Top Ten Active Spring Vacations

Paris, France
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If this is your maiden voyage to the City of Light, don't worry: Everything you've heard about Paris is true. Fill your stomach with savory cheese, fresh bread, and good, cheap wine. Fill your head with art, culture, and history. From the Eiffel Tower to castles in the countryside, beauty and romance surround you here—as do outdoor opportunities.

Tour the city by bike (what better way to work up an appetite—or to work off all those calories?), or take an after-dark whirl on in-line skates, along with some 5,000 other crazy French bladers. Not too far from the city, you can hike among history along Normandy's beaches—throw in some cheese and a baguette for a trailside nosh.


Best Hotels in Paris

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#1
Hotel Scribe Paris Managed by Sofitel
$299-$415
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K+K Hotel Cayre
$248-$299
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Hotel Castille Paris
$400
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#4
The Westin Paris - Vendome

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