Spring is in the air!

By Courtney Imel | 11:21

Prague, Czech Republic

The spring season officially kicked off on March 20th this year, a date that usually strikes us with what’s called “spring fever” and the instantaneous feeling to start planning our well deserved and long overdue spring getaways. The options for your next  holiday are endless, but we’ll give you a quick run through some of the best cities included in our spring break offers which are blooming with fresh new experiences!

Prague 

Prague is sometimes referred to as the historical pearl of Europe and also one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Springtime is a wonderful time to visit the Czech capital, whether you are taking an hourly stroll past the ancient Astronomical Clock or sipping on a crisp frothy beer in the Old Town Square, you are sure to soak in all the cultural and sightseeing offerings.

This season you can keep busy with events such as the Prague Spring Music Festival from May 12th-June 3rd bringing 3 weeks of opera, symphony, and chamber concerts to the city. Foodies and beer connoisseurs get ready! You also won’t want to miss the Czech Beer Festival lasting from May 16th-June 1st. Conveniently located in Prague 5, the NH Prague is the perfectly located for guests wanting to take in all the action and festivities. It’s located in the hotel’s Executive Building at the top of Smichov Hill, connected to the hotel at the foot of the hill by cable car. You can’t get anymore exciting than that! 

Gallerie Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Milan 

Fall in love with Milan all over again by taking a lovely shopping getaway to update your new spring wardrobe. Any shopping trip to Milan should start at Piazza il Duomo, Milan’s stunning Cathedral square. From there, don’t worry about taking a tour, go your own route with this informative app to guide you around the city. The jet-setting fashionistas won’t want to miss taking a lovely stroll through Milan’s famous Fashion-Quad which are four main streets around Via Montenapoleone. Wherever the day will take you,  we are sure you will be ready to rest your marathon shopping feet by the end of the day. The nhow Milano is waiting for you right in the heart of Milan’s fashion district and offers inspired fusion between fashion, original design, and elegance. 

You also won’t want to miss the recent new redesign of the nhow Milano bar by  renowned designer Karim Rashid. Coinciding with Fuorisalone 2013, the project involves four design companies, that have already worked with the designer, to produce innovative and exclusive interior design objects and artworks that make up the new nhow bar. Sip a cocktail in style and don’t forget to share a photo with us on Instagram

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao 

Get swept away by the Winds of Modernism mixed with the perfect combination of the internationally acclaimed Basque gastronomy in the breathtaking city of Bilbao. Located in the heart of the Basque Country of Spain, this city is a treasure just waiting to be discovered. Whether it’s art, culture or gastronomy you are looking for, we’re sure you’ll find a way to have a great time. Take a walk through the cobbled streets of the Casco Viejo and be sure to work up an appetite before popping into one of the hundreds of bars serving Pintxos and crisp refreshing Txakoli wine. After a quick bite to eat, get ready for an afternoon full of art at the Guggenheim art museum. If you think the extraordinary building designed by architect Frank Gehry is astounding, just wait until you see the collection inside! Also, don’t forget to take a picture in front of the giant colorful dog Puppy made out of hundreds of live flowers.  

Have you ever slept in a palace? After the long day of sightseeing, your stay at the Palacio de Oriol will be sure to make your trip even more unforgettable. Located just outside of the main city in Santurce, it’s a spectacular spot overlooking the Abra Bay. The hotel building itself was originally an ornate palace built in 1902, now declared a historical monument. As an NH Collection establishment, the unique NH Palacio de Oriol hotel delights guests with its remarkable character, combining authentic architecture with all the modern conveniences you could want for a comfortable stay. 

If these destinations haven’t convinced you to start packing your suitcase, have a look at our many more Spring destinations. Perhaps our latest boards on Pinterest will give you some inspiration! Which cities are on your must-see list this season? Let us know! 

 

 

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