Why wait until summer when you could enjoy some sunshine in April as well. Plan a short get away to replenish yourself. There are plenty of great destinations that are especially wonderful to visit during spring.
There is no country that knows how to celebrate Easter Monday like the Italians. Every city and town hosts a number of festivities and events during Easter. The Ruzzolone festival in Panicale might be the one that stands out the most. During this event, the people of the town roll a ball of cheese through the streets of Panicale. Whoever makes it to the finish line first without letting the cheese tumble over is awarded the winner. Ruzzolone is a great festival to watch as all the inhabitants of the small town go out on the streets to watch. Expect a lot of wine, food, live music and laughter.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Visit the Jazz& Heritage festival during the first week of May. This is the best festival in the world for any Jazz and Blues lover. However the Jazz& Heritage festival is also enjoyable for people who are less familiar with this genre. Artists such as Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and the Foo Fighters will be playing the stage as well. Enjoy 7 wonderful days of music whilst also visiting one of America’s liveliest multicultural cities.
Forget about Barcelona and Madrid, Valencia is the perfect city to visit during spring. The temperature will be pleasantly warm with a lot of sunshine. Valencia holds a treasure chest of activities including a multitude of museums, sandy beaches and a park that stretches out for over 9 Kilometres.
The Instabul Shopping festival is held every year and is far more than just a week of shopping. All the shops and boutiques are open until midnight but there is also live music, gorgeous food and street entertainment around every corner. This one should definitely make it on to your wish list. Let alone the fact that it is held in Istanbul, the beautiful capital of Turkey.
St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
If you are more keen on adventure and sport than you should visit Tirol in Austria. St. Anton am Arlberg is known for its great slopes. The Austrian area is known to have snow up until late April. Chances are you will spot some celebrities, as Tirol is famous amongst many European Royal families and stars.
If you are looking for warmth and nice food, visit the Greek islands in April. This might be the only warm month that you can visit this part of Europe without tripping over tourists. The countryside will amaze you when the flowers are in bloom. Besides, the Greeks know how to celebrate Easter. It is a week full of celebrations including a lot of food, processions and flowers. Attend some of the great candle processions on Good Friday and make your own wreath on Mount Parnitha, the favourite spot for Athenians during this time of year. If you are able to plan a long trip: make sure to also visit the Comicdom Con, world’s largest comic’s festival held in Athens.