Best Romantic Getaways in March

There are plenty of upsides to planning a vacation in March; prices are generally cheaper off-season, and the weather becomes milder as spring approaches. Whether you're searching for a warm respite or a winter wonderland for your excursion, there are plenty of destinations across the country to choose from. Invite your significant other on a romantic getaway this March to one of these top spots:

Miami, Florida

 Miami, Florida

This popular Florida destination is full of warm, sandy beaches, shimmering waters, a thriving Latin culture, and plenty of charming Miami inns for you and your special someone to cozy up in. Watch the sunset while enjoying a picnic on the waterfront, then take a relaxing stroll along the coast. Miami is known for vibrant nightlife, with elegant eateries, bars, and lounges scattered throughout the downtown.

One of Miami's most anticipated annual events takes place in March: Carnaval Miami. This celebration spans 10 days and features live music in the streets, including a Latin jazz fest, beauty pageants, sports competitions galas, and food vendors. It all comes to a close with the grand finale—a 23-street event in Little Havana that is renowned as the biggest block party on earth and attracts more than 1 million visitors with 30 stages of live salsa, Caribbean, and merengue music.

York, Maine

York, Maine

York, Maine, is a gorgeous place to vacation any time of year. Find a an inn along the jagged Atlantic coastline and enjoy views of the rolling hills that lead to majestic Mount Agamenticus. Bundle up and brave the cold to discover some of the top attractions, including the Elizabeth Perkins House, Emerson-Wilcox House, and John Hancock Wharf and Warehouse. Be sure to taste the regional New England flavors, such as Maine lobster and clam chowder, at the Beach Plum or Norma's Restaurant.

One of the biggest draws of York is its ideal location—the city offers easy access to the nearby towns of Ogunquit, Kittery, and Portsmouth. Additionally, Portland is just over 40 miles away, so you can drive to this popular city to discover the chic downtown area and cultural attractions without paying the big-city prices for accommodations.


Carmel, California

 Carmel, California

One of the West Coast's most romantic destinations is Carmel. Couples flock here for honeymoons and weddings. It has pleasant, year-round weather, pristine beaches, and an array of exquisite Carmel bed and breakfasts. Visitors can enjoy whale watching and horseback riding along the coast, or you can rent a kayak and hit the waves.

Golf lovers in particular will love this location: It's right by Pebble Beach, where the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is held every February. Additionally, the city is home to several courses, such as the Carmel Valley Ranch, Quail Lodge, and Rancho Canada clubs. If drinking wine among view of lush vineyards is more your thing, Monterey County is home to a wide variety of wineries as well as unique tasting events all year-round. In fact, Carmel and the surrounding cities are home to more than one dozen wine tasting rooms, and you can sign up for a tour that exposes you to the flavors of all these producers.


Bellingham, Washington

 Bellingham, Washington

For a romantic getaway to Washington state, book a Bellingham bed and breakfast. Discover the abundant nature of this area with a tour of the Whatcom Falls Park, where you'll find massive waterfalls, untouched forest, and a complex system of trails for hikers of all skill levels. If you're feeling lazy, stick your car and take a scenic drive along Mount Baker Highway—it shows you expansive stretches of land as well as snow-capped mountaintops.

Along with providing gorgeous views, Bellingham's Mount Baker also offers plenty of activities ideal for this chilly month. You can go skiing or snowboarding, or snowshoe your way through a 2-mile track made specifically for this sport. The city also hosts an array of fun events throughout March, such as the Wings Over Water birding festival and St. Patrick's Day's Runnin' O' the Green. The culinary arts thrive in Bellingham. Try the Fork At Agate Bay or Duck Soup Inn, which cook up delightful Pacific Northwest cuisine that focuses on produce from area farmers and fresh-caught seafood.