While snow continues to blanket much of the United States, flowers are beginning to bloom in the south. Other areas of the country are experiencing the first signs of spring as temperatures start to rise and signs of life emerge from the tree canopies.

If the brutal blizzard-like conditions have you wishing you could trade your snowshoes for snorkels, we invite you to take an early spring vacation to one of our hand-picked destinations:

Although geographically small in size, Hilton Head offers visitors 24 world-class golf courses, 350 tennis courts, and more than 250 restaurants. Hilton Head has also been named one of the top-ten family beaches in the United States. If you have yet to take a trip to South Carolina, Hilton Head will not disappoint.

Blue Ridge Parkway Mountains Sunset Over Spring Rhododendron Flowers BloomsThere’s nothing like a trip to the mountains to clear the mind and free the soul. Gentle breezes, clear skies and gorgeous flowers are what visitors can expect during springtime in Asheville. Whether you are seeking a weekend of relaxation or an adventure-filled vacation, Asheville offers a little bit of everything.

If a trip to Hawaii is on your radar in the near future, then start packing! Less rain starts to fall on the islands during early spring, making it an ideal time to visit. Keep in mind that the Merrie Monarch festival, a week-long cultural celebration, is held annually starting on Easter Sunday. Visit merriemonarchfestival.org for dates and times.

Jeckyll Island’s natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. Tourists can relax while wiggling their toes in the sand or engage in more adventurous activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. Whatever your preference, Jeckyll Island will surely accommodate.


There’s a reason why Florida is nicknamed the Sunshine State, and we can assure you it has nothing to do with snowflakes. Early spring is one of the best times of year to visit Walt Disney World and it’s also a surefire way to avoid hurricane season. Of course, Disney isn’t the only attraction in Orlando. While you’re there, be sure to explore Central Florida off the beaten path.

the San Antonio riverwalk.A fun destination for families and couples alike, San Antonio’s famous river walk provides easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions. While temperatures can reach and exceed 100 degrees in the summer, tourists can expect temperatures around 75 degrees in San Antonio during spring months.

Where will your next trip be? Share your favorite spring vacation pictures with us by tagging @drivethenation in your photos. Safe travels!