Softly falling snow. Hot mulled wine. Sticky maple taffy. Montreal, Canada is a winter wonderland, and one of the best places to visit for winter cheer! From visiting Christmas Markets to ice skating on frozen lakes to rolling hot maple syrup in snow at a sugar shack to relaxing in an outdoor thermal bath, here are all the coziest, best things to do in Montreal in the winter.
Snowy mountains. Powdery slopes. A shimmering alpine lake. Semi-creepy frontier history. Every year for the last 7 years, we’ve visited Lake Tahoe for a weekend of snowy fun, skiing, and hot tubbing! Although Lake Tahoe has a reputation for being pricey, it absolutely does NOT have to be! We’ve created the guide we wished we had when we moved here almost a decade ago, with ALL the things you need to know about planning a Lake Tahoe winter trip on a budget. From how to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe affordably, to which ski resorts to visit, to what to do if you don’t ski or snowboard, to all the things nobody tells you about visiting Lake Tahoe, this massive guide has everything you need! See you on the slopes this season *insert guitar riff and cringey 80’s ski montage here.*
Snow-topped mountains. Hot springs. Ski resorts and cozy lodges. Dog sledding and sleigh rides underneath the Northern Lights. Banff National Park is a winter wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers and snow sports enthusiasts (or just like, people who really like frolicking in the snow, eating poutine, and maybe befriending a moose). Visiting during Banff’s winter season will show you a sparkling, icy, snow-dusted side of the Canadian Rockies – all with fewer crowds and cheaper prices! Here’s everything you need to know to plan your Banff winter trip, including 12 of the best things to do in Banff during the winter.
Cobblestone streets dusted with snow. A stunning haunted castle looming over an ancient city and an icy river. Sweet, sticky maple syrup rolled in cold snow. Rich, piping hot poutine and flaky meat pie. Quebec City, Canada is absolutely charming – and no, it’s not just because of all the yummy food! We spent 3 days visiting Quebec City between Christmas and New Years Eve, and fell in love with this romantic slice of French Canada (and a few slices of maple syrup pie, which we also found out is a thing). Visiting Quebec City in the winter is the perfect time to embrace the snow. Although Quebec City winters are cold, don’t worry – you’ll be too enchanted to even notice! Here are all the best things to do in Quebec City in the winter!
Salt Lake City, Utah is nicknamed “Ski City” for a reason: there are several incredible ski resorts within an hour’s drive of the airport! Here’s everthing you need to know to plan a Salt Lake City winter weekend getaway. So throw on your favorite 80’s ski suit, find some dude named Scooter to be your arch-nemesis, come up with a weirdly specific and unnecessarily dangerous competition, and let’s get ready for your personal Ski City Montage. *cue cheesy 80’s sax music*
A spiritual mecca. A festival celebrating a frozen corpse. A haunted college town. Oh, and Rocky Mountain National Park. What do these have in common? They’re all some of the best day trips from Boulder, Colorado! Discover these 8 quirky weekend getaway destinations for your next trip to Colorado, plus what to do in each spot.