Romantic Vacation in April 2017 - Where to Go, What to Expect

Ideas on Destinations & the Best Deals on a Romantic Vacation in April

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Hawaii Vacation in April

Sunny and Warm April Vacation on the Beach on Oahu, Hawaii

By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Aug 25, 2016

Through our own experiences, readers input and a little research, we've come up with our choices for some of the best places for a vacation in April 2017, and a few ideas about spring honeymoons.

In many destinations, April is considered "shoulder" season, so the best April vacations don't have to be the most expensive.

Let's look at some options for your April getaway...

Hawaii in the Spring

Hawaii is not just one of the best April vacations - we could include it just about year-round! This is a fine time to visit, as April weather in Hawaii usually means you can expect few if any storms, with temperatures turning a couple degrees warmer, and sunshine just about everywhere.

One Hawaiian Island we really love is Kauai. Find a nice little place to stay around Kapa'a on the east coast, and you're only an hour to the magnificent North Shore, or Poipu Beach and some great restaurants in the south. Avoid Easter weekend and you should do fine with availability at many romantic Kauai Hotels and Resorts.

Paris in April

Paris, FranceParis and the Seine River - One of the World's Most Famous Romantic Vacations in April

Paris in the spring - enough said! It's the stuff they write songs about. The City of Light is extra beautiful, and is certainly the epitome of a romantic vacation in April. The summer crowds haven't arrived yet, making a stroll down the Champs Elysees even more memorable. Security has been tightened considerably because of happenings in the past year or two, but Paris remains a captivating city to explore and love.

Paris weather in April can actually be a little less romantic and a little more on the iffy side. If you're here for longer than a weekend, you'll likely get a taste of both sun and showers, but expect temperatures to be reasonably mild, around 57 F (14 c). One of the things that makes Paris spectacular in April is all the flowers in bloom (possibly not the best month to be here if you suffer from allergies!), so make sure you pack you camera and a good size memory card. 

A couple of April dates to keep in mind when planning your Paris Vacation:

  • The Paris Marathon is on Sunday April 9, 2017. Expect big crowds and "adjusted" hotel prices for that weekend.
  • Foire de Paris is scheduled for late in the month, April 27 - May 8, 2017. As if this city needed another culinary reason to visit, but this fair gets very good reviews for it's French wine and regional food exhibits.  

For more on a romantic Paris break this spring, these Hotel & Air Deals to Paris, and our page on a Romantic European Vacation Ideas.

Warm Spots for a Romantic Vacation in April

Warm April Vacations: if you want a warm beach in April but don't want to sit on a 8 hour flight, Corpus Christi, TX and Santa Cruz, CA are among the top beaches in the USA for an April getaway to warm spring vacation temps.  

Our Top Spots for a Honeymoon in April:

  • Maui, H (romantic resorts, warm beaches and great luaus make Maui a perfect honeymoon destination in April)
  • Santorini, Greece (one of the hot April vacation spots in Europe, with an unforgettable atmosphere and sunsets)
  • Costa Rica (for outdoor types and adventure lovers, the best April vacation destination in Central America)

Best April 2017 Vacation Deals on the Water: This is an excellent time to cruise the Caribbean - no hurricanes, lots of sun, and the cruise crowds are sailing north to Alaska, leaving you with more of the islands to yourself.

Cruisecompete.com's April Vacation Cruise Specials show Caribbean cruise discounts from over a hundred suppliers, and you can browse through all the itineraries and deals from the comfort of your e-mail inbox. 
Definitely one of the places to check for cheap cruises in April.

3 More Good Places for a Romantic April Vacation in April:

San Diego, CA - low humidity, very little rain, and some nice ocean breezes...

Las Vegas, NV - a good bet with highs in the upper 70's F, hotel swimming pools should be opening up for the season.

San Francisco, CA - usually warm, dry and sunny, the perfect climate for a romantic vacation.  

Central Florida

Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on International Drive, Orlando, FLEarly Spring Morning Poolside at the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites in Orlando, FL

Florida is always one of the top 10 spring vacation spots in the USA. Stick to the mid-state area and enjoy the activities and great romantic fun around Orlando, the beaches of St. Petersburg & Clearwater, or indulge in Tampa's interesting Latin Quarter and Ybor City. Central Florida weather in April is very nice, with very little rainfall, lots of sun and temps in the low 80's (28 C).

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Tuscany Suites on International Drive - if you've got a full week of vacation in April (or more), you can save money and have a very romantic stay in this Hilton resort in Orlando. Our beautiful 1 bedroom suite was fully equipped with a spacious kitchen and balcony, King bed and a Whirlpool tub for two. The resort has a excellent pool & pool bar, and a large man-made lake that's ideal for a romantic stroll around. 2016 Rating* for Romantic Orlando Resorts: 86% of Couples Rate It Excellent/Very Good. (8122 Arrezzo Way, Orlando, FL 407-465-2600)

New Zealand in April: Awesome Autumn

One of the prettiest sights we've ever seen in any of our travels has been autumn in New Zealand's South Island.

This is not a beach holiday, but April is a great time to experience the crisp New Zealand fall and it's fantastic foliage, along with crystal blue lakes, alpine scenery and lots of sheep!

A motoring holiday in New Zealand would make a fine romantic vacation in April. The clean air, uncrowded highways, quaint towns and friendly people will give you a vacation you'll remember for years.

Romantic Vacation In April in New Zealand's South IslandOutstanding Autumn Colors in New Zealand in April

For more on New Zealand, including info on flights, scenery, cities & towns and accommodation, see our romantic getaways in New Zealand section. 


*Based on Tripadvisor.com Ratings & Reviews from Couples as of Aug 2016.

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