Best Places to Visit in March in the USA

If you’ve been wanting to kick the month of March off  by ticking some places off your travel bucket list in the USA, now’s your chance! America is home to severa great travel destinations, many of which are ideal to visit at the beginning of the year. 

March is a great time to travel because of how perfect the weather is – winter is nearly over, and spring is about to start. In this guide, we’ll walk you through a list of ten of the best places to visit in March, in the USA. 

Let’s dive in.

Top 10 Places to Visit in March

1. Go Swimming in Key West, Florida

Go Swimming in Key West

If you’re in one of the colder parts of the company and want to experience warm weather, a great place to go is Florida. By visiting Key West in March, you’re going before the crazy spring break crowd descends, and you’ll have the beach all to yourself! 

Aside from swimming in the ocean, you can take part in the Key West House and Garden Tour and try out different kinds of water sports, including parasailing, banana boat riding, and jet skiing. March is also a great time to visit Florida because it marks the end of lobster season, so make sure you try the Florida spiny lobsters before the season ends. 

When in Florida, don’t miss out on the highly recommended West Palm Beach Food Tour – a culinary adventure worth taking.

2. Attend the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee

Attend the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville

The Big Ears Music Festival is one of America’s most widely loved music festivals, and it takes place every year in March. You’ll be able to see over 200 artists perform throughout the festival, and best of all, it takes places in downtown Knoxville. 

One of the most interesting things about this festival is that it doesn’t happen at one specific location, like an open field. The artists perform at various locations, like old churches, art galleries, and bars, which means that you get to explore various parts of the city while you’re there! Aside from taking in the live music, you’ll be able to attend literary readings, writing workshops, and more. 

Before this, I had the chance to visit Ukraine. The music festival in Lviv turned out to be a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience.

3. Food and Drink Festivals in Portland, Oregon 

Food and Drink Festivals in Portland

If you’re someone that doesn’t prefer gloomy skies, then Portland might not be the place for you. However, if you’re fine with this kind of weather, then we highly recommend visiting Portland! March is when the cherry blossoms come into bloom, and it’s also when festival season starts. 

One of Portland’s most famous festivals is the SheBrew Festival, which celebrates women mixers in the craft beer and cider world, equality, and the LGBTQ+ community.

While the festival celebrates female-identifying folks, it’s open to everyone! If you’re not interested in getting your drink on, you can always attend the Winter Music Festival, the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival, and the Portland Saturday Market. 

Also Read: The Craft Breweries of the Wynwood Arts District

4. Horseback Riding in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Horseback Riding in Hilton Head Island

If you want to take some time to relax and do some outdoor activities in a quiet corner of the USA, then we recommend going to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Since this island is a popular destination in the summer, we recommend visiting it in March, during the off-season.

It’s a bit too chilly to swim in the ocean, but you can go horseback riding, kayaking, and bike riding. It’s also a great place to visit if you’re a foodie; indulge in some mouth-watering American barbecue, attend the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, and savor the flavorful offerings at the Hilton Head Wingfest, both taking place in March.

5. Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

One of the best places to travel to is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This park is only a short drive from Denver, and is the ideal place to visit in March because you don’t need to worry about getting a permit to get inside the park. There are several beautiful locations within the park to hike, including Bear Lake, Emerald Lake, and Alberta Falls. If you’re an experienced hiker, then we highly recommend checking out Long’s Peak. 

Aside from hiking, you can also go rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding in this national park. 

6. Do Yoga in Sedona, Arizona

Do Yoga in Sedona

March is as good a time as any to work up a nice sweat, and what better way to make that happen than in Sedona, Arizona? The Sedona Yoga Festival takes place every year in March, and gives attendees the chance to do yoga, attend workshops, and train to become a yoga teacher. 

If you attend this festival, you can participate in a wide variety of yoga classes, attend live musical performances, eat lots of delicious food, and explore the desert in one of the many land excursions that are organized by the festival. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you can also attend the Food Truck Festival in Sedona! 

7. Visit the Antelope Valley, California

Visit the Antelope Valley

It’s no secret that California is known for its beautiful weather all year round, and March is no exception. March is the perfect time to visit the Antelope Valley because this is when poppy season starts! The entire valley is covered with California poppies, making the whole area look like something straight out of a painting. 

Once you’ve had your fill of the wildflowers, you can then head over to the Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center to see art exhibits, paintings of the poppies, and so much more. 

The Antelope Valley is also widely known for the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, which you can explore on horseback or on foot. 

8. Go Hiking in Moab, Utah 

Go Hiking in Moab

Moab, Utah, is home to one of the most picturesque landscapes in all of America, particularly in Arches National Park. It’s a great idea to visit Arches at either the beginning or the end of the year, in the months of November or March. This is because the weather is significantly cooler and there are fewer travelers in the area. 

The Delicate Arch is the area’s most famous spot for tourists and hikers alike, but there are several other great features to see. These include the Double Arch, the Fiery Furnace, and even the landscape arch. Since the park is open 24×7, you can even go stargazing and see what a bright night sky looks like without pollution! 

9. Go Snorkeling in The Big Island, Hawaii

Go Snorkeling in The Big Island

A list like this wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Hawaii! If you’re in the mood to lay on the beach and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze, then The Big Island, Hawaii is definitely the place for you. This stunning island is known for its water activities like snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, and more. 

Apart from all the water activities, you can also attend the Kona Brewers Festival to try new alcohol and food combinations. 

10. Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Idaho

Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park

Last, but certainly not least, you can go snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park. This park located mostly Wyoming, but stretches into parts of Idaho. If some of you wonder why we recommend visiting this place in March, it’s because the cooler temperatures and lack of tourists make it a great place to see. 

Aside from snowshoeing, you can go trekking and skiing. You can also view the wildlife throughout the park, which means that you’ll see wolves, bison, lynxes, moutain lions, and bobcats. 

Conclusion

March is a great time to travel across America, particularly because it’s the off season, and you’ll avoid the large groups of tourists and college students. In this list, we did our best to include something for everyone, especially those of you that love outdoor activities. The next time you travel across the country, we hope you use this article as a guide!

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