Travel Tips

Where to Travel in April

You've heard April showers bring May flowers, but don’t let that halt your travel plans this month. Take a look at our list of not-to-miss events and destinations that are perfect for a fun spring getaway in April.

While you're planning a trip for April, take a look at our Things to Do in April slideshow for more vacation ideas.

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Arlington, Texas
NCAA College Basketball Championship

Sports fans will converge on the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, about 20 miles from downtown Dallas, to witness the Final Four teams battle it out on the court for the NCAA College Basketball Championship, starting April 5. We’ve got your Dallas Weekend Guide. Plus, hit the road for a look at Texas's biggest attractions.

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Tax Day Refund Rendevous
Cheap Getaways
Get away on Uncle Sam’s tab! We have a few travel ideas for people who want to use their tax refund to plan for a fun but cheap getaway. Our 12 Places to Travel on Your Tax Refund will inspire your passion to travel in April.
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Boston
Boston Marathon
On your mark, get set, go! We’re off and running with ideas on where to stay, what to see and what to do if you’re heading to the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21. Plan for Marathon Monday and your trip to Beantown with our useful Guide to Boston and comprehensive Boston destination hub.
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Indio, California
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Hundreds of people will head to Indio, CA, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 11-13 and April 18-20. It’s one of the largest music festivals in the US. Featured artists this year include OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire. We recommend a visit to Palm Springs if you have time.
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Earth Day
Reduce your carbon footprint and travel green in honor of Earth Day, April 22. Plan a trip with our recommendations for the best eco-friendly resorts and eco-friendly lodging in Washington State, Panama, Australia, Belize, New Mexico and other fun destinations. And if you’re heading to Hawaii, travel expert Sam Brown offers 5 not-to-be-missed eco-activities in Maui.
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Amsterdam
King's Day and Tulip Season
Amsterdam is a hot destination in April. Locals celebrate King's Day on April 26. It’s one of the world’s biggest street parties, celebrating the Dutch royal house and King Willem-Alexander. April also marks the start of the city’s beautiful tulip season. We recommend visitors take a leisurely stroll through Keukenhof Spring Gardens.
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New Orleans
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Strike up the band! Head to the Big Easy to experience the best in music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, held from April 25 to May 4. This year's festival features artists including Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Phish and the Arcade Fire. Plan your trip with our recommendations for where to stay, what to do and where to eat in New Orleans.

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