Spring is in full swing, y’all! It’s *finally* time to ditch the dull grays of winter and live life in color. But who are we kidding — we always live in color, especially when it comes to travel. Whether it’s spring break with the squad or much-needed PTO, we like our destination as bright as the season. Lucky for us, the world is bursting with fun, bold hues, so pick up a map, pack your bags, and join us as we check out the 10 most colorful places in the world.
1. Provence, France: The lavender fields of Provence feature vivid purple flowers as far as the eye can see. Can you even imagine how incredible that must smell?! Best time to visit: June – August.
2. Keukenhof, Holland: Home to the most vibrant tulip fields basically ever, Keukenhof is stunning in the spring. Best time to visit: March – May.
3. Northern Lights, Norway: While you can see the Northern Lights in a lot of different places (including Alaska!), the colors are beyond vibrant in Northern Norway, especially during the cold winter months. Best time to visit: September – March.
4. Shibazakura Hill, Japan: At the base of Mount Fuji in Hitsujiyama Park, tiny rose-colored moss-blooms cover literally everything. Talk about pretty in pink (and purple)! Best time to visit: April – May.
5. Havasu Falls, Arizona: While the entirety of the Grand Canyon boasts beautiful color, Havasu Falls adds a vibrant aqua-blue to all that red and orange. It’s at the top of our bucket list, so why not add it to yours! Best time to visit: Year-round.
6. Lake Hillier, West Australia: We’re tickled pink by this destination. According to researchers, the Pepto-Bismol hue of Lake Hillier is possibly a result of the bacteria that live in it. Ew, but also cool. Best time to visit: Year-round.
7. Valley of Flowers, India: In the west Himalayas, colorful wildflowers bloom during the late summer months. Come on, this place is just asking to be Instagrammed. Best time to visit: June – September.
8. Luoping County, China: All gold EVERYTHING! Luoping County’s field of canola plants bloom in early spring, creating a bright yellow sea of flowers. Best time to visit: February – March.
9. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming: Located in Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the US. The science behind this natural wonder is amazing — the bold rings of color are due to bacteria. Just be sure to watch where you step. Best time to visit: Summer.
10. Caño Cristales, Colombia: Referred to as “the river that ran away from paradise,” Caño Cristales becomes a vibrant red in the fall, between Colombia’s wet and dry seasons. It’s also complemented by bold shades of green, blue, and yellow, creating a magical rainbow explosion. Best time to visit: July – November.
What colorful places will you be adding to your bucket list? Tag us in your ‘grams @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Koichi Kamoshida/Getty)