Canals, cycle paths, colorful houses, and masterpiece-filled museums, are just a few of the reasons to visit Amsterdam this spring. This charming capital is home the world’s only floating flower market, Bloemenmarkt. It’s acceptable, even encouraged, to eat pannenkoeken (pancakes) for dinner. Pass the stroop (syrup), please! When the sun goes down, get cozy at a bruin café (drinking den) or make your way to the notorious Red Light District. Stateside, these are the U.S. cities you need to visit in the spring.
For a spa-centric holiday, consider Budapest. This incredible beauty destination boasts 118 thermal springs—more than any other capital—and a veritable smorgasbord of venues to “take the waters,” from traditional Turkish baths and Neo-Baroque pools to Art Nouveau spas and modern facilities. Bonus: Hungarians claim these mineral-rich waters are the ultimate hangover cure.