Where: Yosemite National Park, CA
Why: The question really should be why not? With breathtaking Yosemite National Park in its backyard, guests at the historic five-star Ahwahnee Hotel are minutes away from some of the best hiking and rock climbing in the world. And don't be scared off by the Winter months — strap on your snowshoes, skis, or ice skates to explore the park. Lead your own adventure, or take advantage of the hotel's many rock climbing, hiking, ski, or cycling packages.