Spring break might be over but we’ve still got a while to go before spring itself is finished.
For those in North America, the first official day of summer 2023 is June 21st, meaning you still have over 2 months of spring to enjoy (and/or get through), depending on where you are.
The good news is that the time period of late April and May is known as the shoulder season for most of America, which means it’s a great time for domestic travel.
So, if you can get the time off from work (or can swing a workcation or even a hush trip), a trip within the U.S. will come with a lower price tag than one taken during popular spring break travel time or the upcoming busy summer season.
Travel this summer is projected to be busy around the world, and America is no exception.
A large number of Americans are planning on traveling this summer, and many are looking to stay close to home.
This increase in interest means higher prices across the board, so taking advantage of a late spring getaway makes more sense this year than any.
So now that you know why you should be going on a late spring getaway, where should you go?
Well, luckily for you, social media company Ayrshare has compiled a list of the most popular places to travel this spring in the U.S., according to their popularity on TikTok.
By looking at the top 40 spring destinations in the U.S., each location’s hashtag view on TikTok was then factored in to generate a list of the top cities for spring travel.
Average spring weather was also taken into consideration after the rankings were determined.
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Based on research by Ayrshare, here are the top trending travel destinations in the U.S. for this spring, according to TikTok:
- TikTok Views: 4.8 Billion
With an average spring temperature in the high seventies and around 14 days of rain, the weather in Houston allows for a decent spring getaway.
We all know Texas can (and does) get hot in the summer, so checking out some of its beloved cities is a bit more enjoyable in the spring.
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- TikTok Views: 2.3 Billion
With average spring weather not too much different from Houston, Austin comes next on the list of great spring destinations.
There are loads of reasons that Austin is a good idea for a spring trip; from enjoying the many wildflowers that bloom to taking in some NASCAR, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
@forrestfromtexas Let the good times roll #atxlife #austintx #austin #thingstodoinaustin ♬ About Damn Time – Lizzo
Washington, District of Columbia
- TikTok Views: 2.1 Billion
With an average spring temperature in the mid-sixties, Washington D.C. isn’t as warm as the first two contenders, but since there’s so much to do there, it still ranks quite highly on the list.
From strolling the cherry blossoms to wandering around the many monuments and museums, it’s all definitely more enjoyable than a visit in the middle of summer, when the temperatures spike.
@adventuressashley After seeing that early Cherry Blossom blooms were happening, I make the decision to make an early and unplanned trip to Washington D.C. to catch these beauties! Did you know DC is under 4 hours from NYC? Making it the perfect getaway for 2 nights or even a long weekend! Can’t wait to be back shortly to catch the next wave. Follow for more info and to keep up-to-date with the latest Washington DC Cherry Blossom bloom news. 🌸 📸 Taken Feb 23rd & 24th, 2023 #dccherryblossom #visitwashingtondc #travelwashingtondc #dcvisit #cherryblossomdc #congressionalcemetery #oldtownalexandria #dcspots #washingtondccheck #tidalbasin #dctidalbasin #springindc #cherryblossomseason2023 #cherryblosson2023 #freethingstodoindc #thingstodoindc ♬ original sound – urs
- TikTok Views: 1.6 Billion
Since Orlando is one of the most searched destinations this summer, it should come as too much of a surprise to see it trending on TikTok as well.
Most Americans know Orlando as a pretty solid choice for a getaway any time of year, and spring is no exception.
The spring break crowds have gone, and the weather is perfect for some major thrills at the theme parks.
@visit_orlando There’s an endless amount of adventure in Orlando, but @Themepark Explorers picked a few things you can’t miss. What’s your favorite? #orlando #thingstodoinorlando #traveltiktok #universalstudios #seaworldorlando #adventuretime ♬ Animal (Alternate Version) – Max Farrar
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- TikTok Views: 1.5 Billion
Long gone are the spring break partygoers, but what remains is the great weather and over 60 miles of coastline for you to enjoy.
Myrtle Beach starts to warm up quite nicely in late spring, and come May, the temperature is perfect for some serious beach lounging.
Now is the time to come if you like it hot but not too hot, and not nearly as crowded as it will be in the summer.
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- TikTok Views: 931.8 Million
It might be known as a winter favorite, but spring is a great time to explore the Mile High City.
Come to witness the thawing of the snow and watch the landscape turn lush and green before your eyes with wildflowers and trees.
Denver is known to be getting more and more pricey for accommodation, and a visit in the shoulder season will save you some serious cash.
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- TikTok Views: 641.6 Million
Fancy a trip to Japan to see their famed cherry blossoms but can’t swing the airfare?
Portland might be a runner-up, as the Portland Japanese Garden is one of the most authentic of its kind outside of Japan.
Aside from flowers (of which there are many more to love besides the cherry blossoms), Portland comes alive in the springtime with festivals, waterfalls, and many events for everyone to enjoy.
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Charleston, South Carolina
- TikTok Views: 409.4 Million
With an average springtime temperature of just over 70 degrees, Charleston is another city that is getting warm but not yet too hot to enjoy its charm this time of year.
Wander the storied streets and take in the wisteria that covers the grand front porches.
Events such as the North Charleston Arts Fest also take place in the spring, so make sure to check the event calendar to take advantage of some fun.
@lawofwandering One perfect day in Charleston💗 #charleston #charlestonsc #fyp #usaroadtrip #tiktoktravel #traveltips #travelguide #saveforlater ♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber
Los Angeles, California
- TikTok Views: 242.5 Million
With only an average of 5 rainfall days in the spring, Los Angeles is easily the top pick on this list for those who are looking to avoid some raindrops.
The shoulder seasons of spring and fall also bring clean and crisp air, as you are less likely to be subjected to the smog that can take over in the summer months.
Witness the blooming of Tinseltown and take in the flowers, or head to the beach or amusement parks. Either way, you are sure to have a good time.
@calistreetshots 5 places to visit in Los Angeles 🌊🌴🌆 1. Griffith Observatory – views of the whole city. 2. Santa Monica Pier – rides, vibes and views. 3. Venice Beach – the overall atmosphere. 4. Beverly Hills – palm trees, stores and cars. 5. Downtown LA – tall buildings, food and history. Video inspired by @marvinbrxxks ♬ Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna
- TikTok Views: 242 Million
As another top searched-for destination for flights, Seattle’s popularity on social media shouldn’t shock anyone.
Travelers love to come here in the spring before it gets too hot or crowded with summer tourists.
And surprisingly enough, the Emerald City is a good choice weather-wise for a spring trip, only averaging 8 days of rain this time of the year.
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