What’s the weather like for you?
In Florida, we don’t have to deal with a harsh winter, that’s for certain, but we know for some of our East Coast ladies, their winter weather can be rather chilly.
Having said that, we also know the winter season can be magical if you learn to embrace it: Dreamy snowfalls, warm hot chocolate, and homes covered in white frosting, what’s not to love?
And so, with that in mind, today, we wanted to give you some inspiration that will hopefully motivate you to get outdoors and enjoy the winter season.
And hey, if winter absolutely doesn’t thrill you, we also have an article on activities you can do when it’s too cold to go outside.
We even have an article on top winter destinations if you happen to live somewhere that doesn’t get a lot of snow, but you want to experience a true winter.
Whatever end of the spectrum you land on, there are winter activities for all! Let’s discuss, shall we?
1. Ice Skating
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When talking about outdoor winter activities, there’s no more classic event than ice skating.
Perfect to do with friends, family, or even as a romantic date, this is one of those winter activities that are fun, seasonal, and even good for your health.
And hey, even if you don’t live somewhere that’s cold, you can almost always find an indoor arena that will have ice skating available so you can get your fix of fun winter activities in.
2.Build a Snowman
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While this winter activity is, of course, dependent on whether or not you have snowfall, we suggest giving this idea a try if it’s available to you, regardless of your age.
Because sure, building a snowman might seem like something you only do if you’re under the age of 10, but when you embrace your childhood curiosity, that’s when winter really starts to get fun.
3. Go Tobogganing
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Speaking of snow and embracing your childhood, when’s the last time you went tobogganing?
You’re probably scratching your head, totally unsure.
If this is you, it’s time to plan a tobogganing trip, because, trust us, no matter what your age, this is one of the most fun outdoor winter activities you’ll experience.
Gather up some hot chocolate, and hit the slopes, you’re about to remember why you loved this winter activity as a kid.
4. Go Skiing
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Having said that, if those last two winter activities seemed a little too juvenile for you, skiing is always a go-to outdoor winter activity that’s fun for the whole family.
Hit the slopes in the morning, get some sun and exercise in, and of course, don’t forget to enjoy the post-ski activities. Whether it be hot chocolate by the fire or a glass of wine with friends in the evening, skiing is a winter activity that can keep you entertained for days.
And hey, you can even make a whole trip out of it if you don’t have any skiing available to you nearby!
5. Go For A Winter Walk
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Keep it simple and go for a winter walk.
As anyone who has experienced winter knows, it’s easy enough to stay cooped up indoors all day because of the cold, but really, when you do this, you’re doing nothing good for your health or for your mood.
Even when you’re dealing with a harsh winter, try your best to get some outdoor time in. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but just that little dose of Vitamin D can make all the difference.
Plus, if you can get someone to join you on a regular winter walk, you’re doing something that’s good for your health and wellness, but you’re also ensuring you get some social time in, which again, is very easily avoided when the temperatures are frigid.
Like we said, keep your eyes open, and you might happen to stumble upon your new yearly winter tradition.
We get it: Winter doesn’t appeal to everyone. To some, the idea of voluntarily spending time in the freezing outdoors is not their idea of a good time. However, for those of you who are attempting to embrace the cold, give some of these outdoor winter activities a try. They could just brighten up an otherwise dreary winter day.
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