Eager to Travel This Spring? Here's Where You Should Go

We are almost three months into 2021, and Spring is right around the corner. Most of the winter blues are behind us, and you are probably daydreaming of booking a flight somewhere away from your daily routine and getting some much needed R&R. Whether you want to go somewhere where you are able to catch some rays, ski some fresh powder, or just GETAWAY, we are right there with you.

Four Day Weekend has compiled what we believe are the best places to visit this spring, as well as a destination for every type of traveler. From the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado and the nature of rural California, these unique destinations will definitely be the perfect getaway from a long winter.


FLORIDA

The state of Florida no longer has a mandated mask order, however, it is highly recommended when one is not able to social distance and if you are travelling out of state.. As of now, restaurants are running at full capacity as well as most bars.


ST. PETE BEACH

The first stop is Florida in beautiful St. Pete Beach, ranked the nations #1 beach on TripAdvisor. St Pete has seven miles of soft, white sand juxtaposed to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico (what more could you want?!).


Where to Stay

If you are looking to spend more and stay at a more upscale accommodation, we suggest The Don Cesar . This Gulf Coast icon, also known as the Pink Palace, has been around for nearly a century and is a staple to St Pete Beach. With two outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, fitness center and a private beach, there is hardly any reason to leave! If you are looking for a more affordable accommodation, we recommend The Villas At St. Pete Beach , a beach front hotel that is low key and comfortable.



Where to Eat

Since it is situated right on the Gulf of Mexico, St. Pete Beach is known for its daily fresh caught right off the shore. One of the best known restaurants, St. Pete Crabby Bills, , located right on the seaside with a laid back tiki bar and atmosphere. It is a great place for delicious seafood and a sunset you cannot beat. If you want something other than seafood, head to Skidder's Restaurant, where they serve up hearty Greek and Italian comfort food right on Gulf Blvd.


What to Do

If the weather is not the best, definitely go to The Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. This unique museum is entertaining from start to finish from the architecture of the buildings to the gardens. The Van Gogh Alive exhibit will be taking place at the Dali until June 13th.


If you are looking for one of the most aesthetically pleasing, Instagrammable places in St. Pete Beach, head to Level 11 Rooftop Bar where you can get a panoramic view of the 7 miles of St. Pete.


COLORADO

Moving away from the crystal blue waters of the Gulf, we are headed to the Rocky Mountains in Breckenridge, Colorado. Masks are mandatory when in town, restaurants are operating at 50% capacity with a last call at 10 p.m., and it is mandatory to have a reservation for the mountain.


BRECKENRIDGE

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this ski area was initially founded as a mining town back in the 1800s, which gives Breckenridge some of its rich history. Now at seven miles long,, Breck is a popular ski area with a mountain spanning 5 peaks, many delicious restaurants and lots of places to explore.



Where to Stay

One Ski Hill Place is a luxurious ski-in/ski-out resort right on Peak Eight. Located at the base of Independence Chair, it is at the heart of the best skiing on the mountain. If you are looking for more affordable accommodation, check out the Lodge at Breckenridge. This rustic Colorado gem has spectacular views of the mountain.


Where to Eat

There are over 100 restaurants to explore in Breckenridge and all different kinds of cuisines. Aurum Food and Wine is serving up something special this season. What some may call “whimsical”, Aurum is offering dining inside private heated yurts that fit up to eight people until March 31st. A special menu is offered for the experience.


The Canteen is located in one of the oldest buildings on Main Street, which gives it it’s rustic flair. They specialize in

comfort food and local craft beers. This is the perfect place for après ski!


What to Do

Home of the highest ski lift in North America, Breckenridge has a base elevation of 9,600 feet and a summit elevation of almost 13,000 feet, Breck has some of the best skiing the Rocky Mountains has to offer. Because of the COVID-19 regulations, skiers are required to make a reservation prior to coming to the mountain.

If you are having a day off from skiing, check out Main Street, where you can find all your needs for the Breckenridge lifestyle. From new skis or a board, to popular brands to hand-crafted goods, there is so much to see!


CALIFORNIA

In late February, Palm Springs government lifted the COVID-19 curfew on bars, restaurants, wineries and breweries now allowing them to operate until 2 a.m. Masks are still required indoors as well as areas where social distancing is not possible.


PALM SPRINGS

Known for its year round great weather, aesthetically pleasing views and architecture, Palm Springs is the perfect weekend getaway if you are looking to ditch the busy city, or embark on a new adventure out west.


Where to Stay

If you are looking for a trendy, relaxing property, check out Les Cactus , a 21+ resort that offers everything you need to take a break from your everyday lives. They offer a pool hot tub, bikes, a hammock garden and free breakfast.


What to Do

If it is not too hot, hike the 2 mile loop to see the waterfall at Tahquitz Canyon . This is a beautiful, relaxing hike that brings you to the waterfall where you can cool off and enjoy the scenery.


If you are in the mood to shop, head to the Shops on El Paso where you can find high end boutiques and delicious restaurants, it is easy to spend a whole day here just sightseeing.



Where to Eat

Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey is a beautifully designed restaurant bringing together Japanese and Scandinavian styles. Not only does Chef Engin Onural craft some delicious sushi, there is also whiskey to pair with his exotic rolls.




Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, located in the Uptown Design District, serves up delicious American culinary creations that contrast beautifully against the minimalist interior of the restaurant.




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