17 Cute Winter Mini-Break Destinations in the US and Beyond

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2. Helsinki, Finland

The capital of Finland is a vibrant city with tons to do, both indoors and outside – if you can brave the cold! Helicopter rides over the city are a popular tourist attraction, as are the many saunas and thermal pools. If you're looking for something really daring, you can try the Helsinki tradition of having a bake in the sauna followed by a dip in the ice-cold sea! If you're looking for a more traditional vacation, there are plenty of hikes and beach walks to try. Over a third of the city is taken up by green space, so if you're looking for a tranquil getaway, this one's for you!