After a horrific winter for travelers in the United States, it's time to turn our frozen faces toward the pleasant promise of spring. The sun will be high, the air will be mild, and the worst of winter will be ancient history. Your only challenge? Picking the perfect place to go. With the health of your budget in mind, we've rounded up five affordable, happening spots to see this spring, where the low shoulder-season prices are almost as enticing as the sparse crowds, fun events, and new attractions. Here are our top picks for off-peak travel this spring.