Tell Us Your Best Spring Break Getaway Ideas and Win a $100 Best Western Travel Card!

April 7 2009 by BW Innsider
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springbreakaway.jpgTaking time to get away as winter thaws and spring warms up is an annual rite. But where to go to get the most out of spring break? Whether you are heading to a beach, experiencing nature, losing yourself on the open road or just taking a quick trip close to home we want to know where the best places are to celebrate spring.

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    By Nicole Miller on April 7, 2009 7:50 PM

    We went to New Orleans and stayed at the St Christopher Best Western and it was so amazing. I love to travel and learn something, not just relax. We had a little of both. I suggest if you need a break at any time, to travel to a place with culture and history to get your fill!

    By Linda on April 8, 2009 5:22 PM

    I like to go places that are off the beaten path, or out of season. I think it would be fun to visit the Black Hills for spring break, as long as the roads aren't closed from a blizzard!

    By Carrie on April 13, 2009 1:05 PM

    I know everyone plans on a beach get away for Spring Break, but the beaches are always so crowded. I prefer to hit the hills or mountains myself. This spring I am heading to Tennessee for a little rest & relaxation. Getting away from the hustle & bustle of the DC Metro area is a the perfect way to take a little break, and of course the road trip is an added bonus!

    By Christa Rogers on April 13, 2009 5:32 PM

    My family and I love to learn as well as enjoy ourselves on spring break. Visiting different state capitol buildings is an inexpensive way to do both!

    By Lane on April 14, 2009 5:17 AM

    We love to visit family and friends all over the country during our spring break. It gives us the opportunity to visit new places, but also spend time together.

    By Janet on April 14, 2009 6:40 AM

    Take a trip to Jamaica and experience the real Jamaica! For a few days, it is no more expensive than driving to a neighboring state and you can totally relax and meet folks from all over the world.

    By Josh on April 14, 2009 6:38 PM

    Costa Rica is great for Spring Break. A different culture to experience with beaches, jungles, volcanoes, and great wildlife. My favorite vacation to date.

    By Elsa Jensen on April 16, 2009 8:32 AM

    this spring my 2 sisters and i are going to las vegas to see all the lights and the grand cayon but my favorite place is the hot springs

    By Rosemarie on April 18, 2009 5:23 PM

    One of our best trips was staying off the Interstate and using the alternate highways to get to Sedona. We went through Wickenburg, Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood and on into Sedona. The scenery was magnificient and there's 158 turns in the road. You can buy the t-shirt in Jerome that says so. The best part was we were able to stay in a Best Western every night!

    By Jacqui on April 20, 2009 8:33 PM

    Hands down, my ideal Spring Break trip would be to Germany. The whole country is in bloom at this time of year (and by "bloom" I mean both the gardens and the Biergartens), especially in my favorite area, the Rhineland. Fortunately, I do speak the language, so I understand the difference between Wasser (mineral water) and Leitungswasser (tap water)! =)

    My husband would prefer a trip to Hawaii to see the LOST set. I would love to go there too, but with me in medical school and with him working as a church journalist, I doubt we'll have the time or money to afford either trip. A Best Western gift card would be much appreciated! We stayed at Best Western hotels throughout our honeymoon in San Francisco/Yosemite last year and we were quite impressed.

    By CareBear on April 22, 2009 4:56 AM

    My best spring break would involve travelling all over Europe. There are so many beautiful & historic sites to see. I am certain it would be awesome this time of year.

    By Carla on April 23, 2009 4:04 PM

    We love to be near the ocean so we get away to Monterey and stay a few days and walk the beach and people/whale watch!

    By Kendall on April 23, 2009 4:28 PM

    Budapest is just a flight (of fancy) away. The Best Western Hotel is the greatest...and just 1/4th mile from the train station. We saw olympic teams from Canada in the breakfast area each morning. Great breakfast, too. KW

    By Ben on April 23, 2009 4:45 PM

    We enjoyed Umtanum Canyon off of hwy 821 south of Ellensburg,Wa. It is a wildlife refuge with a level 3 mile hike with lots of birds and views. The canyon gets hot later on but is pleasant now. There are red tailed hawks, red wing blackbirds, geese, goldfinch and balsom root cover the hillside.

    By Jeff on April 23, 2009 4:59 PM

    We just got back from our ideal spring vacation. We spent three days in Fort Bragg, California. Tried our hands at Sea Bass fishing. Rode the Skunk train. Ate the best seafood I've ever had at Silvers on the Wharf. And got a fantastic sunset photo from the balcony of our Best Western motel room. The last day was spent hiking the redwoods before spending the night at the Best Western Willits motel.

    We enjoyed the trip so much we are going back this summer.

    By Tom Chambers on April 23, 2009 5:15 PM

    I love to take Amtrak, for me the Coast Starlight, up to Western Oregon. I can get-off at Eugene, Salem, and Portland, and watch minor league baseball teams play the game the way it is meant to be played: in little stadiums with low ticket prices and good grandstand food. Both the transportation and the destinations are terrific!

    By TCM on April 23, 2009 5:19 PM

    Going to the real America - the mid-west - and staying in small towns like Detroit Lakes, MN where they make you feel at home.

    By Julie on April 23, 2009 5:30 PM

    I'm doing it now! There's nowhere like southern Louisiana in the springtime, when it's warm and breezy in the bayous and swamps - the New Iberia and Houma areas have been wonderful to explore at length (10 days) as they're rich with beauty, history and culture - so many great experiences. And, now, 10 days in New Orleans and vicinity, to relax, attend the Jazz and Heritage Festival, eat, witness the effects of and recovery from Katrina, and meet great down-to-earth people! I am loving it here and wonder if I'll ever leave...

    By Marvin Hiestand on April 23, 2009 5:49 PM

    Our own backyard! We have been married 40 years and are both still working. We have children and grandchildren. We both have older parents still living (thankfully). Our lives are busy. But we truly enjoy taking a week off and spending time together and planting flowers and visiting with the neighbors. We travel often, but these are our most special times.

    By laura on April 23, 2009 5:56 PM

    Best spring break getaway would be to go to Tofino or Ucluelet on Vancouver Island.

    By don on April 23, 2009 5:57 PM

    I would recommend visiting beautiful Victoria on Vancouver Island and seeing all the beautiful flowers at Butchart Gardens.

    By Carl on April 23, 2009 5:59 PM

    I spent spring break in Maui at the Best Western Oceanfront Inn . . . ...great location and only steps from a wonderful stretch of beach including Keawakapu, named the most romantic. Great for morning and sunset strolls. A few nights lucky enough to see a few humpbacks frolicking in the final minutes before sunset. Special place, a place worth coming back to

    By Brenda on April 23, 2009 6:00 PM

    My favourite place on earth is Cannon Beach Oregon - on the spectacular Oregon Coast. Although I travel to many other places throughout the year, I keep coming back here. Walking that beautiful beach restores my soul like nothing else.

    By Chico on April 23, 2009 6:10 PM

    We love the north and visitng the Cariboo and especially 100Mile House where our son lives

    By Taji on April 23, 2009 6:17 PM

    We headed to Ixtapa Mexico with a group of friends.....had a blast! Our kids all had a turn swimming with the Dolphins, something they won't forget!

    By Lee on April 23, 2009 6:18 PM

    Who could resist a romantic getaway to a secluded hideaway in the Gulf Islands off the BC Coast? After an intimate spa afternoon and dinner for two, bask in the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the spectacular surroundings.

    By Judy Funk on April 23, 2009 6:20 PM

    We have visited Eureka Springs Arkansas on numerous occasions. My husband and I have been there 4 times and my daughters and I have visited 3 times. We always stay at the Eureka Inn(Best Western). Its a great, relaxing place. Lots to do in Eureka and the city is small enough you can get around easily. At the Inn ,the people are friendly, the rooms are clean, the breakfast is great, its a wonderful place to visit.

    By Lee on April 23, 2009 6:21 PM

    Who could resist a romantic getaway to a secluded hideaway in the Gulf Islands off the BC Coast? After an intimate spa afternoon and dinner for two, bask in the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the spectacular surroundings

    By Chris on April 23, 2009 6:26 PM

    I've stayed 73 nights at a very comfortable Best Western in Montreal so far this year for business. I intend to spend my points travelling to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland this summer with the family and will be looking up the Best of the Best Westerns along the way. Its great to be away from home and feeling like you are along the way.

    The money I save will be better spent enternaining the lot. :)

    By Teresa Ambord on April 23, 2009 6:29 PM

    I'm leaving this weekend for Trinidad on the California coast. I stay in a cabin in the Redwoods and walk on the beach with my two Chihuahuas. One day while I'm there I'll drive down to Ferndale and enjoy all it has to offer... it's like a step back in time.

    By Keith on April 23, 2009 6:33 PM

    Taking this relief from a long New England winter and heading to Ohio to see our new granddaughter in Akron, on to Fort Wayne, Indiana to visit friends we've knownfor more than 48 years. We'll continue to Naperville, Illinois to visit relatives and go to St. Louis before driving home to Massachusetts.

    By John on April 23, 2009 6:38 PM

    Spring Break in Williamsburg Virginia is a delight! The crowds are not as pressing as early in the summer, and their weather is usually a month ahead of Michigan's. The Colonial Capital is spruced up for summer but not sweltering!
    Lodging bargains abound, starting around $55 per night, including breakfast!

    By JJ on April 23, 2009 6:50 PM

    During spring break, I plan to travel in many China cities because weather temperature is perfect and more economical in lodging and flight costs. Of course Best Western hotels in China is a safe choice.

    By Donna Bitting on April 23, 2009 6:50 PM

    I enjoy taking a spring break to San Francisco and staying at the Tuscan Best Western. No matter what you like to do there is something for everyone and we never get tired of San Franciso.

    By Margo on April 23, 2009 6:50 PM

    The Temple Gardens Mineral Spa at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is a perfect spring getaway. There are great spa services, and a casino attached to the hotel for those who enjoy gambling. Moose Jaw also has its renowned Tunnels of Moose Jaw tours, plus good restaurants.

    By Deanna F on April 23, 2009 6:52 PM

    A great Spring Break for me is to head to the mountains for some awesome spring skiing! Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta is wide open until the May long weekend and the skiing is excellent-all natural snow. What could beat the sun shining , blue skies and miles of slopes? Then it's off to the Best Western Siding 29 to relax in the hot tub!!

    By Mari on April 23, 2009 6:55 PM

    A great spring trip would be to go to Baltimore, MD for a weekend. The Baltimore Aquarium is amazing and when you are not gazing at all of the great sea life you can take a ride on the ferry boat and take in some fabulous views and stop at a great restaurant for mouth watering seafood. You could also catch a great game of baseball at Camden Yards.

