From outdoor spas to star gazing, check out these top winter alternatives to hitting the slopes.
’Tis the season for winter sports, but if skiing or snowshoeing isn’t your thing, you don’t have to spend the next few months pent up indoors. While it may be tempting to stay in with a cup of hot cocoa or cozy up next to a roaring fireplace, don’t let those falling temperatures scare you — there’s plenty to see and do across this country that doesn’t involve that fluffy white stuff. From European-styled thermal baths to outdoor concerts to culinary celebrations, here are some of the best ways to help you get out and forget about the chill this winter.
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