Best Places to Visit in March

Traveling during the spring certainly has its perks. If you can brave mediocre temperatures and weather, you'll likely be rewarded with fewer crowds and lower travel rates in many popular destinations, ranging from outdoor hot spots to cities big and small. U.S. News considered factors like affordability, things to do, overall appeal and more to determine excellent vacation spots for a March trip. Don't forget to cast your vote to below to have a say in next year's ranking. 

  • London
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    London

    #1 in Best Places to Visit in March

    March in London marks the start of the shift from winter to spring. While you'll no doubt still need to pack some warmer clothing, you may notice locals talking up the end of sweater weather with glee. The major weather perk though is that London sees a dip in rainfall during this time, making exploring its many parks and outdoor markets, including Portobello Market and Hyde Park, much more enjoyable.

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    Yosemite

    #2 in Best Places to Visit in March

    Some roads and trails will likely be closed during this time, but you'll benefit from offseason travel discounts should you want to traverse the park in snow. Cross-country skiing to Glacier Point or downhill skiing and tubing in one of the USA's most popular national parks is a memory you'll never forget. What's more, during this time there's a free shuttle to all open areas in the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard area.

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  • Asheville, NC
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    Asheville, NC

    #3 in Best Places to Visit in March

    March in Asheville is all about the flora. While bloom times can vary year to year, you'll start to see pretty flowers peeping through by late March. Visit the North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden within Pisgah National Park, or take part in the highly anticipated Biltmore Blooms, the Biltmore Estate's annual spring celebration that starts March 20.

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    Galapagos Islands

    #4 in Best Places to Visit in March

    While you can spot wildlife year-round, March marks nesting season for animals like green turtles, iguanas and many birds in the Galápagos. Keep an eye out on the water too, as baby seals are known to hang on the beach with their mamas. And though March falls under the wet season (you'll want to bring an umbrella), there should still be ample warm, sunny days to enjoy the beach.

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  • Sarasota
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    Sarasota

    #5 in Best Places to Visit in March

    Humidity in this Gulf Coast destination is relatively low during March, making a visit to Sarasota, Florida's outdoor attractions, including Lido Beach, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Myakka River State Park, that much more fun. Plus, local festivals like the Sarasota Agricultural Fair create a lively atmosphere. Just be sure to bring a jacket, as nighttime temps can dip down to the 50s.

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