    By Sharon on April 23, 2009 6:56 PM

    My favorite spot is on the west coast of Vancouver Island. There is a small resort called Point No Point, with private cabins and world class dining. It is located on a very large oceanfront acreage with private beaches and trails. There is no telephone or television, just wood fires and the sound of the ocean. Pure peace and bliss.

    By Jen on April 23, 2009 6:56 PM

    I would enjoy relaxing at the Superior Best Western in Grand Marais, Minnesota. It is close to home & a beautiful area.

    By Mary on April 23, 2009 6:56 PM

    I have always wanted to go to Austria. I have no relatives there, or even know anyone who lives there, but something in me cries out for this quaint country.

    By Jeff S on April 23, 2009 6:58 PM

    I would want to take all 6 kids to Wisconsin Dells for about 3 days. I would want to stay at a Best Western, since our kids like their breakfasts. I am sure there would need to be two rooms with this many kids, but this time together produces wonderful memories for the kids. After playing at some local theme park, our kids would be assured of a good nights sleep at a hotel like Best Western.

    By Coral Craig on April 23, 2009 6:58 PM

    Our favorite spring break is going just about anywhere there is a Best Western! Between Best Western points and Airmiles, we get to go to places and do things that we would never be able to do otherwise. We love Victoria, British Columbia, but would love to get to the other side of our beautiful country as well. We have never been to PEI, and we would love to spend some time in Montreal! North America is so big and beautiful we would just love to see it all. I think our ultimate spring trip would be travelling through every state in the continental U.S. as well as every province in Canada! What a journey that would be, staying at Best Westerns the entire way! Thanks Best Western! We appreciate you!

    By George on April 23, 2009 7:02 PM

    We've stayed at the Best Western in Chincoteague, Virginia in the spring and enjoyed the spring migration in action as well as the turtles, ducks and deer coming to life again at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

    By Barbara on April 23, 2009 7:04 PM

    For us, spring means travelling south until we reach flowers in bloom. Green grass, sunshine and flowering trees added to fields of daffodils and tulips mean that it is spring. Then head west to stay in one of the many comfortable Best Western choices. Spring has arrived.

    By Gary on April 23, 2009 7:05 PM


    Just came back from San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. The BW there on the beach was just great. You need to go!

    By Sarah Carpenter on April 23, 2009 7:12 PM

    Spring is a great time to take a rainy weekend to visit my grandmother in Appleton, WI and do some spring cleaning at her apartment. For fun, we stayed at the Best Western Midway, which is a great spot for family and has a great (and warm!) pool. There is a really nice children's museum downtown, for more rainy day fun, and it's not far from Victorio's Italian restaurant.

    By Stef D. on April 23, 2009 7:12 PM

    Hood River, Oregon. The Best Western is right on the Columbia River with a patio or balcony. Also, free made to order breakfast. Hood River is close to Mt Hood which has excellent spring snow still accumulated. There are lots of neat shops and restaurants. Its a very walkable town, plenty of spring blossoms everywhere. You can also visit the working brewery or many wineries.

    By Denise on April 23, 2009 7:16 PM

    We went to the Best Western in Savannah, Georgia for Spring Break. We were able to walk through the historic district, sit outside and have coffee and lunch as we watched the Girl Scouts touring Juliette Gordon Lowe's home and the first Girl Scout Headquarters. Then we spent a day touring Beaufort, SC, only a short drive from the hotel. The town is quaint and lovely to walk through!

    By Ron Rosen on April 23, 2009 7:20 PM

    One of our best spring breaks ever was our trip just two weeks ago. We took the grandkids (two girls, 8 and 10) for four nights at the Best Western in Rockville, MD, and took the Metro in Washington, DC each day. We were there for the height of the Cherry Blossom Festival, and best of all, almost everything in Washington is absolutely free! We visited the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Monuments, and even rode the paddle boats in the Potomac's tidal basin.

    By Celida Trujillo on April 23, 2009 7:20 PM

    Last week my husband and I went to Orlando,FL and stayed at the Best Western Lake Side in Kissimmee. That is our favorite hotel because it is at the center of the best Florida attactions and you can not beet the price and food. We went on the Disney Cruise for 7 days and on our way back stayed another day at the same hotel. We travel a lot and of all the hotels that we have visited through the years Best Western is at the top of them all. So for a vacation to any of the Orlando attactions Best Wester Lake Side in Kissimmee Florida is the place to go.

    By George on April 23, 2009 7:22 PM

    We have always had the wonder-dust, however, working 50 weeks out of the year gave us little satisfaction. Well, now retired we have begun enjoying the road and air knowing Best Western will greet us as family with a clean room and a good meal. We were worried witht he economy, however we find good deals in travel and always get a economic deal with Best Western.

    By Jeannine on April 23, 2009 7:24 PM

    Every year our Greater Vancouver Mustang Club hits the road in a convoy and heads out to the Best Western in Tofino, BC to take in the breath taking beach side resort...Tin Wis. We also time it so that we are there for the Food and Wine Festival every year at the Botanical Gardens. The hotel staff and Tofino residents get a nice treat too when the Mustangs come roaring in to the parking lot or into town...minding the speed limit of course! We call it the Surf and Turf parade. This year on June 5th should be our biggest turn out so far. We also make it a point of staying at Best Westerns along our other road trips as well....Pheasant Hill in WA, the Icicle Inn in Leavenworth, Jurassic Inn in Drumheller, Sicamous Inn in Sicamour and of course Rainbow Country Inn which is often our launching off point in Chilliwack. I am in charge of the Tofino run every year...and I can't wait to getaway again and enjoy all the amenities that BW has to offer!

    By Wendy on April 23, 2009 7:37 PM

    Our favorite Spring Break or vacation time spot is Brookings, Oregon. We love to stay at the Best Western Motel at Boat Basin. It is so beautiful and the motel is right on the beach. The rooms are lovely and have such great views of the ocean. We especially like the rooms with a private hot tub inside. It is so peaceful and we love walking on the beach or around the harbor. In fact we hope to travel there over Mother's Day. We have stayed at several Best Western motels and are always so pleased with the rooms and service.

    By Sandra Vandercar on April 23, 2009 7:41 PM

    In may we will be driving from Florida to Cape Cod, MA. On the way we plan to spend several days on the Outer Banks of N.C. We love the ocean and there are so many historic and interesting sites to visit on the barrier islands including Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers Memorial, Cape Hatteras, lighthouses, and Federal and State Parks.

    By Ken on April 23, 2009 7:42 PM

    We love to pick up our grandkids in Brooks, Alberta and take them to Medicine Hat. Between enjoying the walking trails and the pools at the hotel, we just find it relaxing and fun...for everyone.

    By Jill Williams on April 23, 2009 7:45 PM

    This year we headed out in our convertible Mustang to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona. It was one of our BEST trips! We had wonderful weather and the scenery is unbeatable! Sedona has to be one of the prettiest places on earth. We did a 4x4 Pink jeep tour-AWESOME! We ventured out of Sedona to visit Montezuma's Castle, the Meteror Crater, Petrified Forest and Painted desert, and di the Via Verde train ride. We packed alot into our week! To end the trip we cruised down 'old route 66' and ended up at the Best Western in Bullhead City for the night.

    By Greta A Harrison on April 23, 2009 7:46 PM

    My idea of a wonderful spring getaway...is no kids, an ice cold beer, a pond in the middle of nowhere and catching a 10 pound bass. I would fish until the beer or the bait was gone, which ever comes first, then head back to my Best Western hotel for a nice warm bath or swim. That's it....perfect.

    By Tom on April 23, 2009 7:48 PM

    The best thing a person could do on Spring Break is ride a bicycle. Next year you may want to try the Monster Cookie Metric Century in Salem OR. It's the last Sunday in April so this weekend is it for 2009. Go to http://www.salembicycleclub.org/ to catch all the details.

    By donna garcia on April 23, 2009 7:53 PM

    Honolulu, Hawaii. Beautiful blue beaches. Beautiful sightseeing and lots of historical sites. One of the best!

    By Russell E. Money on April 23, 2009 7:57 PM

    We might stay in a private cabin in Woodland Park, CO, looking at Pike's Peak, go to the Dinosaur Museum, hike a trail, climb a mountain, try our luck at Cripple Creek casinos, see the melodrama, drive Phantom Canyon Road to Royal Gorge, visit an abandoned gold mine or ghost town, attend Flying W Ranch cowboy show and dinner, go to Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Helen Hunt Falls, Will Rogers Memorial, the Zoo, Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument, Eleven Mile Reservoir, drive Rampart Range Road, go up Pike's Peak and take a nap.

    By John J. on April 23, 2009 7:59 PM

    If you should find yourself in the Pacific North West, you owe it to yourself to go north from Seattle on I-5 to Mount Vernon and then head west on Hwy 536 to Highway 20 towards the Pacific Ocean.

    Approx 8 miles after leaving I-5, you will see a sign on your left (south) pointing you to La Conner, (La Conner and Samis Road) a must see at this time of the year with acre after acre of tulips in full color, truly a ĎKodak momentí.

    After that go back to Hwy 20 and continue west, through the fabulous scenery across the spectacular bridge at Deception Pass to Whidby Island. Because of Whidbey Island's temperate climate, many birds and waterfowl can be seen here, including an abundance of bald eagles, so donít forget your binoculars.

    If you follow Hwy 20, you will pass the Whidby Island NAS, and get to the very picturesque town Oak Harbor where you can relax at the Best Western Harbor Plaza. Now take the time to check your email with the hotels High Speed Internet connection and download your photos and clear your memory cards for the return trip, or stay and explore this idyllic piece of paradise.

    By Joe on April 23, 2009 8:01 PM

    It was our 30th wedding anniversary. My wife and I hadn't been away alone for more than 3 days in the 30 years of marriage. Our children are now grown, college graduates and we were ready for a relaxing vacation. We went to the Bahamas, all inclusive, and had the best time. We hope to travel more often.

    By Vicki H. on April 23, 2009 8:04 PM

    We love to go to the ocean in a remote area of California and just kick back and enjoy our room at the Best Western. The service is excellent. We are treated as royalty and the room service is fantastic. Everything you could want or need is available. This area is stress-free and a wonderfully, relaxing atmosphere. A jewel in the middle of California. If you picture California as hustle and bustle, you got to find San Simeon. Gorgeous!

