By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Aug 2, 2022
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 2023, 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 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.
If you're after a comfortable April getaway that's not too hot and not too cold (somewhere in the temperature range of, say, 65F - 77F degrees), here's 3 places you might like, with some pretty nice hotel stays as well:
Paris in the spring - magnifique! 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:
For more on a romantic Paris break this spring, these Hotel & Air Deals to Paris.
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:
Best April 2023 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.
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).
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.
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