Here’s our guide to how to get the most out of your Orlando vacation during March.
The Theme Parks
Early March is still a great time to visit the parks without having to deal with crowds or long lines.
However, on those years that Easter falls early (like this one!) the latter part of the month can be amongst some of the busiest as spring breakers and families taking Easter holidays head to the parks.
Mardi Gras at Universal and the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival are still drawing in the crowds. Epcot’s Flower and Garden festival is a riot of spring colour and family-friendly activities ideal for budding green fingers. Do expect it to be busy – make use of your Fast Pass and do make restaurant reservations if you plan on eating there.
By March, typically, you can expect temperatures to be climbing back up to the seventies and low eighties, so you’re probably going to need to pack the sun screen. Don’t let the cooler starts to the mornings catch you out!
Wider Central Florida
It’s a great month to explore some of Florida’s other wonderful public gardens, beyond the Epcot festival. March through April is peak bloom season for local gardener’s paradise Bok Tower gardens in Lake Wales (towards Legoland Florida from Kissimmee). Or, a bit further out in the opposite direction, try Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.
The Water Parks start opening around now too. Temperatures in the seventies and low eighties aren’t at the highs you can expect at mid-Summer but it’s comfortable enough and the lack of bugs around in March is a bonus.
Since it is Spring Break season, some of the beaches will be busy – Daytona in particular is one to avoid unless rowdy partying is what you’re looking for!
If deserted tropical sands are more to your taste, you will still find there are plenty of wonderful locations to discover, explore and find a beach to call your own along Florida’s more than 1,350 miles of coastline (not counting the many beautiful spots alongside the state’s natural springs and waterways).
Whatever tickles your fancy, remember to get your tickets for the theme parks, dinner show or other attractions through us for specially discounted rates which come with a low-price guarantee.
Book tickets through Ellis Exclusive Villas before you go
Your vacation home
Even in March, if you want to use the pool at your vacation home, I do recommend that you add pool heat to your package. My number one tip for pool heat is to let us know your preferred times (it only operates eight hours a day) before you go and I also strongly recommend you use the pool blanket if one is provided in your property. Although average March temperatures are in the seventies during the day, temperatures can fall rapidly over night – so you want to keep the heat you’ve paid for in!
We do get a lot of families over the Easter holidays; it a great time for Brits to take advantage of the school holidays and find some late winter sun. If it is your first time in Orlando as a family then I can’t speak highly enough of our car rental partner, Car on the Drive. Instead of you having to navigate through the Orlando traffic after a long trans-Atlantic flight, Car on the Drive will pick you up from the airport and deliver you to your vacation home where your hire car will be waiting for you.
You might also like to book one of our special Easter packages – we can deliver an egg hunt basket to your vacation home, or perhaps you’d like to treat yourselves to one of or other special packages, such as booking spa treatments in your vacation home or maybe booking a personal chef for the night?
Simply email us or call us on the usual number before you go and we can make the necessary arrangements for you.
And, most of all, if there is anything we can help with while you are away to ensure you enjoy your vacation, please call.