Top 26 Best Places to Visit in April in the USA (2023)

April is one of the best months to explore USA to find a bit of early sun and shake off those winter blues. Springtime is also one of the most beautiful times to travel, the weather is getting warmer and flowers are coming into bloom. Whether you fancy a balmy city break or a hot beach vacation, here are the best places to visit in April in USA…

1. Naples, Florida – one of the best warm destinations in the USA to visit in April

Naples, Florida - awesome April breaks

Naples, Florida USA

Why visit Naples, Florida in April? Great beaches and balmy temperatures await.

Strategically placed along the Gulf of Mexico, Southwest Florida richly deserves its nickname of the “Paradise Coast”. When this town was founded in the nineteenth century, it was compared to the Bay of Naples, from whence comes its name.

Naples is ideally situated to laze on the beach, escape to the wilderness of the Everglades or Ten Thousand Islands, or watch the Chubb Classic, one of the PGA events, happening during April.

The weather during April is warming up (around 20 degrees), but has not hit the extremes of summer, with low rainfall, and accommodation rates are off-peak, so it is a good time to visit.

In addition to the attractions of tranquil white beaches and adventures in the adjoining nature preserves, there is great shopping and dining to be had. Naples is easily accessible from Miami, along the famous Tamiami Trail. It is also a quieter and more laid-back place to stay after the non-stop activity of Miami.

  • Visitor’s Centre Address: 1010 Sixth Ave. S.Naples, FL 34102, Phone: (239) 262-7300
  • Average temperatures in Naples, Florida in April – 18 degrees

How to get to Naples, Florida

The closest international airport is that of Southwest Florida International Airport at Fort Myers, around 45 minutes from Naples. It is also possible to fly into any other major international airport in Florida and then drive or take a bus service, such as that run by the famous Greyhound bus service that runs from Miami to Naples, for example.

Our self-catering choice for Naples Florida – Amalfi Vacation Rental

Self catering rental Naples Florida

2. Texas Hill Country – one of the best April vacations for beautiful spring flowers and countryside scenery 

Texas Hill Country Photo

Texas Hill Country flowersWhy visit Texas Hill Country in April? You’ll find mesmerising scenery at every turn as well as a wealth of wildflowers.

The Texas Hill Country, just west of Austin, with its dramatic limestone and granite hills, is a scenic destination at any time of year, but late March and April are the must-go times, for this is when the area comes alive with carpets of wildflowers, especially Texas’ State flower, the bluebonnet, as well as primroses and Indian paintbrush.

It is a time of celebration when you can explore the unique food of the region, which has a strong German heritage, as well as Spanish influences, which can also be seen in the architecture and heard in the local music.

What is not so well known is that this is a key wine region, with over 80 wineries, covering over 9 million acres.

Although many of them were started by German settlers, the climate is not ideal for German cultivars, such as Riesling, so the main cultivars are French, Portuguese, and Italian varietals, such as Pinot Noir, Touriga Nacional, and Sangiovese; the Bell Mountain region specializes in white wines such as Colombard and Chardonnay.

So, if you are a foodie, a wine connoisseur, a rockhound or a nature lover, the Hill Country is one of the best places to visit in the USA in April!

  • Visitor’s Centre Address: 160 Ingram Hills Rd, Ingram, TX 78025, Phone: +1 830-367-2151
  • Average temperatures in Texas Hill Country in April – 15 to 26 degrees

How to get to Texas Hill Country

The best way of reaching Texas Hill country is to fly into one of the state’s international airports, such as Austin or San Antonio, from where you can hire a car and drive, hop on a bus (which takes around 4.5 hours), or board a train. Amtrak services operate in this part of Texas.

Our Self Catering Accommodation choice for Texas Hill Country – Mesquite Ridge

Self Catering Texas Hill Country

3. Santa Catalina Island, California – one of the best islands to visit in April

Santa Catalina Island, California

Santa Catalina Island, California

Why visit Santa Catalina Islands in April? Springtime beach vibes without the crowds.

Part of the Channel Islands of California (located  22 miles off Southern California) this gorgeous spot is one of the best islands to visit in April.

You’ll be treated to the stunning island scenery before the summer crowds arrive and this time of year has a much more relaxed atmosphere. The weather is not too bad in April either and averages around 17 degrees in the day.

The scenery on the rocky but very scenic island is made up of white sand beaches, palm trees, a cute harbor filled with gently bobbing boats, and jaw-dropping sunsets.

There are plenty of accommodation options on the island so now you just need to work out how to get there. If you fancy traveling by helicopter then it’s only a 15 min ride and alternatively, there are passenger ferries which are an hour’s ride instead.

You can pick it up from ports in Southern California (Dana Point, San Pedro, Long Beach, and Newport Beach).

  • Visitor’s Centre Address: 1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, Phone: +1 310-510-1520
  • Average temperatures on Santa Catalina Island in April – 17 degrees

How to get to Santa Catalina Island

There is no way of driving to the island so, other than a helicopter or private plane charter, a passenger ferry is the only way of reaching Santa Catalina. Ferries run from Dana Point, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and San Pedro to Santa Catalina Island. You can fly into one of California’s international airports, the closest of which is Los Angeles (LAX), though Santa Ana, San Diego, and Burbank are other viable options too.

