Booking.com Shares Seven Springtime Getaways to Spend Your Tax Refund On
Tax season can mark a stressful time for most. After sifting through endless piles of paperwork many Americans will be rewarded with extra change in their pocket in the form of a refund. The experts at Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with incredible places to stay, encourage tax payers to sit back and relax by spending their refund on a well-deserved springtime getaway.
These destinations were compiled via data from Booking.com andscored higher during the spring season than during any other season according Booking.com travelers, making this the definitive list for travel this spring.
Located on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Holbox Island is separated from mainland Mexico by a shallow, warm water lagoon. Possibly Mexico’s best kept secret, the waters of this laid-back island are home to a diverse range of marine life including dolphins, sea turtles, flamingos, pelicans, barracuda and more. Booking.com travelers most frequently endorse Holbox Island for beaches, nature, tranquillity and relaxation.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, this small and unique town is home to a captivating historical center, a jagged coastline and hidden inlets trimmed with sandy beaches. Spring is the best time to visit Polignano a Mare as temperatures are just beginning to climb, but remain mild and humidity is still low. Top endorsements by Booking.com travelers include local food, scenery, ambiance and romance.
Kinsale is located in County Cork on the southern coast of Ireland. Historically known as a port and fishing town, today it’s better known for the spring time tourist that arrive to enjoy the fresh air of a cool, Irish spring. Top endorsements by Booking.com travelers include scenery, food, pubs and relaxation.
Due to its balance of sub-tropical and tropical climate, Guatemala is known as ‘The Land of Internal Spring.’ City and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua Guatemala, is no exception. Historically the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, today it’s best known for its mild climate and elaborate religious celebrations during Lent. Booking.com’s travelers’ top endorsements include culture, history, friendly locals and architecture.
Known for its natural beauty and unspoiled landscape, Lynton is a small, coastal town perched on top of a high sea cliff and overlooking the picturesque harbor village of Lynmouth. In the springtime, travelers can see purple orchids standing proudly amongst the lush, green grass in the valleys between the high sea cliffs. Top endorsements by Booking.com travelers include coastal walks, scenery and tranquillity.
Located in the heart of Jasper State Park, Jasper is an alpine town amongst the snow-capped Canadian Rockies. It is home to crystal-clear lakes, thick green forests and glacier-fed rivers. No matter what your outdoor activity of choice may be, nothing beats springtime in Jasper. Top endorsements by Booking.com travelers include scenery, mountains, nature, hiking and wildlife
Koprivshtitsa preserves the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century, making it one of the most characteristically Bulgarian towns in the country. Endorsed by Booking.com travelers for history, architecture and museums, travelers to Koprivshtitsa will feel like they’ve taken a step back in time while enjoying this magical city in the warm spring air.
*The data analysts looked at which destinations were the highest recommended for spring, compared to summer, autumn, and winter. To be included, destinations needed to be in the northern hemisphere and had to have had more than 50 recommendations per month throughout the year.
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