Best vacation spots in March 2021

 Best vacation spots in March 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, most travelers continue to turn to domestic destinations, car travel and places that offer easy social distancing and access to nature. As we approach the year of many early blackouts and spring break for kids approaching, many travelers and families are looking for a safe getaway for a change of scenery.

Below, we highlight some of the best travel destinations in March, whether it’s saving money, the end of the ski season, or getting warm in the sun. All of our options are home-based options that offer a variety of outdoor activities, which we'll detail below, as well as out-of-community restaurants and top hotels to stay.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Already bought an EPIC ski pass this season? You're in luck as Sun Valley Resort, which is celebrating its 85th season, won't require a reservation here if you have one, making it the perfect destination for a final ski trip. Those with an Epic pass can also save 20% on their stay at Sun Valley Resort until the end of the 2021 ski season.

If skiing isn't your thing, Sun Valley also has impressive cross-country skiing opportunities that you can go solo or with a guide from Sawtooth Mountain Guides. Starting at the snow-covered Galena Lodge, you can access the North Valley snowshoe trail system and over 25 kilometers of paved trails suitable for all experience levels.

Where to stay in the sunny valley

The Sun Valley Lodge is a cult classic of sorts. Named America's first ski resort, its charming history dating back to 1936 is well preserved, even if the rooms are comfortable, modern and alpine-style today.

Trendy and full of perks, the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum offers guests a dedicated shuttle service to Sun Valley Ski Resort and around town, outdoor hot tubs and campfire pits, and many outdoor areas. It is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends with you.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is at its most lively in summer, but the end of winter and the beginning of spring in this seaside town should not be overlooked. Many historic hotels now have very low prices and fewer people to deal with. Couple that with the fact that this New England destination is just a short drive from many of the northeast's major metropolitan areas, and it's hard to resist.