Winter is one of those seasons that you either love or can’t wait for it to be over. If you live in a seasonal city, where temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, you might be dreading this season. But the reality is that winter can be just as fun and create just as many memories as spring, summer, and fall.
When it’s too cold outside to enjoy the snow or you just simply don’t want to get out of your cozy sweats, there are plenty of exciting activities you and your family can take part in without stepping outside.
Make it a Musical Night
If the weather is keeping you indoors on a night when you might be inclined to catch a concert or a musical, there are just as many ways to bring music into your home. No matter which streaming service you have, you can find plenty of documentaries and concerts that match your favorite genre.
Gather everyone together, get cozy on the couch, and turn into an intimate performance by Britton Smith or your favorite performer. The best part is that you can sing along as loud as you want and dance if you want to without worrying about anyone else.
Get Creative in the Kitchen
When the weather’s nice it’s easier to put off cooking in favor of dinners out at a restaurant or enjoying a patio. Winter is the perfect opportunity to dust off those cookbooks you may not have used in a while and find a recipe you’ve always wanted to try.
If you really want to make it easy, turn on your slow cooker and let it do all the work while you spend time with your family. After a few hours, you’re ready for a cozy meal.
Learn a New Language
We always say we’re going to learn French or Spanish. That it’s on our to-do list. But we’re often too distracted by work and social commitments. So, when you’re stuck indoors on a cold winter night, why not download that learning language app and get started? Make a small commitment to yourself to practice even 15 minutes per day and you’ll be surprised how quickly you start to improve.
If you and your partner are enjoying a cozy night in but you miss the atmosphere of your favorite bar, why not bring the bar to you? Play mixologist for a night and whip up your favorite cocktails — or try a new impromptu recipe with ingredients in your pantry. You never know what new drinks you’ll discover.
Start Planning Your Next Vacation
If you’re already counting down the days until the temperatures start rising and the sun is beaming, use this night indoors to start planning your next getaway. Get out your laptop of travel books and begin envisioning where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see — sign up for email reminders for when flights drop in price and take inspiration from social media and travel blogs for dream hotels and resorts.