If you’re planning a long weekend getaway and want to avoid crowds and chaos, you’ll want to set your sights on hotels and resorts that many people don’t flock to during this time of year. There are a few destinations that aren’t in the middle of their peak travel season in March which means you can enjoy a fun and relaxing trip before the spring break countdown.
Lido Beach Resort – Sarasota, Florida
Miami is a popular destination for crowds looking for some sun and sand over the long weekend but you can still enjoy a Florida vacation without the stress of too much traffic and big crowds. Make your way to the West coast of Florida to enjoy a relaxing weekend in Sarasota. The Lido Beach Resort is a beachfront property with oversized rooms, Jacuzzis and a resort pool with views of the ocean. It’s just minute from St. Armands Circle where you can enjoy some upscale shopping and gourmet dining.
Hotel Granduca – Austin, Texas
Austin is a buzz of activity year round and you can expect the crowds to flock to downtown Austin. Plan your escape to Texas Hill Country to stay at Hotel Granduca, a luxury resort designed like an Italian Villa. You’ll forget you’re in Texas the moment you step into this Mediterranean-inspired retreat complete with a live music venue and bar, courtyard, and Italian restaurant offering al fresco dining.
The Abbey Resort – Chicago, Illionis
Chicago is a still fairly cold in March and you’ll run into large crowds and lots of activities throughout the city. Venture out to Lake Geneva for a ski vacation to make the most of the last few months of winter. The Abbey Resort is located right on the lake and is home to the Avani Spa, a waterfront restaurant, and spacious suites and villas for your extended stay over President’s Day weekend.