The month of March means winter is over and signs of spring are breaking through. As Easter is late this year, there are no school holidays until the end of the month - so travellers without children can make the most of more competitive prices. Sun seekers might catch the odd balmy day in the Mediterranean - Europe's southern cities are a great choice for a short break right now.
This can be lovely time to take a break in the UK and admire the signs of spring: stretch your legs in the great outdoors on a walking or cycling holiday. But if you still feel the chill in the air, keep it cosy with some drive-by sightseeing.
For guaranteed rays, you'll need to travel a little further: consider holidays in the Canary Islands, northern Africa and the Middle East. On the long-haul scene, the Caribbean offers hot, sunny days, while the Seychelles is your best bet weather-wise in the Indian Ocean. And if you just can't leave the snow behind? Well, there's still plenty of time to hit the pistes.
And our fave idea for a March holiday? Ratchet up the excitement with a road trip along America's west coast.
Where's hot and sunny in March?