Stunning Spring Destinations
February 15, 2019
There are two types of people: Those who love winter, and those who detest it. In just a few short months, the snow and cold with leave the Glendale apartments as it gives way to the wonders of spring. As the veil of winter is lifted, the natural beauty of the world reveals itself through blossoming flowers, seasonal food, and plenty of fun festivals.
If you’re a fan of travel, then this season of revitalization is one of the best times to leave your humble abode and venture out to somewhere new. These six destinations are excellent locales to enjoy everything spring, making them worth adding to your travel bucket list.
Huntington Library – San Marino, California
This is the easiest destination to cross of your list thanks to its close proximity to the Glendale neighborhood. The Huntington Library features 12 beautifully curated garden spaces displaying everything from cacti to Japanese-style gardens. There are over 15,000 plant varieties on display at any given time, with spring hosting some of the most stunning blooms all year-round.
The temperature inside the library is kept at a cool 65 degrees, which also provides an escape from colder weather still lingering into springtime. Plus, it’s a short distance from both Los Angeles and San Diego, giving you the freedom to explore either city once your visit ends.
Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim might as well have been written about Portland. This Pacific Northwest state is often thought of as a rainy destination, but “April showers bring May flowers,” as the saying goes. Once spring is in full swing, the city comes alive with blossoming tulips.
About 31 miles south of the city, you can find over 40 acres of stunning, vibrant tulip beds at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens is also a popular flower hotspot, featuring an entire botanical garden that comes to life in late March.
Hanami – Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo might already be a destination on your bucket list, but you might want to add a springtime venture to its listing. Aside from the innovative cuisine, hip sense of fashion, and technological marvels, Hanami holds some of the most beautiful scenery in the country for two weeks during this season.
The trees in Hanami, at the crosswalk in Shibuya, come alive in a must-see display that even keeps the locals coming back year after year. The same can be said along the Meguro River and Utsubukiyama Park, here cherry blossoms are at their peak. You can catch this world-renowned marvel both day and night with the park illuminating the trees after dusk.
Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington D.C.
If you can’t make it to Japan to see the cherry trees blossom, then you can always make your way to Washington D.C. In 1912, Japanese chemist Jokichi Takamine gifted a number of cherry trees to the capitol city. Thanks to their intrinsic beauty, locals host a month-long festival to celebrate their uniquely beautiful blossom.
While you’re there, you might as well check out the nation’s top monuments and historic museums displaying the foundations of the United States. City blocks near the White House are brimming with uniquely American sights to help fill up the itinerary during your visit.
Who doesn’t want to travel to Paris? The city’s beauty draws in travelers from around the world during any time of year. So, why should this city make your spring bucket list? When the gray winter season ends around March, the city turns into a living gallery of blooming flowers.
Local museums incorporate spring themes to celebrate the changing of the seasons, decadent cuisines and music are in abundance at the Saint-Germain Jazz Festival, and Parisians come out in droves as they breathe new life into a city that laid quiet for months. It’s a unique experience, and one that an avid traveler shouldn’t miss.
Jardin Majorelle – Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco is often thought of as hot weather and glistening sands, but there are a number of oases to be found in this desert city. Much like the rest of the world, their flowers come alive in the spring. You can catch these unique and foreign blossoms in any of the 54 public gardens in the area.
Jardin Majorelle is one of the most popular. Designed by Jacques Majorelle, a French Orientalist artist, over a 40-year span. After being restored by major name designers Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge, the garden is a stunning wonder of architectural and floral beauty.
A vacation in and of itself, Altana offers a respite from everyday life in the heart of Glendale. This brand new community of apartment residences is enriched through resort-style amenities, nestled on an acre of private open space, and completed by modern finishes that create the comforts of home.
Through carefully curated amenities and features, every moment becomes a restorative escape. Meticulously in design from expansive rooftop pools to the beautifully landscaped zen garden, everything you need is right outside your door.
Residents can stay active in the state-of-the-art fitness center or yoga room, entertain guests in the demonstration kitchens or outdoor fireplaces, and take care of business in the Wi-Fi enabled co-work space. A screening room, lounge deck, and more envelope you in luxurious comforts.
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