May is a lovely month for travel, whether it’s for your honeymoon, a Memorial Day weekend getaway, a Mother’s Day excursion, or any old vacation. The month of May offers plenty of traveling options, from tropical destinations to historic locations, cruises, and everything in between. If you are just starting to plan a May vacation, you can choose from so many unique and exciting travel destinations.
If you plan a May vacation over Memorial Day weekend, you may gain a bonus day off from work for Memorial Day Monday, allowing you to use less of your vacation time. Memorial Day weekend tends to be one of the biggest beach weekends in coastal cities and towns. Keep in mind that planning a vacation in May over Memorial Day weekend might set you back due to the overall volume of travelers for the same long weekend getaway.
To help you choose a destination for your May honeymoon or May vacation plans, consider these lovely hotspots for your trip:
Top 20 May Travel Destinations and Honeymoon Hotspots
6. Caribbean Islands
7. Central & South Africa
14. Las Vegas
17. Pacific Coast – USA
18. Santa Monica, CA
20. Spain and Portugal
* Destinations suggested by Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, wedding designer and president of Events of Distinction
If you are planning your May vacation around Mother’s Day, inquire to see if your resort or hotel offers any special packages for moms. Try to give yourself enough time in planning your getaway to set up any activities and special meal reservations you desire. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you start packing so you are prepared for your trip from start to finish.