First, check the weather forecast and pack your suitcase accordingly. If you´re coming from a warmer climate, you may not have experienced true winter weather before. In addition to your regular clothes, make sure to pack:
* A heavy coat or parka that will keep you warm in sub-zero temperatures
* A scarf, hat and gloves to protect your face and hands from the cold wind
* Waterproof boots or shoes with good traction for walking in snow and ice
* Layered clothing so you can adjust to changes in temperature throughout the day
In Chicago, head outdoors to enjoy winter activities like ice skating at Millennium Park or sledding down Snowboard Hill at Lincoln Park Zoo. Or plan an indoor day exploring one of Chicago’s many museums, such as The Field Museum or Shedd Aquarium. And no matter what you do, make sure to get a deep dish pizza while you’re in town!
Toronto is known for its beautiful architecture and there are plenty of sights worth seeing even when it’s cold outside. Take a walk through Nathan Phillips Square to see Toronto City Hall or visit St Lawrence Market on Saturdays for some delicious food (be sure try a peameal bacon sandwich!). For something different, check out Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – it’s guaranteed to be warmer inside than out!