PHOTO: Manhattan's New Yorker Hotel has great end-of-winter rates. (Photo via Flickr/Amanjeev)
New York City
If ice skating in Central Park is on your to-do list, pack your parka and head to the city while Wolman Park still has ice. The iconic New Yorker Hotel, just blocks from Time Square, has end-of-winter rates as low as $129.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Think you can't afford a way-out-west ski vacation this winter? Think again. Jackson Hole has amazing packages that include lodging, lift tickets, and even airfare credit starting at $289 per person.
Don't assume that the fun in Houston ended after the last of the Super Bowl confetti fluttered to the turf. This town is still in overtime. Escape the cold and the crowds with a weekend enjoying suds and sustenance on Main Street. The Sam Houston, part of Hilton's Curio Collection is a short walk from all the action. Weekend Getaway rates that include double points, breakfast, and late check-out start at only $162 per night.
Outdoor winter fun is not all about snow skiing. Ever thought about snow biking? The guides at Kananaskis Outfitters have a fun selection of winter outdoor adventures, including a fat bike frozen waterfall tour, for only $85 per person. Rooms at the nearby Kananaskis Lodge, a Delta Hotel by Marriott, start around $200 per night Canadian.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Whether you are looking for eclectic shopping, great skiing, or just a cozy spot by the fireplace, Santa Fe is hot in the winter. Hotel Santa Fe has spa or ski packages under $200 per night.
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The Grand Canyon by Train
Amtrak Vacations has options for getting you to the Grand Canyon the easy way, and prices in February are as much as $150 per person lower now than they will be the rest of the year. A five-day trip from Los Angeles with transportation, two nights hotel accommodations, and some meals is currently $649 per person.
All 111 trails are open and waiting for you at Sugarbush. Look for special activities like s'mores cookouts, cooking classes, and live music throughout the remainder of winter. Sugar Lodge has stay and ski packages starting at $85 per night.
Sometimes you just need a break from winter—and reality. That's when it's time for Disney. Special 4-Park Magic Tickets are on sale now through March 5 for only $70 per day. Tickets can be used through May 26.
If your aim is to really escape the cold, Carnival makes it easy to find last minute deals on cruises with their Deal Finder Calendar. Look for late winter and early spring deals as low as $80 per person per night.
Toronto Light Festival
Embrace the last nights of winter in Toronto. Now through March 12, enjoy artistic light displays every night in the historic Distillery District during the Toronto Light Fest. The festival partner hotel is the Hotel Fairmont Royal York, with rates running just over $200 Canadian.