    By Linda Zeiter on April 23, 2009 8:07 PM

    I love the relaxed atmosphere of visiting the Amish in Ohio. They welcome you to watch them quilt or build furniture. They don't mind you observing them putting up a barn. They sell baked goods, fresh veegtables & fruits at a fraction of the cost we are used to. The covered bridges, horse drawn plowing, homemade ice cream and scenery is so enjoyable.

    By Maxine on April 23, 2009 8:08 PM

    With the economic crunch, and living in Texas, it is great to have a "stay-cation" and see the beautiful sights in our state. The bluebonnet festival in Ennis, the dogwood festival in Palestine, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, are great place to see in Texas.
    We also have many beautiful lakes, along with museums,art galleries,
    6 Flags over Texas, the almost-complete Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and many others! Have fun!

    By Lisa Clarke on April 23, 2009 8:12 PM

    Spring in Kelowna BC is a wonderful way to spend a spring getaway. When it is snowy at home still in Alberta, a short one hour plane trip gets us a nice getaway.

    By Albert on April 23, 2009 8:15 PM

    I enjoy traveling, I am planning a trip across Canada, I really enjoyed staying at Best Western Hotel and they will be in my priority while travelling in the very near future.

    By Ilo Ferroggiaro on April 23, 2009 8:21 PM

    Get in my VW Bus and drive along the coast of Baja, surfing the waves.

    By Robin on April 23, 2009 8:28 PM

    We frequently visit family in California in the Spring and always start off with a night at the Best Western in Pendleton, Ore. They take dogs and are really pet friendly and accessible.

    By KN on April 23, 2009 8:31 PM

    Down PCH 1 to Pismo Beach. The ocean view from the Best Western Shelter Coves rooms are amazingly breathtaking! Walk down the path behind the hotel to the beach and do a little tide-pooling or drive 5 minutes to downtown to enjoy the great food offerings!

    By Debi on April 23, 2009 8:45 PM

    My best spring getaway destination idea is to go on a spring break college tour in southern California and the central coast. There are many colleges to tour while driving the coast. San Luis Obispo was absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend the Thursday night Farmer's Market downtown. Head to Pismo Beach for great clam chowder and check out the surf. It will be a memorable getaway!

    By Debi on April 23, 2009 8:46 PM

    My best spring getaway destination idea is to go on a spring break college tour in southern California and the central coast. There are many colleges to tour while driving the coast. San Luis Obispo was absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend the Thursday night Farmer's Market downtown. Head to Pismo Beach for great clam chowder and check out the surf. It will be a memorable getaway!

    By Phyllis on April 23, 2009 8:52 PM

    Hi everyone
    We flew to Vegas rented a car and drove to Hoover Dam then on Route 66 from Kingman to Williams and up to Grand Canyon. We did the heli ride over the Grand Canyon ---------what an incredible site. We stayed at the Best Western in Williams 2 nites. Great continental breakfast --just good food. The second morning it was my husbands birthday, when I shared this with the front desk----she gave him a wake up call and sang Happy Birthday to him. He was extremely pleased and so was I with the warm & compassionate care we got while staying with them. Lovely decor and spacious rooms. Thanks again.A trip of a lifetime

    By sabrina on April 23, 2009 8:58 PM

    We went to Brazil on this March and stay in Best Western in Rio, which is located in such a nice location with such a good English speaking reception. We have a good time there. And then, we went to Iguasu Falls, still stay in Best Western, the stuff didnít speak good English, and ask us to go to travel agent in the lobby no matter what question we have. Not a so well experience with this Best Western. And then, we move to San Paolo, still stay in Best Western. The stuff almost speak no English, but the location of the hotel, is just perfect to this 3rd biggest city in the world.
    My next trip is to Australia and I probably will continue staying in Best Western. I like Best Western as itís so convenience. No matter where, you will find Best Western. It might not be the best in the area, but at least you know itís within your acceptance and tolerant. And some of them, even surprise you.

    By M J on April 23, 2009 9:12 PM

    Going to World FIgure Skating Championships which happen every March in various parts of the world would be my ideal spring break.

    By trevor on April 23, 2009 9:18 PM

    my girlfriend and i are going to head out to nature by driving to liard river hotsprings. the hot springs are natural and have two pools to relax in. it is out of the way but the soak is worth it.

    By Vilma on April 23, 2009 9:19 PM

    My family recently went fishing at the Pier in Port Isabel, Tx. We didn't have to spend a lot of money to have fun with the kids. Here, you fish as long as you want. You can even bring a small tent for 1 or 2 people and set it at the Pier overnight. The weather was perfect for fishing and quality family time together. Great for relaxation in this time of crisis.

    By Glenda on April 23, 2009 9:34 PM

    Love to drive out to Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia where the blooms are out in full force much earlier than the rest of Canada. Staying at the Best Western hotels along the way make the trip even that much more enjoyable. Love the continental breakfasts! Have fun!

    By Sheila Jones on April 23, 2009 9:44 PM

    To me Gatlinburg, Tenn. We have been there twice and it is breath taking. the mountains are so peaceful and relaxing. You can sit on the deck of your cabin and just watch the smoke come off the smoky mountains while kicking back in the hot tub with a bottle of wine. The weather is just beautiful. I would go back for a relaxing vacation anytime. We stayed at the best western in Birmingham Ala on the way and it was nice. I always try to find a best western where ever we go if possible...I just like them.

    By Christine Thibodeau on April 23, 2009 10:26 PM

    In the spring I love to drive from my home in Maine to visit our daughter in Virginia. We always stop at the Best Western in Wilkes-Barre East Mountain.

    By brent ferguson on April 23, 2009 10:41 PM

    This spring, leaving behind the rain and snowy long unusual winter of vancouver, we headed off to our favorite destination, cancun mexico.Asusual the weather was great,sunny and warm and specifically mood enhancing(remember, we are from vancouver ,winter blahs:)..) although we didnt stay at a best western, we do stay at the hotels throughout our summer trip on the Harley which take us throughout the southern British Columbia and Washington State area. Till next time,alll enjoy your trips and stays at the BEST WESTERN

    By marlean molaschi on April 23, 2009 10:53 PM

    Forget the beach...Go to Yosemite! Stay at the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn in Oakhurst, CA and you're just minutes away from the entry to Yosemite National Park. The Inn was incredible with separate buildings nestled in a forest-like setting and an indoor pool. The best time to visit! there were no 'summer' over-crowdedness, a beautiful drive without all the traffic, the mountains still had snow and the waterfalls were amazing! The weather was perfect in the low to mid 70's. My plans for the perfect spring break.

    By Michael Fisher on April 23, 2009 11:01 PM

    This spring and summer as recent members of the Vancouver Island Miata Club we are undertaking multiple road trips around the west coast (Vancouver-Whistler-Pemberton- CacheCreek- Harrison Hot springs) and the Western United States( Vancouver-Yakima-Sisters-Port Angeles - Victoria).
    These road trips, at cruising speeds, on the secondary roadways, with the convertible tops down and in the company of good friends is a fantastic way to see our beautiful country. In total there will be between 6-12 cars travelling together, and with the use of mobile radios we will stop frequently to enjoy the sights that we would normally miss in our normal "fast paced" lifestyle

    By glenda on April 23, 2009 11:19 PM

    When I was a kid my best spring get away was to go to Whiskey Town, California. We would fish for trout there in boats, toss ourselves into the lake, get all sun burned and dirty. When the day was done we would smoke trout in the smoker and eat lots of hot dogs and popcorn. We would sleep under a huge family tarp that we would hang between trees on all four corners. The night was so hot you would wake up out of your sleeping bag. What a great time.

    I also enjoy taking off to Newport Beach, California and staying at the Newport Best Western - the staff is super friendly and you can't beat the value!

    By Melissa Gooler on April 23, 2009 11:29 PM

    My favorite trip in spring is heading to the lake. With the snow gone and some green starting to show, you can see the wilderness for miles. The ice on the lake starts to push to the shore. Animals try to find food in the least inhabitated areas. The birds sing and your troubles melt away. If the weather is half decent, a walk makes the trip complete.

    By Mike on April 23, 2009 11:46 PM

    My favorite spring break is Little Rock Ar. becuase my parents live in Pine Bluff an 1/2 hour away. This time when we go we are going to spend three days in Little Rock & take my son to the zoo.

    By Lori Kent on April 24, 2009 2:18 AM

    We headed off to rural Pennsylvania and Lancaster County. It's a great time of year to go ( unless the rare blizzard!). The tourist season hasn't hit yet, so the roads were quiet, the backroads are awesome, and no lines in any of the sight seeing places. Spring is in the air - the Amish were in their gardens preparing for planting, children were romping off to school, and the baby animals were in the fields. It's a beautiful area, and everyone should pay it a visit.

    By Laurel Kahak on April 24, 2009 2:29 AM

    Our Best Spring Break was a MLB vacation trip around some of the "Cactus League" circuit in Arizona! New ballparks and plenty of sunshine combined with clear fresh air made you feel great even at the end of the day. We also have enjoyed Spring Break in Florida with the Grapefruit Leaguers. But Arizona sunshine is almost guaranteed, so that makes it THE Best!

    By Sarah on April 24, 2009 2:51 AM

    My idea of a good Spring Break is traveling anywhere warmer than Wisconsin, especially like the Southwest where the air is dry and warm.

    By Ann Marie on April 24, 2009 2:54 AM

    We are traveling to Florida in May Walt Disney then Daytona. We have chosen to stay at Best Western Hotels along the way and while in daytona to take advantage of their Rewards program and help to save for our next vacation.

    By Karen on April 24, 2009 3:24 AM

    I think Midland , Ontario, Canada is a great place to go year round, but spring is especially great to see the water and boaters come back form the deep cold.

    By Carla Schueler on April 24, 2009 3:25 AM

    I spent 2 wonderful weeks in Italy this spring with my daughter. The euro is as cheap as it's been in a long while, and there were so few tourists. The Best Western Hotel Canada in Rome is ideally situated with easy access to the Termini train station and Metro, and a lovely hotel. The Olimpia in Venice is charming, and has the luxury of a small garden, a rarity in Venice, with easy access to the train station and buses. Italy is always one of my favorite destinations, and this year was a real treat.

    By Brad Mathews on April 24, 2009 3:32 AM

    Our favourite location is In Strawberry Fields BW in East Tennessee. Great location, Great shopping, Great food and great staff. Perfectly located in the middle of it all!

    By Elizabeth on April 24, 2009 3:43 AM

    My favorite spring time adventure (summer, winter and fall also) is to stay at the Best Western in Ruckersville, Virginia and tour the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the funky college town of Charlottesville. Breathtaking natural beauty by day and great food and entertainment by night. A peaceful night's sleep at the Best Western Ruckersville and I'm energized for another day of fun and adventure.

