After a long winter, what could be more inspiring than being among colorful displays of spring flowers blooming? If you’re looking for a spring or early summer getaway to celebrate the change in seasons, check out some of our top destinations to see Mother Nature showing off her best blooms while staying with Inspirato.
Though Provence is often associated with enchanting lavender fields, from May to June, you can see brilliant poppies in bloom, too. Then in June and July, vibrant yellow sunflowers and purple lavender will bloom, attracting visitors from around the world.
Because of its elevation, Telluride’s wildflowers don’t bloom until summer, when you’ll see lupine and indian paintbrush in the San Juan Valley, and bluebells, pink trumpet vines, and white daisies around Hope Lake.
Perhaps surprising to some, the Sonoran Desert around Tucson is home to some vibrant plant life. In the spring, see the Arizona poppy (also known as the summer poppy)—from Tucson, take a day trip to Picacho Peak State Park, one of the best places to see these golden-orange-and-yellow flowers. In the summer, you can find prickly pear cactus blooming in Tucson Mountain Park.
Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
From March to July, see flowers—like buttercup, columbine, love vine iris, and more—blooming along the Blue Ridge Parkway in its namesake mountains of North Carolina—a scenic drive often ranked among the prettiest in the nation.
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Though flowers are in bloom year-round on Maui, it’s only in the spring that you’ll see the lavender blooms on Jacaranda trees and the bright orange display of Royal Poinciana Trees.
Asheville, North Carolina
Cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville offers forest full of japonicas, lady slippers, mountain laurels, primroses, and hundreds of other native species. Visit the Biltmore mansion during the Biltmore Blooms event (April 1 through May 26) to see 100,000 tulips in the Walled Garden, as well as azaleas, dogwoods, and redbuds.