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Best weekend breaks in March 2019!

The destinations that make for the best weekend breaks in March 2019 are just a short flight away. This means you can make the most of your 48-hour getaway.

The best weekend breaks in March 2019 are bursting with things to see and do. March is a great month to catch a local festival and make the most of low-season prices. You’ll also enjoy fewer crowds and less time queuing to see the sights. So, you’ll make the most of your precious time away.

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Here are some of our recommendations for the best weekend breaks in March 2019.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a brilliant mix of city, beach and green spaces. You can enjoy a leisurely walk in the park in the morning. Take a tour of the city in the afternoon. Then catch a sundowner on the beach in the evening. With average temperatures of 17°C, Barcelona is one of the best weekend breaks in March for a bit of fun in the sun.

At night, head out to one of the city’s many restaurants. Locals eat and drink late into the night before going to a club to dance into the early hours. Therefore, the nightlife scene is pretty lively and seemingly non-stop too.

Barcelona also has plenty of architectural delights. Highlights include Casa Milà – the quarry house designed by Antoni Gaudi that has no right angles, the iconic Sagrada Familia and also the Casa Batlló. These are easy to walk to but make sure you keep your energy levels topped up by stopping at different cafes along the way and trying some tasty tapas.

Start planning your best weekend break in February to Barcelona with our 9 best things to do in Barcelona: a local’s guide.

Cologne, Germany

One of the best weekend breaks in March is to be had in Cologne. March is carnival month in Cologne and there are many events and parties planned. The climax of Carnival in Cologne is the six-day street carnival known as the “Crazy Days”. Expect plenty of singing and celebrating in pubs and restaurants and in the streets too.

Apart from the carnival celebrations, there are plenty of other things to fill up your weekend break in Cologne. Indulge your sweet tooth with a trip to the chocolate museum where you can make a bespoke chocolate bar. You can also take a relaxing boat trip down the Rhine river or rent a bike and see the sights that way instead.

After a day of sightseeing, the perfect place to relax and unwind is in the terrific thermal baths. When you’ve worked up a thirst, and appetite, there’s plenty of traditional pubs where you can sample the famous local beers and hearty regional cuisine.

Need some help planning your Cologne weekend break? Here’s our 10 best things to do in Cologne.

Lyon, France

Lyon is a delightful small city with a walkable city centre. It is the country’s culinary capital with excellent restaurants and cool bars. 

Lyon is basically a big World Heritage Site. It has Roman ruins, a beautiful renaissance old town, historic industrial districts and a 19th-century Presqu’île quarter. There are just so many attractions and things to see. 

If you time your weekend break to Lyon right, you can experience the Quais du Polar. This literary and artistic event celebrates the crime fiction genre. At the festival fans of the genre have a chance to meet over a hundred crime fiction authors and filmmakers.

For three days, over fifty events are organised including debates, meetings, readings, signing sessions, concerts, plays and crime film screenings chosen by the authors themselves.

Start planning your weekend break in Lyon with our list of the top 10 things to do in Lyon.

Milan, Italy

Milan is Italy’s capital of design and fashion. It is a cosmopolitan city that attracts a lot of international visitors and there is a great variety of hotels available across all budgets.

The city is an eclectic mix of historical edifices and modern skyscrapers. Many old buildings are home to contemporary restaurants that are hidden away in magnificent interior courtyards. 

Milan is also known for its shopping. Well-healed tourists, and locals a like, flock to the designer stores that line the Quadrilatero D’Oro district. For the rest of us there are plenty of outlets, high street shops and boutiques where the price tags are a little less eyewatering.

All that shopping will work up an appetite and you’ll be delighted to know that Milan has a great food and drink scene. There are plenty of great restaurants located near Milan’s famous Duomo which offer a spectacular view to go with your spaghetti.

Looking for Milan travel inspiration? We got you covered: 10 best things to do in Milan: a local’s guide.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo Norway Oceanfront

Oslo is a city that really does have something for everyone. For nature lovers, there is dense forest less than 30 minutes from the city centre. For culture vultures there are world-class museums.

Food and drink aficionados will love the many top class restaurants serving Nordic and international cuisine. And for those who enjoy shopping there’s the hip Grünerløkka district with plenty of original, local designer outlets and vintage stores too.

March is a terrific time to visit Oslo as there are some great festivals on. You can join the tens of thousands of spectators for the annual Holmenkollen Ski Festival. Alternatively you can book tickets for the Oslo International Theatre Festival. All performances are played in English, or with English subtitles. Oslo ranks high as one of the best weekend breaks in March for those looking for plenty of cultural events.

Travel inspiration: Top 10 things to do in Oslo.

Santander, Spain

Santander is located on the coast along the northern side of the Bahίa de Santander. It is one of the most characterful cities in northern Spain.For a bit of warmth in February, the temperatures in Santander reach a pleasant 14°C  around this time of year. Not super warm, but definitely warmer than home! 

Santander has plenty of plazas, beautiful belle-époque buildings, seaside esplanades, sandy beaches and epic surf. It also has some fantastic food with some lively tapas bar where you can sample the traditional flavours of the Cantabriaregion. In fact, Santander makes for one of the best weekend breaks in March for a gastronomic getaway.

To learn more about Santander, make sure you visit the excellent Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueologίa de Cantabria, which guides you through some 175,000 years of local history.

One of the nicest things to do in Santander is to walk along the Paseo de Pereda seafront promenade and visit the Jardines de Pereda. Along the way you can pop into Café Suizo, one of the oldest cafes in the city, and sit outside under the umbrellas and do some people-watching.