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15 Best Places to Visit in April in USA 2024

Looking for the best places to visit in April in USA? These are the places you want to travel to this month.

Make way for the flowers! April brings warmer weather, spring blooms, and festivals.

Remember that spring blooms can vary from year to year, depending on environmental changes. That’s what makes nature photography challenging and so special when the stars align. We’ve given you rough dates for when they typically bloom but always check again closer to the dates.

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Last Updated: February 16, 2024

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15 Best Places to Visit in April IN USA

1. Augusta, Georgia – Masters Golf Tournament

33.5271609,-82.0253704, map

Weather Avg: 76° / 48° F

Get ready to tee off with The Masters, the ultimate event for golfers and lovers of golf! Every April, people flock to Augusta from all over the world to witness the top golfers.

As Georgia’s second-oldest city, it’s a hub of cultural activity with a growing arts and theater scene. And don’t even get me started on the food – whether you’re craving down-home Southern cooking or something a little more upscale, Augusta has got you covered. If you love shopping when you travel, the city is bursting with charming boutique shops. So come for the golf, but stay for everything else!


2. Indio, California – Coachella

82921 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA 92201, map

Weather Avg: 87° / 60° F

Put on your sunscreen, because Indio, California is heating up in April! But let’s be real, it’s not just the scorching weather that makes people flock to this desert town. It’s time for the ultimate festival showdown, with Coachella and Stagecoach both happening in the same month.

Be warned, tickets and accommodations go fast, so make sure to plan ahead and secure your spot. Don’t miss out on the epic music, delicious food, and all-around good vibes in Indio.

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3. Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Marathon

602 Copley Pl, Boston, MA 02116, map

Weather Avg: 57° / 41° F

Get ready to put a spring in your step because April in Boston is bursting with big events! It’s the perfect time to catch the stunning cherry blossoms blooming along the Esplanade, usually in mid-to-late April. But that’s just the beginning because the Boston Marathon is also happening this month, bringing in runners from every corner of the globe.

Want to travel back in time? Check out the reenactments of the Revolutionary War during Patriots Day and see history come to life before your very eyes. If you love baseball, Red Sox season starts at the Iconic Fenway Park.

See More: 15 Best Day Trips from Boston MA

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4. Skagit Valley, Washington – Skagit Tulip Festival

Main St &, State Rte 20, Newhalem, WA 98267, map

Weather Avg: 58° / 41° F

Ready to stop and smell the tulips? Because the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is here in April! Skagit County does not mess around when it comes to agriculture. They produce more tulips and daffodil bulbs than any other county in the US. Take a driving tour throughout the valley and prepare to be amazed by the incredible farms and colorful blooms at every turn.

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5. Florida Keys, Florida →

106000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, map

Weather Avg: 82° / 74° F

The Florida Keys is one of the best places to visit in April in USA. If you want warm weather without it being too hot, April is a great time to visit the Florida Keys and live your best beach life without the crowds. Late April is best, although you still have a slight chance of hurricanes.

Local Tip: Don’t limit yourself to one island. Each has its own character, and the smaller islands are much less touristy.

See More: 7+ Remarkable Things to Do in Key West Florida

6. Washington DC →

1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, map

Weather Avg: 67° / 44° F

DC Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing through late April! These gorgeous pink petals are reason enough to pack your bags and head to DC. While in town, check out all the museums and monuments, and there are plenty of special events and concerts.

Local Tip: Typically, peak bloom is the first week of April, but check their site for updates.

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7. Carlsbad, California

400 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, map

Weather Avg: 65° / 51° F

The Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields are beautiful, and late March to April is usually the best time to visit! You can also check out Legoland, with fewer crowds since schools aren’t out yet. On top of that, you’re just outside of San Diego so there is plenty to keep you busy.

Local Tip: Check out our San Diego bucket list for more things to do in the area.

See More: Your Guide to the Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields

8. Texas Hill Country, Texas

413 W Travis St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, map

Weather Avg: 79° / 54° F

Get ready to saddle up and explore the Texas Hill Country, where the landscapes are wild, the adventures are endless, and the bluebonnets are bloomin’ beautiful! Bluebonnets can bloom into April, and the Hill Country has many spots to chase them down. Otherwise, take a dip in one of many natural swimming holes, explore stunning caves, and sip your way through over 100 wineries.

