4. Party Like an All-Star in Canada
Between the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canada has proven one thing: They are excellent hosts. Which is why you won’t want to miss the country’s first international NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto this February 11-14. The biggest names in the sport today—Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry, plus some legends—will likely be there (the roster will be confirmed in January) as well as some other familiar faces, like Drake (this is Mr. Hotline Bling’s hometown!). The Celebrity All-Star game that Friday night will also draw superstars, not to mention the artist performances at half-time won’t disappoint. Warning: Tickets are going fast!
(Packages for the four-day event starts at $1,899 per person without hotel, or $2,599 per person with hotel for double occupancy)
Essential Gear: If last February’s temps in Toronto are any indication (it dropped to -13.9º F!), you need to bundle up, even if you plan to spend most of the time indoors. Stay warm and stylish in the Novo Parka ($400) from Helly Hansen. This 600-fill down jacket—featuring waterproof fabric, handwarmer pockets, and internal pockets to stash your wallet, keys, and smartphone—helped Prince Harry and the United Kingdom’s Walking with the Wounded team reach the South Pole in 2013, so it will definitely get you where you need to go, including Drake’s afterparty.
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