By the time March comes along, you’ll have endured the holiday season (Christmas and New Year’s) as well as Valentine’s Day, not to mention the harshness of the cold winter months. Perhaps you’re ready to finally jump in some tropical waters and feel the warmth of the sun.
March is such a refreshing month as the chilling winds and the harshness of winter begins to fade away. For many destinations, March is when the weather is milder and flowers begin to bloom.
Of course, March still offers some amazing destinations for those who find the cold more fun, such as skiing and other winter sports. No matter what your preference, there’s a number of great options to choose from. Here are eight of the best places to travel in March.
The Moroccan city of Fez is the ultimate destination for authentic eighth century charm. It is home to the oldest and largest authentic Medina, or old town, in North Africa. In recent years the city has put a lot of effort into restoring and breathing life into the buildings of old. If you’re an avid photographer, there’s countless photo ops to take advantage of.
Although not commonly known as a tourist city, Fez is undeniably remarkable. You can visit and take photos of the Golden Gates at the Royal Palace. Or you can take in the rich history of the Medersa Bou Inania, a 14th century religious building with amazing architecture and history. There are all sorts of other attractions such as the oldest university in the world (University of Karaouine)and the Tazekka National Park, all of which are perfect to explore in the mild weather of March.
Las Vegas, also known as Sin City, is nowhere near being a subtle retreat. As the nickname implies, you can expect a lot of partying, gambling, booze, and more. For all of you party people, this is a vacation for you. The weather in March is very comfortable around 75°F, and the city never sleeps. Literally, no matter what time of day or night you want to party, you can always find something to do.
However, just because Las Vegas is a party city doesn’t mean it can’t be a great destination for history buffs too. The city’s history is extremely rich, making it a great place for some interesting study and discovery. The Mob Museum, as the name implies, shares the Chronicles of Mafia activity in the city. The Neon Museum on the other hand shares me the amazing neon styling standing of Vegas by showing off some rescued neon sign from the earliest days of biggest history. If partying and history don’t tickle your fancy, you can always marvel at the amazing architecture of each hotel on The Strip, which are all designed in their own unique way
Borneo in Malaysia is Asia’s largest island and home to many swamps and mangroves, mountains and deserted shorts, and even 140 million-year-old rain forest, one of the most ancient in the world. The island is the perfect escape for those who enjoy pristine nature at its finest or just want to escape from busy city living for a moment.
March introduces the islands dry season, making it much easier for you to spot some of the amazing animals of Borneo. Orangutans become much easier to spot and well sharks can often be seen loitering around the tiny C Lankayan Island. There are not many tourists in the month of March, so chances are you’ll get to enjoy all of Borneo’s scenery unbothered.
The first two months of March marked the end of Patagonia’s summer, making it a perfect time to visit. Tourism decreases around this time and the weather is still fairly warm as well, needing you can travel for less and still enjoy great weather.
Patagonia is home to some amazing and untouched frontier, making it the perfect playground for the outdoor adventurer. This is the Torres del Paine National Park for one of the most scenic heights of your life. Cape Horn is a great place to check out as well, with icebergs, rocky waters and the infamous dark black cliff known as the “Horn”. Patagonia offers truly life-changing experiences if you’re a nature lover at heart.
Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is a unique destination that offers some of the most beautiful natural settings in Brazil and in the world. Boasting white sandy beaches, stunning mountain ranges the city offers something for everyone. To top it off, the city itself is overflowing with culture and perfectly warm weather all year round.
If you’re considering visiting Rio de Janeiro, March is the perfect month, especially from March 1-9. This is when the infamous Carnival is celebrated, ,and they do not hold back.
Rather than being a city or specific destination, Big Sur is actually a very scenic 85 mile stretch of the California coastline that flows from Carmel to San Simeon. March is the perfect time to take a drive along Big Sur, as millions of wildflowers are in blue, making the scenery that much greater.
Big Sur gives you an opportunity to soak in the salty winds as you drive along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. You also pass a good number of state parks, which are the perfect places to stop for some hiking, cycling or general sightseeing. You also have great chances of doing some whale or otter watching during the month of March, making it the perfect time to take this iconic and very scenic drive along the California coast.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
For ages, Americans (especially college students) have made their way down to Mexico for spring break. While Cancun is easily the most popular spring break destination year after year, this makes it terribly crowded with college kids who are looking to get into some trouble. If your party animal, then perhaps Cancun is the place for you.
However, consider combo San Lucas before you book your vacation. In the month of March, combo still offers some of the best beach partying than anywhere in America, but with less of the recklessness that usually fled Cancun around this time. March is also prime time for well watching, as it is the peak of migration season for eight species of whale. If all else fails you’ll still find yourself in a warm and tropical city, so you can always simply cehead to the beach and relax.