Ready to shake off winter with a great spring vacation? The best warm places to visit in March in the USA invite travelers to bask in sunshine, get outside, and celebrate at unique and delicious festivals nationwide. Whether you’re looking to bake on a beach, take in premier sporting events or see flower blooms, these are some of the most amazing vacations in the US in spring…
Warm Places to Visit in March in the USA
1. Maui, Hawaii for Lazy Beach Days
Weather average: 71° / 55° F
By March, trade winds and large surf are easing in Maui, making it the perfect time to thaw out from winter on one of the island’s gorgeous golden sand beaches. (It’s also one of the best destinations to visit in the US in May, before summer crowds arrive.)
Expect highs around 71 degrees Fahrenheit. You still might see some rain this type of year, but rain showers are typically short and give way to plenty of sunshine and rainbows.
Plus, March is the last month of whale watching season! A whale watching cruise to see the beautiful humpback whales as they winter in Hawaii…it’s one of the very best things to do in Maui!
Most travelers base in family-friendly Kihei or Lahaina, or at one of the Maui resorts in West and South Maui. The very best beaches are on this side of the island.
But definitely include a visit on your Maui itinerary to Mount Haleakala National Park and drive the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most breathtaking drives, while you’re here.
With more time, celebrate with the locals at the Prince Kuhio Festival, a state holiday on March 26 or run the Maui 5k, typically held the first week of March.
2. Palm Springs, CA for Spring Sports
Weather average: 81° / 52° F
Longing for warmer days? Head to Palm Springs.
This city is often known for its sweltering summer days, but in March average temperatures stay around 81 degrees. Spring and fall are the best times of year to visit Palm Springs.
And while the ideal sunny weather is enough to convince anyone to visit the city, there are also lots of activities to enjoy.
A popular attraction that draws millions of visitors a year is the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
This zoo allows visitors to get up close and interact with hundreds of desert animals, such as helping hand feed the giraffes!
Plus, since the Living Desert Zoo is smaller, visitors can easily see everything within a few hours.
And during the week of St. Patrick’s Day, there are many family-friendly activities worth experiencing here.
For example, a few days before the holiday there’s a Shamrock 5k & Lil’ Leprechaun Dash.
This is perfect for running enthusiasts or anyone who wants to squeeze in a bit of fitness before feasting!
Lastly, for any tennis fans, the greater Palm Springs area is the venue of the annual two-week Indian Wells Masters 1000 event.
Here, visitors can witness the world’s best tennis players from mere feet away.
So if you’re looking to retreat to warmer temperatures, consider Palm Springs!
Kristin Lee | Global Travel Escapades
3. Austin, TX for Natural Springs
Weather average: 73° / 51° F
Add Austin, Texas to your spring vacation list!
Not only is this vibrant city brimming with incredible activities like Barton Springs, an amazing natural spring in Ziker Park—the water here is 70° Fahrenheit all year round—but the weather in Austin at this time of year is absolutely ideal.
The city also only experiences only about five days of rain throughout the month.
So, you can easily do fun things like check out the local bats; a colony of 1.5 million bats emerges nightly from beneath Congress Avenue Bridge between March and November as they search for food.
However, if bats are not your thing then you can always tour the Texas Capitol Building instead before enjoying fun March activities like the blooming of the Bluebonnets.
These stunning flowers typically come alive starting in late February or early March and can be seen blooming around the city all month long.
This is easily one of the best things to do in Austin at this time of year.
You can also participate in Amplify Austin Day at the start of the month and donate to a nonprofit organization as part of the largest day of giving in central Texas.
Victoria | Texas Travel 365
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• Warmest Places to visit in the USA in February
4. St. Augustine, FL for the Balloon and Seafood Festivals
Weather average: 74° / 54° F
There is never a bad time to visit St. Augustine, FL, but March in the Oldest City has plenty of reasons to entice visitors.
The spring season, March through May, is much less crowded than the summer months.
With temperatures reaching into the mid to upper 70s, March is the perfect time to see the beautiful gardens in bloom all around the city.
Without the beach crowd, it’s easy to visit some of the city’s most historic and natural attractions.
The Castillo de San Marco, which is the oldest and only coquina fort in the country, is St. Augustine’s national monument and tells the rich Spanish-influenced history of the area.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park is where visitors can see Florida’s state reptile up close and personal.
For conservationists young and old, the Alligator Farm hosts a 3K Raptor Run in March to raise money for Florida’s native species.
St. Patrick’s Day is in March and St. Augustine celebrates in a big way.