Our Self-Catering Accommodation choice for Santa Catalina Island – Avalon Villa

Self Catering Santa Catalina Island

4. Sedona, Arizona – April is a great month to visit this unique outdoorsy US destination

Sedona Arizona - April vacation ideas

Why visit Sedona, Arizona in April? Spellbinding vistas and a comfortable climate.

As you would expect of a city in Arizona, the climate can be extreme, so April is a good time to visit as temperatures hover around 25 degrees in this month. Desert flowers are in bloom and the hills resound with spring birdsong, making it a special time for hikers and bikers.

The red sandstone rocks of nearby Red Rock State Park pick up the rays of the rising and setting sun and glow as if they were on fire.

Sedona itself is situated in the Coconino National Forest, which contains many ecosystems, ranging from deserts to pine forests and alpine tundra. The legendary Oak Tree Canyon meanders between Sedona and Flagstaff and is a very popular touring and hiking destination.

The town is not only known for its natural wonders; it is a favorite artist’s location, some of whom conduct workshops, where you can learn to express your inner artist. It also has many spas and retreats, where you can restore and revive yourself, surrounded by the beauty of the area.

So much of it may look familiar to you; this is because Sedona has provided the backdrop to at least 60 Hollywood movies in the past. New Agers believe that Sedona is a sacred spot, and you will understand why on your visit there.

  • Visitor’s Centre Address: Sedona Visitor Information Center, 331 Forest Road, Sedona, AZ, 86336, Phone: 928.282.7722
  • Average temperatures in Sedona in April – 21 degrees

How to get to Sedona

We would suggest flying into Phoenix International Airport, from where you can hire a car and drive the roughly 100 miles to Sedona, or take the dedicated shuttle bus service operated by Amtrak. If flying domestically, you can fly into Flagstaff or Prescott airports, each around an hour away, and drive or take local transport links. 

Our self-catering accommodation choice for Sedona – Spectacular View Holiday Home

Self Catering Accommodation Sedona

5. Antelope Valley, California – a springtime poppy paradise

Why visit Antelope Valley, California in April? The beautiful flowers of the valley are in full bloom.

Many of us cultivate California poppies in our gardens, with their brilliant orange flowers. Here is a chance to see them in the wild, growing as they have always grown, blooming in the springtime.

Like all wildflowers, their floral show is determined by a number of factors, from rainfall to temperature, so it is difficult to guarantee when they will be on display.

However, April is a pretty good bet if you want to see the poppies in Antelope Valley, as they bloom somewhere between March and May.

The state flower is celebrated in a Spring Festival, and the best time to view the miles of brilliant color is mid-morning when the flowers have warmed up and unfolded their petals. The color as far as the eye can see is an unforgettable sight.

If your partner or kids are not enthusiastic about gazing on the flowers, you can entice them by staying and visiting Lancaster, with its rich aviation and space travel history.

It started in the 1930s with Muroc Airfield (later Edwards Air Force Base), which was used by the RAF during the Second World War as a training base. 

  • Visitor’s Centre Address: 37765 53rd St E, Palmdale, Phone: (661) 361-8254
  • Average temperatures in Antelope Valley, California in April – 23 degrees

How to get to Antelope Valley

To get to Antelope Valley you can either fly into Los Angeles or Burbank airports and then make the drive, which takes around an hour from either. Bus and Metrolink train services also run close to the valley, so it is possible to use public transport.

For a hotel located in the center of Antelope Valley – Hilton Garden Inn Palmdale 

Hotel located in the Antelope Valley

6. Nā Pali Coast, Hawaii – one of the hottest places to travel to in April

Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

Why visit Nā Pali, Hawaii in April? Gorgeous beaches and lushly verdant hills provide the perfect setting for a tropical spring holiday.

Vacating in April? Well this month is a great time to explore the 50th State, with beautiful beaches beckoning, and the weather warm (around 28 degrees), but not yet summer-hot.

There are only two seasons in Hawaii, summer (or Kau, from May to October) and winter (or Hooilo, from November to April). There is so much to see and do at this time of year, from watching surfing competitions to exploring the dramatic scenery.

The awe-inspiring coastline of Nā Pali in northwest Kauai offers every type of traveler never-to-be-forgotten views of dramatic razor-sharp mountains and rocky terrain, with the exception of drivers, for the shore is too rugged to contemplate building a road along it.

For the adventurous, there are hiking trails and kayaking tours, while there are catamaran and helicopter trips for those who are not so daring. Pristine beaches, stunning landscapes and waterfalls, and even archaeological sites are there to be explored and enjoyed.

Visitor’s Centre Address: Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor, Kekaha, HI 96752, Phone: +1 808-635-1131

Average temperatures in Nā Pali, Hawaii in April – 23 degrees

How to get to Nā Pali 

Other than a strenuous hike along a coastal path, the only way of reaching beautiful Nā Pali is to fly into Kauai and take a licensed boat to the stunning yet remote north-west coast of the island. Always make sure you choose a reputable boat operating company.

Our Resort choice for – Hanalei Colony Resort 

Na Pali Coast Hawaii hotel

7. Tidal Basin in Washington DC – perfect for a weekend getaway in April filled with beautiful blossoms

Best places to visit in the USA in April/Spring

Why visit Tidal Basin in April? See spring unfold around you as the historic cherry trees come into bloom.

