Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett


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emma bail
emma bail

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Audrey Woods
Audrey Woods

Ireland <3 wish to go there some day!! 

nancy Hayes
nancy Hayes

Come for the big house, stay for the food, the outdoors and nature, the people and the arts and crafts. Make certain to visit the River Arts District and have an amazing, unique taco with a great margarita at White duck Taco. West Asheville is where the hipsters are and lots of organic, vegan small cafes. And, if you're into music, you can't top the Orange Peel! Asheville's been named an up and coming foodie town, so in addition to the new Rhubarb mentioned above, Curate chef Katie Burton is also a James Bearch chef. And they've just opened a tapas bar downtown. That's just to name a few -- so many for such a small town.


But the hiking and kayaking and the waterfalls are what you'll want to come back for. Pisgah Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway!


Love this town! On second thought, don't come.

Jessie Garrido
Jessie Garrido

This place is incredible. Just like a painting that turned into reality. I would love to go back here. People are amazing too.

Daniel Lowe
Daniel Lowe

We also have this thing called the "Blue Ridge Parkway" that runs through Asheville.  Mount Mitchell, Clingmans Dome, are sights not to be missed.


Hey, is this National Geographic or Southern Living?  I thought National Geographic would pay more attention to Geography and not just where to spend your money.  :-/ 


Biltmore is nice, but it's a tourist trap.  Get away from there and spend your dollars elsewhere, our locals will truly thank you.


Biltmore is owned by the Vanderbilt family heirs.. they have enough money already!  

Seamus Gallagher
Seamus Gallagher

Great to see the WAW featuring.  If you are thinking of cycling some of the most amazing cliff scenery check out www.irelandbybike.com.  Tours visit iconic spots such as the Slieve League cliffs,  Glencolmcille, Glenveagh National Park.  

Eoin O'Hagan
Eoin O'Hagan

Here's a video I made of a 7km walk on one section of the  Wild Atlantic Way. Starting just outside Doolin in Co. Clare the footpath gradually rises up towards the awe inspiring Cliffs of Moher. The 702 ft high Sea Cliffs have inspired photographers, poets, songwriters and artists over the years. We can't guarantee the weather will be the same when you come to visit though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anftlby4gSE Enjoy !

Mehras Behrouzi
Mehras Behrouzi

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Mary Lavelle
Mary Lavelle

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Mary Lavelle
Mary Lavelle

The above photograph is Keem Bay, Achill Islanad, Co. Mayo.

helen haworth
helen haworth

Great to see Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way featured. Anyone starting or ending their tour in Donegal should call in to see us at Portsalon Luxury Camping - we have five yurts for rent in a stunning setting with amazing views over Lough Swilly - Donegal is a very beautiful county with so much to see and do. It is a paradise for walkers, surfers, birdwatchers, nature lovers, cyclist....... really anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the natural environment. Well done to Failte Ireland for promoting the Wild Atlantic Way - we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe!

www.portsalonluxurycamping.com

Sean and Helen

Liberty Smith
Liberty Smith

those are so beautiful places, love to go there someday 

Cassandra Lim
Cassandra Lim

I will go back again. Was there end Apr/May last year. If u love nature, you'll love Tasmania! 

pamela letstalkaboutcorsica
pamela letstalkaboutcorsica

Ireland, my home country !!! a must see, from north to south and east to west, they'll greet you with arms open too

Rita Marinela
Rita Marinela

It is gorgeus!!!!!  I would love to go there, but i am from Romania and i don t know if i can get the visa. 

Doug Morgan
Doug Morgan

Looks awesome...can't wait to go someday

Gale Reeves
Gale Reeves

Came to visit, stayed to settle.  This is an amazing area!

jeff verkouille
jeff verkouille

If you're in southern Utah and headed east check out Bluff, due south of Moab, itself the home of Arches National Park.


The Recapture lodge at the edge of Bluff is a wonderful local hotel run by a friendly and knowledgeable family who will give you great advice on how to see some of the splendid ruins and rock art the area is known for, along with rust red cliffs, fern green springs, and jaw dropping beauty.


Hovenweep and Natural Bridges are nearby and little visited national park wonders as well. In  addition it bears mention that southern Utah offers  the higher and wilder side of the Grand Canyon, with a fraction of the tourists clogging the southern rim.

TeresaandIan Glendinning
TeresaandIan Glendinning

Come and stay at The Old School B and B on the Wild Atlantic Way in Loop Head County Clare. Voted the best place to holiday in Ireland by the Irish Times 2013. View our accomodation on loophead.ie or ring us on 0861549402

Mon Corpuz
Mon Corpuz

Philippines says Thank You! Come visit us this summer and get the know the  fun-loving country you helped recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

Chyrel Allicock
Chyrel Allicock

Rustic Mount Plaisir Estate Hotel is right on Grande Riviere's beach and is owned and operated by Pierro Guerini (an Italian living in Trinidad for over 20 years) and who also has been making delightful cheeses for the past 2 years right there in Grand Riviere.  With the aid of one of Trinidad's top chefs, Lou Callahan (originally out of New Jersey) the dining experience there combined with the simply appointed but comfortable rooms along and overlooking the beach thus offering a ringside seat to the laying and hatching turtles and the warm and friendly hospitality of Pierro, Lou and Staff make for a memorable getaway in Grand Riviere. Even out of Turtle season it's fantastic to unwind and recharge in Grand Riviere's natural environs and small village hospitality.


Le Grand Almandier is another small (less rustic) hotel just off Grand Riviere's Beach where with a few steps on to the Beach proper the Turtles whether laying or hatching are there for the viewing and careful interacting with.

Annie Sorenson
Annie Sorenson

I live in Kanab, Utah and I would suggest that people contact the Travel Council here in Kanab for a listing of all the activities that our little town has. My favorite is Western Legends in the third week of August. It brings people here from all over the world to meet movie stars and see how the real cowboys helped settle this area. There is a street fair, quilt show, local singing entertainment and a real wagon train to experience, plus a parade that includes long horn cattle. In September Kanab hosts the Grand 2 Grand ultra marathon. This race begins on the rim of the Grand Canyon and ends at the top of the Grand Staircase. We have ultra athletes from all over the world come to compete in this race. That is just two more events that will get your blood pumping, along with the unique and wonderful scenery. I just say, "Welcome to Kanab, a Western Classic!"

ahg sun
ahg sun

this area like aparadise

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