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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Las Vegas( Bob Brye, Las Vegas Convention and Visitor / January 20, 2006 )
Distance from Baltimore: 2,105 miles, about a six-hour flight
Why it's hot: Roll the dice and take a guess. To begin with, there is of course the gambling: blackjack, craps, roulette, sports betting and more. And then there are the shows. And the clubs. And the pools. And the restaurants. Plus the celebrities. The Stratosphere Tower, the tallest free-standing observation tower in the United States, provides a thrilling view of the Strip, but it also houses the world's highest rollercoaster.
Don't miss: The Bellagio's fountain show, which involves an 8.5-acre lake with 1,214 pumps that shoot water 460 feet into the air. The Fremont Street Experience is a stunning visual showcase with millinos of lights. Information: Go to lasvegas.com.
Information: Visit lasvegas.com.