Places to Visit That Truly Shine in Spring

Last updated on May 25th, 2021 at 12:26 pm. Originally published on March 9th, 2021

Springtime is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about spring travel destinations. If you’ve been cooped up all winter (as many of us have) you’re likely itching to get going, and will be happy to go absolutely anywhere.

That said, there’s no reason you shouldn’t take a little bit of time to research your options and choose the best destination for you so you can have the best spring getaway yet.

Not sure where to begin looking for spring travel ideas? No worries, we’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the top 7 best spring travel destinations in the US. Let’s dive in!

Rock Formations in Moab

Moab, UT

First on our list is the gorgeous Moab, Utah. Honestly, we love Moab any time of year. That said, the weather during the spring is absolutely spectacular, making it the very best time to visit this outdoorsy person’s paradise. 

The best way to visit Moab is by RV, and we highly recommend boondocking in one of the many free dry-camping spots while you’re there. Free freshwater and a free dump station in town make this an especially boondocking friendly location. 

Looking for things to do? Arches National Park is located just outside of town and is perfect in spring, as it isn’t too hot yet, but is warm enough to be comfortable. Of course, the many hiking and rock climbing opportunities located in the surrounding Moab area are also wonderful. 

Need to rent an RV for your Utah trip? Check out our Moab rental page!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is another fantastic springtime destination, especially if you are traveling by RV and can stay in one of the many campgrounds in the area. 

We love that this park is home to over 1,500 types of flowering plants, and find that this makes for some absolutely stunning scenery during the spring. Because the haze in the park is reduced and the weather tends to warm up a bit during spring—but isn’t yet hot—the months of March, April, and May are some of the best times to visit this park. 

Lastly, it should be mentioned that the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at Great Smoky National Park takes place in April. While this event could be canceled in 2021, it’s well worth seeing should you choose to visit another year. 

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Old Tree in Charleston

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is a city that is often overlooked. This is unfortunate for those who overlook it, as it’s an absolutely amazing vacation destination with all the charm you want from a southern city, as well as plenty of history to explore and learn about. 

We especially love Charleston in the spring because of the mild weather, which makes it comfortable to spend the entire day outdoors. This means a historic carriage ride, a stop at Waterfront Park, and time spent at Fort Sumter (or other outdoor historic sites) will be perfect outings for your springtime trip. 

Another great thing about Charleston is the very fact that it tends to be overlooked. This means that the city likely won’t become terribly crowded during spring break week, giving it even more brownie points as one of the top spring destinations.

Need an RV rental in Charleston? Check out these options

Rocky Mountains, CO

Those who enjoy skiing will find that March and early April are ideal times to visit the mountains of Colorado for a ski vacation. By that time, the weather is a bit warmer and skies tend to be clear and sunny, but snow remains on the ground. At this time of year, the snow base layer has been well established, and almost all ski lifts will be up and running. 

Some of the best ski resorts in the area include Breckenridge, Aspen, Keystone, and Copper Mountain. There are also a number of great options located just outside of Denver, making it possible to make the big city your home base for the duration of your vacation. 

In addition to skiing, we also recommend looking into tubing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Of course, a visit to Rocky Mountains National Park is also a must, and seeing the many attractions offered by Denver is also a great idea. 

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Disney World Monorail

Walt Disney World Resort, FL

If you’re considering a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, spring is the time to go. The weather in central Florida during the spring months is absolutely perfect, with highs in the 70s and 80s (°F). Additionally, springtime visitors will see far less rain than summertime visitors, meaning more time for uninterrupted fun in the parks. 

Another perk to visiting Disney World in spring is the fact that the Flower and Garden Festival is happening in Epcot. Be sure to schedule plenty of time in this park so you can explore all the topiaries and flower beds, plus try the delicious festival treats. 

We highly recommend staying in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground during your time in Walt Disney World Resort. Staying on property is an absolutely magical experience, and Fort Wilderness is one the best RV parks in the country. 

Need an RV for your time in Disney World? Check out our Orlando RV rentals.

Yosemite National Park, CA

Easily one of the most popular national parks in the country, Yosemite National Park is a must-see. Many people choose to pay this park a visit during the warmer summer months. That said, we actually prefer visiting in late spring.

During the month of April, the snow melts fairly quickly, fueling peak waterfall season in Yosemite National Park. By mid-April, every creek is full, Mirror Lake is reflecting back at visitors, and the waterfalls are at their finest. On top of all that, a visit in late April or early May allows you to catch the eruption of dogwood blossoms, which are equally as beautiful as the majestic waterfalls. 

It’s important to note that Tioga Pass and Glacier Point Road are usually closed until late May. However, there’s still plenty to see and do in the rest of the park, meaning this is still one of the best spring destinations.

Looking for an RV rental near Yosemite? We’ve got you covered!

Bluebonnets in Texas

Texas Hill Country

The perfect place to take an RV road trip, Texas Hill Country features rolling hills, sparkling rivers, and plenty of amazing swimming holes for cooling off when the Texas heat becomes too much. People who visit this area of the country tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, and hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and river tubing are some favorite choices of things to do. 

Of all the seasons, spring is easily our favorite season to spend in Texas Hill Country. Why? Because the weather is perfect and it just so happens that spring is bluebonnet season in Texas. This means there are parts of the region that are carpeted in these gorgeous blue flowers—a scene you won’t soon forget. 

In addition to spending time in nature in the gorgeous spring weather and taking in the sight of miles of beautiful blue flowers, you might also want to make time to visit some of the wineries, peach orchards, wildflower farms, distilleries, and breweries in the area. 

Need an RV rental for your Texas Hill Country visit? Run a search here

Which of these fantastic spring travel destinations will you try? We’re sure one of these will suit your fancy, and we’re willing to bet you’ll come back with a whole host of amazing memories.

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