5 Things You Have To Do Before Winter Ends – The Clubhouse – a blog by Menlo House

Spring is on the horizon, but since the seasons are changing, now is the time to get in all the fun winter activities you put off! You should squeeze in as much cold-weather fun as possible before it’s too late, so here are some awesome events that you can take advantage of in the coming weeks.


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OK, we get it, everyone knows about the famous Rockefeller skating rink – but it’s iconic! There’s nothing quite like taking someone out on the ice and having fun zipping around (or falling down). The rink is open daily until April 28th, and if you want to avoid the wait you can make a reservation!


Ready to let out your inner child? Try sledding over at Swallow Cliff, an unparalleled 100ft bluff in the Cook County Forest Preserves. You’ll have the bring your own equipment, but racing down the hill with your friends will be a new winter tradition.


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February is Black History Month, and in Atlanta you can learn more about the African American experience at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Thanks to a generous grant, the Center is offering free admission through February 28th, so now is the perfect time to plan a trip.


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Continuing the theme of free entry, every first and third Sunday of the month you can get into the largest urban wilderness preserve in the US at no cost. The Armand Bayou Nature Center is ripe for exploring right now before the humidity and mosquitoes come back in full force, and you’ll beat the springtime crowds, too.


It’s definitely been a wild winter here in Los Angeles, but you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the heavy snow. Big Bear is a perennial favorite, but Snow Valley is a hidden gem with lower prices and easier slopes. Head out for a day or for a whole weekend and enjoy the powder!


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