Some of the best places to visit in March! The transition month is still among the best months of the year where a part of the world experiences spring while others towards the south of Equator are experiencing Autumn. You can still enjoy some winter sports, late winter skiing, and snowboarding while enjoying the local maple syrup, made from sap gathered in early spring. You can experience the warm temperatures prevailing over areas such as Florida, the Carribean where you can enjoy your beach vacation. New Orleans and New York City are decked up for festivities of St. Patrick’s Day in March, blooming of wildflowers highlights Death Valley. You can also take part in the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C, or just enjoy the nightlife, breweries, and the annual rodeo in Austin, Texas or plan an exotic spring vacation in Europe. We bring you some of the best destinations to visit around the world in March.
This is an eastern Caribbean nation made up of two islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis. While Saint Kitts is a larger nation, Nevis is smaller and a tranquil area. Hikers and also those who enjoy walking the trails on lower slopes are attracted to this dormant volcano on Nevis Peak in the middle of the island. Besides this, natural volcanic hot springs have been attracting tourists since the 18th century. The secluded sandy beaches make it best for swimming, diving, or just relaxing by the coast. Remains of sugar mills, plantations, historic buildings, and churches adorn the island all throughout. Wildlife that thrives on the island includes sea turtles, green vervet monkeys, and tropical birds.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is good enough a reason to visit the nation’s capital in spring. Blossom Kite Festival is one of the events of the festival during which thousands of kites will fly on the National Mall. Bloom Watch predicts weather conditions in which the timing of the blossoms depends. Galleries on the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, eleven museums and other six in the National Zoo altogether have got attractions to visit. Several new exhibits are opening too in the March, month which marks Women’s History Month. The dining experience in Washington must be a part of your vacation to the region which is known for Award-winning restaurants and casual cafes.
San Sebastian, the Basque Country of Spain is set on the Bay of Biscay which is also referred to as Donostia in the Basque language. Playa de la Concha, a popular beach in the country attracts visitors from around the world during summers. In March too it is no less gorgeous except for the temperatures being a bit chilly for swimming. Dining in San Sebastian is among the attractions of the region at any time of year. Pintxos are places where miniature tasty bites are served in a casual atmosphere along with a beverage that includes mushroom tartlets, prawns with bacon, codfish fritters, or any number of delicious tastes, originally served on a slice of bread. If time permits do not miss taking a trip to the wineries in Getaria, taste txakoli or enjoy apple cider fermented in one of the many cider houses. Witness one of the cultural festivals hosted by Fiera in March celebrating the performing arts.
Death Valley, California
This is a popular valley in California which is located 200 feet below sea level, which is known to be the lowest place in North America and is best visited in March. Depending on the weather conditions, Wildflowers usually appear in late March. There is so much more to explore in the region which includes Furnace Creek Visitor Center where you can learn about the region’s history, watch the sunrise at Zabriskie Point. The borax museum highlights the area’s history as a mining capital for borax, a laundry product that is quite commonly used. Keane Wonder Mine offers a tour to the visitors to see the gold mining operation which dates back to the 1900s when gold was also mined in Death Valley.
Manchester is about 200 miles from New York City and 165 miles from Boston located between the Taconic Range and the Green Mountains in southern Vermont. Here the Late-season skiing continues through March at places like Mount Snow, Stratton Mountian, and Bromley Mountain. You might find all the winter sports here such as cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Vermont is known for being the largest producer of delicious maple syrup. Visitors can also see and learn the process of turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup in the local sugar shacks. The season of this processing usually beings from late February going on through early April. It is fun to explore the art galleries, shops, local specialty foods, and a designer outlet mall at the charming New England town.
Rodeo Austin taking place in March which includes a petting zoo, Wild West show, music, pig races, food vendors, carnival, livestock show, and most importantly rodeo competitions such as roping, bull riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing together with Ideal weather make March a great time to visit Austin. PGA TOUR’s 2020 World Golf Championships shall be hosted by the Austin Country Club from March 25-29. Other attractions also include the Blanton Museum of Art, Contemporary at the Jones Center which carries over to art and creativity. Do not miss tasting spirits made in Austin’s distilleries such as whiskey distillery producing Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and even Garrison Brothers. Try Austin’s wine bars such as the Texas Hill Country for wineries and tasting rooms. Austin’s Craft Breweries will be a great choice for all the Beer fans.
Ponte Vedra, Florida
Sunny Skies and a little humidity with pleasing temperatures make march an ideal time to visit Ponte Vedra. This present-day Ponte Vedra is believed to be the area that was visited by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon when he landed in 1513. It used to be home to Timucua Indians which once used to be a mining center, the name of which was changed from Mineral City to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1928. The shores of the Ponte Vedra Beach which is conveniently located just 22 miles from Jacksonville and 26 miles from St. Augustine is lined with luxurious resorts, white sand beaches golf courses, and residences. March also hosts Players Championship at the challenging TPC Sawgrass course that will take place in Ponte Vedra.
New York, New York
As Spring arrives, there is so much happening in the Big Apple making it one of the best places to visit March. Piers 90 and 94 will be celebrating 25 years as a premier art fair with exhibitors as a part of the annual Armory Show at the beginning of March. A special exhibition of Mexican muralists and their influence on American art will be held at the Whitney Museum starting from mid-February to mid of may. Basketball’s development along with the city’s culture, fashion, music, and history will be showcased in the Museum of the City of New York. The St Patrick’s Day Parade is another reason to be in the city during the mid-month of March. Famed Herald Square store will be hosting the annual Macy’s Flower Show too in March. Anyhow, the city remains an experience to cherish you visit any time of the year with the range of hotels, restaurants, entertainment, museums, and shops it has got to offer.
Famous for its bewildering weather, grumpy British guards outside the Buckingham Palace and mouthwatering fish and chips, London is one of the fantastic places to visit in March. Make sure to participate in St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Day and Beer Week if you are there around this time of the year. Go shopping at Brick Lane for vintage clothes, Alfie’s Antique Market for accessories and enjoy dining at Southbank Centre Market. Some major attractions of the city worth visiting include Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower of London, Tower Bridge.
So many amazing sights and monuments will leave you awestruck as you visit Barcelona apart from its fame gained from “Messi”. What makes it even more worth visiting in March is the “Gaudi Tour”, that happens in March. Visiting Sagrada Familia, The Casa Batllo, La Pedrera among other famous attractions are included in this. Some of the must-visit attractions, while you are in the city, are La Sagrada Familia, Montjuïc and Plaça de Catalunya, Park Güell.