This is a must-see destination to visit in April and a famously beautiful one too. Head to the Tidal Basin in Washington DC and you’ll see the pretty blossom trees which were actually a gift from Japan in 1912.

The historic trees signal the beginning of spring and they have an average peak bloom date which falls in April.

The trees explode into a wonderful sea of light pink and white blossoms and around 70% of the flowers of the cherry blossom trees are open around 4th April but sometimes the bloom peak occurs as late as 18th April. The bloom lasts around 14 days but is well worth a trip to see it! 

Visitor’s Centre Address: 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, Phone (202) 479-2426

Average temperatures in Tidal Basin in April – 19 degrees

How to get to Tidal Basin

Located in the Washington DC area, Tidal Basin is well-connected and accessible by means of a range of local transport options. Fly into Jefferson Country International Airport, Spokane International, or Seattle Tacoma. Then, you will have the option of driving the rest of the way, taking a bus, train or any one of the Metrorail services that run to the area.

Our accommodation choice for Washington DC – Hotel Washington

Hotel in Washington DC

8. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming – the perfect spring break for nature lovers

Grand Teton National Park Springtime USA

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Why visit Grand Teton National Park in April? Hiking, biking, incredible scenery as well as the chance you might still catch world-class skiing.

A few miles south Of Yellowstone and part of the Rockies, the Teton Range is a majestic range of mountains, separated from the plains of Jackson Hole by a dramatic fault. The Snake River meanders through the range and is fed by several of the lakes in the area.

The skiing season closes towards the end of March/beginning of April, and is too early for the summer crowds, so April is a good time to visit this beautiful place (just wrap up warmly as it’s still very chilly this month).

There is no way a single visit will do the Park justice; there is over 300 km of hiking trails to be explored conquered.

The mountains are awe-inspiring: Grand Teton is the highest at 4199 meters, while the often-photographed “Cathedral Group” contains eight peaks that are over 3700 meters.

Even the valley of Jackson Hole has an average elevation of 2100 meters. The Park is not only for mountaineers and hikers, as the wildlife includes large herds of bison and other animals living in a pristine and almost untouched environment.

Visitor’s Centre Address (for post only): Grand Teton National Park, P.O. Box 170, Moose, WY 83012-0170, Phone: 307-739-3300

Average temperatures in Grand Teton National Park in April – 8 degrees

How to get to Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

You can fly to Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone Park, (a seasonal airport in Yellowstone National Park), or Idaho Falls if traveling domestically. International arrivals will have to fly into Bozeman, Montana, or Salt Lake City, Utah, and then drive to the park using the well-maintained and signposted roads to the park itself. There is a shuttle service which runs from Jackson to Grand Teton, and it is possible to arrange charter busses also.

Our Self Catering Accommodation choice for Grand Teton National Park – 1123 Indian Paintbrush

Grand Teton National Park Holiday Home

9. Bisti Badlands, New Mexico – the place to travel to in April for very unique scenery

Bisti Badlands New Mexico

Beautiful Bisti Badlands

Why visit the Bisti Badlands in April? Explore otherworldly scenery in the perfect spring temperatures.

These rather forbidding plains, with their bizarre rocky outcrops, have been inhabited by man for at least 12 000 years, and archaeological sites of the Anasazi can be found in the area.

One of the characteristic outcrops in the Badlands is the hoodoo, a distinct pillar- or totem-like rock formation with a limestone top. 

The fossils here are impressive and new dinosaur species are still being unearthed. The “Bisti Beast” was discovered in 1998, a new tyrannosaurus species, and as recently as 2017, the skull of a Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus, a strange-looking duck-billed dinosaur was found, only the second of this species.

April is a good crossover time to visit; between the rigours of winter and the heat of summer, making it comfortable to hike or just wander among the rocks – temperatures hover around 19 degrees here so perfect for long hikes. 

Visitor’s Centre Address: 3041 E. Main Street, Farmington, Phone: 800-448-1240

Average temperatures in the Bisti Badlands, New Mexico in April – 18 degrees

How to get to Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

The closest airport is that of Scottsbluff, though Bismarck airport (11 hours away) has more reliable services. The Badlands are by their very definition remote, and so are best incorporated into part of a road trip as public transportation is limited anywhere nearby. 

Our Accommodation choice for near Bisti Badlands – Durango Farmhouse 

Accommodation near Bisti Badlands

10. Palm Springs, California – perfect for a hot April vacation or early spring getaway

Palm Springs Spring Break

Palm Springs USA

Why visit Palm Springs, California in April? Lounging in the Californian sun marks the end of the winter’s cold grip.

Palm Springs is a great place for sun and hot weather in April as temperatures reach 31 degrees. It has always been famous as a retreat for showbiz stars, retirees, and snowbirds escaping cold winters.

While there is entertainment and shopping aplenty, and about 100 golf courses, there are lots of other opportunities, especially for outdoor experiences.

The area is well provided with hiking trails, there are Jeep adventures to be had, and there are cultural experiences too, like visiting the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a tribute to the original inhabitants, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who still live in the area.

