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.

Tax Day Refund Rendevous

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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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 20. Plan for Marathon Monday and your trip to Beantown with our useful Guide to Boston and comprehensive Boston vacation ideas.

Indio, California

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Hundreds of people will head to Indio, CA, for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10-12 and April 17-19. 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.

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.



Amsterdam is a hot destination in April. Locals celebrate King's Day on April 27. 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.

New Orleans

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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 24 to May 3. 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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