There’s a spring getaway for every passion, and here are five we love. If you’re still in winter wonderland mode, you can ski Park City or Aspen. There are dozens of festivals from seafood to symphony. Whether you choose a girls’ only shopping spree to Savannah or a family trek to Nashville, book these trips now.
Park City Utah: From spring skiing to festivals, this city set against the backdrop of majestic mountains will keep your spirits high. Book a trip now for the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, the Park City Food & Wine Classic, the rip-roarin’ Oakley Rodeo, the melodically inspiring Utah Symphony | Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival or live performances at the historic Egyptian Theatre. Plan a stay at world-class resorts: Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort winter or summer, where you can mountain bike the trails.
Spoleto Music Festival, Charleston SC: Simply unforgettable, this 17-day/night festival May 25-June 10 fills historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 120 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in disciplines ranging from opera, theater, music theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz.
Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville TN: With a luxury indoor/outdoor water park opening in fall 2018, this elegant resort set in lush tropical gardens hosts 20 restaurants and bars and serves some of Tennessee’s best whiskey. There’s a spa, live music venues, an indoor river ride and more with Nashville’s festivals and vibrant nightlife scene not far away.
The Paris Market & Brocante, Savannah GA: We’ll always have Paris, even if it’s the Southern version. World travelers Paula and Taras Danyluk curate both vintage and new home décor, hostess gifts and jewelry from all over the globe, setting up their treasures in artistic installations. There’s a coffee and tea shop serving French press coffee and macarons, lavender ice tea and more.
Commander’s Palace, New Orleans LA: This 12,000 square foot restaurant serves some of the best Creole and Cajun food in a stunning historic building renovated after Hurricane Katrina. Make a reservation now if you plan to attend the 49th annual New Orleans Jazz Fest (April 27-29 and May 3-6) at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Gentilly Boulevard.