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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Seattle, Wash.( Erika Schultz, MCT / September 10, 2006 )
Distance from Baltimore: 2,752 miles, about a 5-hour flight
Why it's cool: Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are fun activities to enjoy in Mount Rainier National Park. Visitors also love stopping by the flying saucer-like Space Needle, which has diners just below at 500 feet. The revolving Sky City restaurant is one of those diners and it offers a 360-degree view of the city. Another unique attraction to the city is Pike Place, a market full of fresh seafood, produce and flower stalls.
Don't miss: Chihuly Garden and Glass features eight interior galleries of stunning glass art by Dale Chihuly, as well as an outdoor garden and Collections Café to please your palate.
Information: Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau, 701 Pike Street #800 Seattle, WA 98101, 206-461-5800 or visitseattle.org.