GRAND CANYON, AZ - JUNE 09:  National Park Service trail crew members take in a string of mules loaded with material for a federal stimulus-funded trail project on June 9, 2009 in Grand Canyon, Arizona. The NPS Tuesday launched its largest trail reconstruction project in the Grand Canyon since the 1960's, using federal stimulus funds given by Congress. The Grand Canyon park received $10.8 million in the stimulus and began using it Tuesday to rehabilitate the scenic South Kaibab Trail. As part of the project, 28 trail crew employees are avoiding furlough due to the fresh funds. National parks around the country are using the money to fund deferred maintenance as well as begin fresh development projects.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
The Top Spots In The U.S. To Visit In Each Month Of The Year
January in Miami sees little rain and average high temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Spend time in South Beach and the historic Little Havana.
January: South Florida
Check out the alligator-laden marshes of Everglades National Park, see Key West January events like the Key West Food and Wine Festival, and visit Dry Tortugas National Park.
During Mardi Gras, New Orleans comes alive with costumes, parties, and parades. The biggest celebrations take place on Fat Tuesday, usually in February.
February: New Orleans
When you're ready to escape the bead-tossing madness of Mardi Gras, stop into one of the many jazz clubs around town, and check out the elegant mansions of the Garden District.
March in Fairbanks is ideal for seeing the aurora borealis. When the sky is clear and dark enough, the lights should be visible four out of every five nights.
March: Alaska
March in Fairbanks is warmer than January and February, and it sees much less snow, so it's the best option for tourists wanting to see the lights.
Every March and April, for just a few weeks, D.C.'s Yoshino cherry trees reveal their pink and white flowers, drawing onlookers from across the country.
April: Washington, D.C.
Historically, the mean date for peak blooms is April 4. Around this time, you can also attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival events to celebrate the annual bloom.
May is an ideal time to visit the Grand Canyon, featuring average highs around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and only a half-inch of rain all month.
May: The Grand Canyon
The summer crowds haven't yet arrived, so you can enjoy the views without having to fight tourists. You can go hiking, raft through the Canyon, or take a bike tour.