If you don’t ski, but you’re headed to a cold-weather destination this season, you might be wondering where exactly you’ll go and what you’ll do. You might come across a lot of ski resorts in your research. Likewise, if you have a skier in the family or your friend group, they might press for a ski resort vacay — but what are the rest of you going to do while they’re on the slopes?
Luckily, it’s not terribly hard to find ski resorts suitable for the travelers in your crew who don’t ski, thanks to a bevy of fun amenities and other offerings. If you’re staying on the East Coast, try one of these two resorts.
In Lake Placid, New York, skiers can enjoy the Olympic mountain that is Whiteface, but those who want something else to do will find it in and around the Adirondacks. If you stay at High Peaks Resort, you’ll be within walking distance of all of downtown Lake Placid’s best shopping, dining and even a few outdoor experiences, like dog sledding on the village’s Mirror Lake.
In Stowe, Vermont, there’s plenty of skiing to be had at the nearby resorts, but Topnotch Resort makes an amazing home base for even non-skiers. There are plenty of activities going on during the winter months, both at the resort and in the surrounding area, whether you want a spa treatment, a snowmobiling excursion or a brewery tour.
Winter in Boston is a magical experience; from a stroll across the frosted Public Gardens to holiday shopping on Newbury Street, the festive season comes alive in Boston.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
A perfect New England holiday season awaits in Central Massachusetts. West of Boston, the state offers plenty of small-town holiday charm and events.
Spain’s capital brims with historical sites, tapas and neighborhoods to explore. Home to world-class art museums, breathtaking architecture and a spectacular dining scene, Madrid is a feast for all senses. If you only have two days to explore the city, don’t worry. We spoke with Four Seasons Hotel Madrid’s concierge team to give you the best insight for your short trip to Madrid.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
For travelers looking for a dessert escape this holiday season, Oasis at Death Valley awaits. Ancient waters bubble up from the ground to support an entire ecosystem at Oasis at Death Valley, a secluded resort tucked into the dramatic desert setting off Death Valley National Park.