February isn’t everyone’s favorite month. Christmas and New Years are over, but winter is still in full bloom. Everyone is anticipating the spring but there is still a little while to go. President’s Day is February 17 and since all federal jobs and schools are closed, here are some great places for the last weekend winter getaway.
President’s Day celebrates Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays and Philadelphia is a fitting place. Philly was the first capital of America and with historic places such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, it’s a great place to go with the family. Although the weather is still cold, there are plenty of indoor activities and restaurants in America’s 5th biggest city.
If you’re looking for one last ski trip of the winter then Boulder is the place. The cool, fast-growing college city is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and is an amazing place to enjoy the amenities of the city while being close to ski resorts and nature. To top it off, it is much cheaper than nearby ski resorts and Boulder is a fun, affordable place for the entire family.
If you don’t want to go too far from the east coast but are still looking for a nice getaway then the Berkshires is the perfect place. Known as a summer resort, the area is just as beautiful in the winter, but without the crowds. You can stay at the Blantyre, a huge Tudor Revival mansion with 220 acres of space. Skiing is less than an hour away and all of this is still a short drive from the big cities in the Northeast.