Where are you going on spring break? While packed indoor spaces are still no-go’s, outdoor destinations and attractions are the places to be this spring. With that in mind, LawnStarter rounded up the best of best cities for spring outdoor activities.

The website ranked the top 200 biggest cities for outdoor activities and safety. Factors included in the ranking are the number of public gardens, campsites and trails, along with the amount of spring sun in the city and walkability.

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The top 10 best outdoor cities for the spring are:

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Portland, Oregon
  3. Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Mesa, Arizona
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Tucson, Arizona
  7. Los Angeles, California
  8. Long Beach, California
  9. Huntington Beach, California
  10. Las Vegas, Nevada

Even though the nation’s capitol came in at number five on the list, Washington, D.C. was rated as the most walkable city in the country. It also outperformed other cities in its bike score, number of attractions and number of public gardens. If you live on the West Coast or prefer to travel to an ocean-side city, California, Oregon, and Hawaii all have top-pick places to consider for your fam’s outdoors adventures.

Before you book your vaycay, you might also want to consider how the weather could impact your outdoor plans. According to LawnStarter’s stats, Nevada cities have the least rain in the spring season—with a five-way tie between Paradise, Spring Valley, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.

—Erica Loop



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