UPDATED: February 2024. Ready for a getaway? Over winter? I hear you. It’s time to plan to visit Florida in March.
Not only is the weather amazing in March, you never run out of things to do. Whether you prefer to spend your days outdoors, relaxing on the beach people watching or exploring new shops and boutiques, you will find what soothes your soul in the Sunshine State.
There are a few things to keep in mind when planning your trip. Below are things to consider before booking your vacation. At the bottom of this article, I have placed links to help you with your planning.
Is March a good time to visit Florida?
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Are you looking for the best cities to visit in Florida in March? I have you covered.
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or hoping to experience some of Florida’s famous nightlife, you will find the perfect vacation destination here.
With its white sand beaches, vibrant culture and beautiful architecture, you will really find something for everyone.
The city is known for its lively nightlife, fantastic restaurants, great shopping and culture. It can be crowded, though. March is generally less crowded than other times of the year.
Snowbirds are heading back north, temps are warming up, and Florida’s humidity has not kicked in yet. Perfect time to head to Miami.
It’s called the happiest place on earth. Well, at this point in my life, it is not my number one destination.
For others, I know this is their happy place, so I have included it on this list.
Orlando is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Visitors can choose to hit the amusement parks at Disney World and Universal Studios.
Maybe shopping is more your speed? There is plenty of that available, as well as some of the best restaurants in the country.
None of the above interest you? It’s okay. I got you covered.
Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach are fantastic options. Each are about an hour away from Orlando.
Surf in Cocoa Beach or hit Bike Week in Daytona. Plenty of options.
Tampa on Tampa Bay is not only a fun city, it is also known for its diverse culture and unique attractions.
Take a stroll along the Riverwalk or visit one of the many museums in the area. From the nightlife to the culinary scene, there’s something for everyone in Tampa.
St. Petersburg is another option for this part of the state. Concerts, museums and even a car race. All waiting for you to visit.
Planning a cruise? Depart from Tampa where you can not only enjoy fun days sailing wherever your heart desires but also enjoy a few nights in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.
Check out the great deals here: Tampa Cruises
Key West And The Florida Keys
March is a fantastic time to visit Key West and really all the Florida Keys. Leave the snow boots and home and be sure to pack those flip-flops because you are going to need them.
Enjoy the annual home and garden tour and see what lies behind the fences of those historic homes you admire.
Swim, snorkel, dive and more. The water temp is in the mid to upper 70s and perfect for any water activity.
Go island hopping! Start in either Key West or Key Largo and head the opposite direction, stopping on any island that looks interesting.
After a fun day on or in the water, relax at night at one of the fun bars or restaurants on Duval Street.
Florida Activities In March
Here are a few other options for you to think about for March:
Explore Everglades National Park. Enjoy a boat or airboat guided tour or hike through this stunning park to spot alligators, turtles, and other more.
Check out local markets for the city you are staying in. You can find farmer’s markets and flea markets all over the Sunshine State.
Visit a museum. I recommend The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum) in St. Pete, The Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West or the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral near Cocoa Beach.
Enjoy some of Florida’s beautiful springs. These springs are literally located all over the state of Florida but in my opinion, the best are in North Central including Itchetucknee, Madison Blue and Ginnie Springs.
Get the complete list here: Ultimate List Of Florida Springs: Where To Go And Fun Things To Do.
And there you go. My complete list of favorite things to do in Florida in March. Can’t make March? Get the April beach list here: Best Florida Beaches In April For Spring Break This Year.
Let me know what you pick! Happy travels.
Below are links to help you plan the best vacation in Florida in March:
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Denise Sanger lives a life split between her love for fitness and her passion for travel particularly to the BEACH. Denise also has a love of marketing and lives in beautiful Suwannee County, Florida. You can find out more about Denise here: About Denise