If March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, then April is spring’s true awakening. All month long, the weather continues to get warmer, the sun shines brighter, the grass gets greener, and rain showers, while frequent in some parts of the world, usher in some of the most beautiful blooms of the year.

Spring showers are the least of anyone’s worries in places like Casablanca, Morocco; or Brussels, Belgium, where April drops the least amount of rain all year. However, if it’s the budget you’re worried about, places like Chicago and Copenhagen—two of the most affordable places to travel this month—offer endless opportunities to experience architecture, culture, and art.

There might be no better way to celebrate the season than to take part in some of its most anticipated outdoor events. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, Carnival takes over the streets of St. Thomas, where drops in room rates after high season mean great deals to be found while the parades and the parties are still raging. Meanwhile, in mainland America, Georgia gears up for the famed Masters Tournament in golf, drawing fair-weather fans to charming Savannah and its parks filled with oak trees dripping in Spanish moss—ideal for afternoon picnics and leisurely strolls.