Looking to get away before the big summer vacation rush? Not sure where you should go or what you should do? Look no further, in this guide you will find our top 5 picks for vacation destinations during the month of May.
The month of May has never been a huge time of travel for Americans. Most of us are hard at work, slaving away to prepare for the summer when the vacation season is in full swing. However, one should not shrug aside the idea of a little getaway in May. The venues tend to be less crowded, the weather turns for the better (in most places, not looking in your direction yet Canada, sorry), and prices tend to be cheaper. For those considering an escape during May, here are a few suggestions for destinations to visit!
Washington is a phenomenal place to visit any time of the year. However, in May it is so much more enjoyable than most other months. Not only will you benefit from lower prices than peak times of the year, but this is also the month when you will see pleasantly warm temperatures yet it is far less humid and much fresher than any other month.
Famous for its marble monuments and being the capital of this great nation; Washington is overflowing with limitless opportunities to discover its rich heritage and endless opportunities to discover an exciting and vibrant east coast destination. There has been a stark increase in the number of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and clubs popping up all over the capital, adding to its trendier and more eclectic offering. If you visited D.C. in the past, then you will appreciate just how much it has managed to transform itself into a vibrant and thriving cultural hub and a hive of activity.
In terms of the opportunities to view wildlife, as well finding a huge range of available accommodations at great prices; May is a rather special time of year to visit Yellowstone. With the arrival of spring’s latest blooms and new animals, May is absolutely a time of awakening for this top vacation destination.
Boasting some of nature’s finest creations, Yellowstone has it all. Beautiful lakes and dramatic peaks; this world-class national park is one of the best travel leisure destinations and one of the best places to visit during the month of May. Hot springs, colorful pools, luscious forests and undulating meadows, Yellowstone boasts so much unspoiled beauty, it will come as no surprise as to why this is such a great place to go, and it can suit so many ages and tastes. From waterfalls to geysers, to mountains and canyons and beyond, this place is a treat for the eyes, ears, body, and mind. Here, Mother Nature presents her finest trails that are frequented by elk, buffalo, and so many other varieties of animals. It is truly an iconic vacation destination.
No travel guide for places to vacation in May would be complete without the inclusion of a beach destination. It goes without saying that Miami Beach is a great place to visit at any time of year, but for those looking for the best vacation destinations in May; Miami Beach is well worth a look.
Providing that perfect blend of energy, culture, laid-back luxury, and seaside escapades, Miami Beach is a diverse and interesting vacation destination. If you want a child-friendly vacation in May, the north beach of Miami offers an affordable vacation option, while providing a huge range of activities and is, of course, a stunning seaside and beach location. Just a mere ten miles away from here and you are at the epicenter of culture with a range of museums, theaters, and galleries at your fingertips.
At South Beach, you will find a much more chic and sophisticated vibe. Although the South Beach area is absolutely child-friendly, it has some fantastic adult oriented activities such as incredible places to go shopping, and during the night time this place really does come alive and offers a range of high-end restaurants and energetic nightclubs.
While this may not typically be featured high on any other list of top US vacation destinations, this gem of a place is peacefully nestled in amongst some of the most breathtaking national parks and forests in the world. Although it is off the radar of most in travel industry, this is exactly why Jackson Hole is one of the best places to take a vacation during May.
Boasting significant ski resorts and well-renowned performance and art venues, this region is, for now at least, an absolute jewel in the crown. The sheer beauty and openness of this region have brought in a huge range of notable A-listers including Harrison Ford and Dick Cheney. This rugged mountain country offers a huge range of trails and endless opportunities for adventure. On top of this, May is a great month to visit as you can also benefit from a lower cost of accommodations and many of the local restaurants offer great 2-for-1 dining deals as well. This is your chance to enjoy a premium location at a fraction of the overall cost.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in May, then you absolutely need to take a look at Williamsburg for your May vacation destination. This is a place that has a rich heritage while offering a taste of adventure, thrills, fun, and also romance (if that’s your thing!). Yorktown and Jamestown are both absolutely stunning and display some of the most highly regarded colonial figures such as John Smith, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Pocahontas, and more. Then of course there is Busch Gardens, known for its thrilling rides, but that is not all Williamsburg is well-known for. Offering a range of trials and tours along the York River, this place has something special, in that it caters for all ages and tastes with ease, offering each something slightly different, and giving all who come here the opportunity of creating memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Depending on the age of your family and the aim of your vacation in this destination; you can do as little or as much as you care for. Accommodation prices are far less in May than the more busy summer months, which makes it a great value vacation to take in the spring.
Williamsburg offers visitors a range of things to do whatever the weather. Explore the great outdoors or sample some of the rich heritage and vibrant atmosphere in the extensive selection of bars and restaurants. Riverwalk Landing is also a premium shopping venue that is packed with superb shops and eateries.