Local Tip: Bluebonnets can bloom between February and April.

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9. NYC, New York →

W 44th St &, W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, map

Weather Avg: 64° / 45° F

Hey NY lovers! If you’re looking for the perfect time to visit NYC, Spring is where it’s at! Spring brings blooming flowers, including many cherry blossoms scattered throughout the city. Now that we don’t live here, we still miss the city’s energy, the unbeatable food, and always something new to do. We may have to make an annual trip to check out what’s new.

Local Tip: Check out our guide on the best places to see Cherry Blossoms in NYC.

See More: 27+ Most Instagrammable Places in NYC

10. Atlanta, Georgia →

6267 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, map

Weather Avg: 73° / 51° F

Our hometown, ATL, is one of the best places to visit in April in USA. They have tons of festivals to choose from, spring blooms, and nice weather to enjoy the city’s parks.

Local Tip: Atlanta is a sprawling city, so exploring neighborhoods is best rather than hopping all over town.

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11. Gulf Shores, Alabama

3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, map

Weather Avg: 76° / 57° F

April is a favorite time for locals in Gulf Shores. The weather is perfect for strolling along the beaches and exploring the outdoors. There are some great festivals and music to enjoy, plus if you’re a baseball fan, you get to enjoy Spring Break training too.

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12. Greenville, South Carolina →

206 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, map

Weather Avg: 72° / 47° F

April is the driest month of the year in Greenville (or, as we used to call it G-Vegas). The mild temperatures make it perfect for hiking, biking, and golfing. If you want something more leisurely, you can check out charming historic homes, blooming gardens, and festivals.

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13. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming →

44.3676403,-111.967106, map

Weather Avg: 43° / 15° F

Pack your binoculars and long lens because April is the perfect time for serious wildlife spotting. Bison are typically calving in April, and black bears start emerging from their dens. You have a much better chance of seeing these majestic animals with fewer crowds.

Local Tip: Be sure to check road closures before planning your trip. The park is still transitioning in April, so many accommodations and campgrounds aren’t open until mid-April.

See More: Best Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

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14. Orlando, Florida →

6950 Celebration Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747, map

Weather Avg: 84° / 63° F

April brings blue skies and sunshine and is the last month before it gets too hot. As long as you avoid Spring Break and Easter, crowds are manageable.

See More: 25 Free Things to Do in Orlando FL

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15. Tucson, Arizona

115 N Church Ave Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701, map

Weather Avg: 82° / 54° F

April to May (and Sept to Oct) is when the weather is just right to visit this desert oasis. It is perfect for exploring Saguaro National Park and all the fun festivals. Plus, the cost of rooms is reasonable since the snowbirds are gone.

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Map of the Best Places to Visit in April in the US

Warmest Destinations in April in the US

The warmest states in April are Florida, Nevada, Texas, California, and Arizona.

The warmest cities based on average highs are:

Major Festivals and Holidays All Over the US

What do we celebrate in April in the USA? Mardi Gras, Cherry Blossoms, and St. Patrick’s Day are the main holidays, but here are a few others.

  • April Fool’s Day
  • Good Friday + Easter
  • Cherry Blossom Festivals
  • Earth Day
  • Arbor Day
  • Miami Wine and Food Festival
  • Vidalia Onion Festival in Vidalia, GA, and Nashville, TN
  • National Beer Day
  • National Pet Day
  • International Jazz Day

Frequently Asked Questions


For us, it’s DC for the cherry blossom festival or Skagit Valley for the tulip festival. Keep in mind both get crowded during those events.


Phoenix, Arizona has an average high of 86°F.


If you avoid major festivals, events, or Spring Break, Florida is a hot and cheap place to head to in April.


Las Vegas is one of the driest yet warm places to visit in April.


Assuming you’re primarily looking for sunshine, Phoenix is the sunniest city, with 89% sunshine in April.


Orlando, Austin, and Las Vegas are destinations to visit in April to find good deals.


Although it depends on what airport you’re flying out of, you can find good deals in Las Vegas.


Hawaii has beautiful beaches to relax in, while Miami Beach is great for partying.


Miami and Key West are warm in April and have suitable water temperatures for swimming.

Is there anywhere we missed on our list of best places to visit in April in USA?

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