In March, much of the United States is cold and blustery, so you’ll probably want to honeymoon somewhere with a warm climate and breathtaking landscapes. From Barbados to Amsterdam, these destinations are known for their spectacular March weather and unique attractions. Whether you want to hike in the Himalayas or sunbathe on the beach, stay at local vacation rentals so you can have a cozy home base to relax in at the end of an adventure-filled day. Check out the top honeymoon destinations perfect for a March getaway.

1. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Escape the cold with a honeymoon in sunny, warm Buenos Aires. The southern hemisphere summer is winding down in March, bringing warm, sunny days and lovely evenings. Expect a fun, lively atmosphere around this cosmopolitan city as locals celebrate the end of the humid season with street tango performances, bustling outdoor markets in San Telmo, and events such as Ciudanza, the urban dance festival. The city’s booming arts scene also comes to life in March, so you can catch an opera at Teatro Colon or watch a Broadway-caliber musical on Avenida Corrientes. While you’re in Argentina, take a side trip to the romantic Mendoza wine region to explore the freshly harvested vineyards.

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2. Barbados

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Sip cocktails on the beach in Barbados, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. March on the island is hot and sunny, with days that average 80 degrees. For a relaxing retreat, spend your days on the beautiful Bath Beach or Crane Beach; if you’re ready for adventure, try surfing at Bathsheba, hiking through the Harrison’s Cave system, or exploring the jungle at Hunte’s Gardens. March is also the height of horse-racing season, so you can join the locals in this 150-year-old tradition at the Barbados Turf Club.

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3. Cartagena, Colombia

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Vibrant and welcoming, Cartagena lends a festive feeling to your honeymoon. This brightly colored city effortlessly blends lively Colombian culture with historic Spanish-style architecture, creating an irresistibly charming atmosphere. March is the ideal month for a visit; days sit between 75 and 80 degrees, humidity is low, and rain is rare. Explore the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, go salsa dancing at Donde Fidel, and take a day trip out to the white-sand beach at Playa Blanca. Be sure to book vacation rentals inside the historic walled city; at night, the glowing street lamps on the cobblestone streets are impossibly romantic.

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4. Pokhara, Nepal

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For a honeymoon filled with adventures of a lifetime, head for Pokhara, a small city in central Nepal. This lakeside city is the hub for treks into the Himalayas, and in March, low tourist levels means that you often have the trails to yourself. With a day hike from Sarangkot to Australian Camp, you can experience terraced farmlands, stunning mountain views, and friendly Nepalese villages. Alternatively, book a hang-gliding tour, take a boat across Phewa Lake, or enjoy shopping in the fantastic artisan markets around town. Plan for days in the 70s and 80s, with minimal humidity and little to no rain.

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5. Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Celebrate your marriage in an elegant lodge or a luxury tented camp deep in the plains at Kruger National Park in South Africa. This world-renowned game reserve is home to iconic animals including lions, leopards, rhinos, and elephants, ensuring a wild adventure. Spend your mornings searching for wildlife on game drives; because March offers comfortable temperatures in the high 60s, animals are more likely to be out in the open. In the evenings, the brilliant starlit sky makes a romantic backdrop for an outdoor campfire.

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6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Enjoy a romantic European honeymoon without the summer crowds in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. March tends to see low tourist levels, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House without waiting in long lines. In the evening, take a candlelit boat ride down the city’s famous canals with Lovers Canal Cruises. Anywhere you go in this storybook-style city, colorful buildings and charming canals make perfect photo backdrops. Plan for occasional rain showers and temperatures that range from 30 to 50 degrees.

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7. Tulum, Mexico

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Kick back on a white sand beach next to postcard-perfect blue water in Tulum, a tiny beach community located about two hours south of Cancun. Spring is in full swing in March, bringing all-day sunshine and temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s – the perfect conditions to explore the Yucatan Peninsula in comfort. Most of the spring break crowd stays in Cancun or Playa del Carmen to the north, leaving Tulum with a peaceful, relaxed vibe. After a morning at the beach, head to the clifftop Tulum ruins, or go snorkeling in the fascinating Gran Cenote. In the evening, enjoy an oceanside dinner by candlelight at Tulum’s many elegant restaurants; the elegant Hartwood is the perfect spot for a special honeymoon celebration.

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8. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Enjoy one of Egypt’s most famous vacation spots in peace with an early spring honeymoon in Sharm El Sheikh. This gorgeous city, which sits on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, features crystal blue waters and world-class offshore diving. March is in the shoulder season, so you can enjoy low crowd levels and perfect mid-70s temperatures; as a bonus, airfares also tend to be lower. Relax on the beach, or get adventurous with a desert safari into the nearby wilderness. On your way into town, take advantage of the low season and pop into Cairo to check out the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza.

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9. Las Vegas, Nevada

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If you’re planning a budget-friendly honeymoon, or if you’re crunched for time, Las Vegas makes a great choice. March brings near-perfect weather to Sin City, with plenty of sunshine and daytime temperatures that hover around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it’s known for its party atmosphere, Vegas is packed with romantic spots: book a luxury vacation rental near the Strip, enjoy dinner for two by the stunning lagoon at Costa di Mare, and enjoy a hot air balloon ride for two as the sun rises over the city.

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