Where to Travel in March

Check out where to travel and what to do in March.
Exit Old Man Winter, enter Lady Spring! As our clocks spring forward and the days grow longer, so does the opportunity for outdoor fun. Check out where to travel and what to do in March and don't forget to check out our Things to Do in March slideshow and Things to Do in March video for more travel ideas.
 
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Sneak away for a mid-week ski trip to Okemo, VT, and enjoy discounted ski school prices and shorter lift lines.

Photo by: Skye Chalmers, Okemo Mountain Resort

Skye Chalmers, Okemo Mountain Resort

Who says you have to head to the beach for spring break? There’s still time to hit the slopes at some of the country’s greatest winter resorts. Enjoy a skiing spring break at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont and more! Or if you’ve ever wanted to say in an ice hotel, consider a stay at Quebec City's Ice Hotel -- March is the last month the hotel is open until the following January, so book a stay!

Washington, DC
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3149527AW003_CherryBlossom

Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, pictured here with the Jefferson Memorial in the background.

Photo by: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Celebrate spring with a trip to the nation’s capital. In 2014, the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Thursday, March 20, the first day of spring. The festival runs through April 13. Can’t make it to DC? Check out these other cherry blossom festivals around the country. Plus, be sure to head to these spring festivals around the world.

Vermont
Maple syrup

Maple syrup

A trip to Vermont isn't complete without grabbing a jug of pure, local maple syrup.

Photo by: Thinkstock

Thinkstock

Tap into sweet outdoor fun this spring with a visit to Vermont. Maple season in Vermont kicks off in March, when warmer days and cool nights cause the sugar maples’ sap to start flowing once again. Other great maple syrup season states include Michigan, where March is the heart of the season, particularly in Northern Lower Michigan; and the Connecticut towns of Marlborough and Hebron.

St. Barts
Gustavia

Gustavia

Gustavia, the capital of St. Barts, was named for King Gustav III of Sweden. Fort Karl and Fort Gustav are popular areas for hikers, and if you’re not into hiking, then go shopping. This city has several high-end boutiques -- an essential source of revenue for the island. And don’t forget to take a stroll around the harbor to sneak a peek at some of the extravagant yachts.

Photo by: Getty Images

Getty Images

The crowds descend on the big spring break hot spots this time of year. If you’re seeking a Caribbean getaway far from the crowds, head to the tiny French island of St. Barts or one of these other Caribbean islands you don't know but should. Can’t get away? Discover options for a last-minute spring break closer to your home turf.

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and More

The clocks a’ticking and we’re feverishly filling out our brackets this month. Take a tour of the best college basketball towns and these sweet 16 of college basketball venues.

Boston, Chicago and Ireland
London, England

London, England

A boy holds a Republic of Ireland flag during a St Patrick's day march in central London.

Photo by: Reuters

Reuters

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which means you have no excuse not to get in on the fun: Take part in one of these St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the world. Head to Boston or Chicago for some of the biggest celebrations. Or see the country where it all began: From the Cliffs of Moher to the Dingle Peninsula, take a tour of Ireland.

Austin, Texas

Joanna Cotten performs at the 2008 DirecTV South by Southwest Live Broadcast in Austin, TX. Held each March, the festival attracts over 2,000 performers who play in more than 90 venues in downtown Austin over 4 days.

Photo by: Sasha Haagensen/Getty Images for DirecTV

Sasha Haagensen/Getty Images for DirecTV

Spring wouldn’t be the same without this iconic festival: For more than 25 years, the annual South by Southwest festival has showcased the latest trends in film, interactive media and music. Want to go? Discover the top 6 things to know about South by Southwest -- see our Austin page for more city attractions. Missed out on this year’s festival? Check out these other music festivals around the world

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