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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Wilmington, Del.( Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Photo / December 7, 2012 )
Distance from Baltimore: 70 miles, about an hour-and-a-half drive
Why it's cool: If you love art it's definitely worth making the short drive north on I-95 to Wilmington. On Friday nights the city offers Art on the Town, a free tour of local art galleries, studios and museums. You can choose to use the Art Loop Shuttle bus, or take a self-guided tour through the local art galleries. For art on a bigger scale, visit the Delaware Art Museum. The museum recently marked the 100th anniversary of the museum that houses great artists like Howard Pyle and Winslow Homer. For a bit of the outdoors, visit Rockford Park. The 100-year-old Rockford Tower, above, is the centerpiece of this park. The historic stone water tower is located amid rolling hills and vistas offering beautiful views of the city.
Don't miss: When you're ready to dive into the historic side of Wilmington, settle in at the Hotel du Pont, a 99-year-old hotel that features classic ballrooms, elegant cuisine and luxurious hotel suites.
Information: Go to visitwilmingtonde.com or destateparks.com