Find inspiration for March break activities for your spring escape

March break is a great time to enjoy some time away with friends or family after a long winter. If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do to make your March break memorable, you have a lot to choose from. Epic road trips, incredible festivals, thrilling sporting events, and other activities are best in spring, making them ideal for your March break. Whether you want to stay close to home and have a short trip, or you want to take the kids abroad for a unique experience, find inspiration for your March break with these exciting activities in Canada and around the world.

Drive Route 66 with family

What could make a better vacation than an epic road trip? The United States’ historic Route 66 is home to a variety of oddball attractions that offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your family, along with world-renowned museums, iconic landmarks, and spectacular natural features. Some of the highlights of a trip on Route 66 include Cadillac Ranch, a sculpture park with art installations made from old Cadillacs; the Gateway Arch in St. Louis; the Blue Whale waterfront sculpture; and the Santa Monica Pier. You could also visit the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum to see historical memorabilia from the iconic highway.

See the Pacific Rim Whale Festival with the kids

Along with the stunning natural beauty and wild landscape of Tofino, it’s also the host of the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival. The festival celebrates the return of grey whales to the coast and offers an array of educational and entertainment experiences. You can take a whale-watching tour, see the coast from excellent viewpoints, and attend interpretive walks and inspirational speeches.

Explore the Galapagos Islands for wildlife encounters

Spring in the Galapagos Islands brings tropical weather, brief rain showers, and sunny days, making it the best time to experience the wonders of the unique archipelago. You can see all kinds of species in the Galapagos Islands that exist nowhere else in the world. Marine iguanas can be found on Santa Cruz Island, and sharks can be spotted on Darwin Island. Spring is also turtle-hatching season and marks the return of the albatross from seasonal migration. You can book tours with guides to help you navigate the islands and get the most out of the experience.

Drive the Sea-to-Sky Highway with the kids

The Sea-to-Sky Highway links Whistler to Vancouver, passing by some of the most incredible sights in British Columbia. On the scenic drive, you’ll pass Whytecliff Park, the towering Shannon Falls, and the Britannia Mine Museum, an excellent historic museum for kids. You could also stop in the parks and explore the wilderness on the trip. Another highlight of a ride on the highway is the Sea to Sky Gondola, which gives you aerial views of the landscape and its features.

Attend baseball spring training with the family

Baseball is a national pastime in the United States, and there’s no better way to experience the sport than by attending spring training. Both Florida and Arizona host spring training where you can see a game with a much smaller crowd than on opening day. Best of all, the tickets are cheaper, and you may get an opportunity to meet players.

Experience foodie pleasures in Dubai

Spring offers the best weather in Dubai, and it also happens to be the best time for food festivals. The Dubai Food Festival is the ultimate foodie delight, complete with restaurants, beach parties, and live music from prominent artists. You can also attend Fatafeat Kitchen, a family-friendly cooking workshop and tasting session. Another highlight of Dubai in spring is the Dubai International Kite Fest, which usually takes place in March and involves hundreds of colourful kites from all over the world.

See the northern lights with the kids

The northern lights are one of the world’s most beautiful and elusive phenomena. In Canada, one of the best places to go to see the northern lights is Whitehorse, which offers aurora borealis packages at resorts. You can book packages that include off-site and on-site viewings, accommodation, food, drinks, and other activities. If you’ve never seen the northern lights in person, March break is the best time.