8 travel destinations to visit this Easter
Discover somewhere new to visit this Easter with a little help from our team here at Alamy.
We asked our teams from around the world where they love to visit at this time of year and we’ve picked out 8 of the most unique and inspiring destinations to share with you (accompanied by awesome photos of course!)
Leave us a comment at the end of this blog with your own recommendation of where to go this Easter!
Where to go in the UK and Europe
Folly Tower, Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Who picked it? Chris Benson, CS and Sales executive
We start off close to Alamy HQ in Oxfordshire. The Folly Tower in Faringdon is worth a visit for a number of reasons, the tower itself is an incredible piece of history – it was used as an observation post in the Second World War and the surrounding woodlands are a great place for a walk with the family.
Chris’s top tip:
“Walk to Folly Tower in Faringdon! It opens at various points during the year and from the top on a clear day, you can see for miles around.”
A trip to the farm (it’s lambing season)
Who picked it? Rachel Wakefield, Head of Sales
Easter and lambs go hand in hand and there’s plenty of farms to visit at this time of year.
Rachel’s top tip:
“Feeding new baby lambs is a great thing to do for all ages, the lambs usually need extra care for 8 to 10 weeks after birth. Helping to rear a lamb is an Easter experience for both kids and adults”.
Who picked it? Elisabeth Hoiberg, Content Operations Assistant
Telemark is the place to go for a tranquil and a wild experience. It caters well for nature enthusiasts with versatile landscapes including dense forests, mountains, lakes and a coast line.
Elisabeth’s top tip:
“For me Easter is all about cabin holidays, long cross country ski trips into the forest and food cooked on fire pits. Telemark is a hub for wildlife, and if you’re up early you might be lucky enough to spot an elk. There are some good ski resorts here too, after all, this is where skiing was invented!”
Where to go in the USA
Palm springs, California
Who picked it? Alexandra Bortkiewicz, Director of Photography
Palm Springs is a quirky place with a connection to old Hollywood and even has it’s own Walk of Stars. Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin lived here and many a famous couple chose it for a secret place to meet up.
Alex’s top tip:
“Climb up to Mount Jacinto on the aerial tramway, here you can hike to your hearts content, frolic in the snow and admire the stunning vistas. For extra culture, Palm Springs Art Museum has an impressive art collection that includes work from Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg and Ansel Adams”.
New York City parks
Who picked it? Adam Goldberg, VP of Sales for North America
As temperatures are starting to warm up, the parks in New York begin to transform as everyone awaits the incredible sight of the cherry blossoms and before long everything starts to look much more Spring like
Adam’s top tip:
“Visit Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery and Central Park for Spring bird migration”.
The bluebonnets in Texas
Who picked it? Lisa Roper, Account Manager for North America
In Texas, the bluebonnets (the state flower) are usually out by Easter and people flock to the fields to take photos.
Lisa’s top tip
“Bluebonnets don’t bloom for long so see them whilst you can, when it’s too hot, they no longer bloom. We’ve always been raised to believe it is illegal to pick bluebonnets as they reseed.”
Where to go in Australia
Montville in Queensland, Australia
Who picked it? Meghan Bulmer, Account Manager for Australia and New Zealand
Montville has amazing views of the Sunshine Coast and provides visitors with great shopping and food. Whilst you’re in town check out the amazing architecture on Main Street and across the range. And if you want to get lost in nature, there are lots of gardens and national parks to explore.
Meghan’s top tip:
“It’s a beautiful town with lots of green space and a relaxed vibe, it actually reminds me of the UK. My favourite place to eat is a scrummy Bavarian restaurant called King Ludwigs.”
Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast of Australia
Who picked it? Danielle McDonald, Account Manager for Australia and New Zealand
Burleigh Heads is a suburb on the Gold Coast and has a beautiful beach if you want to experience this area without the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, Miami Beach or Broad Beach. There’s still good surf for surfers with the backdrop of Surfers Paradise in the distance.
Danielle’s top tip
“There’s plenty of nice eateries and shops to explore, I especially love the Fish House restaurant which serves all the local catch”.
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