    By Randy on April 24, 2009 3:43 AM

    We are off to the Smokey Mountains, as we live in Windsor Canada, these are the closest and most beautiful , especially in the spring. And of course, we stay at Best Western all the way!

    By corky ryan on April 24, 2009 4:43 AM

    my husband and i like to get on the bike and ride up to ashland wi and
    bayfeild area then ride up the north shore in mn its really nice

    By Linda R Thompson on April 24, 2009 4:55 AM

    Our spring break will be in May when we travel to Ottawa, ON for the 57th Annual Tulip Festival to see three million tulips in bloom.

    After reading rave reviews on the Best Western Victoria Park Suites, we decided to stay for 3 nights.

    We also want to see the ByWard Market and take in a sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal.

    We can hardly wait!

    By Gayle Murphy on April 24, 2009 4:58 AM

    I'm afraid my spring break trip won't be much fun. My husband & I visited the Payson, AZ area a lot because we loved the town and surrounding scenery. We always stayed at the Best Western there in Payson. He passed away 6 months ago and this next time I will make the trip alone to spread his ashes in one of our favorite spots.

    By Steve on April 24, 2009 5:07 AM

    Every spring for the past five years we have been travelling to Jamestown NY (and staying at the downtown Best Western of course) to attend the Lucille Ball Festival on the Memorial Day weekend. Jamestwon is Lucy's hometown and is filled with interesting and fun activities. It's a great and afordable get away!

    By Marta on April 24, 2009 5:10 AM

    I like to take a spring break at the Jersey Shore. It is not crowded, as it is cooler. but I love to bundle up and walk miles of beaches on Brigantine Island.

    By Laura on April 24, 2009 5:13 AM

    Although sun and sand is always fun, this year we went to Quebec City. Old Quebec can be very busy during winter carnival and in the summer but over March break it was wonderful!! Spring is a great time to visit places that can be busy during summer months. Next year maybe we will go to New York City, Victoria BC or London, England. I especially love to travel in May but it can be difficult if you have school age children. Last year we went to the Rockies and stay at the Best Western Pocaterra it was a great hotel!! We always look for a best Western when we travel.

    By Judth H. Fava on April 24, 2009 5:27 AM

    I think walking into the Grand Canyon would be n awesome Spring time event and see all the Southwest flowers in bloom!

    By Richard Holford on April 24, 2009 5:58 AM

    We have been so busy that what used to be a week long event is cut to a weekend retreat. It really impressed me that the number of Best Westerns their quality and the location near where we were considering. We choose a quick getaway in the mountains of southern New Mexico. But now that I have done my homework we plan other trips in the coming months and a return to the mountains in the fall.

    By J. E. Peterson on April 24, 2009 6:01 AM

    Our best idea for Spring of '09 is to load up the motorcycle, head west for 1200 miles to Big Bend National Partk in West Texas, with reservations at Best Westerns along the way to ensure a good night's rest at the end of each day. This will act as a springboard for summer's ride to Alaska, again using Best Westerns in the U.S. and Canada as often as possible lfor the same reason.

    By Bill E on April 24, 2009 6:05 AM

    Spring baseball trip! My son and I always plan an early season weekend trip to another city's park (we live near Boston) to catch a game a game or two. Always fun to bring Red Sox Nation on the road.

    By Erica on April 24, 2009 6:22 AM

    My mom and I like to go over to Saginaw Michigan and do some heavy shopping for 3 days at the outlet mall. Of course, we stay at the Best Western. It is great for a swim, hot tub & relaxing after a long day of being on our feet shopping! We have done it the last couple of years and are making it a yearly tradition. It is a great little get away when you have little money to spend:) And the deals at the outlet this time of year are amazing. Last year I got all my christmas shopping done for my many neices and nephews when we were there! It was great!!!

    By Bob Barnett on April 24, 2009 6:30 AM

    Take a long weekend or more and visit Charleston, SC. Stay at the Best Western and see the Old Market, visit Middleton Place (leave a whole day for this) and go to one of a hundred great restaurants in this Old South Jewel of a city. The gardens in the Battery district are a treat and all you have to do is walk around. this is the prettiest time of the year in Charleston, plus the aquarium, and all the other places there are just the best.

    By Shannon on April 24, 2009 6:34 AM

    We love visiting our National Parks so this Spring visit Zion National Park.. It was beautiful! Great colors, waterfalls, walking paths and many photo opportunities. Part of visiting the parks is getting a stamp in our National Parks Passport. We also visit the Kolob Canyon which is in the north west corner of Zion. Our host hotel was the Best Western El Rey in Cedar City, Utah. It was a great hotel, small scale and clean. The reception area and management had lots of information to make our stay in the are a good one. .In the same trip we enjoyed a visit to the Hoover Dam.
    Spring is a good time to visit these sites as the number of visitors is less than in the height of the summer.

    By Jim on April 24, 2009 6:35 AM

    A great spring getaway is Carlsbad, New Mexico. You can explore the legendary Carlsbad Caverns, swim in the Peco River, hike in the Guadalupe Mountains, or enjoy the high desert sun.

    By margaret farrara on April 24, 2009 6:57 AM

    Did my comments on Brooklyn get accepted?

    By voisin on April 24, 2009 7:05 AM

    In 2009 the dogwoods bloomed in Alexandria, La on 11-12 March. As we drove through the U.S. forests' piney woods, dogwoods announced "winters-gone springs-here" in a way that daffodils can only hum.

    By Herb on April 24, 2009 7:08 AM

    A great spring getaway is Eureka Springs, Arkansas in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. The scenery is an assault to the senses and you can enjoy learning the fascinating history of the area. Tour the historical district and enjoy excellent dining. Catch a trolley and tour the city, take a 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake, or tour the Cosmic Caverns. Suggestion -- book a room at the Best Western Eureka Inn. The Inn is comfortable, convenient, and a great value.

    By Linda on April 24, 2009 7:14 AM

    A spring break for me would be riding up into the mountains on motorcylce looking at all the spring beauty that God has given to us. The clean fresh air on the open road. The fallin water of the streams coming down. There is nothing like it.

    By Dave Milligan on April 24, 2009 7:21 AM

    We start our tour from the Cache Valley (Logan, Utah) and take the back way through the State. Up through Bear lake for a Raspberry Shake. We will go through Randolf to Huntsville, along Trappers Loop to Morgan, Then Park City to Heber down t Provo ty Spanish Fork. Then Highway 6 to Price. Might check out Vernal or continue South on the back side of the Wasatch to Moab. You meet a lot of interesting people this way and don't hit all the regular crowded tourist traps. Try it.

    By Tim Cox on April 24, 2009 7:33 AM

    We hop in a car with a full tank of gas and head to our favorite beach location. Throw some brews in a cooler along with our favorite sandwiches and chips and we are ready to spend a full day under the sun at the beach.

    By william f wright on April 24, 2009 7:56 AM

    Well its my 20th wedding anaversiry this fall and my wife and I have never been to the virgin islands and I would love to do that and a little extra help would be great , I do enjoy staying at most of the bestwestern propertys that I stay out during the year but thats for buisness and would like to take the wife somwere special. Keep up the great improvments that you have made in the last few year to many of your hotels.
    W F WRIGHT

    By Nancyleah on April 24, 2009 8:05 AM

    Can't remember your reward cards passwords when you travel? Change your pin number computer passwords to random rewards numbers. Eventually you will have them all memorized. If you haveto chhane your computer pass every 30 days like you shoul, interchange with your numbers and city you visited it live in.

    By Sandi Clark on April 24, 2009 8:05 AM

    After 42 years of marriage, 5 kids,17 grandchildren & working at jobs
    we try to take at least one get away for ourselves every so often.
    Our last getaway was last spring when we road tripped it to the four corners, Utah,Colorado,Arizona & New Mexico in 5 days.

    We went on little side trips in each state,and enjoyed Mesa Verda,
    Slot Canyons, some hiking, picnic's along the way, and stayed in
    Best Westerns all along the way. We always found friendly staff,
    clean rooms, and felt safe.

    We love beautiful scenery, and country roads, and old townsites. We enjoyed the one on one chit chat that escapes us during daily routines of our lives. We shared a quality time that we can remember together
    or memories to cherish alone after one of us goes from the bonds of
    this earth to wait for the other one to join forever together again.

    By Lynda Garrett on April 24, 2009 8:06 AM

    Anywhere with blooming spring flowers. We just returned from the Tucson Desert which is so beautiful in the spring. Blossoming cacti, all the wild flowers. This weekend we're headed to Yosemite. The waterfalls in the spring are the best time of year- rich and flowing and there is a BW not too far away. Past best spring trips are Wash DC to see the Cherry blossoms with a side trip to Montecello to see all the tulips in bloom. Victoria BC to see Buchart Gardens-stunning anytime of year but especially during spring bulb season. Also Death Valley in the spring is perfect- stunning colorful wildflowers and the weather is perfect- great for hikes. I Love Paris in the Springtiime- heck- I love Paris anytime at all.

    By Chalres J. Cochran on April 24, 2009 8:08 AM

    i would like to spend a Spring vacation on the sea islands of Georgia, re exploring historic Savannah and Charleston, So. Carolina.

    By Robert Meikle on April 24, 2009 8:08 AM

    Living in Victoria, B.C., our favorite getaway is to travel to Seattle, WA. We love all of the things to do in Seattle - the places of interest, the restaurants, the shopping and we always stay just outside of Seattle in Lynnwood at the Best Western Alderwood Hotel. It's just minutes from downtown and close also to Everett and Tulalip for the casino there. We simply enjoy frequent short getaways there.

    By charlene on April 24, 2009 8:10 AM

    Visiting my brother in Washington State. Our parents have passed away, there is only the two of us left in the family. We aren't able to visit each other very often. Our own families, grandchildren and great-grand children take up most of our free time. Getting together would be a wonderful Spring break for both of us.

    By Wendy Visnjevic on April 24, 2009 8:35 AM

    We like to start the spring off by going to Disneyland. Stay at the Best Western Park Place Inn just a hop across the street from the "happiest place on earth."

    By william Hefferman on April 24, 2009 8:38 AM

    We live in Southern NJ and love to travel to Amish country, mainly Bird-In-Hand, Pa and Intercourse. Bird in Hand has many small shops like Intercourse including pretzel making, large family inn for great Amish food, quilt shops, a large indoor farmers market on several days of the week,meat market, and the intercourse canning Co for great Amish treats. Cost6 are reasonable and a Best Western is nearby. Enjoy Bill

    By Harry on April 24, 2009 8:43 AM

    I like to use spring break for family time, and our family loves to go skiing together. So far the best place we've found for spring skiing is Salt Lake City. The terrain is varied enough to keep my kids engaged and easy enough for me to make a lot of runs with them. FOr me, spending quality time with my teenagers is the key to a great trip.

