Tired of heading to the same destinations every spring break? Not that there is anything wrong with Cabo, Rome and Vail but have you considered these alternatives?
A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit...City?
Temperature: 73°C high; 64°F low
Temperature: 80°F high; 70°F low
For an adrenaline-pumping safari adventure, set your sights on the southern tip of this vast continent. South Africa boasts an impressive array of 19 national parks, and the tail end of the wet season presents a unique opportunity with fewer tour groups and reduced costs, provided you're willing to tolerate occasional afternoon showers. Begin your adventure in Cape Town, where you can unwind at one of the city's luxurious hotels and enjoy amazing meals – including two of the 50 best restaurants in the world, FYN and La Colombe. The southern capital shines brightest in March, typically free of the crowds and bathed in glorious sunshine, making it the perfect time to hike Table Mountain, savor world-class wines in the Cape Winelands, or come face-to-face with a great white shark. When you are done with your city adventure head out for safari. If your quest is to witness the magnificent big five, make your way to Kruger National Park in the northeast. Looking for a slower, scenic journey? Head south to the lush Garden Route and the chance to track game on horseback.
Looking for a different kind of beach vacation?
The Maldives -
Temperature: 86°F high; 80°F low
Dive into the enchanting world of the Maldives, where nighttime snorkeling, thrilling island-hopping escapades, and the gentle embrace of the turquoise Indian Ocean against pristine white shores are as abundant as the tropical cocktails. While this island paradise exudes its idyllic charm all year round, March emerges as a particularly splendid time. It's the season to witness majestic manta rays and awe-inspiring sharks or simply relish the balmy days with temperatures hovering around a delightful 86ºF while nestled in the comfort of a private beachfront hut. The Maldives is a great place for families and honeymooners alike (although not in the same resort usually). Family-friendly options allow your kids to unplug and explore the archipelago.
Canary Islands, Spain
Temperature: 70°F high; 59°F low
During early spring, Spain's charming golden islands off the North African coast become a true paradise. The days gradually lengthen and brighten, all without the bothersome presence of peak-season crowds. Lanzarote beckons with its pristine beaches, vibrant surf culture, and an array of exceptional accommodations. Tenerife surprises with its otherworldly lunar landscapes, while the lesser-known Canary Islands offer a wealth of captivating experiences: don’t miss Fuencaliente's serene volcanic craters shrouded in early morning mist; visit Santa Cruz de la Palma's elegant Renaissance-era palaces; and check out La Gomera's dramatic plunging ravines.
Desert Dreams but not Palm Springs??
Temperature: 84°F high; 73°F low
Temperature: 75°F high; 55°F low
Jordan is not just the most accessible country in the Middle East, it could easily be the most enchanting. And it possesses numerous unique advantages: there's the awe-inspiring, ancient city of Petra (celebrated as one of the new wonders of the world); Jerash boasts sprawling Greco-Roman ruins; and then there is the extraordinary Dead Sea, with its remarkably high salt content that allows you to float freely. You can also embark on an unforgettable adventure by joining a camel caravan to Wadi Rum, the cinematic landscape of the desert valley characterized by its rust-red sands, striking sandstone mountains, and mysterious caverns. March is an ideal time to explore the country. Daytime temperatures hover in the pleasant mid-70sF range, while the desert nights are comfortably warm, perfect for camping beneath the starlit sky.
Want a different European Vacation?
Try Malaga and Southern Spain
Temperature: 66°F high; 48°F low
Visit Southeast Sicily, Italy
Temperature: 64°F high; 48°F low
Looking to Change Up Your Yearly Ski Trip?
Temperature: 58°F high; 40°F low in Tokyo; 30°F high; 12°F low in Niseko
Although March marks the very busy cherry blossom season in Japan, you can bypass the crowds in Tokyo and Kyoto (or spend a few days there and then get out of dodge), and hit the slopes in certain regions of Japan all through the month of March. Niseko, which is a series of small ski areas around Mount Yotei in Hokkaido is known for it's fluffy powder - sometimes more than 55 feet! At the four sites, all linked by one pass, you will find Western style accommodations and amazing food throughout the area.
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Temperature: 45°F high; 29°F low
Season: Ski season; spring
Nestled in the breathtaking Pacific Ranges above Vancouver, Whistler is one of North America's premier ski destinations; it takes winter sports to an epic level. With a winter season spanning from November to May, this resort experiences an exceptional amount of snowfall. March stands out as the prime month, offering glorious powder days under endless blue skies. It combines sunnier weather with abundant snowfall, making for less crowded slopes and lifts, along with more budget-friendly rates.