The best cities for frosty fun
It’s cold, and that leaves you with two choices: stay cozy indoors, with hot cocoa and pajamas, or bundle up and explore exciting snowy destinations. We know what we’d choose, and if you guys like to travel, then you won’t let the low temps hold you back, either!
Check out one of these cities for a mix of winter activities, picturesque landscapes, and a delightfully snowy experience.
The breathtaking wilderness of Alaska creates a unique setting for your snowy fun.
Pack your warmest clothes and enjoy the Great Outdoors with winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. Or make it a party at one of the city’s many winter festivals and events, such as the Iditarod Dog Race.
Another thing that makes Anchorage one of our favorite snowy destinations? It’s one of the best places to witness the vibrant colors of the Northern Lights.
Known for its stunning winter landscapes and world-class skiing, Aspen appeals to everyone from winter sports enthusiasts to anyone looking for a luxurious winter getaway.
Aspen’s 4 ski areas offer diverse terrain, suitable for all skill levels. And the après-ski is just as exciting! Spend your evenings at one of the many bars or pubs, bonding with fellow winter sports enthusiasts.
When you’re ready for a break from the mountains, head down to charming, snow-covered Aspen Village for upscale boutiques, delicious dining, and more.
You know those cute, snow-covered villages you see in the Christmas movies? Well, here’s your chance to visit one!
The city’s historic district is dotted with charming architecture along its pedestrian-friendly streets. After a busy day of winter sports in the nearby mountains (or shopping downtown!), head into one of the local cafes to warm up with a hearty meal by the fireplace.
Then cap off your cozy winter retreat with a sleigh ride through the snowy landscape… just like they do in your favorite winter movie!
Park City, UT
If you’re a fan of snowy destinations and heart-pumping sports, then Park City is the getaway for you!
Renowned for its world-class ski resorts, Park City is one of the country’s largest skiing and snowboarding playgrounds. Excellent trails offer opportunities to learn or master your favorite winter activity.
Off the slopes, the city’s historic Main Street is a wonderful alternative and filled with boutiques, art galleries, and trendy restaurants.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling brave, the best view of the snow-covered mountains is from the air… via a hot air balloon ride over Park City!
Want to experience a snowy city with a lively winter scene? Then make Syracuse your next snowy getaway!
The city makes the most of its significant snowfall during its annual Winterfest. You can join locals and guests in celebrating winter with activities such as the Polar Bear Plunge and an ice-carving competition.
Along with the standard winter sports—skiing, snowboarding, ice skating—Syracuse also has kid-friendly hills that are perfect for sledding. It’s never too soon to get your kids to fall in love with winter!
If New Mexico isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of snowy destinations, you’re not alone! And the contrast between the city’s distinctly Southwestern charm and the frosty landscape is absolutely enchanting.
Surprisingly, Taos is an outstanding choice for enjoying snowy winter activities, with its stunning mountain scenery and challenging ski/snowboarding trails.
Taos is known as an artist’s haven, so be sure to spend time in its galleries exploring the works of local and international artists.
Traverse City, MI
Winter sports? Wine? If those sound appealing, we have 3 words for you: snowshoe wine tours! That’s right… Local wineries have combined snowshoeing and wine tasting for an experience that’s uniquely Traverse City.
If you prefer to warm up with laughter, then time your visit to coincide with the Traverse City Comedy Festival. The annual event includes open mic nights, comedy workshops, improv, and some of the best stand-up comics in the country.
And its prime location, right on the shores of Lake Michigan, makes this setting the perfect serene backdrop for your next winter adventure.
Ready to head off for some winter fun? Visit one of these snowy destinations for sports, food, and stunning scenery.
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