    Our favorite place to stay when we go to SLC is the Best Western Cottonwood in Sandy UT. It is close to town, so we can pick up any items we forgot to bring with us, and close to the major resorts, so we don't have to drive far to reach the slope. The staff is always helpful, and glad to give some local knowledge. All in all, it's a near perfect place for our needs.

    By john adams on April 24, 2009 8:46 AM

    We love to get an early jump on spring, leaving frozen northern bc to travel to vancouver island . Seeing the first new daffodils gives us hope for the warmer months ahead

    By Laura on April 24, 2009 8:51 AM

    The best spring trip my husband and I have had is a biking/camping trip in the Organ Pipe National Monument in southern Arizona - fresh air, exercise, wide open scenery - no rain!

    By Winter Blahs on April 24, 2009 8:56 AM

    It's still cold here on the prairies. A few days in beautiful BC-Victoria would be nice and refreshing.

    By Michelle on April 24, 2009 9:01 AM

    Our great vacations are us leaving on our motorcycle. We can trade in the cell phones ringing and the work headaches in for the sun on the face , the smell of fresh air and the wind in our ears, the destination can be just that, but we are away .

    By Kimberly Fritzinger on April 24, 2009 9:17 AM

    A unique spring break is always the DESERT in bloom - this could be done in several places - 1. Southern Arizona around Tucson - where you can fit in visits to awesome national parks like Saguaro & Organ Pipe Cactus. 2. Palm Springs, Calif. - another great national park is Joshua Tree near there. 3. East of San Diego, Calif. - AnzoBorreago State Park (not sure of the spelling).

    There is nothing quite as spectacular as cacti with flowers. There are so many different types & colors.
    And it's quite warm as well!

    By H Hygh on April 24, 2009 9:25 AM

    A recent Spring weekend get away took us and 2 other couples to Skagit Washington to the Annual Spring Show'n Shine. We rode from Victoria- one couple leaving the night before took the Anacortes Ferry and rode to Skagit from there- the rest of us took the 7am Ferry from Victoria Saturday morning- and rode to Mt Vernon where we spent the night at a wonderful Best Western. Our trip also inlcuded a ride on the Chuckanut- what a beautiful ride- and the weather for that weekend couldn't have been better.

    By Jonnie Worth on April 24, 2009 9:31 AM

    Every May for past 11 years we have gone to Port Aransas, Texas on Gulf Coast for a week. We do shorter 3 day trips throughout the year. The Best Western there is just a couple of blocks from the beach. Since you can drive for miles on the sand, like the easy accessibility. Port A reminds me of what Miami used to be like years ago. Very laid back and casual and great restaurants. You can pretty much fish where ever you can throw a line. Most restaurants will cook your catch for you. This year we are taking our boat to get better access to the flats for fishing.

    By carol on April 24, 2009 9:38 AM

    My Best Spring Break Getaway Idea is going the the Ocean at Ocean Shores in Washington State. It is called Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn. And yes this hotel has a light house and binoculars to look at the ocean just a few stairs to take a gorgeous view. This hotel is the only hotel closest to the beach in this small town and all rooms have a view and a gas fireplace for those cozy spring nights!!!!!

    One more bonus There is a Casino right down the road which offers FREE pick up and back to the Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn !!!!!

    As you can tell I have been there many times, and planning to go again in a few short weeks!!!!!!

    By Jerry McCurtain on April 24, 2009 9:44 AM

    After a cold winter think of any place warm and balmy. Chances are Best Western is already there. Just check in and enjoy.

    By Joyce Bonsaint on April 24, 2009 9:44 AM


    Go to Laconnor, Washington during the tulip festival month of April.
    The tulip fields are beautiful colors .
    There are also other flower fields ,daffs,iris and other bulb flowers .
    And the town is located in one of the most beautiful areas of our country,around Puget Sound .

    By Wanda LeBlanc on April 24, 2009 9:51 AM

    My daughter and I went to Seattle, Washington for spring break this year. We stayed at the Best Western and enjoyed the morning buffet. In the evening had a wonderfully fresh seafood dinner at the wharf near Pike's Market. My daugher loves music so we spent hours at the Science Fiction Museum 'Experience Music Project'. She loved it! There are even booths where you can play music or sing and record. We had alot of fun and would like to go back again next spring. Thanks Best Western!

    By Danielle on April 24, 2009 10:13 AM

    Location: Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, Liberia, COSTA RICA

    I would absolutly LOVE to stay here! ahh paradise
    With Villas, ocean-view swimming pool, swim-up bar, poolside restaurant Here you would be able to participate in many activities: snorkeling, sports fishing, surfing, boogie boarding, golf, horseback riding, bird watching, jungle nature cruise, sailing, diving and just relaxing on the beach.
    Great hotel, Great location.
    What more can you ask for?

    By Kathy Murphy on April 24, 2009 10:23 AM

    The perfect Spring trip for my Husband and myself would be to visit our 7 month old Grandson in Rhode Island so I can get in as much Grandma rocking time as possible. We would savor each precious moment with him. With age comes knowledge and we know how quickly they grow up.
    Of course the trip from Florida to Rhode Island would include staying at our favorite Best Westerns!

    By Mart M. on April 24, 2009 10:32 AM

    Wife and I have enjoyed a couple of trips this spring. Nevada is great in the spring. First, Death Valley is fantastic, stay in Pahrump Best Western. Second, Valley of Fire State Park colors are beautiful, stay inOverton Best Western. Sure enjoy their Great Breakfast.

    By Zahid on April 24, 2009 10:35 AM

    We like to travel to of the beaten path and on learning trips. I have taken my friends several times to trips all over the world. Two of them were to Pakistan. We visited Lahore, the city of Mughel Emperors and Scholars. What a wonderful immersion in culture, cuisine and history. Not to mention the most friendly people you will ever meet. My friends told me that it was the trip of their lifetime. Highly Recommended. We wish there were more best western hotels there.

    By Chuck Collins on April 24, 2009 10:52 AM

    Love to travel the southern Oregon/Northern California Coast. Sightseeing, taking photos, visiting neat old craft stores and museums, and holding hands and walking the beaches with my wife. Oh yes, and eating fresh seafood.

    By Nelda on April 24, 2009 11:11 AM

    We stayed at the Island Palms Resort in San diego. it was very nice and the food served there was excellent. We loved San Diego. Try It!!!!

    By R Demspey on April 24, 2009 11:13 AM

    My idea of a break is to take a short trip with Days Inn as my destination. My husband and I enjoy site seeing and the luxury of being alone together at a reputable hotel. Our 25th is at the end of the month so.........A trip may be in order. :)

    By nelda on April 24, 2009 11:14 AM

    We stayed at the Island Palms Report in San Diego. Hotel was nice and their restuarnt srserved excellent food. We loved San diego. TRY IT!!!

    By Carrie on April 24, 2009 11:28 AM

    Our family of 5 would go to Atlanta, GA for a few days catch a few attractions, then head up to Myrtle Beach, SC for a few days to spend a little time at the beach.

    In Atlanta we would visit the Aquarium and the Botanical Gardens. What a way to get rid of the winter blues!! We would take one night and eat at an Italian restaurant called Giovannaís, wonderful atmosphere.

    In Myrtle Beach we would stay ocean front, and just kick our feet up while the kids chased the waves, built sand castles and searched for sea shells! We would take one night to eat at a wonderful Japanese Steakhouse called Yamato Steak House of Japan.

    Then we would reluctantly drive the 15 hours back to upstate NY. While waiting for the warmer climate to follow us, we would be looking at our wonderful memories caught on camera, and planning our next trip.

    By Jeanne on April 24, 2009 11:35 AM

    We want to travel to the beaches of northern California, up to the Trees of Mystery, the great redwood forest above Orick, and walk through the ancient redwoods, playing our flutes, and recording the natural beauty with my husbands handmade flutes, so we can share the spiritual magic of these places with others. We want to go to Oregon, and experience the caves behing the falls, and teach our daughter to swim in all the waterways on our journey!

    By Annamarie Gentile on April 24, 2009 11:39 AM

    Spring break in Central California, at a Best Western that has an ocean or mountain views. Relaxing at the pool or on a balcony on a sunny cool to warm day reading a book, listening to the sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks or glancing up at the mountains that are in a distance and sipping wine. Take a walk in town to nearby shops, restruants, piers and driving to nearyby wineries.

    By florance on April 24, 2009 11:41 AM

    When we go to visit South Dakota we stay at the Golden Spike in Hill city,It is close to everything that you want to see or visit

    By Denise on April 24, 2009 11:56 AM

    Stay at the Best Western in Berkeley Springs WV. On Saturday, bike, walk or rollerblade on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Take a picnic lunch with you to have along the way (You will need bottled water as well). Late Saturday afternoon go to a spa to soak in the local mineral waters and have a massage. Have dinner Saturday night. On Sunday, go to the Farmers' Market and have brunch before your return trip home.

    By Mo Farn on April 24, 2009 12:00 PM

    For a Spring break you can't beat Victoria BC. From the scenic 90 minute ferry ride to the spectacular Butchard Gardens, hundreds of daffodils swaying in the breeze in Beacon Hill Park. Afternoon Tea at several wonderful locations, visit the Royal Museam and Legisture Buidings you cant beat it. With quaint B & B Accomodation throughout the City, Whale Watching tours, and even the Tug Boat Symphony or traditional British shopping and meals, its all there.

    Try it once and you'l return

    By Miria Fent on April 24, 2009 12:03 PM

    The best place for a spring getaway is Paris ,the city of lights and romance. Just as nature awakes it's call to mating with the birds and the blossoms on the trees, we can answer our own primordial call to romance and other delightful delicacies in this very sexy city!

    By Miria Fent on April 24, 2009 12:03 PM

    The best place for a spring getaway is Paris ,the city of lights and romance. Just as nature awakes it's call to mating with the birds and the blossoms on the trees, we can answer our own primordial call to romance and other delightful delicacies in this very sexy city!

    By John Sargent on April 24, 2009 12:27 PM

    What better way to shake the northern Canadian winter than to his the bayside of San Diego harbour and witnessing the Red Bull Air Races? We did it last May and had a great time. San Diego has to be one of the nicest places on thewest coast, but it i so hard o choose. Enjoy your spring.

