USA April 19, 2018
5 Quaint U.S. Destinations You Simply Must Visit This Spring
2018’s insanely crazy weather the first four months of the year has the entire countryside begging for spring. No matter where you live, most will agree the winter has seemed longer and strange weather events have attacked with a vengeance. Luckily, there are choices you can make right now to bring out the sunshine and welcome in some brighter days. With that in mind, here are quaint towns you should definitely visit before summer
1. Sedona, Arizona
If you're craving warm weather and sunny skies, there's no better place to experience right now ... and before it becomes too hot to handle! Sedona is famous for its colorful art, delicious Southwestern cuisine, spa retreats, and its wine!
The Sedona area has some of the most amazing trails to explore. Daytime temperatures will typically be in the 70s and 80s, making for hiking and biking perfection! And Sedona is known for its insane desertscapes and sunsets as well.
2. Friday Harbor, Washington
Springtime weather beckons passengers to go on a boat tour, especially since the best times are considered April through September. Sunset cruises and whale watching peak during this time. Other outdoor options include kayaking or even zip-lining.
The town of Friday Harbor features charming shops and quaint eateries. There is also the Island Museum of Art to explore while here. But tourists most come for the incredible views found throughout this small coastal town.
3. Fredericksburg, Texas
If you are looking for some artistic indulgence combined with a fun getaway, consider a visit to Texas Hill Country's town of Fredericksburg. It was just named the "best small town in Texas" by Southern Living in 2018, and with good reason. The lively town features events almost every weekend, including trade days, fish fries, outdoor performances, and arts festivals.
The area is also known for its springtime wildflowers. in addition to fields of bluebonnets, the red poppies are famous here! Poppies have long been one of the most recognized symbols of wartime remembrance and Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg is one of the largest producers of the red poppy seed.
4. Cedar Key, Florida
Lovingly referred to as "Old Florida," this beautiful coastal town is nearly surrounded by water.
The town reveres its artists, and is host to an artist village as well as frequent arts festivals throughout the year. the romantic town features fishing, a national wildlife refuge, and offers the tastiest farm-raised Cedar Key clams you can even take home.
5. Idyllwild, California
Looking for a mountain getaway with a great sense of humor and all the quirkiness you'd ever want? Idyllwild answers the call.
The town celebrates its individualism and local shops and eateries. Visitors love the quiet and calm, and sometimes quirky, vibe here. Festivals and outdoor markets showcasing colorful art and locally-made products are frequent events.
Have you visited any of these quaint towns, and if so, which restaurants, activities, and accommodations would you recommend to others? What other towns would you add to this list? You’ll also want to see these
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