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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Colonial Williamsburg( Colonial Williamsburg Photo / December 8, 2009 )
Distance from Baltimore: 191 miles, about a four-hour drive.
Why it's cool: Colonial Williamsburg is home to some of our nations greatest history. Begin your tour by walking down Duke of Gloucester Street, to see the colonial homes. Most building are open to the public for tours, including black smith shops, churches and colonial stores. Stop by the Governors Palace to get a sense for the opulent rule of the royal government before their collapse during the revolution. Venture outside of the revolutionary city to the Jamestowne Settlement, the home of Captain John Smith, where you can learn how the settlers survived and view what archaeologists have discovered.
Don't miss: Dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern, above, where the menu is stocked with 18th century favorites. Also, don't miss a horse and carriage ride through the town, you will feel like youve been transported into another time.
Information: Go to colonialwilliamsburg.com.