May is a fantastic month to travel, especially if you happen to be heading to a part of the world that also seems to cater to May travelers. Here are some of the best places in the world to visit during the month of May.
May is the best month for visiting Paris if you’re looking for a laid-back visit. April showers have been replaced by warmer, drier weather, and a few holidays mean that the locals will have a little more downtime for mingling. The first day of the month is the equivalent of the Labor Day in the U.S., so you can expect many businesses to be closed. May 8th is the day the country celebrates the end of World War II. If you’re going to pick any time to visit Paris in May, though, May 19th is it. On this day, the city conducts its annual Nuit des Musees, when businesses will stay open extra late and you can catch all sorts of late shows and concerts throughout the city.
The Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal, is a fantastic destination for the month of May. If the beautiful waterfalls, black sand beaches and waters teeming with wildlife aren’t enough to seal the deal, your travel options to the Azores might just do the trick. Starting this month, Delta Airlines is running a seasonal travel special five days per week, offering the only direct flights from JFK Airport to the islands.
Cannes and Monte Carlo
France and Monaco
Cannes and Monte Carlo are amazing travel destinations any time of year, but May is especially popular thanks to two major events that happen in the area. First, the Cannes Film Festival brings in celebrities from all over the world. The big event to end the month, though, is the biggest Formula 1 race in the world, which happens in Monte Carlo over Memorial Day weekend. If you love racing, exotic cars, and gorgeous rich people, these two destinations are definitely the place to be during the month of May!