Nothing says spring in the U.S. like warmer weather, the vibrancy of blooming flowers and greenery, and a breath of fresh air. Whether you’re craving sun-soaked days spent seaside or adventure-seeking activities exploring the great outdoors, we’ve created a round-up of the must-visit cities in the U.S.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Known for its pristine beaches, small-town atmosphere, and lush golf courses, Hilton Head makes an ideal family-friendly getaway. Explore the island by bike with its 50 miles of pathways and nature trails, lay out while you enjoy the ocean breeze or picnic with the kids in between dips on one of its six public beach parks, or take your pick of kayaking, paddle boarding, or tubing to tour the waters.
From hiking and water sports to museums and ghost towns, Moab is your one-stop-shop for unique experiences. A red-rock wonderland, Arches National Park offers unforgettable off-road jeep tours, hiking trails, stargazing, and sunsets, making it a must-see attraction. And that’s not all—raft down the Colorado River, discover ancient petroglyphs, and appreciate live music and magic shows at Moab’s family-friendly outdoor theater, Moab’s Backyard Theater.
The third largest Hawaiian island, Oahu is the perfect option for a week-long, R&R stay. No trip to Oahu would be complete without strolling the shoreline of Waikiki Beach, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and taking in the coastal views at Diamond Head State Monument.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Situated on the Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach attracts springtime visitors for its gray whale and puffin sightings, quaint boutiques and cafes, freshly exposed tidepools filled with colorful life, and sweeping ocean views.
Florida Keys, Florida
Made up of a string of tropical islands off the southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys is the ultimate road trip destination. Whether you snorkel in Key Largo’s underwater John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, peruse Duval Street famous for its pastel historic buildings, restaurants, and legendary bars, or take a day trip to Smathers Beach, the best of picture-perfect beaches Key West has to offer, there’s no shortage of opportunities to appreciate the city’s historical charm and laid-back energy.