March marks the beginning of Lent, a time of great celebration for many countries. It's also the best time to bag an affordable holiday before the peak season starts, so take a look at our guide to the top March holiday ideas, and start planning!
Valencia's explosive Fallas de Valencia festival takes place in the middle of March; a week-long celebration of bonfires, fireworks, street parades and pageants. The processions cover everything from historical tales to modern-day topics, and with almost the whole town in Medieval dress, you'll soon find yourself swept up in the atmosphere. Ending in a phenomenal pyrotechnics display in which the city lights go out and the papier mache effigies go up in flames, Fallas de Valencia is the perfect event for a March holiday of fun and revelry!
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- Munich Beer Festival, Germany
Visting Germany in March means you can attend Munich's Strong Beer Festival, or Starkbierzeit, Bavaria's biggest Lent celebration. For two weeks, the city celebrates its best and most potent beers, with beer halls throwing all-night parties, and a star-studded cast of German entertainers and comedians taking part in the festivities. It's a fantastic time of year to discover the best of Bavaria's distinctive culture and traditions. Ideal for food lovers and beer aficionados, a March city break to Munich is the perfect way to get involved!
A March holiday to Costa Blanca is a great time to hit the Spanish beaches before the peak tourist season. Costa Blanca's lively Benidorm resort is a favourite for holidaymakers, with 6 km of beach, and a wealth of caves to explore and water-sports to try; ideal for keeping the whole family entertained. In the evening, the friendly restaurants and show venues are popular with all ages, while grown-ups will enjoy the cocktail bars and Benidorm's famously vibrant nightlife, ensuring a Costa Blanca holiday is perfect for everyone.
The Algarve is one of the sunniest regions in Spain, perfect for beach holidays and exciting nights out. The most popular resort is lively Albufeira, which boasts a number of Blue Flag beaches to stretch out on in the sun, and a city centre bursting with life, from the flea markets to the delicious restaurants, tapas bars and beach cafés. A holiday to the Algarve is the best way to relax and unwind, and by visiting in March you can grab yourself a luxurious week away for less!
A March city break to Amsterdam is ideal for avoiding the crowds. See the monuments and museums, get a table in the best restaurants and cafés, or hire a pedal boat and explore the banks of the city's peaceful waterside. The home of Van Gogh, Amsterdam boasts a wealth of culture and fine art museums, while the music and café culture offers ample opportunity to meet the locals. With a rich, vibrant nightlife and buzzing atmosphere all year round, an Amsterdam city break is an ideal cultural getaway in March.