Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes many great things: walks in the park, evening bike rides, sunsets and, of course, the blooming of wildflowers. We could all take a moment or two to slow our busy lifestyles, and we could all definitely use a day trip every now and again. Here, we've rounded up 10 beautiful places to get away, and they're abound with spring's best blooms. There's even a spot in Canada if you're up for venturing north.
Here you can spend an afternoon rela among the Joshua trees and wildflowers. Peak bloom season is mid-March through April, so now is prime time.
If you're looking to get lost in a sea of flowers and spend time by the water, Banff National Park is the ideal mix of both. There are also a variety of bungalows, resorts and lodges to make a weekend trip out of your visit.
This national park is right on the boarder of Canada and the U.S. and spans over one million acres. The ecosystem centerpiece is commonly known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. And it's currently peak season for flowers in bloom.
Folks in the four corners area are typically familiar with Crested Butte, especially during the winter snow sports season. However, Colorado is also known for some of the best flowers in the Southwest, with an abundance of poppies and lupine.
If you happen to be based in the San Diego or surrounding areas, try heading out to the desert for a change of scenery. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park currently has a full bloom of wildflowers, including desert willow, indigo bush and globe mallow.
Gunnison National Forest isn't just a beautiful place to get lost in, but it has some interesting history. Back in 1905, Theodore Roosevelt created this forest and named it after the explorer John W. Gunnison. Some flowers you'll find here include, fairy trumpets, orange paintbrush and nodding sunflowers.
Mount Rainier National Park is one of the nation's most famous national parks and happens to be less than a two-hour drive from Seattle, if you happen to be visiting the city. Washington may be known for the rain, but this park has some of the most beautiful vistas in the state, including their wildflowers.
The Highland Lakes of Texas prove that beauty can be found anywhere. The are is comprised of a collection of six lakes formed by six dams, and during springtime the fields are filled with bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush.
The Denali National Park and Preserve, located in Alaska, embodies six million acres of the state's wilderness including glaciers and forests. Home to grizzly bears and wolves, the national park is an exciting place year-round, but particularly beautiful in the spring.
Asheville is a city located in the central Blue Ridge Mountains, and happens to be known for its prime wildflower bloom, which begins in April and goes till June. The forests are abundant with various flowers, including lady slippers, jack-in-the-pulpits, wild ginger, evening primrose, mountain laurel and rhododendron.
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