April is the month where cherry blossoms bloom from DC to Japan, baseball gets back in season, and New Orleans isn’t yet soul-crushingly humid. And it’s Laotian New Year! And there’s loads of bacon in the Bay Area! Read on to find the dozen best spots for your April escape.
Just east of the park, the bustling city of Asheville couples unmatched scenery and easy access to the park. Add in a friendly, outdoorsy vibe and Asheville is the perfect landing spot for your Great Smoky Mountains getaway.
Luckily for anyone who likes to break up museum visits and diet-defying meals with cardio and bird’s-eye views, these seven European metropolises make it easy to add hiking to your itinerary.
With one of the most ancient universities in Italy along with daily food markets, stunning buildings, and the claim of being the inventor of Aperol (the essential ingredient for a Spritz), Padua is the perfect alternative to Venice.
Whether you prefer planning an elaborate ceremony in a luxurious location with an on-site wedding planner or would rather head to an adventurous escape with just your partner by your side, there’s a queer-friendly destination for every personality and wedding ambiance that exists.
As the largest city in Northern Ireland and the country’s main transport hub, Belfast is well connected to plenty of other exciting destinations in the area. You can reach any of the other towns and cities by bus or train, and there’s no shortage of day trips to suit even the most niche of tastes.