Even as long-distance best friends, we’ve gotten to spend a lot of time together in the winter. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite activities to do together. Let us know in the comments what your favorite winter activities are!
1. Go Ice Skating
One of our favorite winter activities is going ice skating at an outdoor rink. There’s something so fun about bundling up and going skating around the holidays. It’s not too late to go skating though! Most outdoor rinks stay open until March. Grab you best friends and hit the ice.
2. Visit a Light Show
Going to light shows together is something we’ve done since the first year we met. Since then, we’ve been to a few, ranging from drive through, walk through and even one with a carnival at the end. Everything sparkles in the winter.
3. Make Hot Chocolate and watch a Movie
If outdoor winter activities aren’t your thing, there’s always staying in with a nice cup of hot chocolate. We think its best with whipped cream and marshmallows. Get your hot drink and the curl up on the couch with a good movie. During our last visit, we enjoyed The Devil Wear’s Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
4. Play in the Snow
If you’re like us and live in a place where it snows, take advantage of it. Make a snowman, have a snowball fight or even go sledding. There are so many things to do when the ground is covered in a blanket of fresh snow.
5. Light some Candles and Play a Game
When we were together, we got a Rosé scented candle and played Cards Against Humanity with some other friends. The scent of the candles is always welcoming this time of year. Plus, any card game is perfect for a night in.
6. Bake Yummy Treats
Another indoor activity when it’s too brisk is to bake something new. Last visit we made hot chocolate cookies, biscotti and chocolate chip cookies. Have a new recipe you want to try out? Now’s the perfect time.
7. Go for a Walk
If you’re the type of person who loves the winter chill, bundle up and go for a walk. One of the best parts of winter is the air smells clean and fresh.
8. Watch a Football Game
January and February are important NFL months. Gather your friends for a Super Bowl party or just have a lowkey evening cheering for your team. No football day is complete without great snacks.
9. Celebrate the New Year
Winter means it’s time for the new year and resolutions. Whether you prefer to have a big blowout or relax and watch the ball drop, make sure you celebrate making it through another year. Also, reflect on what you want to be different in the year to come.
10. Explore a new Place Together
You don’t have to go far from your house, but you can if you want to/have time. A new year is also the perfect time to go someplace new, whether it’s a city, restaurant, park or store. Explore someplace and discover something fun to do. We recently spent the day wandering around a small beach town in Maryland and had a blast.