The Spring is the best time to get yourself out of the house and hit all the popular spots that you'd want to see in the summer. A lot of people tend to avoid those spots too early in the year; they want, it seems, for the locations to be sorted out, maintained well, and tested. This does make sense. Winters can change and alter some popular locations, and it can take some time to fix them up. But, you're missing out on a unique experience. Here are Seven reasons to visit your favorite places in the spring.
Most people will think like what was already mentioned. They'll want to wait for the summer before visiting a place. Maybe they need time to get prepared, buying new gear. Maybe it's easier to go in the summer instead of the spring. Either way, these locations are less crowded during the spring months. If you want to visit a very popular location, then go in the spring.
Places will look differently in the early spring months than in the summer. Some places will still be adorned with snow, some places will have less vegetation, opening up fun and unique places. This is a great time to visit your favorite places because it gives you a new experience while still being a place you like.
Not Too Hot
Some places get really, really hot. And while it's still nice to visit, the heat can make your trip harder, usually keeping you from doing all the things and events you'd normally want. In the spring, though, everything is a little bit cooler. This way you can go hike and explore more without endangering yourself to heat exhaustion.
Budding plants and trees make for beautiful sights. In the summer, these plants and trees are going full force, some of them lose a lot of their luster after their initial budding. And, in the summer, all the plant life is usually in full bloom. This can make for a very packed and heavy area. This can make traveling hard, it can be hard for people with allergies, and can make pictures and sights too crowded. In the spring you can experience some beautiful vegetation without it being too crowded or intense.
Most popular places, and even some that are less visited, will have a discount on prices for things like entry fees, lodging costs, and even merchandise or supplies in the Spring. This can let you experience a place that is out of your budget easily and without concern.
As the summer rages on, bugs and insects get stronger and stronger. This can make some locations, especially locations near rivers and lakes too much of a hassle to visit. During the spring though, these numbers are usually much lower, giving you a break from pests.
Going out and hiking and camping is contagious. The more you do it, the faster you get into it, the more you will want it, crave it. This is one of the best reasons to get started and get out there. Once you do start hiking and camping you'll want to keep doing it. Starting in the Spring sets you on the right path.
The Spring is a great time to get out there and see the world. Things like laziness, lack of preparation, and just poor planning sometimes keeps us from getting out there too early. But as you can see, there are plenty of reasons to get excited for Spring, and to get out there and experience it.