Top 10 Spring Destinations

Top 10 Spring Destinations

Spring is taking over the world, turning the greyish landscapes into a fragrant colorful mirages. The nature is waking up and people all over the world spend more and more time outside. Here are ten places where the spring travelers might be the happiest.

10. Bonn, Germany

Europeans have embraced the Asian Cherry Blossom festival. Blooming sakuras make people happy in various European cities. In Bonn the blossoming trees create this incredible tunnel avenue. The locals and visitors take time to spend in the old town and admire the trees.

When to go there?

Usually sakuras start blooming here in April.

Why to go there?

Bonn is found near Düsseldorf and Cologne – the three cities worth visiting once in the area.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Bonn

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Bonn-Photo by André Distel

Photo by André Distel

9. Columbia River Gorge, Pacific Northwest, USA

The canyon stretches for 130 km along the Columbia River and is stunning on its own. However, the changing seasons add an extra charm. In spring thousands of sunflowers in the unspoiled surroundings create a breathtaking landscape.

Why to go there?

Unspoiled nature, striking landscapes, various activities – kitesurfing, fishing, biking and other sports.

When to go there?

All year round. For the sunflowers go there in spring and summer.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Columbia-Photo by Scott Smorra

Photo by Scott Smorra

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Columbia-Photo by Jeremy Cram

Photo by Jeremy Cram

8. Tulip Festival, The Netherlands

Country that produces the most tulips in the world becomes covered in colorful striped fields of the blossoming flowers. Visitors can admire them not only in the parks, but also simply by traveling around the country and passing tulip fields on their way.

When to go there?

In mid April. If the winter is warm and short, go there from late March.

Where to go?

The stunning tulip fields lie in the Noordoostpolder, Keukenhof Gardens and many other places in the country.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Netherlands-Photo by Saskia Jans

Photo by Saskia Jans

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Netherlands-Photo byTore H

Photo by Tore H.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Netherlands-Photo by Bart Mouton

Photo by Bart Mouton

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Netherlands-Photo by Frank van Tol

Photo by Frank van Tol

7. Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan

The park is loved by the visitors all year round. In spring however thousands of tulips and narcissus fascinate the hikers. It is one of the most beautiful areas to have a nice walk, ride a bicycle or even have a BBQ party!

Why to go there?

All year round activities, park facilities.

When to go there?

All year round.

Read more: Flowery Hitachi Seaside Park

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Hitachi-Photo by Tony Pham2

Photo by Tony Pham

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Hitachi-Photo by Toshi Sakai

Photo by Toshi Sakai

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Hitachi-Photo by Tony Pham

Photo by Tony Pham

6. Palouse Region, Washington State, USA

The unexpected site in this list features the vast fields of wheat and rapeseed. It looks like those magnificent landscapes in Tuscany. The place becomes more and more popular among the photographers, who find the ever-changing lighting and colors of the valleys exciting to capture.

Why to go there?

For a landscape photography.

How to get there?

There are no parks or official tourist routes, therefore the best way to get there and around is by car.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Washington-Photo by Chip Phillips

Photo by Chip Phillips

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Washington-Photo by Miles Morgan

Photo by Miles Morgan

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Washington-Photo by Randall K Roberts

Photo by Randall K Roberts

5. Hwasun County, South Korea

The view of Seryang Je Lake in spring is magical: the trees are blossoming in various colors and reflect in the clear water. Also the green tea fields here and around the country are beautiful to look at in spring.

Why to go there?

The terraced tea fields and Seryang Je Lake are especially beautiful.

How to get there?

By bus, train or plane – public transport is not expensive and easy to use in South Korea.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Korea-Photo by Jaewoon U2

Photo by Jaewoon U

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Korea-Photo by Jaewoon U

Photo by Jaewoon U

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Korea-Photo by Jaewoon U4

Photo by Jaewoon U

4. Provence, France

The region is among the most popular ones in France. However, it gets quite hot and crowded in summer. Therefore it is a good idea to visit it in spring. The wonderful blossoming trees are found in Ménerbes, while lavender fields are scattered all around Provence.

Why to go there?

One of the most popular and beautiful destinations in France.

How to get there?

Travel by bus or car.

Read more: Violet Lavender Fields in Provence

Top 10 Spring Destinations-France

Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Spring Destinations-France-Photo by Thomas Roux

Photo by Thomas Roux

3. Castelluccio, Umbria, Italy

Another undiscovered and our new favorite destination is found in the middle of Italy in the Apennines. Loved by the skiers in winter, Castelluccio gets covered in thousands of blooming colorful flowers in spring.

Why to go there?

A very picturesque place to visit while in Umbria.

How to get there?

The best way to get there is by car.

Read more: Flowery Valleys in the Village of Castelluccio

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Italy-Photo by Massimo Tommi

Photo by Massimo Tommi

2. Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan

The most important spring celebration takes over the country from late March to middle of May. Sakuras begin to bloom in the south and then move northwards. Japanese gather to the parks to have picnics and parties under these beautiful trees.

When to go there?

From late March to middle of May.

How to get there?

Get around in Japan by bus or train.

Read more: Cherry Blossom Celebration Takes Over Japan

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Japan-Photo by Natasha Pnini

Photo by Natasha Pnini

1. Skagit Valley, Washington, USA

Thousands of visitors come to the valley every spring to the tulip festival. Situated on the slopes of the Mount Baker, the valley turns into a picturesque landscape. Once the spring kicks in, the flowers start blossoming for two weeks straight.

Why to go there?

The festival is a fun celebration with various activities and events.

When to go there?

In April.

Top 10 Spring Destinations-Mt Baker-Photo by Ray Green

Photo by Ray Green

Lead photo: Skagit Valley by Kevin Hartman