There is a great hike in Tahquitz Canyon, part of the Agua Caliente Reservation, where you can admire a spectacular seasonal 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, and plants. This Canyon is sacred to the Cahuilla Indians.

Another attraction you might enjoy is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which rotates on its short journey to the Monte San Jacinto State Park.

The Tramway Mountain Station is much cooler than the valley and has 2 restaurants. You can reserve a camping site there too if you want to get an early start on some of the adjacent hikes.

Visitor’s Centre Address: Palm Springs Visitor Information Center, 2901 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, Phone: 800-347-7746 | 760-778-8418 

Average temperatures in Palm Springs in April – 31 degrees

How to get to Palm Springs

Palm Springs has its own international airport, so it is straightforward to reach the main draws of this Californian town. You can also fly into other airports, both international and domestic, in California and make the drive. From Los Angeles, for example, it takes just about an hour and fourty-five minutes to reach Palm Springs. There are also train services and a bus operated by Flixbus that will take you from LA to Palm Springs for a reasonable price, so it is definitely worthwhile checking out local public transport options if you don’t fancy hiring a car.

Our hotel choice for Palm Springs – ARRIVE Hotel 

Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs

11. Port Townsend, Washington – perfect for a relaxed and scenic spring vacation Port Townsend Washington

Port Townsend Beach Washington

Why visit Port Townsend, Washington in April? Combine beautiful coastal scenery with the chance to see Seattle in Spring.

Located in Jefferson County around two hours from Seattle, Port Townsend is a good choice if you’re looking for a relaxed April break without any crowds.

Temperatures average around 14 degrees in April so make sure you pack warm clothes before you leave but it will be worth it. The city is filled with long stretches of trails and beaches, fine restaurants, fantastic art, and cultural experiences, and fascinating maritime history.

Highlights include the Point Wilson Lighthouse, The Jefferson Museum of Art and History, and The Fort Worden State Historical Park.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 2409 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368, +1 360-385-2722

Average temperatures in Port Townsend, Washington in April – 14 degrees

How to get to Port Townsend, Washington

We would suggest flying to Seattle-Tacoma International airport, hiring a car, and then driving the two or so hours to Port Townsend. There are also shuttles and ferry services available. Though these may not necessarily cut down overall travel time, they do allow you to take in some stunning scenery.

Our Self Accommodation choice for Port Townsend, Washington – Heron House on the Cove

Port Townsend, Washington accommodation

12. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs – a natural beauty spot to explore in April

Garden of the Gods Colorado

Garden of the Gods USA

Why visit Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs in April? Welcome spring with some outdoor adventure.

A major attraction in Colorado Springs is the Garden of the Gods, with its scenic sandstone rocks. In April, the snow may not have melted on Pikes Peak, which overlooks the Park, adding more impact to the dramatic scenery.

Your first stop should be the Visitor and Nature Centre, which includes an interactive museum. There is a documentary on how the rocks were formed and information about all the activities available in the Park.

There are several trails of about 20 km in total, including the Perkins Central Garden Trail, which is accessible for wheelchairs and prams.

You can walk, cycle (or Segway) or even take a Jeep ride, and afterwards, you can refresh yourself in the cafeteria. For those of you traveling with furry friends, they are welcome on leads, and there are even some areas where they can walk off-leash.

This is a very popular and challenging spot for rock climbing, but permits are required.

Many First Nations have a spiritual connection to the Garden of the Gods. There are petroglyphs to be found in the Park that are attributed to the Utes, but the Comanche, Apache, Lakota, and Cheyenne are also some of the tribes that revere this area.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, +1 719-634-6666

Average temperatures in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs in April – 14 degrees

How to get to Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Fly into Denver International Airport and you will find a range of car hire options to make the just over 4-hour drive to Garden of the Gods. If travelling from inside the United States, then you can fly into one of the regional airports, cush as Colorado Springs. There are some public transport links, including busses that run to the park from town but no convenient train services so having access to a car is definitely the easiest and most comfortable option.

13. Miami, Florida – makes the perfect spring beach and city break

Miami - awesome places to go in April

Miami, Florida, USA

Why visit Miami in April? This hedonistic, neon-lit city begins to come to life in April.

Miami is the world’s playground, with something for everyone, from nature lovers and golfers to compulsive shoppers and disco addicts.

It is always hot and humid, but April is a great time to visit because it is somewhat cooler and there is less rainfall – temperatures can reach around 26 degrees.

Its proximity to Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean gives in a tropical and exotic flavor quite different from much of the United States.

The contrast starts when you arrive at Miami Airport, where the customs forms are in English and Spanish, and there are districts like Little Havana and Little Haiti for you to explore.

And there is so much to see and do, from celebrity spotting around South Beach (or in their hideouts in Coral Gables), to nature watching in the Everglades or the other preserves, like Big Cypress.

South Beach is also a must-visit for Art Deco aficionados, after which you can visit the trendy beach or head off for the relative quiet of other beaches such as Bal Harbour or North Beach. There are so many attractions around Miami to visit too, like Naples and the Keys.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: (305) 539-3000

Average temperatures in Miami in April – 26 degrees

How to get to Miami

Miami is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and so is home to a large international airport that sees flights arriving daily from both inside and outside the United States. You will find a range of transport links from the airport into Miami, including shuttle busses and readily available cabs, and you can also access the city by means of affordable bus and train services from many other cities in the USA. 

