Top Destinations for the Month of May

  • The Singapore River at dusk


    Singapore has long been a common business destination, but it's also a spectacular leisure destination. The food alone is worth a trip–this is not a place where you'll want to shy away from hawker stalls or 24-hour street food vendors, as they sling some of the best fare in the city. Singapore is a remarkably multicultural city, so expect to see lots of different fashions, architecture, and languages (though you'll have no trouble getting by on English alone.)

    Photo courtesy of HenryLeongHimWoh

  • One of Boulder's many trails

    Boulder, Colorado

    Chances are you already know this, but it rings so true we just have to reiterate: if you're the outdoorsy type, get to Boulder this month. In addition to its reputation as one of America's healthiest, most active cities, Boulder is also a very progressive town; recent years have seen the emergence of a number of alternate culture (meditation centers, alternative medicine, etc) facilities in the area. 

    Photo courtesy of Zach Dischner

  • The National Building Museum

    Washington, DC

    In a few short months the District of Columbia will be supercharged with the politics of a presidential election, so now's a good time to get in if you're eyeing the nation's capital for a vacation. If you've never been, we highly recommend that you spend a day along the National Mall (the weather should be ideal for this!) exploring the museums. Shoppers will want to head to Georgetown (but gird your checking account...) and every visitor to DC should cap off at least one day of sightseeing by taking in a performance at the Kennedy Center.

    Photo courtesy of Phil Roeder

  • A coach ride in Seville

    Seville, Spain

    Arguably the top destination of southern Spain, Seville has had a reputation for hosting tourists with aplomb stretching back to the 19th century. The city's cultural and historic landmarks (including the Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest churches in the world) are too many to name in one article, let alone see in one day, but purchasing a Sevilla pass online, at tourism offices, or at the airport can help you make the most of your time (and save you money–always a plus.) Adventurers with a bit of verve should be sure to catch a bullfight at the (truly breathtaking) Bullfighting Arena.

    Photo courtesy of Raul A

  • St. Thomas harbor at night

    St Thomas, USVA

    St. Thomas may be only 31 square miles, but that's 31 square miles of tranquility and respite. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more laid back and welcoming bunch of locals anywhere in the States. Enjoy a banana daiquiri at Magen's Bay (legend has it they were invented there), then choose between a day of swimming, snorkeling, or boating. Coki Beach is a must-visit for snorkeling, ideal for first-timers and seasoned snorkelers alike.

    Photo courtesy of eutrophication&hypoxia

  • Sandpearl Resort

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    With a booming arts and culture district in its downtown and, all in all, a bit more of a leisurely vibe than neighboring Tampa, St. Petersburg is an ideal spot for the classic beach getaway. This is also one of the best places in the country for fishing, since the city is surrounded on three sides by water. Though most vacations to St. Petersburg should and likely will involve at least one full day of beach bumming or water sports, do consider checking out the impressive collection at the Salvador Dali Museum.

    Photo courtesy of Courtesy Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

  • A seasonal swimming hole outside of Austin

    Austin, Texas

    There are a number of impressive sounding slogans tacked to Austin: "Keep Austin Weird" and "Live Music Capital of the World" are just two of many that connote what this town is all about. Alternative culture is the name of the game here–a tour of the university campus  or the Texas capitol might be time well spent, but most visitors to Austin pass their time by blending in with locals at watering holes, live music shows, or local eateries. A day trip out into the surrounding Hill Country is also a good idea!

    Photo courtesy of austinevan

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