Tour the collection of stately Rhode Island mansions, including the winter gardens of the Blithewold Mansion.
Mostly a summer destination, Estes Park isn’t as crowded in the winter as the other Colorado mainstays, meaning that you can spend more gliding along the slopes (or lounging in front of the fireplace).
In the town itself, you can enjoy winter festivals, craft fairs, and live cultural events put on by the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council.
But off the slopes, the town’s unique features include an impressive population of bald eagles, a delicious Himalayan restaurant, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and winter activities ranging from snowshoeing to zip-lining.
If the bitter cold doesn’t scare you off, the Green Bay Packers’ Titletown District opens a skating pond and trail during the winter months.