32. Halifax, Canada
Why go: For Canada, Halifax is pretty mild in the winter. Frequent snow keeps daytime temperatures in the 30s and 40s from November through February (that’s practically a beach vacation for New Englanders). While the city has its attractions— like skating on the Emera Oval, originally built for the 2011 Canada Games—Halifax is really a gateway to Nova Scotia’s great outdoors. Ski Martock and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park are just an hour’s drive from the city, and even the nearby beaches have wintery appeal. Suit up for winter surfing at Lawrencetown Beach or head out to Cape Breton to take in the dramatic Atlantic in all its frigid glory.
Where to stay: The 200-room Prince George Hotel had a recent renovation to give it a younger, more boutique feel. Its downtown location makes it ideal for navigating the city—and getting out of it.
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