Instead of hiding from the harsh winter weather, make the most of it! December to February is a great time to explore a new place! Here are a few of the best American cities to plan a memorable winter vacation. Mosey down Main Street in the small, century-old town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Visitors can take part in their Winterfest activities, including everything from an icy-cold polar bear plunge to a pancake breakfast. Blowing Rock is situated near skiing areas like Ski Beech, Sugar Mountain, and Appalachian Ski Mountain. And, if you have to travel out of the South, take a trip to Jackson, Wyoming if you’re in the mood for a western winter adventure. Explore the Grand Teton National Park in a special half-day wildlife safari tour. Guests have the chance to encounter bighorn sheep, bison, and even coyotes. Tour the mountain town of Ouray, Colorado. Hike the scenic mountains at Ouray Ice Park, or, if you’re in the mood for a more relaxing trip, check out Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa. It has a series of stress-relieving treatments guaranteed to hydrate your parched skin. The chilling winds of winter will be much sweeter while you’re discovering a new city!