Where to Travel in April
April showers bring May flowers may be a famous quote, 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 Awe-Inspiring April slideshow for more vacation ideas.
NCAA College Basketball ChampionshipSports fans will converge on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to witness the Final Four teams battle it out on the court for the NCAA College Basketball Championship, starting April 6. We’ve got travel tips from locals, a Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport guide, a list of Atlanta’s must-see sites and more!
Boston MarathonOn 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 15. Plan for Marathon Monday and your trip to Beantown with our useful Guide to Boston and comprehensive Boston destination hub.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts FestivalHundreds of people will head to Indio, CA, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12-14 and April 19-21. It’s one of the largest music festivals in the US. Featured artists this year include the Stone Roses, Blur, Moby, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan, Lumineers and Vampire Weekend. We recommend a visit to Palm Springs if you have time.
Earth DayReduce 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.
Queen's Day and Tulip SeasonAmsterdam is a hot destination in April. Locals celebrate Queen's Day on April 30. It’s one of the world’s biggest street parties, celebrating Queen Juliana’s birthday. April also marks the start of the city’s beautiful tulip season. We recommend visitors take a leisurely stroll through Keukenhof Spring Gardens.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalStrike up the band! Head to the Big Easy to experience the best in music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, held from April 26 to May 5. The city’s live music venues will feature artists including Maroon 5, Aaron Neville, Billy Joel, The Black Keys, Jimmy Cliff, Gipsy Kings and Jill Scott. Plan your trip with our recommendations for where to stay, what to do and where to eat in New Orleans.
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