There’s an old expression people who live in freezing cold cities like to use. “There’s no such thing as bad weather,” they say. “Only bad clothes.”
Perhaps this is just something they tell themselves to stay warm while waiting for a bus in an Arctic wind. But if it holds true and cold places can still be fun with the right amount of layering, then lower hotel prices and smaller crowds make winter the perfect time to visit. Provided you invest in a good jacket first. From train rides through one of America’s most popular national parks to bumper cars on ice, here’s what to do in eight of our coldest cities this winter.