Our Self Accommodation choice for Miami – Luxury View Corner Unit 

Self Catering Miami

14. Flint Hills, Kansas – explore the last remaining area of tallgrass prairie in the world

Flint Hills, Kansas USA

Why visit Flint Hills, Kansas in April? Springtime brings out the enigmatic beauty of this prairie landscape.

This is a special place to visit in the USA as all over the world, grasslands are shrinking, mainly because they provide excellent land for cultivation.

We are waking up to the importance of the grasslands and the biodiversity they protect. The prairies of North America and the life they support are steadily being restored and protected, but have mainly been converted to farmland.

April/spring brings a mix of warmer weather, rain, and sunshine, so it’s a vibrant and verdant time to visit.

Elks are now extinct in the area, but the bison herds are starting to make a comeback, although nothing like the millions that originally grazed the prairies. 

There is a Discovery Centre in Manhattan, Kansas, which is worth a visit to explore the history and science of the prairies, dating back to fossils 250 million years old.

However, there is nothing to beat standing on the slopes and realizing that these grasslands have looked exactly like this for thousands of years, and are still home to birds and animals that thrive in the prairie.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 315 S 3rd St, Manhattan 66502, Phone: +1 785-587-2726

Average temperatures in Flint Hills, Kansas in April – 21 degrees

How to get to the Flint Hills

The largest town in the area is Manhattan, Kansas, around 50 miles away from the hills themselves which are accessible by means of the Flint Hills Scenic Byway – a truly beautiful drive that shows you the best of this fairly remote part of the state and indeed the country. The largest airport is Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, approximately 95 miles west of The Flint Hills Region, which is served by a number of domestic airlines and there is also a regional airport in Manhattan. If flying from outside the States, you will need to fly into Kansas City International. Once there, you will find some bus services to choose from to take to you to the Flint Hills area, so if you are not hiring a car you won’t necessarily be stuck.

Our accommodation choice near the Flint Hills – Calm Meriden Retreat

Calm Meriden Retreat half Mile from Perry Yacht Club

15. San Diego, California  – for gorgeous beaches and warm sunshine in April

San Diego Spring Break

San Diego Beach spring

Why visit San Diego, California in April? Experience the unique charm of this typically Californian town before the summer rush.

April is a great time to visit San Diego as it’s much less crowded, there is still plenty of sun and temperatures hover around 20 degrees.

Most people flock to “Beach City” for family fun on the beaches. Mission Beach is a good swimming beach, with a boardwalk and rollercoaster, or you can investigate the tidal pools at La Jolla, when the tide is low, and snorkel at La Jolla Cove, part of the Underwater Park.

If you’ve maybe had a bit too much sun, head for Balboa Park, which you would need at least a week to explore, taking in the 18 diverse museums or some of the cultural events happening there. On Sunday, listen to the concert on the Spreckels Organ, the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ.

The Air and Space Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and has something for kids of all ages, including the actual Apollo 9 Command Module, and flight simulators, plus a Kid’s Aviation Action Hangar.

The Museum of Us, a tribute to California’s human diversity, is housed in the California Building with its iconic tower, across the Cabrillo Bridge, another San Diego landmark.

Finally, at the end of the day, tuck the kids in bed, taste some Baja cuisine, dance the night away in one of the nightclubs or view one of the many shows on offer.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 996 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, Phone: (619) 236-1242

Average temperatures in San Diego in April – 20 degrees

How to get to San Diego

San Diego has its own international airport just three miles outside of downtown that is served by a variety of airlines and brings in flights from all over the world. You will find that the airport is well-connected to town by busses and taxis, and there is transport available to the nearest Amtrak station. 

16. Nantucket Island, Massachusetts – a great place to go in April for fewer crowds and beautiful scenery 

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Nantucket - most beautiful places to visit in Massachusetts

Why visit Nantucket in April? For refreshing coastal breezes and the beginning of the daffodil season.

Nantucket was a thriving whaling center in days gone by and it remained something of a ghost town until the 1950s when people started buying up the 18th and 19th-century houses that make it a National Historic Landmark District.

Although the total population is only 11 000, it can swell into 50 000 during peak tourist season, so the shoulder months are a good time to visit.

Nantucket is reached by ferry from Cape Cod, a 30-mile trip. We recommend April, firstly because it is off-peak and accommodation prices are more affordable and secondly because it is daffodil season, and the flowers are growing everywhere and the locals go daffodil-crazy for the whole month, with car parades, picnics, and daffodil dress-up competitions.

There are plenty of other diversions too; visit the Whaling Museum; although thankfully most people are against the cruelty of catching whales now, the history and how it shaped the island is stirring.

You can walk, cycle or even catch a bus to view the historic buildings dotted around the island, although there are also guided tours. If you have children with you, there are plenty of activities for them, from the beaches to boat rides. 

Visitor’s Centre Address: Nantucket Department of Culture & Tourism. 25 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, Phone: 508-228-0925 Fax: 508-325-5443

Average temperatures in Nantucket in April – 13 degrees

How to get to Nantucket

Located off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket is accessible by means of a ferry service that runs from the mainland, which you may board as an individual passenger or with your car. Bus and train services will take you from major US cities including Boston to the ferry port from where you can embark for this beautiful American island. 

17. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – perfect for a springtime family vacation

Myrtle Beach spring time vacation

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -

Why visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April? The temperatures are perfect for a balmy spring break by the beach.

Myrtle Beach is a small, but fast-growing city on the South Carolina coast that attracts around 20 million tourists a year, seeking the warm climate and welcoming beaches.

April is a great time to visit, as it is a bit quieter than March, which is when Ontarians flock to Myrtle Beach to escape their weather and they are cordially welcomed.

It is also the time when the “Coastal Uncorked” festival of food and drink is held. Temperatures hover around 22 degrees. 

The resort is popular with golfers and has 80 golf courses on offer. It also has a vibrant nightlife, with nightclubs, theatres and concerts offering a wide range of entertainment. However, it is the warmth and the beaches which bring most tourists to Myrtle Beach again and again.

The Boardwalk is one of the best in the US, great for a stroll along the coastline, or, if you need a rest, hop on to the SkyWheel, and view the beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a water park and an amusement park for the kids.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 1200 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: +1 843-626-7444

Average temperatures in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in April – 22 degrees

How to get to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has an international airport, so it has never been easier to visit this increasingly popular tourist destination. It is also possible to take bus services from many other US cities, especially other cities in the American South, though these are often not that regular or direct – so flying or driving straight to Myrtle Beach would be our preference.

18. Caddo Lake, Texas and Louisiana – a great idea for an alternative April vacation

Caddo Lake Louisiana and Texas

Caddo Lake Texas and Louisiana

Why visit Caddo Lake in April? An ideal option for nature lovers looking to get away from it all in a unique location.

Looking for ideas for a very relaxed under-the-radar April US getaway? This beauty spot is located in both Texas and Louisiana states and is one of the best-kept secrets in the region.

Attracting families, couples, nature lovers and wildlife watches there are plenty of vacation accommodation rentals to choose from including camping spots, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and some hotels located nearby.

In Caddo Lake State Park, you can swim hike, picnic, camp, or stay in a cabin, look for a geocache, or go boating. Although be warned alligators do live in the park so read up on all the area’s alligator safety tips before your visit. Temperatures in April average around 24 degrees.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, Phone: (903) 679-3351

Average temperatures in Caddo Lake, Texas & Louisiana in April – 24 degrees

How to get to Caddo Lake, Texas & Louisiana

This vast national park, home to tangled swampy forests and bayous, is not readily accessible by public transport, so your best option would of course be to fly to the most convenient airport for you in either Louisiana or Texas (perhaps the easiest is Dallas International) where you will find car hire options and can make the drive to this atmospheric landscape.

19. Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, North Carolina – a wonderful beauty spot to explore in the springtime

Blue Ridge Parkway in April

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park

Why visit Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, North Carolina in April? You’ll find a diverse range of flora and fauna emerging from the winter months.

If you are planning a road trip in April or springtime, The Blue Ridge Parkway, all 755 kilometers of it, should definitely be on your list.

Firstly, it travels through scenic areas of North Carolina and Virginia, and secondly, it is not a commercial route, with a maximum speed limit of 70 km or less throughout, so you will not be competing with trucks and drivers in a hurry to get somewhere.

The parkway is closed during winter, but opens in spring again, and, despite the closure, has been one of the US’ most visited parks since 1946.

There are attractions en route, such as a visitor center, but what makes the Parkway unique and special is its amazing biodiversity.

Whether it is the 4000 species of plants, over 250 bird species, 80 of which migrate through the park, or the chance of spotting black bears ambling along, this is a nature watcher’s hotspot.

During April, Robinia trees brighten the landscape with their copious cream blossoms, and watch out for peregrine falcons, which have been reintroduced and now breed here. 

Visitor’s Centre Address: 195 Hemphill Knob Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, Phone:+1 828-298-5330

Average temperatures in Blue Ridge Parkway National Park in April – 18 degrees

How to get to Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, North Carolina

The drive to Blue Ridge Parkway National Park in North Carolina is truly spectacular, so for ease and convenience as well as getting the most out of your stay, we would suggest driving to the park where possible. The nearest airport is Greensboro, followed by Charlotte, and Roanoke. Pied Triad airport is an international airport that receives flights from many different destinations. There are also bus and train options from Charlotte and Greensboro in particular, so it’s worth checking out what works best for you if car hire isn’t your first choice.

20. Bar Harbor, Maine – a great destination for an early spring vacation in April

Bar Harbor in Maine

Bar Harbor in Maine - great April getaways

Why visit Bar Harbor, Maine in April? The quaint towns and beautiful coast take on a special beauty as spring gets into swing.

Although temperatures aren’t the warmest in April (average temperatures hover around 12 degrees in the day) there are many reasons to visit Bar Harbour, a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay in Maine this time of year.

For starters, you’ll get good deals on accommodation as falls before the summer peak season and you’ll also arrive before the crowds arrive too.

The scenery here is quaint and beautiful expect gorgeous coastal beauty, with bobbing yachts and fishing boats, awesome views of the ocean and neighboring islands, and atmospheric weather which ranges from sparkling sunlight to thick fog and mist.

