May is one of the best months for traveling with friends and family! It gives you the perfect weather, neither too hot, nor too cold.
This is ideal for those who love adventure sports like hiking, trekking, or mountaineering.
We prepared for you this list with some beautiful destinations that just happen to become lovely during this time of year. Check them out and let us know your favorites!
1. San Diego, USA
San Diego is one of the best places in the world to experience nightlife! With an active bar scene that includes many trendy cocktail and craft beer pubs, in addition to nightclubs, stand-up shows, and live music venues. And if that’s not enough, this Californian city is also a mecca for outdoor activities all year-round.
The weather in San Diego, in May, is warm. Temperatures hover around 80 degrees with sunny skies… Perfect for heading outdoors and just relaxing on the beach.
2. Castilla, Spain
If you love to be outside, Castilla is the place for you! The medieval town of Burgos has some of the most amazing hiking trails, and the gothic cathedral is one of the most beautiful sights in Europe.
Castilla has several amazing gardens and parks that are perfect for strolling around with friends or family, such as Parque de la Dehesa de Navalvillar, Jardines del Buen Retiro, and Cercedilla Botanical Garden.
And if you want to take a break from the outdoors, check out Arco de la Estrella, and Plaza Mayor in Segovia. One thing is for sure, Castilla will remain in your heart for decades!
3. Istanbul, Turkey
As the only city in the world that straddles two continents, Istanbul is a truly unique place where old and new come together. Whether you’re exploring the ancient cobblestone streets of Old City (on the European side) or taking in the futuristic vibes of New City (across the water on the Asian side), there’s a lot to explore. May happens to be one of Istanbul’s best seasons of the year!
Don’t forget to check out these places on your next trip:
- Buyukada: Istanbul’s largest island
- Ortakoy: A historic neighborhood that hosts an authentic Turkish market on Sundays
- Galata Tower: The highest point in Istanbul with a breathtaking view
4. Toronto, Canada
Toronto’s summer is packed with tourists and convention-goers, so May is a great time to visit if you’re looking for a quieter trip.
This vibrant city offers an unforgettable experience during May, since it is one of the warmest months, and also the season when everything starts blooming, making it even prettier than usual.
When people think of Toronto, they tend to envision cold winters or humid summers. However, May is the perfect month to visit this thriving and diverse city if you want to explore its many green spaces and enjoy some spring warmth without overheating.
5. Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Riviera Maya is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear water. It also has incredible attractions and Water Parks. You will find something perfect for each member of the family, from amazing water slides to an underground river.
For a more cultural experience, you can take a tour of the Mayan ruins at Tulum. You will witness some of the most important temples in Mayan history, as well as the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding jungle and ocean.
And if you are traveling with children, you’ll find lots of fun activities for them, such as Cancun’s Turtle Farm, or Cozumel’s Dolphin Discovery Center.
So what is it going to be for you? A sun-soaked family vacation to Spain? A relaxing time at the beach, in the Riviera Maya? Or perhaps a historic destination in Istanbul? Whatever your reason, these destinations will surely make your month of May, one you’ll never forget!