SAN ANTONIO, TX
There's good reason that there are scores of songs and movies about Paris in the springtime -- it's one of the most magical times to visit the City of Light. It's also become one of the most affordable European destinations in recent years. Parisians are ready to enjoy the sunshine after the winter rains and can be found lounging in beautiful parks, bustling cafés, and rooftop bars. Flowers are in bloom everywhere you look from small neighborhood parks to the grand Tuileries Garden, and May brings the Saint-Germain Jazz Festival and Nuit Européenne des Musées (European Night of the Museums), which offers free access to exhibitions and performances around the city. The city also has numerous other free attractions, too.