This article originally appeared in Southern Living.

Celebrate the season by planning a wintertime trip to one of our favorite mountain getaways. They have outdoor adventure in the form of skiing, snow tubing, and snowshoeing; indoor fun including antiquing, spa treatments and decadent dining; and more opportunities for fun in the winter weather than you can take in during just one weekend. That just means you'll have to plan a return trip sooner rather than later.

With destinations from Virginia to North Carolina and Alabama to Missouri, there's a nearby mountain town calling your name this season. Pack up your warmest duds, grab a hat and scarf, and explore the South's most inviting mountain towns in the frost.