking and mountain biking trails, camping and the opportunity to see rock paintings left by the old Hohokam people. The Tucson includes a zoo, an aquarium, a botanical garden, a natural history museum and an art gallery. From April 10 to 21, Tucson welcomes the venues throughout the city. The annual event includes children's films, documentaries, animations as well as short and feature films. The event will take place from 24 to 27 April with workshops and three public concerts. For an authentic old-west stay combined with luxurious amenities a stay in both. The ranch is set in 60,000 hectares of breathtaking desert landscape next to the Saguaro National Park and offers horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, children's activities and the LaSonora Spa. It will be your last chance in 2019 to experience a unique glamping experience at Tanque Verde Ranch before it closes on April 21st. In luxurious tents with private baths and comfortable furniture, guests can enjoy "camping" and have full access to the ranch's activities. Amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurants, tennis, hot tubs and much more.
Aomori is located on the northern tip of Honshu Island and is one of the best places in Japan to see cherry blossoms from late April to early May. Every year, Travel + Leisure, Japan offers hot springs, mountain panoramas, beautiful castles and spectacular cherry trees. In the prefecture of Aomori, she attracts visitors who enjoy the colorful blossoms of the boats, under tree-lined tunnels or lit up at night. The nearly 3,000 trees are pruned in a unique way, creating lush flowers whose weight causes the branches of the trees to bend gracefully. The area also includes the ruins of Sannai-Maruyama, an archaeological discovery of structures and artifacts from 5,500 years that showcase contemporary Japanese works as well as traditional international art. The Nebuta Museum focuses on Aomori's August Nebuta festivals, with colorful poses, parade videos and glowing paintings. The best you can expect at this event. For local culture, relaxation, authentic Japanese food and baths fed by the Owani Hot Spring, visit a hot ryokan, which is 50 minutes by train from Aomori Airport.
Set along California’s Orange County Coast about 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego, Newport Beach is home to spectacular beaches and plentiful waterways for boating. April usually marks the last month of gray whale migration when thousands of gray whales head back to the Bering Sea after spending winter in the warm lagoons of Baja California. The gray whales, along with dolphins and other whale species, can be seen on boat trips from and often from the coast as they pass. The 20th is set for April 25-May 2, 2019, featuring the best of classic and contemporary films from around the world. Entertainment abounds, even while the weather may still be a bit cool for swimming at the beach. The is an old-fashioned amusement park with rides and games. Shopping is a favorite pastime, with Fashion Island, Crystal Cove Shopping Center, boutiques, surf shops, and more. , on the site of the former city hall, offers a spa, pool, dining, comfortable guestrooms, suites, and private three-level cottages, each exquisitely decorated by a local designer. The newly updated waterfront features modern furnishings, spa, pool, and casual elegant style.
Lake Tahoe, located between two states, is a recreational area all year round - a breathtaking blue lake surrounded by towering pines, mountain peaks and miles of spectacular scenery. April is a transitional period with daytime temperatures of 50 and cool nights. The crowd is over as the ski season comes to an end, but it is not too late to make a few more downhill or cross-country trails through the snow. On the south shore of the lake is the spring ski run until April 21 with 30 lifts, two snowboard parks and the Heavenly Gondola, which leads over two miles to a viewing platform, with panoramic lake and mountain views. A lakeside resort offering a free shuttle service to Heavenly Mountain, a year-round heated pool and hot tub, a spa, and luxurious accommodations with fireplaces, patios, and balconies. Skiing continues until the 14th of April at the northern end of the lake. Near the Truckee you will find dog sledding, showshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating and tubing as well as the historic downtown shopping and dining. Located on Midstar near Northstar, this hotel offers elegant surroundings, a spa and concierge services for guests.