As well as a relaxing destination Bar Harbor is also the gateway to the mountains and rugged scenery of the nearby Acadia National Park. Here you’ll find great trails over the Cadillac Mountain, a pretty bay, and the Cranberry Islands.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 2 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, Phone: +1 207-288-5103

Average temperatures in Bar Harbor, Maine in April – 12 degrees

How to get to Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor can be easily reached by car and is also served by the Bangor International Airport and the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in nearby Trenton. From the mainland, travellers can drive to Bar Harbor or sail on their own boat to the harbor

21. The Florida Keys – one of the warmest places to visit in April in the USA

Florida Keys - world's best sunsets

Florida Keys Scenic Highway

Why visit the Florida Keys in April? To make the most of the warm weather and range of cultural attractions.

The Florida Keys must be on everyone’s bucket list for places to visit and if you’re looking for warm weather in April then this is the place to go.

This beautiful string of coral islands cascading south of Miami, reaching almost to Cuba, the Keys, especially Key West has been a favorite spot for writers and artists to retreat to and be at their best creatively. April is a great time to visit – the winter crowds have gone, the hotel rates have become cheaper and temperatures hover around 27 degrees. 

You can visit Tennessee Williams’ and Ernest Hemingway’s houses, enjoy the numerous art galleries on the main islands, as well as even taking in the outdoor art when driving down the highway.

The Overseas Highway, linking all the islands, is an experience in itself. If you are feeling exceptionally energetic, you can do the bike trail from Key Largo to Key West. Still a work in progress, it is about a 3-day cycle.

For those who enjoy nature, both on land and in the water, there are many habitats to explore, from Key Largo’s John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, to the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. Reduced to less than 30 deer in the 1950s, the population has recovered to 800 plus animals today. You can also swim with dolphins and birdwatch to your heart’s content.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 106240 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, +1 305-712-6596

Average temperatures in the Florida Keys in April – 26 degrees

How to get to the Florida Keys

You can fly into Miami International Airport and drive through the magical Everglades National Park straight to the largest of the Keys, Key Largo, or fly straight to Key West International Airport. Once there, it is possible to island hop between the different Keys by means of chartered or organised boat trips – surely the best way to explore these glittering turquoise waters!

22. Natchez, Mississippi – for an April getaway filled with history, culture, and walking trails

Spring Break in Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez - best places to visit in the USA in April

Why visit Natchez, Mississippi in April? Pleasant temperatures and great walks await, not to mention a host of Southern cultural attractions.

If you’re looking for a charming springtime break filled with history, culture and some great walks then opt for Natchez. The temperatures hover around 25 degrees so April is a very pleasant time to visit.

The town has a very varied history altogether, with occupation by the French and as a center of the slave trade for the cotton plantations in the area. This dark past is remembered by commemorative plaques at the Forks of the Road Slave Market site and at the African American History and Culture Museum.

There are also many formidable Antebellum homes that can be visited – Longwood is interesting because the upper stories were never completed. Auburn and Choctaw Hall should definitely be on your list.

When you have spent a busy day exploring the town and need a rest, take a stroll to Bluff Park and gaze on the Mississippi as it passes the town. This is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset on Natchez before you hit the restaurants and nightspots.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 640 S Canal St, Natchez, MS 39120, +1 800-647-6724

Average temperatures in Natchez, Mississippi in April– 25 degrees

How to get to Natchez, Mississippi

International flights into Mississippi arrive into Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, where you will be able to hire a car to make the drive of around two hours. You can also fly into New Orleans and drive in around 3 hours – that way you get to see more of the beautiful Southern states.

23. Moab, Utah – perfect for a small-town weekend break in April

Moab - best places to visit in April

Why visit Moab, Utah in April? National parks, great food, and a temperate climate.

If you are planning on visiting the Arches or Canyonlands National Parks, chances are, you will be staying in Moab. 

However, Moab is much more than a place to stay while visiting the parks, it has events all year-round and restaurants serving cosmopolitan cuisines as well as local specialties. The temperate climate makes it a year-round destination, with April being the start of the tourist season, so the town is not too crowded.

People come to Moab to enjoy the great outdoors, and you can pick from whitewater rafting, mountain biking, offroad driving, rock climbing, and hiking, to name a few activities. If you have not brought your own bike or four-wheel drive, there are plenty of hire shops to accommodate you.

For hiking, there are lots of trails around Moab among the red rocks and canyons, outside the national parks. At the end of your fun-filled day, chill over a glass of beer from one of the microbreweries, or go shopping for local arts and crafts, before deciding which eatery to patronise.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 25 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532, +1 435-259-8825

Average temperatures in Moab, Utah in April – 23 degrees

How to get to Moab, Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport is the closest international airport to Moab, though Moab does have its own regional airport and there are domestic flights arriving at other regional airports, or you can fly into Denver International Airport, so it depends what is more convenient for you. There are bus services from Salt Lake City that will take you to Moab, and the Rocky Monuntaineer train line goes through Moab.

24. Arches National Park, Utah – a great spring getaway with pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds

Arches National Park

Arches National Park USA

Why visit Arches National Park in April? Experience the magic of this lunar landscape before the summer heat kicks in.

