Goodbye April Showers, Hello May Flowers
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
After April’s rain showers, the outdoors comes alive with colorful May flowers. While there are many places to enjoy the sights and smells of the beautiful spring season, here are 10 of our favorite places to see the May blooms:
Hill Country, Texas
Bluebonnet, the official flower of the Lone Star State, grows by the masses along the highways of the Hill Country and fills the air with its fragrant scent. Stay at our Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Marcos, Texas, hotel and rent a car to enjoy miles of nature at its best.
Just 30 minutes east of Cleveland, the Holden Arboretum boasts more than 20 miles of trails and a multitude of lakes and ponds across 3,600 acres. One of the largest arboretums in the United States, Holden offers guided tours and also allows visitors to explore its beauty on their own. After a full day of taking in the sights and smells, guests can relax comfortably at the nearby Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Macedonia hotel.
Mojave Desert, California
You may not think to visit a desert for festive blooms, but the California poppy covers 1,745 acres of the Mojave Desert in brilliant orange each spring. After you take in the gorgeous views, our hotel in nearby Barstow, California, will provide you with a much needed night’s rest.
Boston’s Kelleher Rose Garden is a treat for any flower lover. Part of the Emerald Necklace park system, the garden offers visitors the chance to view thousands of roses. Be sure to take many photos during your visit; you can even share them with your friends the same day using the complimentary high-speed Internet at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Brockton hotel.
St. Cloud, Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minnesota, offers visitors two distinct gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River, both of which are part of the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society. Munsinger Gardens spans 14 acres and dates back to the 1930s. The land that the Clemens Gardens now sits on was donated by Bill and Virginia Clemens, residents of St. Cloud. It is now separated into six separate gardens, each offering its own selection of roses and other flowers. Visit both of these beautiful gardens this spring when you stay at one of our convenient hotels in St. Cloud – the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, St. Cloud West, or St. Cloud East.
San Francisco, California
Book a stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos, and feast your eyes on the San Francisco Botanical Garden. It hosts a Garden Fest on May 15 that isn’t to be missed. This 55-acre garden features more than 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.
The United States Botanic Garden is a must-see for spring flowers and is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Enjoy this great attraction, which was established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, by booking your stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Capitol Heights hotel.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Spring flowers are in bloom at the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum in Salt Lake City! This garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West and is hosted by the University of Utah. Witness the first blooming wildflowers of the spring when you hike the many trails. After a day of exploring, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, West Valley City is a great place to stop and rest for the night.
Asheville, North Carolina
There are many places in Asheville that will fill your need for May flowers, but Chimney Rock State Park is the place to be this spring. The park is rich with wildflowers, including trillium, a variety of violets, star chickweed, and flame azalea. Country Inn & Suites provides three convenient hotels for your spring vacation to this exciting city.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees a variety of flowers every spring, including wildflowers, rhododendron, mountain laurel, and flame azaleas that bloom from May into July. Enjoy the sights during the day and rest your head at night at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Knoxville Airport hotel.
Where is your favorite place visit when you want to enjoy May flowers? Let us know in the comments!