Top 10 Quick Spring Getaways
Whistler, British Columbia
If your idea of a great spring getaway involves snow instead of sand, head to Whistler, British Columbia, where one of the longest ski seasons in North America keeps snow bunnies schussing as late as early June. Whistler boasts over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, 12 alpine bowls on three glaciers, and more than 200 marked trails. As an added bonus, the beautiful village has enough shops, nightlife, restaurants, and events to keep even non-skiers happy – and plenty of shiny new Olympic-legacy attractions (from 2010's Winter Games) worthy of exploration.
How to Get There: Fly nonstop to Vancouver (YVR) from Chicago (Air Canada, United; 4.5 hours), New York (Air Canada, United; 6 hours), San Francisco (Air Canada, United; a little over 2 hours), Los Angeles (Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, United; about 3 hours), and Seattle (Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, United; 50 minutes). Whistler is roughly a 2-hour drive from Vancouver along Highway 99, also called the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Bus and taxi services are available to make the trip. Book flights, hotels, and more on our Travel Search.
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