When Spring is finally here, the sun starts to heat up, flowers begin to bloom and the birds sing of joy! It’s one of the the best moments to enjoy Mother Nature and all the beauty she has to offer.
Here are the 20 most beautiful places to visit in Spring. Which one takes your fancy?
1. Goldfield mountains, Arizona (USA)
Feel at one with nature by hiking the towering Goldfield mountains. Hiking Goldfield is a feat in itself. The top of the mountains are usually reserved for very experienced hikers. But, there are plenty of fun hikes to do too!
2. Mount Fuji, Honshu Island (Japan)
There’s nothing quite like seeing Japan covered in a blanket of lush pink petals during cherry blossom season.
3. Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Keukenhof, known as the Garden of Europe, is the largest flower garden in the world. Step into a colourful dream and walk amongst the 80 acres of kept grass and 7 million flowers! Springtime is the best time to visit when the flowers are in full bloom. Other visitors think so too – we recommend going early in the morning to enjoy the gardens without crowds of tourists.
4. Corbridge, Northumberland (England)
As you step onto the cobbled streets of Corbridge, you’ll notice this sleepy village begins to come alive during the spring. The air is warmer, the pub gardens are slowly filling up and the tea rooms are bustling with excitement.
5. Jerte Valley, Extremadura (Spain)
Everything turns white in Jerte Valley in the Spring, thanks to the two million blossoming cherry trees! Like a blanket of soft snow, without any snow in sight. Time your visit carefully as this beautiful sight only happens for about 10 days every year.
6. Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
Spring time in Hangzou is like stepping into a watercolour painting. Walk through the willow-lined banks and mist-covered hills. You’ll be intoxicated by the sheer beauty that surrounds you.
7. Central Park, New-York (USA)
Walk through New York’s iconic Central Park during your Spring time visit to the Big Apple. The weather is cool but sunny, flowers bloom from the unlikeliest of places, squirrels scamper up, begging for a bite of that warm pretzel. Life is good!
8. Malmö, Scania (Sweden)
Spring time in Sweden’s coastal town of Malmö is a cyclists paradise. The flat terrain and fields of flowers that line the 500 kilometres of bike lanes are best enjoyed under the Spring sun.
9. Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
Snap a photo at the beautiful blossom tree-lined streets of Bonn in Germany. Usually in bloom around the beginning of April, but they don’t hang around for long!
10. Yunnan (China)
Yunnan is home to one of China’s best hikes, the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is one of the deepest canyons in the world, with a depth of 3,790 meters. The best time to visit is during Spring when the weather is warming up and the wet season is yet to arrive.
11. Seoul (South Korea)
If you’ve always dreamt of seeing the beauty of cherry blossom season, Seoul during April-May is what you’re looking for!
12. Blue Grotto, Zurrieq (Malta)
13. Bodrum (Turkey)
Often considered one of the top spots to visit during Summer, we think Bordum truly showcases it’s beauty in Spring. The temperature is a pleasant 25 degrees celsius in the day, the hoardes of tourists haven’t appeared yet, and the cobbled streets are sprinkled with colourful petals.
14. Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
Take some time to wonder through the Botanical Gardens of Madeira, which boasts over 3,000 types of plants. See if you can spot the blooms that are unique to the island, such as the shocking pink Madeira geraniums or the bushy blue blossom trees.
15. Hallerbos, Halle (Belgium)
Bluebell season is like no other, a violet carpet spreads as far as the eye can see. When the sun is low and the rays stream through the trees, you’ll truly feel like you’ve entered a magical realm.
16. Skagit Valley, Washington (USA)
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival that runs throughout April is a sight to see!
17. Les Avants, Vaud (Switzerland)
Breathe the pure air of the Alps and it’s surroundings in Les Avants. Nestled next to Lake Geneva, the snow capped mountains in the background are a reminder of winter whilst the colourful blooms at your feet will have you transported into a new season!
18. Namaqualand (South Africa)
The Namaqualand Flower Route is about 5 hours from Cape Town. The flowers are completely wild and their germination depends hugely on the weather of the previous seasons. Even though this means the flowering is highly volatile, it also means that each year brings something new and different to see!
19. Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch (New Zealand)
The Botanical Gardens in Christchurch are open all year round, but are truly spectacular to visit in Spring. Make sure to add it to your New Zealand itinerary!
20. Fez (Morocco)
Spring weather in Fez is warm and dry. Head here in May for the Gnaoua Music festival, combining modern music with historical traditions.
How about you, where are you going this Spring? Let us know and leave us a comment below!