The arrival of spring, St. Patrick's Day, and other festivities make these cities great cheap getaways in March.
With one of the biggest Irish populations, Boston is filled with Irish pride during March. Wear green, buy something that says "Kiss Me, I'm Irish," and head to your local bar to celebrate! Recommended bars include The Purple Shamrock, the Black Rose, and Clerys or catch the Dropkick Murphys at their infamous St. Patrick's Day show.
For chocolate lovers, take a trip to Old Town Fairfax, Virginia for the Chocolate Lovers Festival. See the Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring chocolate art, samples, reenactments, and more! Also, observe a breathtaking view of thousands of cherry blossom trees blooming at the Tidal Basin in late March.
Chicago is a cheap winter destination because of the cold weather; however, don't let that deter you from visiting during this month. Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade and the South Side parade are huge fun-filled fiascos, least of which involves continuing the tradition of dyeing the river green. In addition, Irish Dance Chicago kicks off Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, featuring over 150 step dancers.
Savannah is a great bargain during this time of year because of the warm weather and beautiful beaches. Take a walk, or swim on sunny Tybee Island. Savannah also hosts Tea at Mrs. Davenport's in March, where you can learn about tea traditions from the early 19th century. This will definitely take you back to the days of the Old South.
The city is not only a great destination for St. Patrick's Day, but it is also a cheap, warm getaway in March. Enjoy great restaurants and pubs, including The Irish Bank, one of America's most historically accurate Irish pubs.
Want to take part in something new? Celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill. Featuring musical performances, Indian dances, and children's activities such as yoga and Mandala, this weekend getaway is sure to be one of the best cultural cheap getaways in March.
Sunday River has great skiing opportunities for both beginners and more advanced skiers. March is a great time to visit, not only to get those last few runs in before all the snow melts, but also because of bargain prices during this time of year. In March, the resort also hosts their annual Tubular Hot Tub Party, where you get to relax in a hot tub and listen to live music and partake in fun contests.
Recognized by CNN as one of the "five places to get your green on," Seattle's St. Patrick's Day Parade travels through downtown along a one-mile route, marked by a mile-long green stripe. Seattle also hosts their annual Jewish Film Festival in March, showcasing diverse films in all genres.
Cheap getaways in March are easy in Orlando, thanks to the wintertime bargains on flights. Great weather makes Disney World a cheap and affordable getaway in March, especially for the family. Universal Orlando also transforms into a huge Mardi Gras celebration every Saturday night, showcasing musical performers, over the top theme park attractions, and huge parades, making this a worthwhile March family trip!
For a cheap getaway in March, check out New York City. The cooler weather makes flights to the city a bargain, so this is a must visit for all. Ice skate at the Lasker Rink in Central Park and then enjoy a hot cocoa and a delicious cupcake at Molly's in the West Village.