How do I enjoy life in the winter?
If you often say “I can’t stand winter.” Or, you want to know how to enjoy winter when you hate it, I have some ideas you might like. I think after hearing these, you can at least file it in your head as a “things to make winter better list.”
Even if you like winter, I put together a mix of ideas that are either simple, classic or unique. Check out this list of winter bucket list ideas that you can do almost anywhere. Whether you prefer the cozy indoors or the snowy outdoors, there’s something for everyone.
It will also answer the question: “How do I enjoy life in the winter?”
Whether you’re looking for solo adventures or fun-filled activities with friends and family, grab your warmest coat, put on those cozy mittens, and get ready to create unforgettable memories this winter season or at least make it less painful.
Things to Do to Make Winter Better
Looking for some exciting winter activities to add to your bucket list (or keep your spirits up)? Look no further! Whether you’re an adult looking for indoor activities or a parent seeking fun ideas for kids, I provide a mix. Here are some fantastic winter activities that can be enjoyed both inside and outside. these are actually some things I do to enjoy life in the winter:
1. Visit an “igloo” on a restaurant rooftop
Winter is here and that means it’s time for some fun! Head to a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy some great cuisine under a dome shaped structure to captivate any visitor.
From its cozy atmosphere to its eclectic menu, this is sure to win you over with its unique charm. Order a glass of wine or a cocktail and enjoy your night as you overlook the area below.
2. Have hot chocolate
Having hot chocolate out or making a fancy mix recommended by the Food Network at home is the perfect way to indulge in a cozy and comforting treat. Nothing beats sipping on a rich and velvety cup of hot chocolate on a chilly day, whether you’re sitting in a charming café or curled up on your couch.
Here’s a list of mixes that the Food Network recommends. These were voted “best” in their categories:
- Overall: Starbucks Classic Hot Chocolate
- Budget Find: Swiss Miss Dark
- Milk Chocolate: William Sonoma Hot Chocolate Classic
- Dark Chocolate: Godiva Dark
- White Chocolate: Land O Lakes Artic White
- Marshmallow: Barú Fluffy Marshmallow Chocolate Powder
- Additional Great Marshmallow: Starbucks Marshmallow
- Splurge: Vosges La Parisienne Drinking Chocolate
- Value: Trader Joe’s Sipping Chocolate
So go ahead, treat yourself to some delicious hot chocolate – you deserve it!
3. Bake holiday treats
Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some delicious cookies, cakes, or pies that celebrate the festive season.
Baking at home in the winter is the ultimate cozy activity that will warm both your heart and your kitchen. There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies or a warm loaf of bread to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus, baking is a great way to spend time indoors when it’s cold outside.
4. Have a game night
Gather your friends or family for a night of friendly competition with board games, card games, or video games.
With a wide range of popular games available on Amazon, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take, for example, the classic strategy game Settlers of Catan, where players compete to build settlements and trade resources. Or those who love mystery and deduction, the cooperative game Codenames is a hit, as players work together to uncover secret agents using clever word associations.
So grab your favorite snacks, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an evening of fun-filled entertainment!
5. Explore a winter wonderland hike
Bundle up and embark on a scenic hike through snowy landscapes, capturing beautiful moments along the way.
You can capture beautiful moments along the way. And It’s one of those things where I have to force myself to go outside. I’ll say, “I don’t want to go outside. It’s cold.” But then once I do it, I’m like, “why didn’t I do this before?”
I love the cold air on my face. And there’s something about it that’s very invigorating. Push yourself a little and just be careful. I’m not trying to get you injured. If there’s icy or the conditions are really bad, obviously you don’t want to do that.
That’s something that you can just easily do in everyday life.
6. Visit local holiday markets
Experience the magic of local holiday markets where you can browse unique crafts, indulge in seasonal treats, and find special gifts for loved ones.
I love to purchase items from small business owners and feed their economy. And once again, I recently went to the Snowport, which is a holiday market in Boston, Massachusetts, that happens to be a popular one. There’s also SOWA in Boston, Mass. This is very popular around the world as well.
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6. Create DIY winter crafts
Unleash your artistic side by making homemade ornaments, snow globes, or wreaths to decorate your home. My episode about Fun Things to Do in New Jersey has a guest that’s whole Instagram is devoted to educational crafts for kids.
7. Make charcuterie snow globes
I recently saw a woman on social media that made individual charcuterie boards that looked like a snow globes. She used edible glitter and everything!
It makes for a very beautiful presentation. You could just run to your local grocery store. Many of them already have charcuterie boards all set up with different meats and cheeses and grapes and everything like that already picked out for you. This goes to the top of my list for how to enjoy life in the winter when I’m grumpy.
8. Take a winter road trip
Hit the road and explore nearby towns or scenic routes that showcase the beauty of winter landscapes. It can be just what you need to get out of the house and explore close by.
As I mentioned, I’m in New England. I talk about New England a great deal in episodes about summer, but New England is also very pretty in the winter. We recently went to Stonington, Connecticut. That’s pretty much on the Rhode Island border and they had this very pretty lobster trap tree and you could just go take photographs and they have set hours.
That area has a very small downtown, it literally looks like something out of a Hallmark movie. It’s just very quaint and a lot of the businesses are decorated very classy.
9. Build a snowman
Now, sometimes I don’t state the obvious because I think you already know that. But, sometimes we need a refresher. If you want to do something truly classic, think about building a snowman.
And it doesn’t have to be a big one. You don’t have to stay outside very long. Obviously, you need snow in your area, so you might have to wait if you don’t currently have snow right now.
Gather your friends or family and get creative with building a snowman in your backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, use your porch or patio. Don’t forget to accessorize it with a carrot nose and stylish accessories. I know today they sell snowman kits, but go old school. Find some rocks, get some sticks for arms, put little buttons, whatever you can find, around the house and just make a really cool snowman.
10. Go iceskating
And if you’re up for it, go ice skating, lace up your skates, hit the rink for some classic winter fun, whether you’re a seasoned skater or just starting out, gliding across the ice will bring a smile to your face.
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How do you enjoy winter season?
Conclusion for How do I enjoy life in the winter?
In conclusion, if you’re not a fan of winter, it can be more bearable if you have some winter activities to look forward to. Planning plays a key factor to help you figure out how to enjoy life in the winter! Use the ideas mentioned to get started.