    By Tom B on April 24, 2009 12:30 PM

    Spring in Texas is a mixture of warm and cold. You always keep a coat in the car in case a "blue norther" blows in and drops the temp 20 or 30 degrees in a matter of minutes. Spring break for us this year included a trip to Galveston. We rode the free ferry over to Boliver. Boliver was all but removed from the map by hurricane Ike. The devestation is startling and completely uncovered by the news. There is a tiny silver lining to this story that since the depopulation and loss of houses the birds have flocked to the area. We witnessed the widest variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and types of birds in my life.

    By Alex Wilson on April 24, 2009 12:54 PM

    We packed up the car and drove down to Joshua Tree forest for a festival in the middle of no where... Much like burning man but mainly just psycho college students and awesome vendors... Huge art festival and just an amazing group of people. Wonderful art and being srounded by those i love... We hit every nice Bestwestern from 5 to the 15. Good Times and Noodle Salad.

    By Lori on April 24, 2009 1:15 PM

    To ring in spring, someone I met while on vacation this winter in the Caymans is coming to visit Toronto for the first time. We will stay at the Best Western downtown and enjoy all the great dining options Toronto has to offer, cheer at a Jays game, tour the Steamwhistle brewery and Distillery district, and check out the local music scene at night. A little roadtrip to Niagara is also planned - we'll tour a winery or two at the beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake by day, and have fun gambling at the Casino at night, sleeping at the Best Western which overlooks the Falls. Happy Spring!

    By Irene Lemus on April 24, 2009 1:51 PM

    A nice little getaway for my family is a trip to Penticton, BC. Great beaches, a nice small town and lovely mountain scenes.

    By Brad Anderson on April 24, 2009 2:47 PM

    My Grand Daughter and I went to the SeaSide Oregon Best Western . The staff was great and the pool grand. The lights that shown on the beach at night was great. There is so much to do in the area of the hotel. You have the beach right next to the hotel . You can play and wiggle my toes in the sand. And the shopping is close by . So much to do without having to drive anywhere . Its all at your door step. Great place to spend a spring break and inexpensive for all the things that are avaliable to do in one place.

    By Daniel on April 24, 2009 3:53 PM

    A trip to Washington, DC to see the beautiful cherry trees in bloom around the city and especially the Tidal Basin is always a wonderful spring trip. And, stay at the Best Western Rosslyn/Iwo Jima in Arlington, Virginia. It's only one block from the Metro station.

    By Delaine on April 24, 2009 4:25 PM

    Rome! I love Italy any time of year but Rome in the spring is fantastic.

    I was recently there and stayed at the Best Western Canada and had an amazing time. The hotel was wonderful, the staff excellent and the best breakfast I've had at a hotel that I can remember.

    By Mary on April 24, 2009 4:25 PM

    My husband and I enjoy Tucson AZ as a spring getaway. We are birders and love to see the variety of birds available in that part of the country. We live in Colorado, so it's great to get to the sunshine before spring arrives at home. We hike, bird, bicycle and just enjoy the sun.

    By MC on April 24, 2009 4:55 PM

    I am in love with puffins! My perfect spring weekend would be to visit nesting areas off the coast of Maine.

    By Denise Ransom on April 24, 2009 5:31 PM

    My idea is to do the trip we're on right now this Spring. We're touring the Utah National Parks: Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef. Great weather, low numbers of other folks, and great Best Westerns near all the locations. We've managed to hit Platinum Elite level using BW wherever we are in the world any time of year!

    By Sandy Lange on April 24, 2009 7:03 PM

    A wonderful spring getaway is Jackson CA. the town is very quaint and rustic with many things to see and do. The Best Western is right near the entrance to old town and convenient for those who like to stroll thru town rather then drive. Also there are many wineries within a short distance from Jackson. They do not charge for tasting as some other popular wine areas of California and they brag of some of the best Zinfandels that come out of the state.

    By Luann Moth on April 24, 2009 7:35 PM

    Spring brings balmy weather to Tennessee and Mississippi. We really enjoyed a visit to Memphis, the BBQ capital of the nation. Then, we drove a bit further south to Helena, Arkansas, and Clarksdale, Mississippi, to visit the Delta Blues Museum and hear the blues. Good food and good music--what more do you need?

    By Janet Johnson on April 24, 2009 7:58 PM

    We stayed at a Best Western in Twenty-Nine Palms, California, and spent two days exploring Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoying nature is a perfect Spring getaway!

    By Carol Mc gee on April 24, 2009 8:00 PM

    Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia is a lovely spot to visit in the springtime. The flowers and setting are so peaceful it's a corner of heaven

    By sharon on April 24, 2009 8:24 PM

    Best Western in Mystic,CT, we go several times a year, the only family oriented hotel we have ever found. We usually bring our 5 yr old granddaughter, she (and us) loves the pool, and the playground, love to sit and relax and watch her play. It's not far from where we live, about 45 min. but it is sure a great get away. Can't wait to go back.

    By Chelsie Obar on April 24, 2009 11:20 PM

    Come to beautiful Northern Nevada and visit the Elko/Spring Creek area! Like the name implies, they have a creek that only runs during the spring run-off. The usually less colorful high desert is lush and green and full of mountain spring flowers! Take a hike or drive through Lamoille Canyon and view the wildlife like mountain goats and beavers. Then head back to Elko to stay at the newly opened Best Western Gold Mine Inn. A beautiful hotel with indoor pool and jacuzzi suites! Elko has a colorful mining history and plenty of casinos to enjoy and Basque dining to die for!

    By Tamika on April 25, 2009 6:26 AM

    My daughters and I took a 5 day trip/drive to Charlotte, NC, to visit my parents. The weather finally nice and the drive was very relaxing and we had fun taking in Charlotte's growin City.

    By Tina on April 25, 2009 6:56 AM

    This year, we are heading a bit far---to Calestoga, California. We'll visit a winery, take in a "Western Safari", and attend the wedding of the son on of of my employees, who has worked with me for a quarter of a century. Airline points and BW points help make this kind of travel possible.

    By Judy Butzberger on April 25, 2009 8:16 AM

    Key West is the destination for a Spring getaway. Great for families, couples or singles, there's plenty to do. The southernmost point has beautiful beaches, shopping, terrific dining, fascinating history, incredible scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and the Dry Tortugas National Park easily accessible by float plane or boat tour. Incidentally, there's a very convenient and beautiful resort-style Best Western on the east side of Key West with quick access to beaches and the famous Duval Street.

    By K.H. on April 25, 2009 10:37 AM

    Although it's been mentioned here before, the Oregon Coast is gorgeous this time of year. The weather has warmed up enough to enjoy walking and playing on the uncrowded beaches. From Astoria to Brookings, the beaches and vistas are beautiful. Rhododenrons and azaleas are starting to bloom, the evergreens are showing new growth and the forests smell heavenly. It's also whale season, so bringing some binoculars along is a must! Many of the Best Western motels and hotels along the coastline allow small pets, so if traveling with them is important to you, it's no problem. Oregon is known for some of the best Pinot Noirs and seafood available anywhere, so if either appeals to you, you'll not be disappointed. Prices are modest and there is no sales tax in Oregon.

    By wendy on April 25, 2009 11:02 AM

    Our best spring vacation is going to Vegas. We drive and each year, we chose a different route both to and from Vegas. This year we went through Yellowstone National Park going down and through the Colorado Rockies on the way back. We always look for A Best Western each night when we are ready to call it a day.
    Living on the Prairies makes driving through the Mountains that much more special. And remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

    By Barbara on April 25, 2009 11:34 AM

    Am from the New Orleans area. Moved to Hammond after Katerina. Thought it would be nice to go to the French Quarter for a day be a tourist. I miss the sights and sounds of the Quarter. There is something around every corner. I is even fun to watch the people who are really from out of town and have never experienced anything like New Orleans.

    And all of the wonderful food. From Bignets to Bannanas Foster! I "know what it means to mis New Orleans!".

    By Nate on April 25, 2009 12:26 PM

    There's nothing like visiting our family back in New England over Easter. The children running with their grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. We took the early part of our girls' April Vacation and headed north from Delaware and stayed at the Best Western Merrimack Valley and set up "base camp". We hadn't been back "home" to Massachusetts/New Hampshire since last summer. We look forward to returning to the Best Western Merrimack Valley this summer and again in the fall.

    By lee on April 25, 2009 12:36 PM

    The best spring getaway is one I take with my best friend from high school every year. We leave the kids, spouses and everyone at home and go up Lake Geneva for a girls weekend. We stay at the Best Western HarborShores and just visit the downtown area. We shop, have lunch and drinks and just do anything we want. It's a fun weekend with no responsiblities and then we go back home on Sunday and spend a nice day with our family for Mothers Day. We have been doing this for about 16 years now and now know some of the owners/workers at some of the restaurants and stores there. We have met people along the way and they also come to visit that time each year. Fun to see people we have met year after year and catch up! Lake Geneva is a beautiful town, lots to do and very nice people!

    By Sharon on April 25, 2009 12:40 PM

    The very best place to stay when traveling on highway 70 in Utah, going East or West is the Best Western in Grteen River. It sits overlooking the Green River, the rooms are spacious, and I always feel like I'm on a cruise while sitting out on the balcony. The grounds are lovely and the cook to order breakfast, great! The museum across the street is well worth the visit, explaing the region and the exploration of it. The scenery West of there is amazing.

    By Jackie on April 25, 2009 12:54 PM

    I like the idea of a spa trip with friends. It's relaxing and healthy.

    By Russ on April 25, 2009 1:03 PM

    I've completed plan to fly to North Carolina and start a week trip through both Carolinas. My wife and I enjoy lighthouses, antiques, and historial sites. Having never been to this part of the country, we both agreed it time. And Best Western will be a part of this trip

    By michael boland on April 25, 2009 4:34 PM

    For a super spring break getaway, go to the Best Western in Rapid City, South Dakota. You're near Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Little Big Horn battleground, amazing caves, beautiful hiking trails, and a gourmet quality restaurant, "Minerva's", in the hotel with meals at reasonable prices.
    We had a buffalo steak with Native American fresh bread, topped with a delicious creme brule'. You can also go to a nearby lake fo catch a fresh trout lunch, prepared by a restaurant by the lake. You are guaranteed to catch fish for lunch.
    You'll never be board in this area. The surreal Black Hills reminded me of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the evil land that created the ring.

    By James on April 25, 2009 4:35 PM

    We're heading to Monterey for a couple of days, and then driving into San Francisco to visit friends! Nothing like a warm climate and warm company to wet your appetite for summer.

    By Harold on April 25, 2009 5:19 PM

    This time of year Canyon de Chelly is a great place to visit and to stay at the Best Western at the rim.

