Cheap Getaways in April

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With April comes signs of spring, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying the outdoors at one of these cheap getaways in April? Make sure to book an affordable vacation rental for your trip!

Flagstaff, Arizona

Suguaro_national_park_arizona.jpgThe best way to explore Arizona's great outdoors is to book a cheap rental in April in Flagstaff then drive down to Sedona. Enjoy a scenic drive to Sedona and observe beautiful red rocks and hiking trails, including Broken Arrow and Devil's Bridge. Be sure to stop by the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and check out the Watchtower as well as the Havasupi Indian Reservation as April weather is perfect for hiking in this region.

San Diego, California

San Diego is blooming in the spring, literally. Check out the city's incredible flower exhibit at the Flower Fields of Carlsbad, California or their annual Coronado Flower Show, one of the biggest flower shows on the West Coast. Then take a scenic drive out to Torrey Pines State Reserve, which offers plenty of hiking and bird-watching opportunities, a perfect cheap April getaway.

Ozarks, Missouri

new-mexico-hot-air-balloon.jpgThe rolling hills and mountains, combined with local Ozark culture, makes the Ozarks a great cheap getaway in April. The Roaring River State Park has freshwater streams for trout fishing and hiking. The Ozarks themselves house a number of natural attractions, including the Taum Sauk Mountain, the Mina Sauk Falls, and Johnson's Shut-Ins.

Portland, Oregon

Portland has the air of a small town while experiencing the growth of a large city, making it a perfect getaway. Check out the Portlandia, the second-largest hammered copper statue in America on your way to the Portland Japanese Garden where the blooming begins in April. Explore local art on the first Thursday of every month as museums in Pearl District serve complimentary wine and cheese.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Check out the Native American Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow in late April, showcasing Native American music, arts, and more. For a short road trip, head out to El Malpais National Monument, and look out for La Ventana Natural Arch, a massive sandstone formation.

Catskills, New York

Largely rural and wild, the Catskills make great cheap getaways in April for city folk. Temperate weather makes fly fishing in the Beaverkill or Neversink rivers or hiking the Devil's Path comfortable but not too cold. Alternatively, relax and take a spiritual vacation at the Kadampa Mediation Center.

Yosemite, California

black-bear-yosemite-lead.jpgA UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite is known for their spectaular granite cliffs, sequoia groves, waterfalls, and biological diversity. Visitors must stop by Yosemite Valley and observe its unusual rock formations, impressive waterfalls, and of course the Half Dome. April is especially a good time to visit because of the warming weather and the blooming of the plants and trees.

Great Smoky Mountains, NC

One of the most visited national parks in America, the Great Smoky Mountains hosts the Appalachian Trail, a must-visit for all hiking enthusiasts. Take a walk to the Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park, and on the way there, stop by the Morton Overlook for one of the best places to view the sunset.

White Mountains, NH

The White Mountain National Forest offers visitors numerous outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, and canoeing. Conditions for whitewater rafting are especially great during this time of year as rapids become greater with the melting snow. Kancamagus Highway is known for moose sightings and visitors can get a glimpse of other wildlife including peregrine falcons, black bears, bobcats, and more.

Yellowstone National Park, MT

The world's first national park houses the Grand Geyser, calcite terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, and a number of pools and basins. The price to enter the park is very affordable making Yellowstone one of the best cheap getaways in April.

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