Did you know that between Presidents’ Day and Memorial Day, nearly 100 days pass without a federal holiday? Talk about a total bummer. But that doesn’t mean you need to store your luggage away until summer. Data from Hotels.com has revealed that there’s a new trend on the rise that could be the perfect antidote to the springtime slump: the Thirst Trip. “This 3-day weekend drought leaves people parched for a getaway,” the brand explains. So what are these dehydrated travelers to do? Quench their thirst, of course. The company is dubbing it spring’s hottest travel trend, as evidenced by long weekend trips increasing in demand. Data showed that the search for poolside properties is up 35 percent from February to April, while “weekend getaways” has piqued interest on Google Trends the last two spring seasons. Bottom line: we aren’t pining for summer anymore.
A bonus of these weekend trips is that travel between Presidents’ Day and Memorial Day means that prices are around 10 percent lower, with the biggest dip coming in March before spring break season begins. Getting thirsty yet? From Mexico to North Carolina and Washington State, here are the 13 hot spring destinations to inspire your next thirst trip, according to data pulled by Hotels.com. With world-class art, culture and outdoor activities—plus relaxing hotels—these vibrant cities are quickly and easily accessible by car or plane, so you can maximize that vacation time.