Arches National Park, located right next to Moab, is well-named: it contains over 2000 sandstone arches, the most arches to be found in one spot globally. The best time to visit is outside summer, as the heat can be debilitating, so April and October are good months.

Rain is never an issue; the annual rainfall is about 250mm. Despite the low rainfall, this area has been occupied continuously since the Ice Age, by a succession of communities, including Pueblans, the Ute, and Paiute First Nations, and early Mormon settlers.

It was in the 1920s that the outstanding beauty of the landscape was contemplated to be a tourist attraction and was declared as a national monument, later becoming a National Park.

There are many activities available, from hiking to cycling and self-driving. Due to the fragility of some of the rock arches and pillars, there are strict rules about climbing, especially famous arches such as Delicate Arch.

It is possible to camp overnight, with a permit, which gives you the opportunity for stargazing, and there are astronomy excursions as well. Enjoy!

Visitor’s Centre Address: Ut-211, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT 84532, +1 435-259-4711

Average temperatures in Arches National Park in April – 20 degrees

How to get to Arches National Park

Salt Lake City International Airport is the closest international airport to Moab, though Moab does have its own regional airport and there are domestic flights arriving at other regional airports, or you can fly into Denver International Airport, so it depends what is more convenient for you. There are bus services from Salt Lake City that will take you to Moab, and the Rocky Monuntaineer train line goes through Moab.

25. Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts – a charming and scenic place to travel to in April

Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard

Why visit Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in April? Idyllic scenery and a classical coastal vibe await, making for an unforgettable spring escape.

Located on the popular island of Martha’s Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, visit the charming and pretty tourist destination of Edgartown for an April getaway and you’ll be treated to a gorgeous break before the summer crowds arrive and the accommodation prices increase.

Temperatures average around 13 degrees here in April and expect quaint historic houses, a large picturesque harbor, and plenty of fine restaurants too. Don’t miss the Edgartown Lighthouse, beautiful South Beach, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, or the small island of Chappaquiddick.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 13 Beach Street Ext #208, Vineyard Haven MA 02568, (508) 687-1100

Average temperatures in Edgartown Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in April – 13 degrees

How to get to Edgartown

International travellers can fly into Boston Logan International Airport, or Rhode Island’s Green Airport then drive and take a ferry to Edgartown. It is even possible to take a ferry straight from New York to Edgartown with a duration of around 6 hours, so you can take in some of the Big Apple before or after your time in Martha’s Vineyard. There are a number of ferry services in operation all year round and once you arrive at the port there will taxis and busses to take you to your final destination. 

26. Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia – for an awesome outdoor break in April

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Why visit Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia in April? Spectacular scenery and a range of watersports make for a perfect springtime active holiday.

Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia is relatively small by US standards, but the dramatic gorge is home to 6 waterfalls along its course. The canyon is two miles long and 1000 foot deep, and there are walking and cycling trails along the rim where one can marvel at the spectacular scenery.

There is also a trail along the gorge floor, for which permits have to be obtained (a limited number are issued, subject to certain conditions).

One of the best reasons for adrenaline junkies to visit the Gorge in April is that on the first two weekends, water is released from the Tallulah Falls Dam, upstream from the gorge, making the river a paradise for whitewater rafting and kayaking.

This is also when the gorge trail is not accessible. There are other weekend releases during the year, in November and during spring. They also allow the less intrepid tourist to get a glimpse of what the river looked like before the dam was constructed.

Visitor’s Centre Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573, +1 706-754-7981

Average temperatures in Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia in April – 21 degrees

How to get to Tallulah Gorge State Park

Despite its outstanding natural beauty, the Tallulah Gorge State Park is just an hour and a half away from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, so you can go from the heart of the vibrant city of Atlanta to the unspoilt landscapes of Tallulah Gorge State Park. A bus can take you part of the way, but about halfway you will need to swap to a car or taxi if you haven’t hired one.

Frequently asked questions 

 

Where in the USA is warm in April?

Some of the warmest places to visit in April in the USA include Florida, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina. 

 

Where is it warm enough to swim in April?

It’s warm enough to swim in the USA in April in Hawaii where the ocean temperatures can reach 76 degrees and Florida where the temperature of the sea can reach a balmy 73 degrees.

 

Where should I vacation in the US in April?

Some of the best destinations in the USA to take an April vacation include Naples in Florida where temperatures are warm but it’s not overcrowded, Texas Hill Country for beautiful spring flowers and countryside scenery and Antelope Valley in California which is a poppy paradise in springtime. 

 

What US beaches are warm in April?

If you want to take a US beach vacation in April then the best options are Florida, Hawaii and California where the temperatures average around 70 degrees making it comfortable enough to laze around on a beach and sunbathe. 

 

Where is the best place to vacation in April?

There are many fantastic destinations to choose from if you want to travel in April. Some of the best include Hawaii, Florida, Tokyo, Mexico, Italy and The Caribbean where temperatures are pleasant but the huge crowds haven’t yet arrived.

Now that you know the best places to visit in April, it’s time to start planning your trip! Whether you want to explore a new city or hit the beach for some relaxation, there’s something for everyone this month. What are you waiting for? Start packing!

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