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The Best Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Ski Vacations

Hitting the ski slopes can be a pricey proposition during the peak season, but smart travelers can find good value winter fun without bruising your side and soaking your socks. From Broadway shows and museums in New York City, to surfing in the chilly waters off Block Island, Rhode Island, to historical and sunny Cartagena, Colombia, TheStreet's Lauren Lyons Cole details which destinations offer a winter retreat without breaking the bank.