Avoid April Showers with These Historically Dry Travel Destinations

by Country Inns & Suites
Thursday, March 28, 2013

In 1557, poet Thomas Tusser wrote, “Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.” The saying is true for many of us, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait out those rainy days! We found 10 destinations that boast a historically dry April for you to enjoy while you await the May blooms.


Tampa, Florida

April is typically the second driest month of the year in Tampa. You can soak up the sun on a thrilling speedboat adventure or enjoy the views on a peaceful canoe trip. Located throughout the city, our five area Country Inn & Suites By Carlson hotels offer a mix of convenience and comfort.

Austin, Texas

The capital city of Texas sees an average of two inches of rain in April. The dry weather allows for visitors to enjoy spring festivals, such as the Austin Food + Wine Festival or Art City Austin. With three Country Inns & Suites hotels located just outside of the city, you can escape the hustle and bustle once you’re ready to relax for the evening.

Calgary, Alberta

Head to this Canadian city and you are likely to see an inch of rain or less! So, get your heart racing at the famous Calgary Stampede or in the Scotiabank Saddledome, when flames shoot toward the ceiling during a Calgary Flames hockey game. You can stay near it all at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Calgary Airport hotel.

New Delhi, India

You can enjoy all the outdoor shopping New Delhi has to offer, as the area saw barely a quarter of an inch of rainfall last April. The all-new Country Inn By Carlson Delhi Saket hotel is located in the city’s stylish shopping and entertainment center at the DLF South Court Mall.

San Diego, California

The weather may not be diverse in April, with less than an inch of average rainfall, but San Diego’s activities are certainly assorted. Visitors can discover the breathtaking coastal community of La Jolla, take a bike ride in South Bay, or stroll through the famous San Diego Zoo. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North provides easy access to wherever your trip takes you.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

With less than two inches of precipitation in April, visitors can create memorable outdoor adventures at FortWhyte Alive nature center or the Artic Glacier Winter Park at the Forks. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Winnipeg is conveniently located near the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, which makes it the perfect home base for both business and leisure travelers.

Denver, Colorado

Visitors to Colorado’s capital city will enjoy shopping and dining at Cherry Creek North, visiting the animals at the Denver Zoo, or hitting the links at one of the area’s many golf courses, all with a minimal chance of April showers. If you are visiting over April 4–6, you can even catch some western action at the Rodeo All-Star Weekend. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Denver International Airport hotel is conveniently located near both the airport and downtown Denver so you can enjoy all the city has to offer.

Phoenix, Arizona

If you’re anxious for summer, you may want to consider a trip to Phoenix in April. With perfect mid-80s temperatures and less than half an inch of rain, this Arizona city will have you soaking up the sun in no time. Ready to book your stay? Country Inns & Suites has four Phoenix-area hotels that will keep you near the area’s top attractions.

Goa, India

As history proves, April sees very little to no rain at all in Goa, India. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim is located on a pristine setting near Candolim Beach and offers easy access to the best tourist attractions in Goa.

Raleigh, North Carolina

April is historically the driest month of the year in the capital of North Carolina. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Raleigh-Durham Airport is perfectly located between Raleigh and Durham, so you can easily enjoy a Durham Bulls baseball game or excellent shopping and dining in North Hills, an outdoor shopping area located in midtown Raleigh.

Are you escaping to drier climates during the wet month of April? Let us know where you’re going in the comments section.