Winter break is a great time to relax and catch up with family over the holidays. But after the holidays, you will most likely be left with a lot of extra time and nothing to do! Check out our recommendations to keep you busy until you return to classes for the new year.
With more than 120 scenic state parks, you don’t have to wait until break is over to see your friends. There are plenty of winter activities to do outside such as snow tubing, skiing, and more at all these locations. If you’re near central PA, check out Tussey Mountain Ski and Recreation Resort or grab a sled and head to Slab Cabin Park in Lemont, PA.
For those in the eastern part of the state, the Poconos is a winter wonderland with so much to see and do. Check out discount websites like Groupon and book a getaway for you and your closest friends. Western PA friends, have you ever ventured out to see waterfalls in the winter? With attractions like Falling Water and nearby Ohiopyle, the options are endless.
If you are looking for some indoor fun, check out an indoor water park like Splash Lagoon, Great Wolf Lodge, or Kalahari. They maintain an 80+ degree temperature inside and feature pools, lazy rivers, and water slides. Not a water bug, visit your local museums or take a day trip to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia for some of the best museums in the state like the Andy Warhol Museum or The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Whether it’s getting out and more active for winter sports or staying cozy and enjoying an indoor atmosphere, there are plenty of activities to entertain you and your family or friends! If you’re not up for traveling, stick to classic fun home activities like putting together a puzzle, playing board games, or even building gingerbread houses. The key to beating the winter blues is to keep busy one way or another. With the winter solstice behind us, every day gets a little but closer to spring.