Along the Gulf Coast of Florida lies the city, a picturesque and vibrant waterfront community. It is unique for its colorful landscape and deep roots in the arts as well as for the Celtic culture. Dunedin is home to one of Florida's most popular parks, with over four miles of white sand beaches, an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more. The island even has a pet beach that you can enjoy with your four-legged friends. Guests can take the ferry from Honeymoon Island to another notable state park and one of the few completely natural, unspoiled islands on Florida's Gulf Coast. Treat yourself to a drink at Dunedin Brewery, the state's oldest microbrewery, and experience world-class beers, delicious food and live entertainment. In April, the season begins when the Toronto Blue Jays undergo spring training and locals have the chance to cheer on their team. Here is the county's first radio station, recently renovated
It is the perfect place to enjoy the musical heritage of the jazz era and to enjoy Hi-Fi, the rooftop bar overlooking the island and the sunset. The boutique hotel also offers Tai Chi programs at the International Center of the Taoist Tai Chi Society for guests and locals. There is something for everyone in Dunedin, but if you can not find it there, you're just a short drive from Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa.
Spring arrives with temperatures in the mid-50s, most welcome after a cold winter along Lake Ontario. Visitors and residents wait for the arrival of the Sakura cherry blossoms in the city’s, usually in full bloom in late April and early May. From April 25-May 5, Toronto is home to , North America’s largest documentary festival which includes conference sessions and educational services in addition to films from around the world. The Hot Docs Cinema, a restored century-old theater, and other downtown venues will present the films and festival events. Toronto’s , once the extravagant castle-inspired home of Sir Henry Pellatt until financial misfortunes led him to sell his ornate mansion, was the filming location for more than 20 major movies including "X-Men," "Chicago," "Cocktail," "Goosebumps," and a recent remake of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." The restored estate is now open to the public with tours of its lavishly furnished rooms, a restaurant, and wedding venue. Downtown Toronto’s Rogers Centre, originally called SkyDome, is home to Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. The season will be in full swing in April following opening day on March 28. Explore Toronto’s varied food scene with a fun and friendly tour through . and discover different neighborhoods while sampling local specialties. Lodging in Toronto includes , with views of Lake Ontario, CN Tower, and Rogers Center as well as the luxurious and recently renovated .
It’s autumn down under, but temperatures are in the comfortable 70s, and miles of beaches welcome swimmers and snorkelers to warm, clear waters. It’s a perfect time to explore the city as well as the shores. , one of the world’s largest inner city parks, would be a great place to start, with views of the skyline and Swan River. Visit the to learn about the area’s history, arts, and culture or explore ’s waterpark, playground, and cafes. Just about 11 miles and a ferry ride from Perth is , car-free and home to 63 beaches, 20 bays, bike trails, snorkeling, coral reefs, and the island’s cute, friendly native marsupial, the quokka. , opening in March 2019, will offer accommodations ranging from luxury glamping to affordable family tents. A short train trip, drive, or cruise down the Swan River takes visitors to Fremantle, a vibrant, historic port city with restaurants, bars, boutiques, aboriginal art, and a carnival atmosphere on weekends. From April 19-22, the expands its local entertainment culture, showcasing wild and wacky open-air theater, music, and comedy along with alfresco dining and pop-up bars.
This city along the near the Atlantic coast was incorporated in 1739, and Victorian mansions can still be seen from horse-drawn carriage tours through its historic district. The in downtown Wilmington is an excellent example of antebellum architecture, and its carriage house and original home are open for visitors. , a 67-acre property featuring native flora and fauna, a butterfly house, and walking paths, is another inviting Wilmington venue. History fans will also enjoy a tour of the moored in the Cape Fear River and open for the public to learn about its role in World War II. Spring weather in the high 60s most days makes it a pleasure to be outdoors, and the annual Azalea Festival from April 3-7 celebrates the new season with concerts, art shows, entertainment, culinary events, galas, beer gardens, parade, and fireworks over the Cape Fear River on April 6. North Carolina has earned the title of “Hollywood of the East” based on the many TV shows and movies that have been filmed there to take advantage of the state’s tax incentives. Wilmington has been home to productions of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Ironman 3, and others. Area beaches include , popular for water sports, as well as with its boardwalk and retro style.
