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March Madness

Hello March

Award season is upon us, the holidays are behind us and winter is just about to come to an end -- March is here!

While some time is still left until we can all enjoy the warmer temperatures, there are a number of exciting things to look forward to this March.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom

There is nothing more spellbindingly beautiful than observing the natural world. Starting in March, Japan’s cherry trees, known as ‘sakuras’, begin to blossom. If you can’t make it to Tokyo, the city of Washington DC has beautiful cherry blooms just waiting for you to admire.

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC ushers in the blooming season. Take a guided tour by bike or by cruise to soak it all in and relax with some libations at the Cherry Blossom Beer + Wine Festival.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patricks Day Parade Chicago

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart observe St. Patrick's Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international celebration that’s turned into many different forms.

St. Patrick’s Day parades, pub crawls, marathons or a combination are hosted in your local area.

House of Cards Season 4 Debut

House of Cards Season 4

Clear your schedule for an epic Netflix binge paired with a bottle of Underwood Pinot Noir and some (healthy?) snacks. This political drama left so many unanswered questions during the Season 3 finale. To pass the time until the release, reading reviews from top dogs like The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly and Variety helps.

Vernal Equinox

Spring picnic

The vernal equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, marking that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. This year it’s happening on March 20.

Put away those sweaters, break out the colorful dresses and spring-weight outerwear!

Whale Migration

Whale migration watching

California’s grey whales begin their northern migration in mid-March, making it a peak time to witness one nature’s largest and most magnificent creatures. There are numerous spots along the California coast to see mothers and their calves feeding close to shore.

In Northern California, you can head to Salt Point, one of Sonoma coast’s most scenic destinations, Monterey Bay, considered to be the marine equivalent of going on an African safari, or as far down south as San Diego.  

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