When it gets cold and you’re looking for somewhere to go to escape the concrete jungle, why not go to one of these places for a weekend escape? Whether it’s for cold weather or hot weather adventures, here’s where we recommend.
What better way to get away from the cold and brisk air than with in Florida? Miami has some of the best beaches, colourful nightlife, and popular shopping that caters to pretty much everybody. Take a walk around Coral Gable to marvel at the Mediterranean Revival architecture or head to one of the relaxing spas at Miami beach like the two level Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau Hotel. For a little cultural exploration, head to Little Havana where you can try Cuban cuisine at restaurants like El Exquisito or La Palma Calle Ocho.
Lake Placid, NY.
If you want to get to a snowy climate this winter, try going to Lake Placid. Don’t let the name deceive you; there’s more than just a lake. Before the snow falls and winter sets in, you can go rock climbing, cycling or hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. When the snow sets in, go ice skating on Mirror Lake, sledding, tubing or tobogganing at Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park or Lake Placid Toboggan Chute. For those feeling really adventurous, go Adirondack Ice Climbing. These are a few of the activities you can partake in at Lake Placid.
This is where much of the history of the United States happens from the signing of the Constitution to the location of the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia is a walking city and there’s plenty to see. If you’re going for the holidays, check out City Hall speckled with the official tree decked with lots of lights and ornaments. The Love Park is an essential visit and it hosts the Christmas market with over 80 booths from local and international markets. The Reading Market is also a great place to go if you’re looking for something to eat or wander around in while you’re looking for something to eat. If you’re looking for something cultural, walk around the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Please Touch Museum, or Independence Hall.