Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Best Spring Travel Destinations for 2011

Wondering where to go this Spring? Here are a few of our picks for some of the best Spring Travel Destinations:

Andalucia, Southern Spain
Spring is without a doubt the best time of the year to head over to southern Spain. With temperatures above 100 degrees in the summer, the weather can put a damper on sightseeing and most amenities are closed with locals on the siestas. So visiting Andalucia in the spring is the best option (and that means more tapas for you!). Madrid is one of Europe’s cheapest gateway cities. Andalucia is about 240 miles from Madrid and you can get there via car or train. Great sightseeing spots include Andulucias’ most admired cities, such as Cordoba, Granada and Seville. This beautiful Spanish region is rich in history and brings attractions like the Prado Museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site like the Alhambra.

Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica (see photo above) is a great seaside community, with easy access to LA and the rest of southern California. Located 8 miles north of LAX, Santa Monica itself is a walkable 8 square miles and is comprised of eight distinct districts, each featuring it own character.
Recently named one of the "best beach cities in the world" by National Geographic, Santa Monica, the quintessential city by the sea, defines the essence of the California lifestyle. There’s tons to do at the beach...from swimming and surfing to biking and volleyball, from outdoor chess to beachside gymnastics. Plus, nearby attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, Disneyland and Magic Mountain are always fun to visit.

This spring break, families can enjoy the best seat on the beach at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel with the "SPRING BREAKS" PACKAGE featuring:

* Nightly accommodations in an luxury oceanfront guestroom or suite

* Two tickets to Pacific Ocean Amusement Park on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier

* Complimentary meals for children 12 and under

Carefree, AZ
Located just north of Scottsdale, you will find Carefree, Arizona. Typical of Carefree's character are its street names, such as Tranquil Trail and Easy Street. The motto of Carefree is "Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New." The town has 15 restaurants, which makes for 1 restaurant for every 247 people, the highest per capita ratio in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa, a Waldorf Astoria property, is set on 1,300 acres in the Sonoran Desert foothills. A nature lovers paradise, the resort's dramatic and innovative architecture blends with the surrounding desert landscape. Stone-colored adobe-style structures are grouped in low-rise clusters throughout the property. Envision yourself in a private casita with wood burning fireplace nestled among 12 million year old boulders in the evening. By day, enjoy hot air balloon rides, rock climbing, hiking, biking, golf or the spa. The resort offers several great Spring packages, such as Truly Boulders or Your Choice Golf & Spa.

Hershey, PA
If you love chocolate you will want to put a trip to Hershey on your travel list. Hershey,
appropriately named The Sweetest Place on Earth, is a world‐class resort destination
located in central Pennsylvania. It offers distinctive experiences wrapped in chocolate, where guests of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and hospitality offerings that are quite exceptional in the Spring.
Everything here is chocolate themed, including The Hotel Hershey (with Chocolate Bingo and
Family S’mores Nights), Chocolate Spa (offering Spring Fling packages), Hersheypark
Theme Park, Hershey Gardens (known for its tulips) & ZooAmerica. They also have unique
chocolate opps like Create Your Own Candy Bar Attraction, Chocolate Lab Classes where you can make Tempting Chocolate Tulips and Falconry Classes.
Spring packages are available just in time for family fun during Easter or any other time this Spring.

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