On March 11, there is a St. Patrick’s Day parade, followed by a Celtic Music and Heritage Festival weekend.
Two other spectacular festivals visitors can enjoy in March are the Hot Air Balloon festival and the tasty Seafood festival.
March is definitely a great time to explore the beautiful city of St. Augustine, FL.
Kyleen | The Bonnie Traveler
5. Savannah, GA for the St. Patricks Day Festival
Weather average: 71° / 49° F
Savannah, Georgia is one of the prettiest cities in the USA. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and wonderful Southern hospitality.
Savannah is also a great place to visit in March, with ideal weather, exciting festivals, and plenty of fun things to do.
The weather in Savannah in March is perfect, with an average high of 71 degrees.
The days are warm but not too hot, and the evenings are cool enough to enjoy a nice breeze.
Did you know that Savannah is home to one of the most famous St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the country?
Each year, thousands of locals and tourists get decked out in green and flock to the city for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The celebrations continue for several days after the Parade, with celebrations held all over the city. The famous Forsyth Fountain even gets dyed green!
If you’re not in town for St. Patrick’s Day, no worries – Savannah has plenty to keep you busy.
The city’s Historic District is a must-see, with its historic squares and beautiful antebellum architecture.
Savannah is also said to be one of the most haunted places in the USA, so don’t miss out on an evening ghost tour of the city’s spookiest sites.
Sydney | A World in Reach
6. Islamorada, FL for Key Lime Pie
Weather average: 79° / 69° F
If you’re looking for a warm place to visit in March, look no further than Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Many travelers will automatically flock to Key West, but there are plenty of things to do in Islamorada that will help you escape the crowds (and save a little bit of money)!
The first perk of visiting Islamorada is the road trip to the island from Miami.
This trip will take you through Key Largo, where you will find John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which is a fantastic spot for divers and snorkelers.
Once you finally make it out to Islamorada, you can head straight to one of the local breweries!
Florida Keys Brewing Co. and Islamorada Brewery and Distillery are two breweries located in the area and you can visit their tap rooms.
When dinner time rolls around, head to Chef Michael’s, an upscale restaurant offering a laid-back, island vibe with some tasty, locally-caught seafood.
Save some room for one of the best key lime pies in the Keys at the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory!
Islamorada makes the perfect base for a day trip (or a half-day trip), too.
Some of the most popular day trips are to Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Bahia Honda State Park, and the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge over in the Key Largo area.
Foodies will lalso ove venturing up to Marathon during March to check out the annual Marathon Seafood Festival.
During March, expect highs around 79F and lows around 69F.
This is the dry season, so you can expect around two to three days of rain (and fewer mosquitoes)!
Islamorada is one of the most underrated places to visit in the US during March.
Megan | Megan & Aram
7. Los Angeles, CA for Pub Crawls and Block Parties
Weather average: 70° / 52° F
Los Angeles is lovely in March.
First, it is much less crowded than in summer, for fewer lines to visit popular attractions. (But weather is lovely in June and water is warmer in August.)
Los Angeles is also one of the best day trips from San Diego if you’re planning a longer So Cal visit.
The average temperature is very pleasant, ranging from the 50s to 80s, which makes all the walking around and the places you may want to visit outdoors more comfortable.
LA offers countless attractions, and what you include on your Los Angeles itinerary will all depend on your travel style.
But there are some major attractions you don’t want to miss out on. Highlights include the iconic Griffiths Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, and the Walk of Fame.
While visiting LA in March, you’ll also want to explore Sunset Boulevard, explore the many theme parks in LA, or take a road trip along part of the Pacific Coast Highway.
If you’re heading to LA in March, I recommend you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s day on March 17th, where you can indulge in the lunch of the Irish with numerous St. Patricks Day events that happen throughout Los Angeles.
Multiple bars, restaurants, and hotels host pub crawl and block parties; there is even a kids craft and music show in Montclair if you are looking for family-friendly activities.
Paula | Paula Pins the Planet
8. Outer Banks, NC for Wilderness
Weather average: 60° / 45° F
The Outer Banks are known for their beautiful beaches and warm ocean waters, but there’s much more to do here than just hanging out on the sand.
While most people visit in the summer, visiting in the spring is an idyllic time without the crowds.
The temperatures in March typically stay in the 60s, making it perfect for outdoor exploratin.
Unfortunately, the water doesn’t typically warm up until May. So the usual water activities like surfing, paddle boarding, or swimming may be off the table in March.
However, the Outer Banks offers plenty of other activities, including fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, shopping, and plenty of sightseeing.
