This month, cities along the East Coast saw some of their biggest snowfalls in recent history. On Tuesday, Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual (and usually dismal) prediction. Yes, winter is here for good now.
Luckily, a handful of big events mean you can avoid the wintry mixes and unpredicted below-freezing cold snaps in places that benefit from some of the best wintertime weather. Ditch the shovel for a Sazerac, defrost the bathing suit and add these winter happenings to your calendar.