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Where are the best places to go in March for a luxurious vacation? Well, dear reader, that depends. Are you traveling with kids? Looking for a romantic escape? An active adventurous trip? A spa or a boot camp? Or maybe just a quiet beach. Whatever your mood, there’s something perfect on our list of ideas for the best travel spots for a luxury spring break vacation in March 2024 in the U.S. or international destinations for couples, families, adventure seekers and more. Based on our personal experiences, these are the best luxury travel destinations in the month of March.

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Where will March 2024 take you? Where should it? Well, if you love crowds, you could join in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

On the other hand, if it’s solitude you seek, perhaps a quiet retreat in the Maldives will suit.

Spring is just around the corner, so personally, we’d up for a visit to one of the world’s loveliest gardens in the AmericasAsia or Europe – or at least to an indoor orchid show.

And Easter celebrations will start toward the end of the month – so you might want to hop to it.

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Here are our picks for the best travel spots for a luxury spring break vacation in March 2024 in the US or international for couples, families, adventure and more.

1. spain.

Classical music will spread across Barcelona for over two weeks in March. The annual Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival runs from March 5 – 24, 2024.

You could start your March adventure in Barcelona, then take a road trip across the peninsula, exploring the charming small towns along the way. For example, Benasque is surrounded by the tallest peaks in the Pyrenees, making it ideal for outdoor activities. Explore hiking trails, waterfalls, and do some fly fishing.

The annual Las Fallas festival in Valencia welcomes spring with a display of giant, satirical papier-mâché sculptures. They’re paraded around town and set ablaze on the final night. What better way than that to banish the winter?

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The best luxury travel destinations in March 2024: Barcelona, Spain.

2. the emilia romagna region of italy.

This region of Italy is famous for its food and its fast cars. Emilia Romagna provides culinary delights such as balsamic vinegar, Parma ham and Parmigiano. It’s also the birthplace of luxury automobiles, including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Visit markets and take an afternoon cooking class in Parma, then visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2020

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2024: Rimini, in the Emilio-Romagna region of northern Italy.

3. mexico.

March is prime time for whale-watching in Baja, so why not head to the west coast of Mexico? By the way, it’s also prime time for celebrity-watching in Cabo San Lucas.

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2020

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2024: Humpback Whale in Baja, Mexico.

4. vietnam.

March is the driest month of the year in Vietnam. Perfect for exploring the northern mountains, navigating the waters of Halong Bay in a private junk and visiting the Khoai Chau district. There, you’ll find human chess-playing and dragon dancing at the Chu Dong Tu festival.

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2020

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2024: Spring in Vietnam.

5. the maldives.

There’s probably no bad time to head to the Maldives. But March is certainly a really good time to do so. Especially if you stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Spanning three islands in the South Male Atoll, the resort has 138 beachfront and over-water villas, each equipped with a private pool, hot tub and lounge deck area.

The best luxury travel destinations in March 2024: The Maldives.

6. the pacific coast highway.

Start in Los Angles and head toward Malibu. Stay the night in San Luis Obispo. The next day, visit Hearst Castle, then stay overnight in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterrey, or the Inn at Spanish Bay. Whichever one you choose, just don’t miss the sensational aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterrey. The next day, you’ll be in San Francisco in no time.

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The best places to go for a spring break vacation in March: The Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway.

7. phoenix, arizona.

Springtime in the desert is beautiful – and a lot more comfortable than what you’ll find later in the year. In addition, in March, The Cactus League for Major League Baseball’s spring training is in full force. There are several stadiums nearby, including Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Just outside Phoenix in Tempe, you’ll find Tempe Diablo Stadium, where you can cheer on the Los Angeles Angels.

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March 2024 luxury spring break vacation places to go: the Phoenix, Arizona desert in spring.

8. the great smoky mountains, tennessee.

We used to drive through the Great Smoky Mountains as kids on our way to visit our grandparents. We still have precious memories of their misty greenness.

This might be an ideal time to pay another visit so we can check out Blackberry Mountain, sister resort to the beloved Blackberry Farm. Wellness treatments, hikes, gorgeous scenery and outstanding food – sounds like the perfect vacation to us.

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March 2024 luxury spring break vacation destinations: the Great Smoky Mountains.

9. qatar.

If you haven’t already, it’s high time to visit the National Museum of Qatar. Housed in a dramatic building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the collection harkens back to Qatar’s heritage while also celebrating its future.

But that’s not all. The Qatar International Food Festival, which takes place in March, is great fun. Afterward, you can hang out at The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island located off the West Bay coast that’s often referred to as the Arabian Riviera. If you have time, you can venture outside the city to go sand-boarding, take a camel ride, and explore the stunning Ras Abrouq rock formations.

The best luxury travel places to go for spring break in March: The skyline in Doha, Qatar.

10. rwanda.

There are several stunning luxury lodges in Rwanda – perhaps none better than the one inAkagera National Park called Magashi Camp. The six-tent camp features a luxurious lounge, dining and bar area, wine cellar and pool. If you want to experience “glamping,” this one’s for you. The lodge is situated in the northeastern part of Akagera, overlooking Lake Rwanyakazinga. The location is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities. And some very large crocodiles. You’ve been warned.

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The best luxury travel spots in March: Rwanda.

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Those are our picks for the best travel spots for a luxury spring break vacation in March 2024 in the US or international for couples, families, adventure and more. What do you think? Where will March take you? Wherever you go, we hope it makes you feel like spring is finally here.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.