Article by Patricia Doherty
These are the best places to visit in March in the United States and around the world.
Many of us have postponed international travel for a while, and we’re looking forward to being in far away places. Perhaps — depending on health requirements for travel — it’s time for a trip to somewhere warm, exotic, or new. Festivals and events may be another reason to travel, so we’ve listed several, from music to fashion, baseball, sailing, and Mardi Gras. We hope our suggestions will inspire some trip ideas, even if it’s just for daydreaming or future planning. Here are 12 of the best places to travel in March.
A visit to Ireland in March is perfectly timed for spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and the centennial anniversary of the first Irish Constitution that was signed at The Shelbourne in Dublin. You can stay in the historic hotel today, located on St. Stephen’s Green. After exploring Dublin, head to County Limerick for a stay at the plush Adare Manor, set on 840 countryside acres with a Michelin-starred restaurant, golf course, spa, and magnificent grounds. In County Clare, Dromoland Castle is another magical place, with a history dating to the 16th century, lavish décor, world-class golf, and superb cuisine. Ballyfin, a luxurious and intimate country house hotel with twenty bedrooms, is set in the center of Ireland at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Comfortable temperatures in the high 60s and dry March weather make this an ideal time to visit Bogotá. Estéreo Picnic from March 25-27, a mega music festival with popular alternative performers, is another reason to head to South America. The Ibero-American Theater Festival from March 16-April 1 is one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world, with international theater companies and celebrations throughout the city. Even if you don’t travel to Bogotá for a festival, you’ll find plenty to do exploring street art, strolling through the historic downtown La Candelaria section, and visiting the capital city’s museums. One of the best known is the Museo del Oro, with a huge collection of gold from Colombia’s pre-Hispanic era.
Located in the western Indian Ocean about 1,000 miles east of Kenya, the Seychelles, an independent republic and a member of the British Commonwealth, consists of 115 islands. Known for beautiful beaches, world-class diving and snorkeling, water sports, fishing, and marine life, the islands offer nature reserves, museums, marine national parks, and luxurious hotels. Mango House Seychelles, set in a historic home, recently opened with accommodations that include guest rooms, suites, and three-bedroom villas, all with views of the clear waters of Anse Aux Poules Bleues.
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