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Sunny Escapes: Top 5 Warm-Weather March Getaways for the Budget Traveller

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February 10, 2014 · 2k Views

Although the weather tends to take a turn in March, it can still be downright blustery. If you want to get out of town to someplace sunny, there is a way to do it without breaking the bank. You don’t need to drain the savings account to escape Old Man Winter. Here are some getaways that will warm your toes without draining your wallet.


Mexico’s resorts are fun and beautiful, providing the perfect getaway. In March, there are many deals to take advantage of, as many colleges let out for spring break. If you are the type of person who enjoys a fun party atmosphere, then this is the place for you. With gorgeous beaches and world class resorts, this tropical destination will help you shake your winter blues. Take advantage of all inclusive packages, bring your best buds and dance the night away. Travel packages are available at Travel Zoo.

Los Angeles

Enjoy beaches, world-class shopping, cultural activities, sightseeing and more with a getaway to the City of Angels. Los Angeles has several different neighborhoods for people who are looking for a variety of activities on their vacation. Beach bunnies can take a hike to Santa Monica and go surfing or enjoy the famous Santa Monica Pier. Hollywood-minded types can take in the history on Sunset Boulevard and go shopping on Melrose. Several activities for all will make this a fun-filled week. Check out Expedia for packages.


Located in the middle of the ocean, Hawaii offers the perfect place to get away from it all – literally. With eight major islands, there are many options for people of all types. Take advantage of the temperate climate and gorgeous beaches, or take the time to go hiking and check out the nature on the island. Treat yourself to hula lessons, scope out an active volcano, play in a waterfall or simply sit in a beach chair and absorb the scenery. If you’re a coffee buff, Hawaii has some of the best java in the world. Book your trip at Travelocity, where flight + hotel packages start below $1,500 per person.


If you’re interested in a romantic couples trip, head to Jamaica, The island nation offers a carefree vibe and friendly locals who will help you create a memorable vacation. Book a room at a beach front resort and enjoy the amazing food, sights and sounds of this island nation. Relax on the golf course, head out on a jet ski or take a bike tour of the island. There is no limit to the activities available, and the island will make you forget all about the snow at home. Check out the deals on Orbitz where you can find hotel deals under $100 per night.


For those with kiddos or those who are giant kids, Orlando is a great vacation destination. Attractions like Disney World, Sea World, Universal Orlando and more offer fun for the whole family. Have fun at the parks, and enjoy fine dining in one of Orlando’s five star restaurants. If you want to head off the beaten path, check out some of the museums or botanical gardens, or take in a show from the Orlando Ballet or the Orlando Theater. There are plenty of deals to take advantage of on Bookit.

It may also behoove budget travelers to check out sites like, and These user-friendly websites allow travelers to hunt for deals on vacation rentals in thousands of destinations.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your significant other or some bonding time with your family, these sunny getaways will chase the winter blues away in no time.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a Freelance Writer and author of the blog, Fashion Girls Unite. A regular contributor to the Shopping and Style section of CBS Denver’s Top Spots, she is known for seeking out the best shopping spots in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. Alaina is also a regular contributor to the Style and Fashion section of A lifelong shopping enthusiast, she has an eye for spotting amazing deals and looking fashionable on a budget. Alaina also supports local fashion designers and industry professionals, such as makeup artists and hairstylists and is always a fixture at fashion related events.

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