10 Places To Consider For Your Next Winter Placement

December 21, 2017


Stephanie Goraczkowski

Snow is in the air… and so is a new travel assignment! These cities have some great placements, so get your snow boots packed (or your flip flops, depending on the location) and check out these locations that let you embrace your winter snow bunny, or hide out in the heat until the ice disappears.




Baltimore, MD

Things to do:

Load up on crab cakes and other sea fare at Phillips Seafood.

Take a brewery tour of some of Baltimore’s craft beers. We like Union Craft and Heavy Seas.

Get hip and hang out on “the Avenue”—a street in Hampden known for its wine bars, trendy shops, and quirky charm.

Find your inner writer, and tour Edgar Allen Poe’s home. Then, check out his Baltimore stomping grounds, like the railroad station he used and the place where he was buried.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Baltimore restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Thames Street Oyster House, Wit & Wisdom, Puerto 511, Pen & Quill, Wet City, Loch Bar, Bar Vasquez




Rutland, VT

Things to do:

Get your ski on at Pico Mountain.

Check out the Norman Rockwell Museum, and get your fill of the classic artist’s paintings.

See a show at the Paramount Theatre. Whether you’re into ballet, comedy, music, or film, there’s something for everyone here.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Rutland restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Table 24, Yellow Deli, Strangefellows Pub, Hop'n Moose Brewing Co., Muckenschnabel’s, Johnny Boy's Pancake House, Roots



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Lynchburg, VA

Check out the B&B life at Acorn Hill Lodge.

Get historical and head to the Poplar Forest home, the Lynchburg Museum, the Miller-Claytor House, or the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum.

Take in an opera show at Opera on the James.

Get your beer on at Apocalypse Ale Works.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Lynchburg restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Dish, Waterstone’s Pizza, Shoemakers American Grille, The Canopy Food Truck, Market At Main




Nashville, TN

Get gawdy and have some laughs with the NashTrash Tour Bus.

Catch a killer concert at the Ryman Auditorium.

Spend the day at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Sip and watch at Bluebird Café, where local songwriters gather to perform nightly.

Get artsy and head to Centennial Park, where a full-scale recreation of the Parthenon houses Nashville’s art museum, temporary shows and exhibits.

Chill out on Music Row, and hit up RCA Studio B while you’re there.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Nashville restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Rolf and Daughters, Josephine, Two Boots, Henrietta Red, Peninsula, Hugh-Baby’s, Milk & Honey, Porta Via Ristorante E Bar, Etch, Lockeland Table




Duluth, MN

Spend the day at Canal Park, where you can visit art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Learn about aviary life and get closer to nature at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

Take it to the slopes with skiing or snowboarding at Spirit Mountain.

Get scenic on Skyline Parkway. Overlooking Duluth and Lake Superior, there are some great observation points, even in the wintertime.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Duluth restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Black Woods Grill & Bar, At Sara's Table Chester Creek Café, The Blind Pig, Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant, Lake Avenue, Zeitgeist Cafe, 7 West Taphouse




Lander, WY

Check out the annual Wyoming State Winter Fair, including the talent show, trade show, horse show, and bull riding.

Visit the Museum of the American West or the Fremont County Pioneer Museum and learn about the old west.

Try your luck and roll the dice at the Shoshone Rose Casino.

Chat it up with the wild mustangs and get a tour of the Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Lander restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

The Middle Fork, Cowfish, Oxbow, Crux Coffee, Bread Board, Ken & Betty’s Main Street Ice Cream, Lander Bake Shop




Aspen, CO

Ski, ski, and more ski… hit up any of the top Aspen ski resorts: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain, or Aspen Highlands.

Take in the craft beer scene at Aspen Brewing Company. Cheers!

See a show at the Wheeler Opera House and take in the history of the late-1800s building, including one of the first electric chandeliers west of the Continental Divide.

Visit the John Denver Sanctuary and catch some of his favorite Aspen lyrics on the stone slabs.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Aspen restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Peach's Corner Café, Meat & Cheese, White House Tavern, Jimmy's, Ajax Tavern, Cache Cache, Grey Lady, Matsuhisa, Home Team BBQ, Aspen Kitchen




Phoenix, AZ

Hike Camelback Mountain. The great thing about Phoenix is that the weather is decently warm, even in the winter time.

Let your inner archeology geek shine and visit the Pueblo Grande. It’s the site of the ancient Hohokam village.

Take a weekend trip to visit the Grand Canyon. It’s only a 3-hour drive north.

Try your swing at one of Phoenix’s golf courses—Raven Phoenix, Papago Golf Course, and Palo Verde Golf Course are a few of our favorites.


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Phoenix restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

The Smith Cafe, Mora Italian, Beckett’s Table, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, Short Leash Hot Dogs, Handlebar Diner, Pig & Pickle




Reno, NV

Dip your toe in at Lake Tahoe. It’s only 40 miles south and it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Reno has the highest number of ski resorts within a 50 mile radius, so get yourself to the slopes!

Take a weekend trip to Napa Valley for some wine tasting. It’s delicious, it’s beautiful, and it’s only a 3-hour drive.

Try your hand at the Eldorado Casino. Good luck!


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Reno restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

Squeeze In, The Gas Lamp Restaurant & Bar, Campo, Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs, Hub Coffee Roasters, Great Full Gardens Cafe & Eatery, Süp




Seattle, WA

Reach bigger heights at the Space Needle. If it’s too chilly for the observation deck, head on inside to the restaurant and still take in the great views of the city.

Visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum and Sculpture Garden and see the colorful works of Dale Chihuly.

Go to Seattle Winterfest, where you can take part in ice skating, ice scultpures, model trains, music, caroling, and other live performance.

Take a dip in the Polar Bear Plunge, where you get chilly for a cause—proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

Listen to some music at the Timber Music Festival in January. Who says music festivals have to be in the summertime?


Eat & Drink:

Here’s a short list of some of the best Seattle restaurants and bars. Take your pick!

The Pink Door, Lil Woody’s, Hitchcock Restaurant, Brimmer & Heeltap, Joule, Windy City Pie, Spinasse, Canlis, Harvest Beat


Get ready for your next destination! Stay warm and take advantage of what winter has to offer.

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