Winter crowds start to thin in April, and the weather is perfect — warm and dry, with cooling trade winds, well before the rainy season that starts in late May. Beaches, turquoise seas, duty-free shopping, nightlife, island cuisine, and luxurious resorts attract visitors to the Caymans. is the largest of the three islands, boasting the award-winning on the island’s west side. Snorkeling among the coral reefs, scuba diving, paddle boarding, fishing, kitesurfing, and boating are popular activities, and there’s history to explore as well. The 18th-century , an authentic home and the oldest building on Grand Cayman, is open for tours of its expansive grounds and cottages. The will fascinate with their stalactites and stalagmite formations, and adventure seekers will find hiking, horseback riding, biking trails, and rainforests to explore. , where visitors can wade on sandbars among Atlantic stingrays, is a popular attraction, and for golfers, there are courses at the and the . About an hour by plane from Miami, Grand Cayman is served by non-stop flights from many other cities as well. and Spa on Seven Mile Beach boasts an open-air design and dazzling sunsets that inspired their name.
In the southwestern corner of Utah, in the Mojave Desert, just 120 km from Las Vegas, St. George has a warm climate year-round, much hotter than the rest of Utah. The city is known for its incredible outdoor recreation, art and proximity to several national parks. Just minutes from the city center, St. George has breathtaking red, orange and pink rocks. Visitors nearby can hike up Angels Landing, rent bikes to ride one of the park's many trails, and even relax and watch a movie at the Zion Canyon Theater. This year, the 40th Annual Meeting will take place from 19 to 20 April in Town Square. The event will feature thousands of original artworks ranging from sculptures to paintings, photography and everything in between. In addition to the impressive art exhibitions, festivalgoers can enjoy live music performances and enjoy delectable food from a variety of vendors. At the children's creation station children take part in various creative activities. This is a paradise for golf enthusiasts and the hotel has created a trip planner for golf excursions with all the information needed to explore the area's spectacular golf courses. Ideally located between red rocks and gorges, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring St. George. Here you can enjoy the luxury, comfort and wellness programs of the resort.
The average temperatures of the springs are in the mid-70s. There is much to do in this South Carolina town. About 25 miles from Savannah and 95 miles from Charleston lies between ponds, lakes, wetlands and the May River. Visitors can explore the area by kayak, canoe, paddle board or boat. On land, there are miles of trails that meander through forests, along the river and through parks and neighborhoods. You can go cycling, hiking and jogging to enjoy the changing scenes. , a 20,000-acre holiday and shared apartment, includes elegantly furnished rooms, suites, cottages and homes, where guests can enjoy a host of amenities. A nature reserve, marina, restaurants, spa assembly, stables, shooting club and offer something for everyone. At the end of the day, visitors can choose between the hotel's Octagon Bar & Lounge and the River House Lounge, where they can warm or roast marshmallows in a fire pit. The, a collaboration between Garden & Gun and Palmetto Bluff, hosts Cocktail & Sons, maker of handmade cocktail syrups, in April. Visitors can learn each month from another creative resident of Artist Cottage.
April is one of the best times to visit this romantic city of canals and history. The weather is pleasant and the summer season and humidity are still months away. Start by exploring St. Mark's Square, named after the patron saint of Venice symbolized by a winged lion with a Bible. On April 25, Venice celebrates St. Mark's Square with a gondolier regatta and other celebrations on St. Mark's Square. On St. Mark's Square you can not only look at the fascinating history of the city, but also at art and architecture. Museums include those, and many others. Music lovers will find church concerts and operas in the famous Teatro La Fenice. A gondola ride is traditional for most visitors, but a vaporetto ride, the public transport of Venice, is a fun and inexpensive way to get around. Walking between the canals and small bridges, dining on Cichetti, Venice's version of small plates, and enjoying the view from the Rialto Bridge, all these are unforgettable experiences for visitors. Cruise enthusiasts aboard have several Venice excursions to choose from, including one and one by the lagoon and the islands. Aboard the ship, guests can board in Venice and sail to Athens or embark on their cruise in Monaco and end up in Venice - just a few of the cruises offered by Crystal in the Mediterranean.
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