These barrier islands have unique wilderness areas to explore, too, within the National Wildlife Refuge and Nags Head Woods Preserve Trail.
The Outer Banks spans over 200 miles, meaning there is a town for everyone’s interests.
You can explore historical sites like Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Roanoke Island Festival Park, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Bodie Island Lighthouses.
At the north end of the island, there’s a nice mixture of things to do in Corolla, including seeing the famous wild horses of the Outer Banks.
No matter what you decide to do, the warm temperatures and few crowds make the Outer Banks a great March destination.
Pamela | The Directionally Challenged Traveler
9. Charleston, SC for the Wine and Food Festival
Weather average: 66° / 51° F
Charleston, SC puts on its sweet southern charm in spring, particularly in March.
The average temperatures can vary from a brisk 50 degrees at dawn and dusk to a comfortable 70 degrees at mid-day.
This is the perfect time of year to be outside in the south.
Take the opportunity while visiting Charleston in March to enjoy golfing and hiking without sweating in the summer heat.
Spring flowers are blooming in March, which is when the Festival of Houses and Gardens takes place.
This month-long event features lectures, wine tastings, history walks, and access to some of the most stunning private gardens and historic homes in Charleston.
History buffs will love the variety of historical locations to visit. Fro m Fort Sumter, the first battle site of the Civil War, to Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum, an expansive World War II aircraft carrier, there is a history topic for everyone to explore.
Foodies will delight in the Charleston Wine and Food Festival each March, or enjoy deep south cuisine on the waterfront at Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar.
Finally, furry friends are welcome to Charleston in March during Pet Fest, a day for pets to frolic and for owners to get expert advice.
Charleston blossoms in spring and offers a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Kyleen | The Bonnie Traveler
10. Big Bend National Park, TX for Bluebonnets
Weather average: 70° / 48° F
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Texas, Big Bend National Park is a true oasis.
From its expansive towering mountains to its meandering rivers, the park offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
March is one of the best times to visit, as the weather is warm and pleasant and the bluebonnets are in bloom all across the landscape.
As a result—and because school and college students in Texas have their Spring Break this month—March can be one of the busiest times of year in Big Bend National Park so plan accordingly.
Although the highlights like Santa Elena Canyon and Chisos Mountain may be very crowded, March is a good time to enjoy the lesser-visited activities like the desert waterfall Pine Canyon or the out-of-the-way oasis Ernst Tinaja.
Or take the day to have lunch in Mexico, just across the Boquillas del Carmen border crossing.
Hikers can explore over 150 miles of trails, and cyclists can enjoy challenging mountain biking routes.
In addition, the Rio Grande River provides ample opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and rafting.
With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Big Bend National Park should be visited in March.
Catherine | Nomadicated
11. Sedona, AZ for Red Rock Adventure
Weather average: 69° / 40° F
There’s no place quite like Sedona, Arizona.
With its stunning red rock formations and natural beauty, it’s no wonder that Sedona is one of the most popular spring destinations in the American Southwest.
Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, there’s plenty to do in Sedona.
Sedona is a hiker’s paradise, with plenty of trails to explore.
We recommend the Boynton Canyon Trail for stunning views of the red rocks. Some of the other most popular hikes in Sedona are Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Devil’s Bridge, and Soldier Pass Cave.
Taking a scenic bike ride is another great way to see Sedona. There are plenty of trails to choose from, so you can find one that’s perfect for your skill level.
If you’re not into hiking but want to explore, a jeep tour is a great way to see Sedona’s backcountry.
You’ll get to explore places that you wouldn’t be able to reach on foot or by bike. These are a lot of fun and a really popular thing to do in Sedona.
Sedona is home to many unique boutiques, so it’s also the perfect place to do some souvenir shopping.
Be sure to check out the galleries and boutiques on Main Street while you’re here.
Candice | CS Ginger
12. Saguaro National Park, AZ for the Cacti Bloom
Weather average: 75° / 46° F
Tucson, Arizona, is one of the best warm places to visit in March due to its delicious award-winning food, cool temperatures, and Saguaro National Park.
Saguaro National Park is great to visit all year round, but March is particularly wonderful due to the pleasant temperatures and the many cacti bloom.
It’s one of the best national parks in the west!
Hiking is one of the best ways to explore the park; be sure to see the Signal Hill Petroglyphs while in the park.
These Petroglyphs have survived over 800 years of weather and tourists.
Saguaro National Park is made up of two separate sections under one park.
