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This year the spring holidays fall earlier than usual, with Easter Friday on 25th March and some schools closed from then until 15th April. However, this shouldn’t stop you from making the most of the time off to explore somewhere new or head for the sun after the long winter months. Below are some of our spring favourites, which really start to blossom in March and April.
Crete is a fantastic spring holiday destination for anyone planning a mix of adventure and relaxation on their holiday. By day you can either choose to relax on the beach, or walk into the hills and discover Crete’s beautiful flora and fauna in full bloom. The mild sunny weather makes it the perfect destination to beat off the winter blues and kick-start your 2016 exercise.
If you need to keep the kids thoroughly entertained this Easter, then why not make it a trip to remember and take them to Florida. No matter how old your kids are, Florida will have something to offer the entire family, from Disneyland and Sea World to Discovery Cove and Universal Studios. Make sure you do plenty of research before booking to avoid high prices.
Hiking, beaches, shopping, road trips, celebrities and night life are just a few of the reasons you should visit LA this spring. Los Angeles is the ultimate place to taste the celebrity life style, with amazing shops, bars and restaurants all ready to be explored. If you get bored of Hollywood you can always head for one of LA’s eight fabulous beaches or go for a hike to get gorgeous panoramic views of the city.
Peak season in Mallorca starts in May, so April is a great time to visit while the weather is warm and the crowds are small. The cooler temperatures make this the perfect time to go for an activity holiday, and with the Almond Blossom in full bloom, a hike is the perfect way to discover Mallorca’s beautiful plant and wildlife.
Looking for a trip closer to home? Then Paris is the perfect city break destination for you this Easter. Paris comes alive with colour and activity during the spring months, as the city shakes off the cold and foggy winter. Make sure you take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower for amazing views, enjoy a coffee and pastry in one of Paris’s many al-fresco cafes and watch the world go by.
If you’re looking to tick something off your bucket list this spring, then head to Reykjavik in Iceland. Not only is the city visually stunning, but late March and early April are thought to be the best times to see the Northern Lights. In spring the nights are still dark enough in Iceland for peak visibility of the natural light show, but the weather starts to warm up slightly during the day – making it the perfect Easter break.
March is the beginning of autumn in Australia, which, unlike our autumn, means warm temperatures and sunny skies. With the summer over, Sydney becomes less busy and the temperatures become more bearable, making it the perfect time to visit. Make sure you visit the famous Opera House and catch a show, indulge in some local beer and generally wonder around the city to fully absorb the laid back atmosphere.
If you’re looking for some much-needed sunshine and relaxation, then the Canary Islands offer reliable weather and beautiful beaches at this time of year. Each island has different qualities, so make sure you do plenty of research before booking – for example, Tenerife and Lanzarote have plenty of nightlife and activities to keep tourists entertained, whereas La Palma and La Gomera offer a more tranquil atmosphere.
December to April is the best time to visit the islands of the Caribbean, as it is the region’s driest time and the weather is beautiful. Visiting later in this period should hopefully mean fewer tourists and lower prices, but this will totally depend on your destination of choice. Each island has its own personality, so pick the one to suit you are your trip and get booking!
Looking to experience a different culture? Then Tokyo is the destination for you. Not only does Japan offer amazing food, history and culture, but in spring they also have the most beautiful cherry blossoms. In late March and early April thousands of cherry trees around Japan start to blossom fantastic shades of white and pink, and people actually hold ‘flower catching parties’ known as Hanami. Head to Ueno-onshi-koen Park in Tokyo to take part in the celebrations.
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