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8 travel destinations to visit this Easter

The word "Easter" written in vintage wooden letterpress type.
Enterline Design / Alamy Stock Photo

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.”

The folly tower at Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK.
Bill Miller / Alamy Stock Photo

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”.

Sheep and lamb in fields, Wales, UK
incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo

Telemark, Norway

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!”

Norwegian Summer in Telemark
Ryck Valli / Alamy Stock Photo

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”.

USA, California, Rancho Mirage. the San Jacinto Mountains frame the Desert Island Golf and Country Club.
Danita Delimont / Alamy Stock Photo

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”.

Spring in Central Park with Japanese Cherry tree in full bloom
John Anderson / Alamy Stock Photo

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.”

Old road and bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country
Inge Johnsson / Alamy Stock Photo

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.”

View of rolling over the Blackall Range from Montville in Queensland, Australia,
Richard Sowersby / Alamy Stock Photo

 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”.

GOLD COAST, AUS - OCT 4 2015: Gold Coast skyline and surfing beach visible from Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Martin Valigursky / Alamy Stock Photo

 

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