Plan to spend at least two days exploring both parks as it is at least an hour’s drive to get from one area to another.
While visiting the park, make sure to anticipate this travel time.
After spending a day hiking in Saguaro National Park, get a delicious pick-me-up at El Charro Cafe, a James Beard Foundation-nominee restaurant with over four locations in Tucson.
A must-try is the Carne Seca Platter—the restaurant’s specialty—featuring shredded Angus beef dried on the restaurant’s roof in the Sonoran Desert.
Mallory | Plaid Shirt Yoga Pants
13. Santa Fe, NM for Hiking
Weather average: 55° / 26° F
Santa Fe is a great place in Northern New Mexico to visit in March due to its mild weather and beautiful scenery.
Sitting at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Santa Fe does get cold in the winter.
But temperatures in Santa Fe during March typically range from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, making it warm enough to enjoy all the outdoor activities this beautiful city offers but without the blazing summer heat.
The nearby mountains will still be covered in snow, so you can go skiing in Taos one day and hiking on the Old Santa Fe Trail the next.
Nearby hikes like Sun Valley Trail give a great panorama of the snow-covered hills with Santa Fe as the main subject.
And don’t forget about the snow-covered cacti; they’re part of the charm of northern New Mexico!
In the city, stroll through the adobe-architecture old town. I
In March, the Santa Fe Plaza starts to bustle with vendors selling traditional Native American souvenirs and arts.
Finally, at any time of year, make sure you don’t miss the original immersive art experience, Meowwolf’s House of Eternal Return.
Catherine | Nomadicated
14. Tampa, FL for Spring Festivals
Weather average: 78° / 59° F
The best escape from cold winter weather? Head toTampa, Florida.
This destination is often times eclipsed by its popular neighbor (Orlando), but make no mistake, Tampa is a worthy spring destination.
The weather in Tampa in March is impeccable, with the temperature rarely exceeding 85 degrees Fahrenheit or dipping below 63 degrees.
Plus, the prices are more affordable before tourists rush into the state for spring break.
Some fun festivals and events to attend in March are the Florida Strawberry Festival, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa Bay Beer Week, Mayor’s River O’Green Fest, and the Tampa Bay AirFest.
These wonderful events invite you to crack open a beer and enjoy the sunny weather.
A little-known fact about Tampa is that it’s full of parks to explore.
Lithia Springs Park is a well-kept secret, so be sure to stop by this gorgeous natural spring.
If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, stop by Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to ride the newest roller coaster Iron Gwazi.
For travelers looking for a more relaxing vacation, head to the beautiful beaches just 15-30 minutes from Tampa.
The best beaches here are Ben T Davis Beach, East Tampa Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Cypress Point Park.
Corritta | Itz a Family Thing
15. Puerto Rico for Bioluminescent Water
Weather average: 72° / 60° F
March is one of the most popular months to visit Puerto Rico and for good reason.
The weather is warm, it’s a great time of year for swimming, and the rainy season has not yet started.
March can get busy with Spring Break and Easter, so visit early in the month to avoid the crowds, particularly if you want to visit one of the bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.
If you visit during Easter, head to one of the processions on the island on Good Friday; just be aware that shops will be closed that day.
The Tenebrae procession in Old San Juan is probably the biggest and re-enacts Jesus carrying the cross and the Crucifixion.
On Saturday, you can head to a church for the popular midnight service, then join the locals on the beach for lunch on Easter Sunday.
There are also several other festivals in March that are worth seeing.
Towards the end of the month is National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico, so head to San Juan to watch the performances if you’re visiting at the same time as the festival.
The Dulce Sueño Fair also takes place in Guayama around this time.
The Fair is held in honor of the paso fino horses, which are known for their dancing, and you can watch them perform at the fair.
You’ll also find music, food and crafts there, making it a memorable way to spend the day.
Roxanne | Faraway Worlds
16. San Diego, CA for the Flower Fields
Weather average: 67° / 54° F
San Diego—known as America’s Finest City— is also well-loved for its reliable sunshine throughout the year.
Located on the Mexican border, San Diego glows with its its colorful Spanish-Mexican vibes.
As San Diego has lovely weather in March, with about 66 degrees Fahrehnheit, it is perfect for outdoor walking tours.
Visit historic downtown Balboa Park, San Diego Seaport Village, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
Then drive 20 minutes north for photos at the colorful ranunculus flower farms in Carlsbad. This is the month they bloom!
You’ll want to allow plenty of time to enjoy San Diego’s world-famous beaches, of course. Surfing, SUPing, and sailing are ideal here.
