It’s time to get away from the cold early this spring! March is one of the hardest times to be home in many places. It feels like everything is dead: the snow is melting, the trees are brown, the grass is brown, and the skies are gray. Get inspired by traveling to a new destination that will put some color in your life! Here are seven of the best places in the world to visit during March, so you can forget about the dreary winter weather.

Our Picks For The 7 Best World Cities To Visit In March

1. Florence, Italy

While a majority of Europe is still wet and cold during March, southern European places like Florence are blossoming with life during March. With a variety of different churches, museums, and palaces to check out, Florence is definitely a beautiful city to just walk around and observe. Spend a day exploring the Boboli Gardens, and then tour the San Lorenzo library to observe the greatness that was Michelangelo. Go shopping at flagship stores like Ferragamo or Gucci, then stop for a bite to eat at a Panini shop like Ino or Focaccine Bondi. You can even climb the hill that leads to San Miniato al Monte, a church that hold one of the greatest views of the city. The beauty of Florence awaits your visit!

2. Florence, Italy

This city in southern Spain stays pretty warm during the month of March. Tourists are drawn to this city for its rich history in art and architecture with buildings like St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Museum of Fine Arts, but people also come to see the beautiful culture of the area. From flamenco shows to the Doñana National Park, there is plenty to see and do in Seville. The city usually hosts a festival around Easter, so try and book your trip in late March in order to catch all the fun.

3. Florence, Italy

Jaipur is a beautiful Indian city known mostly for its architecture. Often referred to as the ‘Pink City’ for the common building color, there are many other fun activities to do here. The rain levels in this city are very low during March, making it the most ideal month to visit. While you’re here, you may be able to catch the Elephant Festival; an event in February/March whose celebrations include decorated elephants, dancing, and live performances. You could also make your way over to the Amer Fort, a giant red sandstone/marble fort and is one of the best sites in the city.

4. Florence, Italy

Punta Cana is usually an area of extremely high temperatures, but you’ll get to experience temperatures in the 70s and 80s during the month of March. This relaxing island is filled with loads of fun activities for the whole family. If you love golf, you’re in golfer’s heaven, with 11 golf courses located all along the strip. For shopping, hit the Punta Cana Village for both your favorite stores and some stores unique to the Punta Cana area. Looking to spend the vacation relaxing? There are eight beaches for you to choose from and enjoy, from Playa Juanillo to Playa Blanca.

5. Florence, Italy

Miami is one of the most popular vacation spots in the whole world. The temperatures in March are mid-70s, making it the perfect spring break destination for families and college kids. You can relax ocean side at Surfside Beach, or you can spend the day exploring the Art Deco district. Looking for some fun after hours? South Beach has all the fun nightlife destinations. Fun day activities include golfing, deep-sea fishing, the Miami Seaquarium, and even some seasonal food and wine festivals. For shopping, check out the shopping mall and surplus of family-owned stores open in Coconut Grove.

6. Florence, Italy

With a now-lifted embargo, Havana is on our list of great vacation spots. With a tropical climate near the 80s in March, this city is a great destination during the spring. There are many museums to explore in the Verdado quarter, a variety of places to shop near the Cathedral Plaza, and even more beautiful monuments like the El Morro castle and the San Cristobla de la Habana cathedral. Spend your days relaxing by the beach, or out exploring the small homes and boutiques in the area.

7. Florence, Italy

Dakar is the lively capital of Senegal, and is home to fair weather during the month of March. Art fans should be sure to check out the IFAN Museum, one of Africa’s oldest museums and home to many traditional artifacts from all over the continent. To do some shopping, head out to the Sandaga Market, the biggest market in Dakar and a great place to buy some new clothes. When it’s time to eat, stop by Keur N’Deye, a popular restaurant in the city. At night, the city comes alive with clubs like Just 4 U and Club Thiossane.

This article was written by Kellyn Nettles.