Best Places to Eat and Drink This Spring

After being cooped up all winter, you’re ready to shed a few layers, go outside, and play in the sunshine. Bonus points if you can find a café with outdoor seating. Here are four places to eat, drink, and, hopefully, be merry this spring.

Photo: Purcari
Photo: Purcari

Moldova: Drink familiar wines, like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, before moving on to a dry Aligoté and a sweet Rkatsiteli outside of Chişinău.

Photo: N. Preseault
Photo: N. Preseault

Brussels: Explore Belgium’s most-underappreciated city—and sample mussels, waffles, and lots of chocolate along the way.

Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Tulum: Spend the day relaxing on a gorgeous beach or visiting the Mayan ruins before checking out the exciting restaurant scene on the southern end of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Photo: N. Preseault
Photo: N. Preseault

Franschhoek: Prefer autumn to spring? Head to one of South Africa’s picturesque wine regions to ride a wine tram, drink Syrah and Merlot, and eat dinner overlooking the vines.

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