By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Aug 13, 2023
Have you got time off together in January? Need ideas for that romantic getaway in May? Know your month but not your destination?
We've collected a list of some of the best vacation spots for winter, spring, summer and fall...because knowing when to go is just as important as knowing where to go! Just pick the month you would like to get away, and you'll find a listing of different romantic vacation destinations particularly good for travel to that month.
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Christmas & New Years 2023-24 Travel Rush - Dates to Avoid: Expect things to get quite busy around Friday, December 15, 2023, and stay that way until Christmas Day. So for this time period (and especially the period from Dec 21 to 24), expect to see airports very crowded. You should also brace for flight delays at most airports, but especially in hubs like Chicago, NYC, Charlotte NC, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For New Years, expect heavier travel loads from Monday January 1 to Wednesday January 3. After that, things will rapidly return to normal, which is why many couples will plan and book their 2023-24 winter getaways between Dec 1 to 15 and anytime after January 3, 2024.
Late Autumn usually brings wet weather and cool temperatures to most of the northern part of the country, but we did our research and can recommend these destinations in the U.S. for warmth and good beaches. Plus, see areas still peak for romantic foliage tours, and the best place to visit in Canada in November.
Winter arrives in North America, and you can either escape it with one of our suggestions for hot December beach destinations, or embrace it with a romantic winter holiday in the snow at one of our top 5 best ski resorts for couples.
If warm weather is your quest, we've got some opportunities here, including 2 very exotic January vacation spots. You'll find out more on temperatures in some of the best beach vacation destinations in Mexico, and a city in Texas which has very comfortable January weather for exploring all of it's quirky and romantic spots.
Lots of romantic travel ideas for the month which includes Valentines day. See our video embedded here, "Top 10 Best February Vacation Spots". We look at the best places to travel in February for hot beaches in the Caribbean and mild weather in the U.S. We've also got a fun suggestion for a great couples getaway in the snow to a cozy and romantic winter carnival just north of the border in Canada.
Spring Break Alert: The actual dates of Spring Break 2024 vary from state to state, but for travel purposes, anytime from about March 4 to March 29, 2024 can see heavy travel and sold-out hotels in many places.
The following are destinations that get loads of Spring Break visitors, so if you want to steer clear of parties and crowds, you might want to avoid these places in March and visit another time of the year:
Thinking about where to vacation in March? Our suggestions will keep you away from all the spring break crowds and help you relax in a warm, sunny destination. Included is our video "Top 10 Best March Vacation Destinations".
Spring is a terrific time in many places for couples to get away - check out these tips for romantic April destinations and places to honeymoon. You'll find good reasons why this is a good month to travel to Florida and Hawaii, and why we absolutely love the South Island of New Zealand in April.
For suggestions on destinations and holidays in May, we've come up with a cruise, a European getaway and a city in Canada ideal for a late spring visit. Plus, romantic golf getaways and an affordable beach getaway in the Southwest.
Our ideas for romantic summer destinations and cheap holidays in June include Prague, Canada and some hot weather spots in the American Southwest like Arizona and Las Vegas where you can getaway for very cheap if you love holidaying in the heat.
Nice beaches, warm weather, and fewer crowds - it's easy to imagine what works for your July getaway. It can be challenge to actually find it though, so have a look at the destinations we recommend for your 2024 summer vacation.