May is a great month to take a vacation. With pleasant weather in most locations, and being a far less-expensive time of year to travel, it is no wonder that so many people are choosing to vacation during May. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, culture and the arts, or a calming beach getaway, these are some of the best places you can take your next May vacation!
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TSR’s Satisfaction Guarantee states: if, after using your new timeshare for 2 years, you are not completely satisfied, Timeshare Recyclers will remove you from the ownership, guaranteed! * *In order to be removed from ownership of the property you will be required to pay a resort transfer fee, a recording fee, and any closing costs. You must also be current with all fees for maintenance, utilities, and taxes on the property. You will also be required to timely sign the required transfer documents, closing documents, and any other documents required by TSR to handle and complete the transfer. The terms of this guarantee are listed below. Please read the terms completely. If you agree with these terms, please click “I Agree”.
1. I/We acknowledge and agree that the transfer & assumption and/or relinquishment of my/our timeshare shall be managed by Timeshare Recyclers (TSR) or their parent company or affiliates.
2. I/We understand and agree that I/we am/are responsible to comply with the “Steps of the Transaction” as stipulated by TSR in this agreement.
3. I/We understand that this is a transfer & assumption and/or relinquishment of my/our timeshare and I/we are in no way expecting compensation for the aforementioned resort property.
4. I/We understand that TSR will not begin the transfer & assumption and/or relinquishment if I/we have any pending reservations for said timeshare property.
5. I/We understand that the resort property shall be granted, conveyed, or assigned to TSR, and/or to its affiliates, in such manner as to pass legal title or ownership free and clear of any encumbrances or fees that would constitute a lien or liability associated with the resort property, alternatively said resort property shall be surrendered back to the resort should TSR deem a relinquishment is required.
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1. Contact Timeshare Recyclers’ Customer Service at 1-888-287-4188 to request the start of the guarantee process.
2. Gather COPIES of your contracts for the timeshare we will be transferring.
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4. Once we have received your documents, our research department will confirm the correct procedures to transfer your property and prepare the final transfer documents. This step usually takes us between 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the level of cooperation we receive from the transferring resort.
5. When the research department has confirmed the correct transfer procedures for your resort, we will contact you to explain the final steps of the transfer. We will then send you copies of the final transfer documents. It is likely that you will have to sign, notarize and return the copies to TSR. It is also possible that you will have to pay a final resort transfer fee to your transferring resort.
6. Once we have received your signed and notarized final transfer documents, we will begin the final transfer steps. This last step generally involves county recorders offices, resort management companies, and TSR. Since most county recorders and home resorts require hard copies, this last step moves at the speed of traditional mail. This step generally takes us about 12 weeks, please be patient and don't worry! We are working hard to transfer your timeshare!
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No fee, cost, or other compensation may be paid to the person providing the timeshare resale transfer services before the delivery to the consumer timeshare reseller of written evidence that all promised timeshare interest transfer services have been performed, including, but not limited to, delivery to both the consumer timeshare reseller and the timeshare plan managing entity of a copy of the recorded instrument or legal document evidencing the transfer of ownership of legal title to the consumer resale timeshare interest to the transferee, accompanied by the full name, address, and other known contact information for the transferee. TSR will provide the timeshare reseller with written notice of the full performance of the timeshare resale transfer services, together with a copy of the recorded instrument or other legal document evidencing the transfer of ownership of legal title to the consumer resale timeshare interest from the consumer timeshare reseller to a transferee. TSR has agreed to provide you with timeshare resale transfer services pursuant to this resale transfer agreement. After those services have been fully performed, TSR is obligated to provide you with written notice of such full performance and a copy of the recorded instrument or other legal document evidencing the transfer of ownership of or legal title to the consumer resale timeshare interest to the transferee. Any fee or other compensation paid by you under this agreement before such full performance by TSR must be held in escrow by the escrow agent specified in this agreement, and is prohibited from receiving any such fee or other compensation until all promised timeshare interest transfer services have been performed.
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You have an unqualified right to cancel this agreement for any reason within three (3) business days after the date you sign this agreement. This right to cancel may not be waived. If you decide to cancel this agreement you must notify Timeshare Recyclers in writing of your intent to cancel. Your notice of cancellation shall be delivered in person or sent by certified or registered United States mail and sent to 410 South Rampart Blvd., Suite 390, Las Vegas, NV 89145 and shall be effective upon the date sent. Your refund will be made within twenty (20) days after receipt or notice of cancellation or within five (5) days after receipt of funds from your cleared check, whichever is later. You are not obligated to pay Timeshare Recyclers any money unless you sign this contract and return it to Timeshare Recyclers. Before signing this agreement, you should carefully review your original timeshare purchase agreement and any other project documents. Any fee or other compensation under this agreement before such full performance by Timeshare Recyclers must be held in escrow agent specified in this agreement, and is prohibited from receiving any such fee or other compensation until all promised timeshare interest transfer services have been performed.
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