    By Jodi on April 25, 2009 10:51 PM

    I would like to spend 5 days exploring the treasures of The Smithsonian Institute.

    By Sharen Wisher on April 26, 2009 3:04 AM

    After a long cold winter, my husband and I just like to get away. This year money is tight so we are just traveling throughout New England. Site seeing, shopping and just wandering. It's freedom at its best. We don't have to be anywhere at any special time and we always find a Best Western when we need a clean comfortable place to stop at night.

    By Donna Ebert on April 26, 2009 8:07 AM

    A wonderful trip to do in the spring is a drive along the Blueridge Parkway in the Shennandoah Valley of Virginia. To see the dogwoods blooming, the hardwoods springing to life, wildflowers everywhere, and, the wildlife with their new babies is such a refreshing feeling after a long cold dismal winter in the Northeast. We have taken this trip a few times, usually in April or early May and have always enjoyed it very much.
    If you prefer a history lesson over scenery, then Gettysburg is another of our favorites. In the spring it is quiet and peaceful, the summer crowds have not yet begun to arrive. We love to find a quiet spot, sit relax and reflect on what happened there so long ago. It is truly a place that touches your heart and soul.
    After a long day of traveling and sight-seeing, nothing beats a comfortable room to put your feet up and feel "at home", a place called Best Western.

    By Rodney Shook on April 26, 2009 9:09 AM

    With permission from my bosses, my wife is traveling with me as I work in Tennessee. We spend two hours on some days, most of the day on others and my wife and I visit wineries, caves, small town attractions and historic places marked on our maps... just as long as I get my work done properly. We've taken the time to appreciate the beauty of the trees as they, once again, become verdant. Our days are capped off by enjoying the recommendations of locals for good places to eat and we finish with a comfortable nights' sleep at a Best Western. This has been the most beautiful spring we can remember.

    By Rodney Shook on April 26, 2009 9:11 AM

    With permission from my bosses, my wife is traveling with me as I work in Tennessee. We spend two hours on some days, most of the day on others and my wife and I visit wineries, caves, small town attractions and historic places marked on our maps... just as long as I get my work done properly. We've taken the time to appreciate the beauty of the trees as they, once again, become verdant. Our days are capped off by enjoying the recommendations of locals for good places to eat and we finish with a comfortable nights' sleep at a Best Western. This has been the most beautiful spring we can remember.

    By Leandra Carr on April 26, 2009 9:32 AM

    The Oregon coast is always the best refreshing getaway for me and my family. There are some great places to stay too! Usually we get a room at a Best Western then go north and south from there. Spring is a great time to do it too, since many people don't "do" the coast until Summer when it warms up a bit

    By donna on April 26, 2009 10:25 AM


    Ever since my children were very young my family has taken a road trip every Spring. To get out on the road with your cooler, your music, and your unfolded maps is the happiest feeling of limitless possibilities.

    We have hiked the Narrows at Zion National Park, reached out and almost touched the stars in Death Valley, and even watched elephant seals give birth on the shore near Cambria, CA.

    These simple memories are priceless.

    By stephen on April 26, 2009 10:46 AM

    One of the best and most unusual places to go in the spring is Moab, Utah. There is a real feeling of space, and the residents are super friendly. The weather may still be cool, and there may even be some melting snow. The southern Utah National Parks are first class and unforgettable and offer great photo-taking subjects.
    In Moab, just having a drink or a bite in a local bar is an experience. It's very easy to meet people.
    Happy trails!

    By Peggy on April 26, 2009 11:36 AM

    Looking forward to going to Door County, Wisconsin.

    By Carol V. Shunk on April 26, 2009 1:13 PM

    We take a trip to Lancaster 4 times a year for a Dinner show
    and stay at The Best Western right beside our show and a mini
    vaction and don't have to drive anywhere after we get there.

    By Jean on April 26, 2009 1:37 PM

    me and my husband spent our spring break at disneyland any truly enjoyed our selfs. we stay at the best western park place arcoss from disneyland.

    By Dana Larsen on April 26, 2009 1:41 PM

    I like to stay at Date Tree Inn, Indio California to get out of the crowds and traffic & relax. Close to Joshua Tree Nat'l Park and Anza Borrego desert, shopping & dining Palm Springs, zoos, nurseries, & arts. Lovely hotel with gorgeous cactus landscaping. It's my favorite.

    By Alan Hay on April 26, 2009 2:20 PM

    This year my wife and I travelled from San Diego to Sedona, AZ for 4 nights. We stayed at the excellent Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas - well worth the BW points we used! We had a great time there exploring N AZ including a great trip to the Grand Canyon. The ambience, the view, the staff all made it a great vacation - the AZ Highway Patrol though decided that CA dollars were needed in AZ!!! Looking forward to next trip using my earned points!!

    By Steve Cuzzone on April 26, 2009 3:30 PM

    I can't always get away for a break, but I love to tack on a leisure weekend after a week of business travel. I just finished a week of meetings in the UK and found a great airfare that allowed me to spend a weekend in Paris at one of my favorite Best Westerns, the Best Western Folkestone Opera in the 8th arrondissement - 2 days of good food, good wine and visits to the Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, and a boat ride down the Seine.

    By Jackie Smith on April 26, 2009 5:24 PM

    Seeing the Kanab, UT area with the slot canyons, and the Pink Dunes State Park. We loved Kanab and felt like we were reliving the western days with the former cowboy stars that are displayed in the town. The BW Red Hills was a wonderful headquarters for this trip.

    By Jenny on April 26, 2009 10:26 PM

    Best Wester Red River Inn and Suites is my destnination for a mini vacation, it is next to the WinStar casino, so we plan on staying up late, and sleeping,in for a well deserved vacation...

    By Cameron McManus on April 27, 2009 6:34 AM

    Last weekend my girlfriend and I went to Miami Beach, FL and stayed at the Best Western on 4101 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL, 33140. That is our favorite hotel because it is at the center of the best Florida attactions and you can not beat the price for the luxiourious style of the hotel and food. We went on spend our days in South Beach Miami and enjoyed many different cultures of food and the beach was amazing. The nightlife there is also incredible. We travel a lot and of all the hotels that we have visited through the years, Best Western is our choice of stay. So for a vacation to any of the Miami attactions Best Western Miami Beach, Florida is the place to go.

    By Beth McCloy on April 27, 2009 7:00 AM

    My children are hooked on anime conventions and they call me "The Conmom". The Sakura-con at the Washington State convention centre is HUGE with over 10,000 kids attending. It is a 24hr/day extravaganza of Japanese culture with concerts, exhibits, movies, and much, much more. Highly recommended for a break.

    By Lawrence Murawa on April 27, 2009 7:18 AM

    Northern Upper Pennisula of Michigan for a Spring Fling ? You bet ! Book a room at the Best Western In Paradise Michigan. Travel the beautiful shoreline of Michigan's Lake Superior. View the spectacular Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls when the Tahquamenon River is flowing rapidly with the Spring thaws. Walk the Lake Superior shoreline and see the winter's deposits onto the beach. Travel the back roads to Lake Superior Lighthouses. This time of year is a wonderful opportunity to see into the woods before the leaves fill your view. You will like this trip so much, that as soon as you arrive home , you will call Best Western Paradise to book a room for Summer, Fall ans Winter ! (:>)

    Yours truly,

    Lawrence Murawa

    By Michael Reich on April 27, 2009 8:03 AM

    My idea for a perfect spring getaway is Willaima Arizona. There is so much you can experience in a day trip from this beautiful location. The south rim of the grand canyon, Sonora, and the Flagstaff area have a lot of beautiful areas to explore.

    By joan a. on April 27, 2009 10:15 AM

    in these economic down-times, why not explore your own home-town? in my case it's San Diego. there's so much to see and do-the Zoo, Seaworld, Wild Animal Park, Padres games in Petco Park, Gaslamp quarter, with tons of fabulous restaurants and best of all- over 20 Best Western hotels to choose from!!

    By Connie on April 27, 2009 11:19 AM

    My idea of a perfect spring getaway is a few days to Grand Forks ND with girlfriends, to relax & shop. Have lots of laughs and enjoy the company of your friends. We try to do this on an annual basis, its just nice to have a little break after our cold and very long winter.

    By Alayne B on April 27, 2009 2:05 PM

    We just got back from a week long trip to check out colleges in the Pacific Northwest. We stayed in Best Westerns all the way to Vancouver BC., as we visited the University of British Columbia, University of Washington, University of Portland, Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University and the Oregon Institute of Technology. The Best Western continental breakfasts were lifesavers for getting us to our appointments on time. I love the places that go the extra mile to serve a hot breakfast. I would not call the trip relaxing, but it was entertaining, fun and because of Best Western, comfortable.

    By Andrea on April 27, 2009 3:01 PM

    Spring in Northern BC is a relative term so to give us a boost our family went to the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton Alta to the waterpark. Great time was had by all and well worth the drive.

    By Rick Johnston on April 27, 2009 3:29 PM

    My family and I visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every year. Myrtle Beach has great food, golf, and a lot of activities for the kids. We meet up with other family from North Carolina and spend a week laying on the beach, swimming, playing golf, and eating great seafood!

    By Kim Silcock on April 27, 2009 4:58 PM

    My Husband and I plan on visiting Grand Canyon, Wupaki National Monument to Sedona, AZ, Sedona to Montazuma Castle in May.
    We Spent time last year at Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef. Great Places.
    Arizona, Utha, Colorado and New Mexico have so much to see and do.

    By Sandra Kim on April 27, 2009 5:09 PM

    My boyfriend and I visited Fredericksburg, VA for a vacation to visit the historical sites such as Martha Washington House, George Washingtonís Farm, James Madisonís home, Battle fields, old town Fredericksburg and much more. We are both history buffs. We stayed at the historical Best Western where we enjoyed our stay. We were impressed with the customer service they provided. The rooms were newly renovated and clean, and pool was kept very clean. We also enjoyed a complementary breakfast. We are looking forward to go back there for a family reunion. I highly recommend visiting Fredericksburg and staying at Best Western.

    By Linda on April 27, 2009 6:28 PM

    Our idea of a great spring break is a trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson. We enjoy staying at the Branson Inn and Conference Center in Branson West and seeing the greening of the trees and blooming of the flowers in the Ozarks. We are treated like family and get to know the staff well. We thoroughly enjoy staying here no matter what time of year.

