March is when the cold starts to let up and much of the country finally gets signs of warm weather. But if you start planning a trip for the summer months, you’ll hit high season for most destinations. Instead, seek out places you can go now — an ideal combination of warm weather and no crowds.
If you’re looking for a quick jaunt, there are a plenty of exciting happenings in March in the United States in New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C. All three cities have exceptional food scenes, but they each have March-specific attractions as well, from new hotel openings to the famous cherry blossoms.
Wine lovers should head to Portugal, where the Douro River area is in full bloom and you’ll have the vineyards practically to yourself. In Reykjavík, it feels like spring but looks like winter still, due to the snow on the ground — perfect for exploring the beautiful city.
For a slightly more far-flung trip, head to south to South America. Buenos Aires is one of the cheapest place to travel this month, and you can find some incredible deals. No matter where your travels take you — and whether you want to avoid spring break destinations or embrace them — there are plenty of places to go that are both warm as well as cheap. What are you waiting for?