It’s never too early to begin planning your late spring travel; doing doesn’t just give you an exciting experience to look forward to as you make your way through the months of March and April, but planning out a May trip ahead of time allows for you to receive the most benefits possible. These benefits might come in the form of affordable pricing, luxurious accommodations, many sought-after reservations, or even once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Supply yourself with this helpful article from Travel + Leisure for a dozen destinations you should consider traveling to this May and subsequently jumpstart your vacation today!
America is home to a new national park that has quite honestly taken the nation by storm. West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park & Preserve was only just designated as the United States’s 63rd National Park in December of 2020. Though, just because this is West Virginia’s first-ever national park, locals and tourists alike can attest that thisAppalachian wonderland has always been a special place for those seeking unbelievable sights of natural life, picturesque vistas, and traces of human history.
May is the perfect time to visit this park because the temperatures are usually perfect for an extended time spent out of doors. Ideally, if you plan your trip to be held somewhere before schools let out for summer, you’ll be able to enjoy many of the national park’s trails and overlooks in private. While inside the park, you’ll be able to take in the iconic New River Gorge as you take part in the hiking trails, fishing spots, mountain climbing, and scenic driving that is offered throughout the year. Venture out to West Virginia and experience the over 70,000 acres of land alongside the unforgettable New River this May!
May is often called the favorite month among travelers because this month is the time of year that often provides manageable and gorgeous weather. Both work in tandem, allowing you to see some of the most flower-spread (a must during spring travel), unforgettable destinations in the Southern United States without breaking too much of a sweat. One city that stands as the absolute pinnacle of old-school southern charm and hospitality while also being a trendsetter on the cusp of new architectural marvels is the destination of Greenville, South Carolina.
Greenville is quite well-known for its up-and-coming, bustling art scene that is vibrantly present throughout its iconic downtown district as well as the quaint Main Street stretch of the town. Visitors and residents alike often boast about the bike-friendly attitude that prevails in this town, and it’s for good reason. The parks, street art installations, sculptures, and decadent storefronts that are sprinkled throughout the town benefit from seeing them with your own eyes and not behind the windshield of a car. If you’re looking for a key time in May to make your way to Greenville, then look no further than the city’s annual Mother’s Day celebration weekend called Artisphere. This event is a chance for over a hundred pop-up galleries and live demonstrations from street performers, musicians, glass blowers, and chalk artists to truly show the public the impressive extent of their many artistic talents.
Outside of the two listed above, Travel + Leisure recommends the following locations that benefit from a visit for spring travel. Be sure to check out the astounding sights and unforgettable experiences of Amalfi Coast, Italy; Cashiers, North Carolina; Greater Zion, Utah; Madeira, Portugal; Oceanside, California; San Antonio, Texas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Willamette Valley, Oregon; Williamsburg, Virginia; and Yosemite National Park, California
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