14. Bayfield, Wisconsin
Why to go: It’s a truly special experience to see the Apostle Islands Mainland Sea Caves—mostly because you have to walk at least two miles out and back across iced-over Lake Superior to get there. But when the conditions are right, it opens up a world of frozen waterfalls and ice-encased cliff faces. You better be brave, though, because even the National Park Service warns tourists that traveling across lake ice is never completely safe.
Where to stay: Make yourself at home at one of Bayfield’s historic properties. The Isaac Wing House dates back to 1872, and is one of Bayfield’s oldest homes. It’s been fully restored and boasts five different suites. And the 20-room Rittenhouse Inn sprawls across three buildings, one of which is a Queen Anne Victorian mansion built in 1908.
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