With more time, enjoy a scenic drive through tony La Jolla and get some fish tacos in Encinitas.
Wildflowers are in bloom this month at Torrey Pines state park, La Jolla beach.
And the island of Coronado makes a great San Diego day trip. There’s plenty of great nearby destinations if you’d like to add a few days to your itinerary here as well.
San Diego is a foodie city, and you will find many cuisines here.
Every March San Diego holds unique festivals or events.
These include Sea World’s Craft Beer and Food Festival, the world-famous San Diego Zoo’s Wildlife Explorer’s Basecamp, and the Cherry Blossom Festival, just to name a few.
The best part of staying in San Diego is the historic downtown area, the Gaslamp region, and San Diego Seaport village.
Yukti | Travelwithme24x7
17. Nashville, TN for the Songwriter’s Festival
Weather average: 62° / 40° F
If you’re looking for a wonderful warm place to visit in March, Nashville is a great choice.
By March, temperatures are already on the rise, with daytime highs in the 60s and overnight lows in the 40s.
Those sunny days are perfect for exploring the street art and green spaces around Nashville.
You can also take a boat ride along the Cumberland River, admiring the Nashville skyline from the water for a new perspective.
Walk across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, a great place for beautiful views and photos.
There may be a handful of rainy days, but those are a great excuse to visit places that must be on your Nashville itinerary.
Don’t miss the Johnny Cash Museum and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by day, and the Grand Ole Opry and the honky tonks along Broadway at night!
In March, Nashville also has a few unique activities worth timing your visit around.
First, there’s the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival, the largest festival for songwriters in the world!
The five-day festival usually hosts concerts every night by famous songwriters.
Other cultural March events include the Nashville Elvis Festival and the Nashville Wine Festival.
Then there’s also the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, where you can admire beautiful flowers and get into the springtime spirit.
Allison | Eternal Arrival
18. Moab, UT for National Parks
Weather average: 64° / 35° F
If you’re looking for an outdoorsy getaway in March, head to Moab, Utah.
The weather is absolutely perfect for exploring Moab’s incredible scenery…a bit chilly in the mornings, but ideal for hitting the trails during the day while the sun is shining.
And Moab is the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures, with two beloved Utah national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, right outside of town. (With more time, head south for hiking in Zion, too.)
Arches, the more popular of the two parks, is home to hundreds of sandstone arches, carved into the red rock mesas and fins, towering out of the desert floor.
For one of the best hikes in Arches National Park, head to Delicate Arch. You can hike up to the base of the 46-foot arch, which is so iconic that it’s featured on the Utah license plate!
Canyonlands, on the other hand, offers stunning canyons, carved over a thousand feet deep by the Green and Colorado Rivers over the course of millennia. I
f you’re looking for a lower impact way to explore Canyonlands, there’s dozens of stunning scenic overlooks, like the Green River or Grand View Point Overlooks.
Be sure to also check out the town of Moab itself, which offers a quirky mix of artsy reverence with Western pragmatism.
Carve out a few hours to browse around the trendy coffee shops, art galleries, and gem stores lining its streets.
Jessica | Uprooted Traveler
19. Death Valley, CA
Weather average: 82° / 55° F
March is the perfect time to visit Death Valley National Park, thanks to its warm, yet comfortable weather and the blooming springtime wildflowers blanketing the desert floor.
March is actually one of the last months of the year where the temperature is cool enough for outdoor explorations; in fact, the temperatures can still exceed 90 degrees!
Accordingly, it’s a good idea to book accommodations with air conditioning and a pool, like the Oasis at Death Valley, to cool down if you’re visiting during an unseasonably warm spring.
Besides soaking up the sun at the pool, there’s tons of things to do in Death Valley National Park, which offers everything from sand dunes to salt flats and vibrantly colored badlands.
For example, cruise through one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes along the Artists Drive, which takes you past pastel-colored badlands of green, purple, and pink, due to oxidization of the metals found in the clay.
To see them up close, you can get out at the Artists Palette, a vibrantly colored canyon, and gaze up in awe as you meander between the brilliant hills.
Be sure to also save an afternoon to watch sunset at Dante’s Peak, which towers over 5,400 feet above the desert floor below.
From here, you can see Badwater Basin salt flats, the lowest point in North America, stretch on endlessly for hundreds of square miles and, beyond, the Panamint Mountain Range.
The view here is so otherworldly it was used as a shooting location in the original Star Wars and the scenery looks even more epic at sunset!