    By Darcie on April 27, 2009 6:33 PM

    We recently bought a new camera and wanted to get some practice shots in before plan our next trip. So we headed east to Yosemite. We had brought our new puppy and thought Yosemite would be a great place to see how she did around people. We took over 1000 pictures and met some really nice people from all over the world. We stayed at the Best Western in Oakhurst, CA. Beautiful surroundings and they allow dogs.

    By Hans Vermeyden on April 27, 2009 6:38 PM

    My favorite place to go to thaw out from the winter is the Best Western in Waterbury Stowe in Vermont. For me it is like going on a mini vacation at an all-inclusive resort. When I arrive , I am always greeted by the friendly staff and my room gives me a lovely view of the mountains. I enjoy the use of the beautiful glassed-indoor pool and the warmth of the hot tub. Afterwards I use the outdoor tennis court and take relaxing walks in the woods. I never have to leave the premises as the restaurant serves me both a lovely continental breakfast and a great selection of supper meals. For me everytime I come here it is like coming home.

    By ursula on April 28, 2009 4:06 AM

    Our little getaway was an Easter weekend spent in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia where we got together with our 3 kids and their families. Our base was the BW in Kingston where we stayed with our dog ...a bonus! Lots to see....a family trip to the Aylesford Zoo, local winery, great places to eat on a budget and miles of scenic walking trails for fresh air, picture taking and geocaching. What could be better ?

    By Lori on April 28, 2009 5:30 AM


    After a long winter, we love to head south for some golf. The Myrtle Beach area has numerous quality golf courses at descent prices and lots to do when you are not swinging a golf club. There is great shopping in the area with outlet malls and lots of great dining with a wide price range to suit your likes and affordability.

    I recommend this area for your spring break, even if you are not a golfer.
    Enjoy!
    Lori

    By Susan on April 28, 2009 6:40 AM

    My idea of a Spring getaway would be a few days with my family - shopping, dining out together, maybe a hike in sunny weather exploring a new vacation spot!

    By Candie on April 28, 2009 8:02 AM

    Last year in Spring I stayed for 10 days on the Lake in North Ft. Myers, Florida. The Best Western was amazing with balcony's on each floor overlooking the pool and restaraunt as well as the pier where you could take pontoon boat rides, etc. It was 70-80 degrees everyday and such a beautiful scene when sitting and overlooking the Callosohattche River watching the dolphins play and the fish jump. I would recommend this as a great Spring getaway to anyone who hates the snow and ice as much as I do!!!

    By Douglas on April 28, 2009 8:39 AM

    Time is more precious than the money spent. My wife and I will make some time for adventures even if closer to home than in many years.

    We love to see Tahoe, Monterey/Pacific Grove and Orange County (relative there) - and plan to visit at least two of these three by mid summer.

    By dw on April 28, 2009 10:15 AM

    Spring is the best time to view the wild flowers blossom and hiking. We went to Palm Springs, California. It was beautiful. The colorful wild flowers flourished in the desert. We hiked in Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Canyon. It was very refreshing and relaxing experience.

    By kathy on April 28, 2009 12:49 PM

    i love heading to the mountains in the spring. the fresh air, the flowers, everything is clean and crisp. the smoky mountains are the best!!

    By Doe on April 28, 2009 1:24 PM

    Spring brings to mind flowers, freshness, renewal....

    Our trip to Carlsbad, CA gave us that as we enjoyed The Flower Fields, a 50-acre rainbow display of vibrant ranunculus along with the Ecke Ranch pointsetta display, a tractor-wagon ride around the fields, the rose garden and a delightful and aMAZEing Sweet Pea mage.

    Along with this colorful palette, a burst of red and purple intermingled as the Ladies of the Red Hat Society enjoyed the day also!

    By Gail Scott on April 28, 2009 3:52 PM

    Spring is a wonderful time for wine festivals. Kelowna, BC has a spring festival which features over 15 wineries and 100 events over a two-week period. This year it is April 30--May 9. There is a fabulous, brand-new Best Western Hotel on the westbank that is close to several world-class wineries. This is a must-do trip!

    By John williams on April 28, 2009 5:23 PM

    A weekend getaway to Half Moon Bay....nothing like the mild spring temperatures mixed with fresh ocean air!!

    By Christine Gardiner on April 28, 2009 8:04 PM

    Spring in Jasper, Alberta is like travelling to another world. The mountains are majestic and there is something magical about being surrounded by so much natural beauty and the wildlife is amazing.

    By Kirby Burnett on April 29, 2009 6:03 AM

    My best Spring Break idea would be to go to the Washington, DC area, and stay at the Arlington, Virginia Best Western. It is only a short walk to the Washington area Mertro. The cherry blossums stil should be out and Washington is one of the nicest areas to visit in the Spring. You have the Arts at the Kennedy Center and National Theater, baseball at the Nationals Park, and the best restaurants in the U.S. Moreover, you can visit the museums and even if you want, visit your state representitives. If you choose this idea --- have fun!!!

    By T. Adkins on April 29, 2009 9:54 AM

    We met some people on a cruise to Italy last year and become close friends. They called us up and asked us to meet them in Branson, Mo. for a week toward the end of April. We went and had the best time. The rolling hills and tall trees just budding out were great; even the weather was very enjoyable. We even got to see some shows and other activities without having to wait in long lines like in the summer. This was by far a wonderful time to meet up with friends and visit.

    By M Thompson on April 29, 2009 10:02 AM

    We spent our spring break indoors and away from the cold by visiting the incredible West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta. It was perfect. One day on the "beach" in the water park, a day shopping at all of the great stores, a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, played mini golf, went ice skating and mostly made many happy family memories. Stayed at the Best Western Cedar Park Inn which was a short drive to the mall and is great for families besides being affordable.
    When the spring break weather isn't very "spring" like, the mall is a great place to get away from it all!

    By Joanne Farbman on April 29, 2009 2:47 PM

    We like to drive and have our vehicle with us for our trips, so we drove from upstate New York to Key West, FL in March. We very much enjoy Fort Zachary Taylor State Park that has a wonderful beach with trees to hang your hammock! It also has a sculpture show that is new each winter. This year we also traveled offshore for 90 miles to see the Dry Tortugas. Great for snorkeling and bird watching. We spent a week at our favorite Best Western and enjoyed the pool and hot tub, the complementary breakfasts and the great accommodations. Then we enjoyed the drive home and went from summer to early spring back home!

    By Vicki on April 29, 2009 3:01 PM

    I am going from central California to Key West at the most southern point in the United States. I will be staying in Best Westerns along the way via their printed books for 2009. No reservations, just go and do and see and stay at a great hotel!

    By Jeff on April 29, 2009 7:18 PM

    I'll be going to Virginia for my girlfriends birthday. We're leaving nyc and staying at a suite in a hotel close to DC, check out the sights and monuments of DC for a day, head to a comedy show about 250 miles away in VA and stay at another highly rated best western for the night of the show. Then spend another day back in DC before heading back home.

    By Tammy on April 29, 2009 8:02 PM

    My son will be graduating from the Marines boot camp and we will be going to the San Diego area to celebrate his graduation with him before he is shipped out.

    By sean boyington on April 30, 2009 10:03 AM

    going for a nice long drive with the kids to get rid of the winter cobwebs.....topping it off with a dairee delite ice cream

    By Jay on April 30, 2009 10:09 AM

    My college spring breaks were often returns to summer jobs or helping with fellow students' field work. Now decades later our family spring breaks have a few favorites:

    San Diego CA - compact and beautiful city to visit for waterfront, baseball, museums/parks and nearby inland attractions, the Shelter Island BW is very nice

    Sanibel Island FL- perfect low-key natural get-away with wildlife refuges, beaches, shells & sea life, hotel pool, movie theater, and close to mainland if any more is needed. A trip can include kayaking, stargazing, fishing, swimming - a great place for family reunions. The BW is near the end of a main road "T" that leads to town, or wildlife refuge, or neighboring Captiva Island and dolphin cruises...


    By AK on April 30, 2009 3:00 PM

    We drove across country from Colorado to Georgia to enjoy Sunday @ The Masters. It was a fantastic Spring Break as we live high in the Rocky Mountains & April is NOT Spring here. So a trip to blooming azaleas & dogwoods was just what we needed to help us celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss!

    By Peter Holtgreive on May 1, 2009 10:32 AM

    We enjoy staying at the Colorado Springs, CO Best Western, we can sight see and the kids can enjoy the pool, it is very reasonable and they have a nice breakfast buffet!

    By peggy on May 2, 2009 6:45 PM

    In Mid May the desert flowers are in bloom in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. The Cliff dwellings are not yet full of tourists, neither is the Grand Canyon. It's a wonderful spring road trip and of course you can't beat free breakfast when you stay at Best Western along the way.

    By Jean on May 3, 2009 5:24 PM

    I totally agree with Laura about Tofino or Ucluelet on Vancouver Island.
    There is a Best Western in Port Alberni, which is where the main road will lead you on the way to either location.

    By George Caron on May 13, 2009 8:14 PM

    A few days in Canmore Alberta allows a person to take hikes and see the spring run off of winters snow. This montain area are always tranquil and peacful, and there is always the chance to see wildlife in its natural habitat.

    By Australian Visa on May 13, 2010 12:06 AM

    Just have bookmarked your website.

    By Nikki Kehl on August 20, 2010 2:28 PM

    My best spring break get away idea is to go somewhere close to your home state but just far enough away to feel like you're on an adventure! For me in Arizona, California is a great place to go! Beaches, cooler weather, and lots to do! With all of my friends and myself being in college it's hard to plan a trip when we are all available and able to find the funds to go. This is also a great reason to stay somewhat close to home!

    By Marden on January 5, 2011 7:22 AM

    Load up the car and drive across the I-80 to Denver. Then, decide whether to go across to Moab and visit all the canyonlands and arches, or cut through the Rockies visiting all the high-altitude towns and taking some of the most beautiful and fun to drive routes anywhere. Visit Ouray, SIlverton, Durango, cut through Blue Mesa on the way to Mesa Verde and Monument Valley. Check out Valley of the Gods and the Moqui Dugway for a spine tingling descent, and finally head to the Grand Canyon. If you go to the North entrance -- after the middle of May, head up to Bryce Canyon for some great hiking at up to 9000 feet. Go in the spring when the weather is temperate and there aren't too many other people around. Breathe and enjoy.

    By Julie Dale Gowers on March 21, 2011 12:48 PM

    I would love to visit my daughter Jennifer in NYC where she attends Columbia University.

    Since I work pay check to pay check it's impossible to save money to pay for airline and expenses to get there and there.

    Any amount of money toward a spring break would help make this a realization.

    TY

    By Lynell on June 23, 2011 4:15 AM

    Fianlly! This is just what I was looking for.


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