Here are 12 winter adventures to cross off your bucket list over the next few months with your best friends and family members by your side!
- Have A Snowball Fight
We dare you to resist the lure of a fresh snowfall just begging you to come out and play! Get your best snowball-rolling mittens on and unleash your inner child with a friendly snowball fight in the crisp winter air. Warm up afterwards with this delicious Hot Collagen Apple Cider.
- Attend An Ice Castle Festival
Seek out an ice castle festival near you and prepare to have your mind blown. Nothing screams winter and commands a collective, “Wow!” quite like massive mounds of ice carved into intricate sculptures, tunnels, and other works of art.
- Go Tobogganing
If your typical go-to during a blizzard is to snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie, it’s time to stop watching the adventures and live one instead! Dig your favorite sled or snow racer out of storage and get ready to hit the snowy hills for some thrilling fun.
- Gather Around An Outdoor Fire
Find a communal fire pit near you and gather your friends or family for an evening of staying toasty around an open fire. Don’t forget a mug of something hot to sip!
- Take Your Best Furry Friend To An Off-Leash Dog Park
What’s more magical than watching dozens of furry pooches running wild in their element? Bundle up and take your dog (or dogs) to an outdoor, off-leash dog park and let them run around in the snow to their heart’s content.
- Ice Skating
Subzero temperatures were made for turning creaks, rivers, ponds, and parks into epic skating rinks! Find an outdoor skating rink near you and live out your Hollywood dreams on ice this winter. Skating is not only fun, but it’s also an excellent cardiovascular workout that doesn’t feel like work at all. Here are some of the most famous rinks in the US.
- Find The Best Winter Spots In Town
Go on the search for the best _____ in town (enter your favorite cold-weather food or drink here). Perhaps it’s a latte, bowl of chili, ramen, or a slice of pizza. Every weekend, head out and visit a different cafe, bistro, or pizzeria until you find the very best in town. Add your own food critic twist and create scorecards for you and your friends based on key criteria.
- Attend An Outdoor Sporting Event
Secure tickets to an outdoor hockey or football game, get bundled in your best winter garb, and get your cheering voice ready! If you can’t find an outdoor sporting event near you, road trip to one!
- Visit A Historical Site
No matter where you reside, there’s bound to be a piece of history to explore. Seek out a historic village, cathedral, a monument, or former castle and take in the awe-inspiring architecture and stories behind these cultural landmarks. If you’re lucky, you may even find one decked out for the holidays!
- Visit An Outdoor Thermal Spa
If you’ve never been to an outdoor Nordic-style spa, you’re in for a luxurious treat. Spend a day dipping in and out of hot and cold plunge pools and relaxing in saunas all while catching up with a loved one in a picturesque outdoor destination spa. And if you’re still looking for a holiday gift for that special someone, this is a great one! Find one near you here.
- Go On A Sleigh Ride
Cozy up under a blanket and let a horse-drawn sleigh take you on a scenic tour through snow-covered nature trails this winter. You may even see more than just horses and catch a rare sighting of some other wildlife! Here are 15 of the top-rated sleigh rides in the US.
- Shovel An Elderly Neighbor’s Driveway
Pay it forward this winter and do something to make someone else’s day by shoveling
an elderly neighbor’s driveway after a big snowfall. Make it more fun by listening to your favorite playlist or an audiobook while you clear someone’s path to a brighter day!
Now, all that’s left to do is make sure you have all the appropriate winter gear to stay warm and dry while you enjoy your most unforgettable winter season yet!
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