4 of the Best Places to Visit in March for a Cheap Vacation
March is traditionally a big travel month – with spring break and ski season in full swing throughout the month. Where are the best places to go for a cheap March vacation? Here are four suggestions we think are amazing options for your March getaway!
1. Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of our favorite getaways- we've even shown readers how to get there for $1. With hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms, and hundreds of flights a day from all points in the US (and the world), we recommend Sin City for a cheap weekend getaway. Southwest Vacations is a great choice for the city, since the airline offers almost half (!) of the flights into Las Vegas airport. There's currently a sale going on for $100 off vacation packages until 2/18, furthering your savings.
2. Visit the Grand Canyon and Ski in the Same Trip
Colorado ski vacations can get expensive, especially if you haven't already gotten your hotel rooms booked. While this season's snow hasn't been as great as years past, you can still hit the slopes for cheap this ski season. Flagstaff, Arizona's Snowbowl offers discounted lift tickets of $35-$64 on the weekends if you buy 48 hours in advance. Flagstaff is about 1 1/2 hours from the Grand Canyon, so you can do both in the same weekend! Couple that with cheap flights into Phoenix (a two-hour drive), and you have yourself an awesome weekend away!
3. Washington, D.C. (For the Cherry Blossoms)
Washington, D.C. is full of amazing American history and sights. The best part about traveling in March? The famed gifts from Japan, the city's cherry trees, begin to bloom. Washington, D.C. can be a cheap getaway because most of the major sites, including National Park Service sites and the Smithsonian Museums, are free. While deals can be found into D.C.'s local airports (DCA and IAD), Baltimore consistently has better deals (it's served by Frontier, Spirit, and Southwest), and is only an hour train ride away.
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4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Cancun is for the college crowd, and Tulum for the jet-setters, but a good value destination is Playa del Carmen, located in between the two cities. While it has a special place in my heart, as I got married there last year, it truly is a bargain compared to other cities nearby. For one, it still has a tourist infrastructure, while not being overly-commercialized like Cancun, for a price that's below what Tulum is charging. Vacation packages can also be a great deal here- check out Southwest Vacations for the latest deals.