Jessica | Uprooted Traveler
20. Miami, FL
Weather average: 77° / 67° F
Temperatures in Miami during March are in the 70’s making it the perfect time to visit this popular Florida city.
March in Miami is the time to enjoy some of the best music festivals in the country, and absolutely worth the visit.
Miami’s annual Carnival takes place in March and celebrates Caribbean culture through music, dancing and activities.
This celebration draws thousands of tourists from out of state and is the largest event of its kind in the United States.
The Calle Ocho Music Festival in Little Havana is a part of the Carnaval and not to be missed, as the vibrant energy of the festival is one of the best parts of Carnaval.
The annual Ultra Music Festival is one of the best electronic music festivals in the world.
Insider tip: Bringing earplugs is a must. There will be a point where a break is needed and it might be difficult to find areas with less noise.
For a classic beach activit,y the annual sailing regatta known as Miami Sail week is a relaxing way to see some world class boats take part in races.
The local support is apparent and visitors can enjoy cocktail hours and a variety of hosted events.
Sail Week is a great way to get to know more about Miami’s deep rooted sailing community.
Finally, for sports fans, the Miami Open hosts tennis pros beginning in March and is one of the largest tennis events.
This annual event is extremely popular so it’s best to purchase tickets in advance if possible.
Diana | Travels in Poland
21. Washington, DC
Weather average: 56° / 35° F
While Washington D.C. isn’t as warm as most other destinations on this list (average March high of 47 degrees), It’s got to be included as a contender on your list!
This is the month of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the premier cherry blossom festival in the United States.
In 1912, Japan gifted the U.S .with cherry trees that were planted along waterfronts and other areas in DC where people would be able to easily enjoy their beauty.
The trees blossom around March every year and draw large crowds as the beauty of the trees makes for amazing photos.
The Tidal Basin is one of the most popular places for photos; however, a trip to the National Cathedral provides an amazing backdrop as well and a much quieter area to explore without the crowds.
The Cherry Blossom Festival has events and activities for everyone.
The festival includes floats, a kite festival, a pink tie event, and Japanese inspired parties.
A fireworks show is on display near the end of the festival followed by an annual run, which sees both locals and visitors alike take part.
The national museums and local shops sell cherry blossom inspired teas, gifts, totes and a variety of other objects, but only during the time of the festival.
While the festival is one of the top things to do in D.C. in March, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are also in abundance in the city, particularly in DuPont circle which typically has multi day celebrations and a vibrant local nightlife.
Diana | Travels in Poland
22. Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Weather average: 74° / 43° F
March is a great time to get away from the cold and spend a weekend in Joshua Tree National Park during spring wildflower season.
You can expect great weather and daily high temperatures around 73 degrees, which makes it perfect for hiking and rock climbing.
Arch Rock is a popular spot for hikers, and rock climbers will find plenty of routes to explore.
Don’t forget your camera for an amazing sunset photo. Skull rock is another interesting rock formation that is right off the main road.
One of the best places to see desert wildflowers is the 1.3 mile Barker Dam trail.
It gives you a little bit of everything from cool boulders you can climb on to Joshua Trees that can top 40 feet.
Be sure to also check out the Cholla Cactus Garden, where you will hopefully see a blooming cactus.
In the town of Joshua Tree, there is a great farmer’s market on Saturdays and live music in the evening at the Joshua Tree Saloon.
Just keep in mind that March can be a busy time in Joshua Tree, due to spring break.
So be sure to book your Joshua Tree accommodations in advance, including the campgrounds.
Joshua Tree is definitely worth a visit in March!
Jenifer | The Evolista
23. Atlanta, GA
Weather average: 66° / 42° F
For a fun southern spring getaway, check out Atlanta, Georgia.
Located in central Georgia, Atlanta is easy to get to as it is home to the country’s busiest airport.
There will be plenty of flights available from wherever you live.
The weather in March is perfect with an average high of 66 degrees.
The city is extremely walkable so you’ll have lots of opportunities to enjoy the weather.
Atlanta also hosts a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a parade through downtown.
And to top it off, the annual Georgia Food and Wine festival is held each March as well.
You can easily spend a full week or more, but a long weekend in Atlanta is usually perfect.
Book a few nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Downtown. It’s right in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the city’s best attractions.
From here you can walk to the World of Coca Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, the SkyView, and Centennial Olympic Park.
Explore one of the many nearby parks and trails and go for a hike.
Try the 3.3 mile East Palisades Trail for a great lookout point and unique bamboo forest.
Tori | Tori Pines Travels
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