Whether you’re clinging to the last days of winter or eagerly waiting for warmer weather to arrive, spring is a great time to travel! From late-season skiing in New Hampshire, sunny days in Mexico, a European adventure in Switzerland to vibrant cheery blossoms in Washington, D.C. We’ve compiled 11 of the top places to go so you can start planning your next getaway.
Ski Season is in full-swing until mid-April making March the perfect time to visit New Hampshire, with plenty of snow and lower late-season prices. Places to ski and stay range from posh resorts to vacation home and cabin rentals. For the non-skier there are various other ways to enjoy the snow… like New Hampshire Maple Month, which happens to be March. More than 90 sugarhouses open their doors to show guests the maple sugaring process. A variety of hands on activities include identifying the trees, tapping for syrup, horse-drawn wagon rides, and tasting the fresh maple syrup, yum!
A fun-filled family trip to “The Heart of Georgia.” From March 17-26, the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the blooming of the city’s more than 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees with concerts, amusement rides, an arts and crafts fair, ad parades. Donuts, grits, store windows, trashcans, tostadas, ice cream, and more are colored in pink in honor of the celebration. Set along the Ocmulgee River, Macon also boasts the country’s newest national park and preserve, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park.
Sunny weather in the low 80s, miles of waterways, great restaurants, and a range of places to stay make Fort Lauderdale a perfect March destination. Browse the shops and scenery on Las Olas Boulevard, stroll along the downtown Riverwalk, explore outdoor art in FATVillage, or hop on a Water Taxi and sip a cocktail while you cruise Fort Lauderdale’s waterways. Check out the entertainment schedule at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or visit the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
Places to stay include The Conrad, Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Sonder at the Riverwalk, and the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. Book your stay with PLT to receive exclusive VIP Perks on trip.
Spring arrives in March, at least according to the calendar, and weather varies throughout Norway as days get longer and temperatures begin to rise. Cruise along a fjord, head to the mountains for spring skiing, or discover Oslo (the nation’s capital) and its new National Museum of Norway, set on the city’s waterfront. Ride the Rauma Railway, said to be Europe’s most beautiful train trip. Let PLT introduce you to a variety of journeys or individually tailored experiences that include Norwegian culture, nature, outdoor activities, unique dining, and more.
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Located in the Caribbean about 575 miles southeast of Miami, Turks and Caicos consists of the Turks Island (which include Grand Turk and Salt Cay) and the Caicos Islands (which include the main tourism island of Providenciales, along with around 100 other islands and cays). Known for white-sand beaches, clear seas, vibrant marine life, and luxury resorts, Turks and Caicos is beautiful in March with temperatures in the low 80s. The perfect destination for a couples getaway, family vacation, or girls trip!
Stay with one of our many partners including COMO Parrot Cay, The Palms, Wymara Resort and Villas, The Shore Club Turks and Caicos, The Ritz-Carlton, and Amanyara.
With several great ski towns to choose from, Switzerland is a skier’s paradise. Andermatt has more than 100 miles of slopes and a charming village where you can stay in luxury at The Chedi Andermatt. In St. Moritz, enjoy the snow and relax at The Carlton Hotel or tour the nearby glacial ice caves. Ski the new Gstaad slope, The Black Wall, and stay at Gstaad Palace. In Zermatt, stay at the foot of the Matterhorn at Mont Cervin Palace. Looking for something to do off the slopes? Luxury watch enthusiasts will gather in Geneva for the Watches and Wonders Fair from Mar. 27 to Apr. 2
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Spring arrives in Charleston with mild temperatures and blossoming flowers, making March a lovely time to visit. The annual Food & Wine Festival will be held from Mar. 1-5, and you’ll find delicious seafood and excellent southern specialties throughout Charleston. If there’s a rainy spring day, you can spend time in one of Charleston’s museums to learn about the city’s history. Stay at The Charleston Place, an independent, iconic landmark in the heart of Charleston’s historic district within walking distance of art galleries, shopping, and dining.
Zero in on Southern-chic living at Zero George Street Hotel. Cruise Charleston’s cobbled streets on a complimentary bicycle before the daily wine and cheese pairing; locally sourced, hyperseasonal cuisine makes the restaurant a foodie favorite.
t’s still a bit wintery in the nation’s capital in early March, making it a perfect time to explore the city’s museums. The Smithsonian Museums include the Portrait Gallery, National Air & Space Museum, and more, so there’s something for every interest. March is Women’s History Month, with special events and museum exhibits around town. The 2023 theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” recognizing women in the media. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is set for Mar. 20-Apr. 16, when the Yoshino cherry trees usually reach peak bloom.
If a spring road trip sounds appealing, consider California’s Central Coast for wineries, beaches, and gorgeous scenery. Take Highway One, and stop along the way for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant while you take in the views. Taste wines in Paso Robles while you’re enjoying the scenery with a picnic lunch or take a bicycle ride among the vineyards. In lively San Luis Obispo, spend a night at Hotel Cerro and relax at the spa or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar. Visit Santa Barbara’s pristine beaches and walkable downtown. From Mar. 2-4, the World of Pinot Noir will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, but no worries if you can’t make it — there’s plenty of great pinot noir in the area all year long. In Los Olivos, the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, once a stagecoach stop during the 1880s, opens in February. Dine al fresco or relax near a fire pit for the perfect rest stop.
Located on the east coast of Baja California Sur, Loreto is known for the migrating whales that visit each year from January through March to give birth and nurture their young before heading back north. The original “snowbirds,” humpbacks, finbacks, orcas, and gray whales spend the coldest months in the warm Sea of Cortez. The historic town of Loreto offers outdoor activities, water sports, attractions including Loreto Bay National Marine Park, and a variety of restaurants and hotels, including Hotel La Mision and Hotel 1697. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, all-inclusive Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto features world-class golf at TPC Danzante Bay.
This small French island is also called St. Barths or Saint Barthélemy, but any way you say it, it’s a beautiful destination with turquoise seas, white-sand beaches, and luxurious resorts. From Mar. 16-19, the annual St. Barts Bucket Regatta features a series of yacht races and social events. Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf, set on the hills overlooking the island, has a spa and two beautiful restaurants. Villa Embrace St. Barths is a four-story, five-suite villa, one of the largest on the island. For convenient access to the island, Tradewind Aviation operates daily service between San Juan and St. Barts.
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