Where to Take the Kids in March

Spring Getaways in March
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As winter gives way to spring, families can score some great late-season ski deals or warm up with a fabulous spring break getaway. Here are great ideas for a March getaway with kids.

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    Walt Disney Parks

    Disney World is celebrating spring with its annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival held every spring. It's a wonderful bonus that's included with your regular park ticket. The annual event is a highlight of Disney World's springtime calendar, bringing spectacular landscaping and amazingly creative topiaries to Epcot. 

    It's also a great event for foodies. Over a dozen outdoor kitchens serve up garden-to-table dishes and beverages to pair with them. 

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    St. Patrick's day parade

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    Will your family be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day away from home? Pack something green to wear and you'll fit right in. You're sure to find a St. Patrick's Day parade in nearly every American town, plus many other kid-friendly themed events at zoos and children's museums taking place the weekend before March 17. Here are some of the best places to get your Irish on around the United States.

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    AquaDuck on the Disney Dream
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    For legions of kids in the United States, spring break is a week-long hiatus that falls anytime between mid-March and mid-April. It's a great opportunity for families to shake out of their winter gear and think of warmer times ahead. Our top picks include destinations and events across the United States as well as cruises and international destinations.

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    red and yellow wild flowers in the mountains
    Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

    Got spring fever? Pack the car and grab the kids for these stunning road trips. Two great destinations in March include:

    • California's 17,600-acre Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve has eight miles of trails that wind through the gently rolling hills blankets with the state flower, the golden poppy, in bloom.
    • In Texas Hill Country, wild bluebonnets are abloom in fields and along roadsides far as the eye can see. The region comprises a large central swath of the Lone Star State including Austin and San Antonio as well as smaller towns such as Bandera and Fredericksburg. 
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    No matter the weather, every day's a pool day at an indoor water park. From the Northwest to the Southeast and everywhere in between, here are the best in every region of the United States. 

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    horses pulling in the snow
    Bonjour Quebec

    If your family has a sweet tooth, there's a perfect getaway for you. The transition from winter to spring is a sweet time to be in New England and Canada. March and early April make up maple sugaring season​ when buckets appear on maple trees and sugar shacks transform maple sap into delectable maple syrup.

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    woman on a horse barrel racing at a Texas rodeo
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    There is perhaps no better way for families to tap into the authentic cowboy culture in Texas than to visit when there’s a rodeo in town. January through March is prime rodeo season in the Lone Star State, drawing crowds from across the country to enjoy this storied Western tradition.

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    kids at Keystone Ski Resort
    Keystone Ski Resort

    Family ski vacations are hugely popular, but nobody ever said they were cheap—especially when you start shelling out for lift tickets, lodging, food, equipment, and lessons. Here’s where to find “kids ski free” offers at ski destinations around North America. 

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    A gray whale fluke off the coast of San Diego
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    Are your kids fascinated by whales? Consider planning a whale watching family getaway to Southern California. San Diego’s famous gray whale-watching season stretches from December through April. You can watch a parade of California gray whales make their annual 5,000-mile migration from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California.

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    Ice Hotel in Quebec
    Hotel de Glace

    Once again, a team of dozens of artisans have come together to create a one-of-a-kind hotel out of ice and snow, now one of the most popular winter tourist attractions in Quebec. March is the last chance to catch experience it before it is taken down until the following winter.

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    baseball player signing a ball for kids
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    If your family loves baseball, there may be no better spring getaway than a trip to watch your favorite Major League Baseball team play and practice during spring training season in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues in Arizona and Florida, respectively.