Flowers are blooming, the sun is warming up the days, and you are feeling the need to get away from home. You may want to relax while basking in the sun or perhaps you would rather swish down some powdery covered slopes. The idea is to take a spring getaway from everyday life for a brief amount of time.
Visit a Desert
This may not sound like the dream vacation to many but Death Valley in California is a vision as it is blooming with wildflowers through the middle of April. This 3.3 million acre national park has old ghost towns you could visit. Open spaces and dry mountains waiting to be explored. And your life will not be complete until you surf on one of its rolling sand dunes. The soaring summer temperatures and plummeting winter temperatures make spring the perfect time to visit this under appreciated park.
The Santa Catalina Island is seventy five square miles of beautiful scenery rarely interrupted by a freeway. The preferred mode of transportation is walking or driving a golf cart to your desired location. Once popular with the Hollywood elite it still boasts Mediterranean climates with clear Pacific Ocean waters just waiting to be explored from behind the glass of a scuba mask.
Listen to some Jazz
New Orleans always has chaotic, colorful, but soulful rhythm. Perhaps it has rhythm because it is the birthplace of jazz. Every spring, for ten whole days, they celebrate musical acts from around the world. While the smooth jazz soothes your ears you can spice up your mouth with some Louisiana Cuisine.
Swish in the Snow
If your spring getaway veers more towards snow and those activities consider Whistler, British Columbia, the host of the 2010 winter Olympics. Boasting over eight thousand acres of prime skiing land you are sure to find a trail or Alpine bowl to satisfy your adventurous side. The array of events, shops, nightlife, and restaurants will easily fill any down time you have.
Head for some History
Off the coast of North Carolina is a set of barrier islands called the outer banks. This is the home of Roanoke Island, the first settlement. Absorb yourself in history as you visit a Native American longhouse, experience life on a replica of a merchant vessel, or participate in the daily routine at the settlement with the actors who reenact life at that time.
It is easy to overlook unique and special spots in our local area as we rush about our daily lives. With a little research on the internet or asking friends and neighbors about their vacations you are sure to find local spots that you did not know about. It is an easy task to visit one new park, restaurant, or quaint hidden area every day. The best part is you can come home to your own comfortable bed every night.
Whether you travel a long distance, a short distance, or not at all you will give your mind a break and relax.
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