Top Winter Vacation Ideas Across America
While everyone else is fleeing the arctic blast that has made its way over the states, there are those intrepid souls who are instead seeking out the colder temperatures. Each of these destinations features amazing winter festivals and countless attractions. Whether you prefer fun in the town square or deep powder for skiing and snowboarding, our list does not disappoint.
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Searching for winter vacation ideas that will please the entire family? Then consider Saint Paul! With its incredible energy, cosmopolitan culture, and kid-friendly Winter Carnival, it’s the perfect destination for the family. The Winter Carnival runs for two weeks each season and features more than four dozen events and attractions.
From outdoor ice skating to sledding down the beautiful hills of Saint Paul, this is one of those rare winter getaways that will keep everyone amused. Book an apartment downtown and enjoy all of the festivities at your fingertips.
Not only is Breckenridge considered one of the best winter vacations in America for its world-class skiing, this down-to-earth city is also home to the enchanting International Snow Sculpture Championship. Visit in January for the event, and fill your days strolling around watching as snow sculpture artists transform huge blocks of ice into amazing masterpieces. In the evening, soak in the hot tub, taking in views of the surrounding Rockies from your mountain hideaway.
Sun Valley comes alive every winter when fresh snow carpets the ground and skiers and snowboarders flock to this amazing resort town. Shred some powder on the slopes, soothe sore muscles the spa, or sit by a roaring fire at home in your Sun Valley chalet.
Days in South Lake Tahoe are defined by ski runs at Heavenly, snowshoeing in the Lake Tahoe basin, and, if you visit in March, attending the North Lake Tahoe Snowfest. This boisterous 10-day festival includes fun events like beach parades and polar bear swims with fun for all ages both on and off the mountain. After the fun activities, take full advantage of the amazing ski terrain at nearby Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.
Looking to have fun in the city, but don’t want the arctic chill of the northernmost cities? Baltimore is the perfect place for vacationers who want to explore, without the cold. For those feeling brave, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean during the Polar Bear Plunge – Maryland’s chilly tradition. Make sure you have somebody nearby ready to wrap you in a warm towel.