100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Portland, Oregon( Craig Mitchelldyer, Getty Images / November 27, 2010 )
Distance from Baltimore: 2,810 miles, about a forty-three-and-a-half-hour drive (or a five-hour flight)
Why it's cool: Mount Hoods Alpine Village boasts some great territory for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. The village includes Skibowl, Americas largest night-ski area, which encompasses 90 acres and over 34 runs.
Don't miss: Check out the Lan Su Chinese Garden, a Ming Dynasty style garden surrounded by bridges, plants and a beautiful lake.
Information: Travel Portland, 1000 S.W. Broadway, Ste. 2300, Portland, OR 97205; 503.275.9750 or travelportland.com.