The rise in gas prices doesn’t seem to be holding American’s back as they gear up to hit the road for Spring Break. In fact, searches on Yahoo! for "spring break" are up 280% this month as people look for the best places and deals. Today, Yahoo! Travel released ten great spots to shake off the winter doldrums and get away this spring.
Yahoo! Travel considered a variety of destinations that would appeal to many kinds of travelers — college students, families with school-age children – even those looking for volunteer opportunities.
· Scottsdale, AZ - Sun and baseball
Get a head start on the MLB season where Cactus League games are scheduled through April 4. Scottsdale is also known for its luxury hotels, high-end shopping, 100-plus art galleries and world-class golf courses. A spring bonus: many wildflowers and cactus will be in bloom.
· Washington, DC - Americana
In addition to its historical significance and spectacular museums, you’ll be there in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 trees to the United States from Japan. And if your timing is right, there’s the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, scheduled for April 9.
· Yosemite National Park - A natural high
Spring is one of the best times to visit Yosemite, if you want to avoid the crowds. And there's plenty to see, whether or not there's snow on the ground. Waterfalls will roar, the lakes will mirror the crystal clear sky and Half Dome will rule over its subalpine domain.
· Lanai Island, HI -Tranquility