The 6 Best Places To Travel In May

If you want to feel like a native in Norway's city, Oslo, visit in May. Norse Airways and Icelandair provide travel offers weeks before summer crowds.

1. Oslo, Norway

The Oslo Opera House, a glacier-like edifice with spectacular city vistas, hosts opera, chamber music, and ballet events all month long.

The City Different" Santa Fe is known for its surprises. Spring and summer bring festivals to the town known for its adobe architecture.

2. Santa Fe, New Mexico

On May 4, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico's Spanish colonial Baroque city with an unusual cocktail scene, will host North America's 50 Best Bars Award Ceremony.

3. San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

The charming colonial town's old cobblestone streets and bustling art scene are best explored in May, when the daily high is 84°F.

Kentucky's largest city—on the Ohio River—is known for bourbon, baseball, bluegrass, and the Kentucky Derby.

4. Louisville, Kentucky

Pro tip: Start your weekend with Southern food at The Porch and a tour and tasting at Woodford Reserve's distillery. The famed bourbon company will serve a $1,000 Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby this year, served in a gold-plated glass.

Sports fans seeking for an action-packed May vacation can consider Indianapolis. The city's month-long Indy 500 celebration draws almost half a million guests with red-carpet events, concerts, tailgating, and more.

5. Indianapolis, Indiana

At the Indy Mini, one of the nation's largest half marathons, bring your best shoes and push yourself.

After Golden Week, Japan's charming roadside gardens and scenic flower parks bloom with azaleas, wisteria, and tulips, letting visitors enjoy the country's natural beauty.

6. Tokyo, Japan

Outside Tokyo, Ashikaga Flower Park's Great Wisteria Festival has 160-year-old blossoming wisteria trees lighted at night.