Haven't begun to think about spring break until now?
If you're worried you'll have trouble getting into your favorite beach location, consider these options, which will be warm enough to feel like an escape and will provide a completely different experience for your whole family.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Average temps are mid-sixties to low seventies in April--perfect for music fans to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Grand Ole Opry, and numerous venues of significance to country and rock-n-roll fans, alike. Opry Mills, Tennessee's largest outlet mall will keep shoppers happy. The Nashville Zoo, plantation and historic mansion tours, and beautiful state and local parks with hiking trails provide for a variety of types of entertainment. Go to visitmusiccity.com for more information.
SEDONA, ARIZONA: With average April temperatures ranging from high sixties to low seventies, Sedona is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure spring break. Hike through magnificent rock formations, view historic petroglyphs, paddle the Verde River, learn canyoneering from local guides, and take in the natural beauty of this stunning area. Go to visitsedona.com for more information.
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA'S mid- to high-sixties average temperature in April make it another great outdoor activity destination. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate and Gardens, trolley and Segway tours, ziplines and hiking trails, and vibrant music, microbrew, and foodie venues make Asheville a fun destination for everyone in the family. Visit exploreasheville.com for more information.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA, is known for its crowds almost as much as it is known for its majestic views. Take advantage of the off-season to avoid the masses and the heat. While the North Rim is closed until mid-May, there is still plenty to explore. Click here for more information about the park.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, known as the Live Music Capital of the World, averages high sixties to low eighties in April. Check out rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, Latino, and other genres of music; hike, bike, or paddle the city's natural areas; take in the art scene; and plan day trips to local sites of historic interest and outdoor fun. Visit www.austintexas.org for more information.