With summer just around the corner, summer is on our minds. There is no better time to take advantage of mild temperatures and fewer crowds, even if just for a weekend getaway. Here are some of the best places to travel to in May.
The Best Places to Travel in May
Stroll through the streets and stop by one of over 20 unique city squares featuring blooming flowers and moss-draped oaks.
After a cold winter, spring brings life back to this area. Visit national parks or the Jackson Hole Rodeo, featuring stage coach rides, parades, and brewfest.
May is a perfect month for visiting Tampa. Visitors can enjoy live theater, fishing and water sports, golf, as well as festivities on the Riverwalk.
Explore the world’s oldest outdoor museum, Skansen as well as numerous cafes and boutiques that line the old town streets.
The month starts with Cinco de Mayo and continues with festivities all month long. Enjoy a multitude of outdoor or indoor activities from hiking and horseback riding to spas and museums.
Lake City, South Carolina
This small town is perfect for art lovers and May features ArtFields, one of the South’s largest art competitions.
Monaco and Cannes, French Riviera
Known for the exquisite taste of many of its visitors, the French Riviera offers all things luxury. From extravagant hotels, designer shops, and the lavish Casino de Mote-Carlo, there is much to see and do.
From Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland to beaches and craft breweries, there’s something for all ages to love in Carlsbad.
Flagstaff is full of history and the mild temperatures in May make it the perfect time to visit. Use Flagstaff as the starting point for a day trip to Sedona or the Grand Canyon to experience all that the area has to offer.
While still considered shoulder season, smaller crowds make for the perfect time to visit. The Changing of the Guards is back to full schedule and Buckingham Palace along with blooming gardens, exhibitions, and special events throughout the month.
Around 40% of the country is set aside for wildlife and there is plenty to see. From the Okavango Delta and African elephants to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Chobe National Park featuring multiple bird species, predators, and antelopes.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or an early summer vacation, take advantage of mild temperatures and fewer crowds. Where will you go? Tell us in the comments below!
Source: Travel + Leisure