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These Destinations Prove March Is the Month to Travel

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Looking to tap into your adventurous spirit and travel the world? March is the month to travel to these seventeen destinations. Whether you are looking for peak season, low fares or warm weather, this guide will do the trick. From tropical climates to city living, find whatever tickles your fancy and book that last minute trip you've been dreaming of. 

Measure March in the steps you traveled.

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Havana

Cuba
Take advantage of Havana’s dry season this March with lovely weather. For the art enthusiasts, visit the Museum of Fine Arts for a collection of Cuban art. Take a walk through Old Havana and experience the colorful streets. Venture over to the Plaza Vieja for Old Havana’s classic plaza. Experience the night life with a walk along El Malecón, a 5-mile-long boulevard parallel to Havana Bay.
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Rome

Italy
Looking for cheaper hotel rates? Rome in March is your go-to. Witness the Rome Marathon or hit all the historic spots without worrying about the crowds: The Trevi Fountain, The Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica and The Pantheon, to name a few. Your only job is to soak in the art and architecture. As they say, when in Rome! 
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Marrakech

Morocco
March in Marrakech means perfect temperatures (70s and low 80s) and lower traveling rates. The surrounding valleys are rich with blooming blossoms adding even more color to the Red City. Explore with warm weather and the beauty of spring’s awakening. Make sure to get lost in the Medina, a 11th-century old city filled with markets and aesthetic inspiration.
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Copenhagen

Denmark
Copenhagen in March means slimmer crowds and cheaper rates allowing you to enjoy all Denmark has to offer. Enjoy the Tivoli Gardens, which will re-open after being closed for three months, and the Nationalmuseet, the National Museum of Denmark.
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Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. in March is one of the ideal times to visit America’s capital as the city blooms into spring. Make sure to witness the National Cherry Blossom Festival! With multiple tour options, from boating to biking, you can partake in the festival however you wish. After witnessing the beauty of the cherry blossoms, make sure to stop by a few of Washington D.C.’s landmarks, from the Lincoln Memorial to The White House. 
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South Africa | Stay at: Singita Ebony Lodge learn more

Escape winter weather and head straight for fall time in South Africa in March. If you’re looking to blend luxury with safari-style, stay at Singita Ebony Lodge. Sitting right on the Sand River, you wake up to nature’s expansive views while also taking advantage of your private plunge pool. Modern safari living at its finest. 
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Palm Springs | Stay at: Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is at its most hospitable during its winter months. Enjoy perfect March weather in the desert sitting poolside or hiking the surrounding mountain trails. Stay at The Rowan, a sophisticated retreat with Mid Century Modern sensibilities located alongside downtown Palm Springs.
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New York City | Stay at: The Williamsburg Hotel learn more

Welcome in spring in The Big Apple! New York City’s winter begins to shed in March, making a stroll in Central Park picture perfect (but still chilly). Hop on over to Brooklyn and stay at The Williamsburg Hotel. This industrial-meets-contemporary lodging is perfect for the art-loving, urban enthusiast. Their loft-like rooms with views of Manhattan and East River prove that everything is better in the big city. 
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Douro Valley | Stay at: Six Senses Douro Valley

Portgual
Retreat to Six Senses, a 19th-century manor house which overlooks the hills of the Douro Valley. Known for the region’s port wine, take a visit to their Wine Library & Terrace. With three accommodations available, take your pick from a room or suite, duplex villas and contemporary specialty villas. In between all the wine and luxury lies a sustainability mission. Six Senses Douro Valley, an UNESCO World heritage site, works to limit their carbon footprint while you relax in the rolling hills of this picturesque region.
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New Orleans | Stay at: Henry Howard Hotel learn more

With the craziness of Mardi Gras behind you, New Orleans is welcoming spring and you to this lively city. Stay at Henry Howard Hotel that pairs old world elegance, modern comfort, and unparalleled Southern hospitality. Your days will be sunny 75 while evenings are brisk for the perfect spring equinox celebration.
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Athens

Greece
Get guaranteed sunshine, good deals and thinner crowds by traveling to Athens in March. Experience the Acropolis and Ancient Agora sans mass tourism. Less than 10 miles from Greece’s coast, you can experience history and breathtaking water views.
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Cabo San Lucas

Mexico
Whale watching anyone? Cabo San Lucas in March doesn't only mean adventures out on the sea. It also means a party on the beach. With spring break in full effect, Cabo San Lucas is March’s perfect festive spot. Not to mention the mid-70s temperature making beach time ideal. 
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Madrid

Spain
March is listed as one of the best times to visit Madrid. With perfect weather in the 60s to 70s, you get to experience the Mercado San Miguel or the Plaza de Cibeles with spring time on your side.
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Reykjavik

Iceland
For those who love a winter climate, traveling to Reykjavik in March means lower prices and less tourism. With fewer crowds and good deals comes festival season! March is home to the Reykjavik Food and Fun Festival and the Reykjavik Fashion Festival.
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Scottsdale | Stay at: The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale learn more

Ready to quit winter? Head on over to Scottsdale, Arizona for temperatures in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Treat yourself to luxury at The Phoenician, a resort known for its AAA Five Diamond service. Located on 250 acres of land tucked into Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician has over seven culinary must-hit spots on property and guest activities which include hot air balloon rides and guided hikes along the Cholla Trail. 
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Vietnam

Skip the heat and humidity and travel to Vietnam this March. Vietnam’s perfect weather makes March one of the best months to travel to this tropical location. Stop off in Bangkok and visit the temples, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, or visit Hoi An, a historic town alongside a major port where almost all traces of modern infrastructure are absent.  Don’t forget International Women’s Day on March 8th where cultural events and flower and gift services flood Vietnam.
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