The Top 10 Places to Visit in March
March might be cold, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be one of the best months of the year to travel. No matter where you want to go, there are great deals and incredible weather in March, whether you’re hoping to get out of town or spend some time on the beach at home. Here are 10 fantastic destinations to consider this month!
1) New York City
NYC is a huge tourist draw year-round, but there’s something especially magical about visiting during spring. Stroll through Central Park and see cherry blossoms bloom. Head up to Harlem for an authentic jazz performance at one of local jazz joints. Catch a Broadway show or visit one of many great museums all over Manhattan. There are so many ways to enjoy NYC during its most beautiful time of year that you might never want to leave!
Known as The Big Smoke, London is home to some of Britain’s most important sites, including Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Residents are lucky enough to have access to a variety of attractions, ranging from famous theatres such as The Globe and The Royal Court Theatre, to esteemed museums such as Tate Modern and Victoria & Albert Museum. London is also known for its excellent shopping centres, with Centrepoint being an example of a landmark shopping centre which attracts shoppers from around the world.
Known as Italy’s fashion capital, Milan is a great destination for any shopping enthusiasts.
It’s also home to several art galleries, so be sure to plan a day of museum hopping and then spend another touring some of its most popular shopping districts, like Navigli and Corso Buenos Aires. And finally, experience its world-famous cuisine for yourself at one of these top restaurants.
Charleston’s low country architecture and ambiance is a hotbed of culture, food, and nightlife. March brings with it one of Charleston’s most famous festivals: St. Patrick’s Day. If you can avoid becoming overly intoxicated from all of that Guinness, march on over to The Citadel Military College of South Carolina to see stunning views of Charleston Harbor (and maybe even your future spouse!).
5) Los Angeles
The city is home to one of our favorite museums, LACMA—and with several ongoing exhibits and performances, it’s a great spot for art lovers. Check out Chris Burden’s Urban Light, an installation of 202 vintage cast-iron street lamps from Detroit installed along four sides of a plaza at LACMA’s campus. When seen from above, these sculptures transform into a grid referencing our nation’s urban architecture.
World-class museums, galleries and public spaces as well as some of Asia’s best nightlife. But if it’s history you are looking for then Tokyo has plenty of ancient temples and shrines including Sensoji Temple and Meiji Shrine, two of Tokyo’s most important spiritual landmarks. On top of all that you can spot rare wild monkeys at Ueno Park.
Explore Boston’s rich history at historic Faneuil Hall and New England Aquarium, or head to Logan Airport for a layover. Boston is home to many professional sports teams: Red Sox fans can cheer on their American League champs at Fenway Park while Celtics fans can catch an exciting game at TD Garden. Regardless of which team you’re rooting for, it’s hard not to enjoy a drink with friends along Boston’s famous cobblestone streets.
Barcelona is a top city for people who want to visit a new place in March. With a Mediterranean climate and warm temperatures, it’s an ideal destination with lots of things to do and plenty of sunny days. A must-see while you’re there? La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s famous work of art that remains unfinished more than 100 years after he began it.
9) Abu Dhabi
One of Abu Dhabi’s most unique attractions is definitely its beaches. While they may not be sandy like those in Europe, they are still picturesque and a great place to go for a swim on a hot day. It would also be interesting to see how one of these beaches is constructed—even if you can only make it there once while visiting!
Paris is one of those cities that has something for everyone. From museums and historical monuments to world-class restaurants and shopping, Paris is a cultural hub that you’ll want to visit again and again. Start off your trip by enjoying an afternoon in Notre Dame Cathedral, exploring Musee d’Orsay or reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Saint Chapelle. And don’t forget about all the great museums!