March is one of our favorite months for travel! The weather is pleasant as Spring begins to make its appearance. Not to mention the rush of Summer tourists and travelers has yet to descend upon many popular destinations. Take advantage of your Spring Break this year and travel somewhere new! We’re helping you narrow down your choices by rounding up the top 10 destinations you should travel to this month. Make sure to head over to our travel page to learn how we can help you book your dream getaway!
Top 10 March Destinations
If you’re looking to travel somewhere beautiful on a budget this month, these first three destinations will be perfect for you!
Traveling to Mexico is a great deal right now, because of the current exchange rate of the dollar to the peso. Book your trip now to get a super cheap flight and great hotel deals! Mexico boasts ideal weather year round. Relax and soak up the sun on the beautiful Riviera Maya beaches and visit the famous El Castillo in the historic Chichen Itza. For those looking for an adventure, Mexico is the perfect destination, as it offers zip lining, hiking, and cave diving. Say no more! Just be sure to look out for any Spring Break crowds around the resort areas.
2. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is another great bargain, as the Australian dollar is almost 10% cheaper than last year. Travel + Leisure recommends that you visit Sydney’s current trendy neighborhood of Chippendale to experience the hottest new restaurants and art galleries. Don’t forget to check the famous Sydney Opera House off your bucket list before exploring the Royal Botanical Gardens and swimming in the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool!
3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is Travel + Leisure’s cheapest international destination to travel in March. You can’t miss visiting the city’s trendy neighborhood of Palermo while you’re in town. It features the beautiful Buenos Aires Botanical Garden as well as the Latin American Art Museum and National Museum of Decorative Arts. Don’t forget to experience the local culture of tango dancing on the street that never sleeps, Corrientes Avenue!
Not wanting to travel too far this month? Below are our favorite domestic destinations for March!
4. Washington, D.C.
Everyone has to see the eye-catching cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. once in their life. These beauties begin to bloom in late March, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival begins on March 20! While you’re in town, don’t miss out on all the classic sites this city has to offer. Visit the dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History, see the planes at the National Air and Space Museum, and monkey around at the National Zoo. This city has no end to its sightseeing potential!
5. New York City
March is the ideal time to visit the Big Apple. The cold winter temperatures are coming to an end, but the summer heat is still holding off. This is also a great time to visit the city before the bulk of tourists begin to descend, so you won’t have to fight through crowds once you’re there! Take a stroll through Central Park, gaze at the Neo-Gothic architecture of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and take in the city from above at the Top of the Rock observation deck. Don’t forget to see the art at the Met and MoMA before catching a show on Broadway!
These last five international destinations are so gorgeous you won’t be able to say no!
6. Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17, so why not celebrate in the country where it all began?! The Temple Bar District is a favorite for tourists looking to see Dublin’s culture and celebrate at a local pub. Take a tour at the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery, and make sure to check out St. Patrick’s Cathedral while you’re celebrating the Saint himself. Of course, you can’t miss out on visiting the National Leprechaun Museum, because how cool is that?!
7. Douro Valley, Portugal
The Douro Valley is home to some of the most spectacular wine vineyards in the world. Early Spring is one of the best times to visit this gorgeous destination. Take a tour of the Quinta do Panascal vineyard, stroll through the International Douro Natural Park, and take in the beauty of the Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. While you’re there, visit the Museu do Douro, which holds a great deal of this wine region’s culture. Wine not?!
8. Hangzhou, China
This charming east coast city is the little-known spring destination of many Chinese. Take advantage of March’s warm weather and wander around the awe-inspiring West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and look out for the peach flower blossoms which will be blooming this month. Visit the picturesque water towns of Wuzhen, Xitang, or Nanxun, then learn the art of tea making at Meijiawu Tea Village before exploring the city’s Buddhist heritage at Lingyin Temple. We can’t think of a better way to begin the spring season!
March gives this famously humid country a temporary reprieve from the muggy weather. Marvel at the gorgeous seascape at Halong Bay, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take a hike in the Sapa countryside while you enjoy the view of the lush green rice fields. If you’re a city lover, don’t miss the lively Ho Chi Minh City, where you can visit the Gia Long Palace museum. Hue is the city of choice for history lovers who will enjoy the expanse of remarkable 19th century Nguyen Dynasty buildings. What’s not to love?!
10. Puerto Rico
Last, but certainly not least, is the vibrant island of Puerto Rico! March offers a lull between beach crowds and a similar decrease in humidity. Old San Juan is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to stunning Spanish colonial architecture. Take advantage of the walking trails in El Yunque National Forest to get the best experience of the lush island beauty. If you’re looking to spend your days dozing off on a beach, visit Culebra Island for white sands and a relaxed atmosphere. Yes please!
We’re so excited to plan your March getaway! See how we can help you by visiting our travel page.