10 Best Travel Picks for April

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    Fiesta San Antonio in Texas

    Amigos and Amigas, you absolutely must head to San Antonio this April. Fiesta San Antonio, commemorating the battles of The Alamo and San Jacinto, brings music, food and a big parade to the city's many citizens--and savy tourists like you. Make sure and pick up a colorful souvenir medal.

    Photo courtesy of San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

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    Thoroughbred Racing in Lexington, Kentucky

    A big part of Kentucky history, Keeneland's thoroughbred racetrack comes to life every April and October. You'll want to visit this spring to get a vibrant view of our nation's best horses and jockeys. The grounds are a National Historic Landmark and worth a tour, as well.

    Photo courtesy of Gene Burch, Courtesy Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    Not a jazz buff? More like, not a jazz buff, yet. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the hottest tickets in the country. The likes of The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Fats Domino have graced its stages. Stop by during one of the festival's 10 days for a taste of jazzy food and music.

    Photo courtesy of NewOrleansOnline.com

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    California Poppies in Antelope Valley, California

    There are few things as picturesque as a sprawling field of orange poppies in April. You'll have to visit the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and see for yourself. The poppy is California's state flower, and the reserve is state-protected to make sure this lovely sight lives on for years to come. 

    Photo courtesy of Ada Be

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    Amazing Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

    Is pink your favorite color? The National Cherry Blossom Festival is worth visiting even if you'd rather wear blue. This five-week festival in Washington celebrates US-Japan relations as the first trees were gifted to the city by Tokyo's then mayor over 100 years ago. It's not to be missed.

    Photo courtesy of f11photo/iStock

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    The Great Convention City of Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indianapolis, recently voted Best Convention City by 10Best readers, boasts lovely spring weather along with a myriad of fun cultural activities. No matter why you're in town, check out the Indianapolis Zoo and the Indiana State Museum. April is a great time to head to the Midwest.

    Photo courtesy of Rudolf Balasko/iStock

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    Texas Hill Country

    But if orange California poppies aren't your thing, the bluebonnets of Texas Hill Country might be. April is peak season, right before it gets too hot for these pretty indigo wildflowers to breath easy. Try to find an uncrowded field (it might be tough!) and appreciate them right.

    Photo courtesy of Earl McGehee

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    Low Season in Sydney, Australia

    April is low season in Sydney, Australia, meaning high savings for you. It might finally be the right time to get over to Australia and peek the Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, or the Royal Botanic Gardens. All of these attractions are must-sees and within a stone's throw of one another.

    Photo courtesy of FiledIMAGE/iStock

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    Empty Beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro in April is a beach-lovers dream. Who doesn't fantasize about laying out on the warm sand of an empty beach? This is the stuff postcards are made of. We can't promise Ipanema will be people-free, but you might as well give it a try. Arpoador is more locals-only and a haven for surfers.

    Photo courtesy of Digo_Souza

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    Mild Weather in Mallorca, Spain

    The weather has to be right to trek across an ocean. April is a mild month in Spain, and Mallorca is one of country's lovelier offerings. This island offers amazing views, with both mountains and ocean. History-buffs will love the historic cathedrals and towns, and there's plenty of culture to around. 

    Photo courtesy of Andrés Nieto Porras


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