10 Great Winter Getaways

We found ten coastal vacations you can enjoy in any temperature.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
Photo: Cook County Visitor's Bureau

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Frigid temperatures and icy terrain may not seem like typical vacation fare, but for an adventure-filled holiday, northern Minnesota offers the perfect destination.

What to do: Where else can you guide a dog team along the North Shore of Lake Superior? Let Arleigh Jorgenson Sled Dog Adventures set you up for a half- or full-day of mushing through wooded paths. For a similar—but less exhausting—experience, ride along with a veteran musher. Hot chocolate and cider await your return; dogmushing.com.

Where to stay: Relax at the Lutsen Resort for Scandinavian-style ambience and take advantage of the hotel’s sauna and pub. Choose one of the Sea Villas for breathtaking views of Lake Superior and wood-burning stoves to keep you toasty warm; 800/258-8736 or lutsenresort.com.

(Published December 2011)

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