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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Fallingwater( Brian Miller Photo, Flickr / December 7, 2012 )
Distance from Baltimore: 196 miles, or about a three-and-a-half hour drive
Why it's cool: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited here in winter, so it must be cool. Designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is famous because it doesn't appear to stand on solid ground. Instead, the house stretches across a 30 foot waterfall. Wright designed the house to sit in the waterfalls - rather than view the falls, making the house one-of-a-kind. The waterfall often freezes in the winter, making Fallingwater even more spectacular. After youve visited Falling Water, stay in one Wright's designs overnight at Polymath Park Resort. The resort features the Duncan House, the Balter House and the Blum House - all designed by Wright. Nearby are several natural attractions including Laurel Caverns, the largest cave and natural bat den in Pennsylvania.
Don't miss: Getting creative at art at the Touchstone Center for Crafts. The school has been open for 40 years and offers workshops that range from a few days to a few months. Touchstone offers workshops in ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, glass and even blacksmithing.
Information: Fallingwater, 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464. Go to fallingwater.org