March means spring break, so naturally it’s the month where everyone hits the road or the runway to seek a respite from their regular routine. Depending on your budget, your allotted vacation days, or your feelings about airports, you’ll find many available options for sightseeing, adventure, and recharging your mental batteries.
Day trip for the family – Glenwood Hot Springs
If you’re not from Colorado, you may not be aware that the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool is only a few hours from Denver. With a lap lane for adults and a diving area with two water slides for kids, Glenwood Hot Springs is an iconic Colorado family experience. If you’re especially interested in recharging and relaxing, an onsite spa offers body treatments, facials, and massages.
Road trip for powder – Grand Targhee Resort
Ready to hit the slopes but want to go someplace out of the ordinary? Pack up the car and head to Wyoming! Perched on the western slope of the Tetons, Grand Targhee is perfectly positioned to reap the lion’s share of snow arriving from eastern-moving storms. As an added bonus, kids 12-and-under stay and ski for free when you book a trip of three or more nights.
Quick flight to a dude ranch – Rancho de los Caballeros
Hop on a short flight and saddle up for a unique spring break at an old-school dude ranch in Arizona. Rancho de los Caballeros offers families an insider’s look at cowboy life — only with better food and cozier accommodations. Kids can stay busy with swimming, crafts, hiking, sports, and trail riding while parents can relax with golf, massages, or horseback rides.
Cross-country flight for beads – Biloxi, Mississippi
Some people call this city along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast a “poor man’s New Orleans,” but once you visit you’ll realize it may actually be the “smart person’s New Orleans.” The city has been celebrating its own unique take on Mardi Gras for centuries, each year playing host to more than 2 dozen parades and 100 floats. Plus, Biloxi offers direct access to the beach — one of the few things you can’t do in swampy N’awlins.
International flight for green beer – Dublin, Ireland
Dust off that passport and head to the motherland for an authentic Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. The streets of Dublin burst to life this month in anticipation of the annual Festival Parade on the 17th, featuring pageants, costumes, marching bands, and more. The parade is a monumental occasion for Ireland and boasts an unforgettable atmosphere that simply cannot be missed — you can even buy tickets in advance for grandstand seating with unhindered views of the parade.
Is your wanderlust kicking in? Good! Now head to Airbnb or Kayak and start planning those March vacations. Don’t forget to send us your favorite vacation photos from this spring — we love learning about new destinations!