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Here Are The Four Best Places To Visit In May

By Parker Diakite

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While it’s not technically summer, the month of May is widely acknowledged as the unofficial start of summer. 

The summer season often comes with an increase in tourism due to the combination of perfect weather and summer breaks, which also means flight prices are higher than normal due to the shift in demand.

May is a great time to travel if you’re looking to squeeze in a vacation before the peak tourism season that summer brings.

Here are four of the best places to visit in May that are affordable:

Costa Rica

Even though it’s considered rainy season, you will find that May is one of the best times to visit Costa Rica. Peak tourist season in Costa Rica lasts from December to April, so not only are flight prices dropping but hotel prices are falling as well.

Related Post: What It’s Like To Be Black In Costa Rica


Flights from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose can be purchased for as low as $175 round-trip on Skyscanner.

Other cities including, New York City, Miami and Los Angeles all have round-trip flights for less than $300 round-trip on Skyscanner.

Cayman Islands

The month of May means it is carnival time in the Cayman Islands and with flight deals running extremely low to the Caribbean, what better time than now to book a flight for a festive time?

There are a few options listed on Skyscanner that will have you vacationing on the Grand Cayman Island for less than $300 round-trip.

Flights from Miami, New York, and Atlanta are running for as low as $203 round-trip.

Italy

Rome in May is simply breathtaking. The days are longer and it’s not too hot like the summer season, which will make exploring in the city so much fun.

Related Post: 5 Things You Must Do in Rome

If you’re traveling on a budget, some of Rome’s most popular sites will be free of charge.

On May 9, the Colosseum will be free in honor of Remembrance Day for the victims of domestic and international terrorism.

The Galleria Borghese will be free on May 1 and May 8 but tickets have to be reserved in advance.

On the last Sunday of each month, the Vatican Museums are free and open to the public.

Both New York and Oakland have flights to Rome for as low as $450, according to Skyscanner.

Thailand

Trips to Bangkok in May are starting at $400 round-trip from various U.S. destinations on Skyscanner. If you are looking to get the most value for your money, then you don’t want to miss out on this deal.

There are so many things to love about Thailand, but you will especially love how cheap it is to eat, explore, and get around.

Beaches and Thai food are just a few reasons why people visit Bangkok but make sure you have a trip to Chatuchak Market and a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River on your itinerary.

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