May is a great time to travel. In many parts of the world, the temperatures are as comfortable as you’re going to find them all year. Those destinations that are frequented by families will still be relatively crowd-free thanks to the kids not yet being out of school. Here’s a look at some of the best places to visit this month. Whether you’re looking for culture or some serious outdoor time, we’ve likely got a place on our list that will call to you.
Savannah is a popular city, and countless reasons make it so. You’ll find square after square where you can sit and enjoy all the southern charm you’d expect from the city. Chill on a bench in the exact spot where Forrest Gump was filmed or visit the famous Bonaventure Cemetery, made popular in the book and film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. If you’re looking for food, drink, and awesome shops, look no further than the city’s River Street.
If you’re not a fan of stifling summer temperatures and aren’t quite ready to give up your sweaters for the season, consider taking a trip to Stockholm. Temperatures usually hang out in the mid-50s (Fahrenheit), and you’ll find no shortage of outdoor activities in which to enjoy those temps. From zoos and aquariums to open-air museums and restaurants, Stockholm in May is an outdoor lover’s dream! Make sure to take part in the cultural practice of “fika,” which involves grabbing tea and cake with your friends at least once a day!
The French Riviera
If you’re looking for some serious luxury during your May travels, Monaco and Cannes is an absolute must! Here you’ll find some of the wealthiest people, along with their yachts and supercars. The hotels are among the most luxurious in the world, and you’ll find equally stylish options when it comes to dining and shopping. May in Monaco also plays host to the Grand Prix, which will occur May 23-26 this year. It’s arguably the biggest Formula One race in the world, and if you’re lucky enough to witness the race in person, it’s not something you’ll soon forget.
Here’s another one for those who like spending their trips outside, walking the streets and enjoying local culture. London in May brings mild temperatures and local flora blooming. The days are getting longer, so you’ll be able to spend more time exploring everything the city has to offer.