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Hotel de Glace - Quebec

Hotel de Glace - Quebec

Inspired by the original in Jukkasjarvi, Hotel de Glace on the outskirts of Quebec incorporates the same functionality but in even more refined form. The hotel has framed paintings hanging on its ice walls, more elaborate ice furniture and a swankier ice bar. 960 1280

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Hotel de Glace - Quebec

Hotel de Glace - Quebec

This hotel itself is large; 34 rooms, to be exact. Designers sketch up the hotel and build it in a matter of weeks every fall. Each year, the facility has something different -- a new bed, a new bar. 960 1280

By Matias Garabedian from Montreal, Canada (Hôtel de Glace) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Alta Igloo Hotel - Norway

Alta Igloo Hotel - Norway

If there is such a thing as a rustic ice hotel, the Alta Igloo Hotel in the northeast corner of Norway would be it. The rooms are not very large, and low ceilings make them a bit claustrophobia-inducing. Still, the experience of sleeping in an igloo under the Northern Lights is second to none. 960 1280

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Alta Igloo Hotel - Norway

Alta Igloo Hotel - Norway

Apart from its 80 beds the Alta Igloo Hotel houses suites, an ice gallery, an ice bar, an ice chapel and several lounges. Sculpture work also is present here -- hulking ice sculptures that appear as stone until you touch them and they melt in your hand.  960 1280

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IceHotel - Sweden

IceHotel - Sweden

Situated in the village Jukkasjarvi, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, the original Icehotel has been built every year since 1980. The facility didn't start out as a lodge; at first, it was simply built as a seasonal structure to house an art exhibit.
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By Laplandish (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

IceHotel - Sweden

IceHotel - Sweden

Accommodations inside the Icehotel are, well ... chilly. Regardless of the temperature outside, the air in the Icehotel is always between 17 and 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Bedrooms have blocks of ice as beds, covered with fur, skin, hides and sleeping bags. 960 1280

By Laplandish (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Aurora Ice Museum - Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum - Alaska

The Aurora Ice Museum, located on the grounds of the Chena Hot Springs Resort 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks, is the only ice hotel in the U.S. Ice-carving champion Steve Brice designed. Visitors don't even have to spend the night; at the hotel's ice bar, guests can down a chilled martini before heading back to Fairbanks for the day. 960 1280

Aurora Ice Museum  

Aurora Ice Museum - Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum - Alaska

In this hotel, everything is made of ice: the beds, the chairs, the counters, the glasses and more.  960 1280

Aurora Ice Museum  

Balea Lake Ice Hotel (Chapel) - Romania

Balea Lake Ice Hotel (Chapel) - Romania

Only accessible via able car in the winter, this ice church is located in Romania at the Balea Lake Ice Hotel. 960 1280

By Untravelledpaths (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Finland

Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Finland

Located in Saariselka, Finland, the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is known for their world-famous glass igloos situated below the Northern Lights, which are visible from late August through the end of April. 960 1280
Kirkenes Snow Hotel - Norway

Kirkenes Snow Hotel - Norway

Opened in 2006 in Finnmark, Norway, near the Norwegian and Russian Border, the Kirkenes Snow Hotel features 20 bedrooms, an ice bar and more. 960 1280
Lainio Snow Village - Finland

Lainio Snow Village - Finland

Situated just north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland, the Lainio Snow Village is built every year using just about 40,000,000 pounds of snow. 960 1280
Lainio Snow Village - Finland

Lainio Snow Village - Finland

Covering over 65,000 square feet of space, Lainio features a snow hotel, an ice restaurant, an ice bar, a super-slick ice slide and a chapel. 960 1280
SnowCastle - Finland

SnowCastle - Finland

Known as one of the biggest snow structures in the world, the SnowCastle of Kemi, located in Finland, features a SnowRestaurant, a SnowChapel and a SnowHotel. 960 1280

By Art of Backpacking (Flickr: SnowCastle, Kemi, Finland) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

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Alabama

Alabama

The Heavenly Donut Co. is where to go if you’re in search of a donut in Birmingham. They make their yeast donuts fresh every day. Some of their popular specialty flavors are maple bacon, Oreo and sprinkles.  960 1280

  

Alaska

Alaska

Raised, cake, filled and “fancy” donuts are all on the menu at Dino’s Donuts in Alaska. Fancy donuts include apple fritters, cinnamon twists and maple bars. FYI, they deliver! 960 1280

  

Arizona

Arizona

Head to Young Donuts in Tucson to experience the buttermilk glazed donuts and friendly service that the locals love. 960 1280

Kyle Johnson  

Arkansas

Arkansas

Mark’s Do-Nut Shop in North Little Rock has been serving donuts since 1978. 960 1280

Graham White  

California

California

Open 24/7, treat yourself at any hour at The Donut Man. Try the Fresh Peach and Fresh Strawberry donuts. 960 1280

Mark Boster  

Colorado

Colorado

Always experimenting with new flavors, Glazed & Confused rotates their donut lineup with unique menu options such as Mojito, Jalapeno Popper and Root Beer Float. They use local, organic ingredients and no preservatives. 960 1280

Seth McConnell  

Connecticut

Connecticut

Luke’s Donut Shop is a Connecticut institution off the beaten path in Avon. Try a classic glazed. 960 1280

Brett Maddux  

Delaware

Delaware

Sweeney’s Bakery has been in the donut business since 1957. They also sell pastries, cakes, ice cream and more.

 

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Sweenys Bakery  

Florida

Florida

Gourmet donut shop Mojo Donuts in Hollywood, Fla. with a new Miami location offers must-try flavors like PB&J and Fruity Pebbles. 960 1280

DroPhoto.com / Mojo Donuts  

Georgia

Georgia

Sublime Doughnuts is an Atlanta staple. Try the A-Town Cream donut. Order custom lettered donuts to spell whatever you want 24 hours in advance. 960 1280

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI  

Hawaii

Hawaii

Opened in 1952, Leonard’s Bakery is known for their malasadas. A malasada is a traditional Portuguese donut without a hole in the middle. Try the fried treat at their Honolulu location or their food truck the Malasadamobile in the Waikele Shopping Center in Waipahu, Hawaii. 960 1280

Linda Ching  

Idaho

Idaho

With donuts made fresh daily, Guru Donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth in Boise. Flavors include The Hipsterberry, a wildberry lavender glazed donut, and The O.G. (Original Guru), a classic glazed donut. They also feature vegan options. 960 1280

Guy Hand Productions / Guru Donuts  

Illinois

Illinois

Recognized nationally as one of the best donut shops in the country, Chicago’s Doughnut Vault features a specialty donut each day, which they list in a weekly lineup on their website. You may have to wait in an out-the-door line. 960 1280

Doughnut Vault  

Indiana

Indiana

Locals agree that the long line you may experience at Long’s Bakery is well worth the wait, especially if you order a glazed yeast donut. 960 1280

Raymond Boyd  

Iowa

Iowa

Since 2011, Daylight Donuts have been serving up donuts to the people in Iowa City. Blueberry is one of their best-sellers. 960 1280

Daylight Donuts  

Kansas

Kansas

The Doughnut Whole in Wichita has 40+ tasty flavors to choose from, including PBG (peanut butter & grape), Peach Cobbler and Sunshine Citrus Crunch (citrus glaze & fruity cereal). On Wednesdays, they offer vegan donuts. 960 1280

The Donut Whole  

Kentucky

Kentucky

For a true local donut shop in Louisville, head to Nord’s Bakery. Try a maple bacon long john. 960 1280

Kennedy Barnes  

Louisiana

Louisiana

Choose from 100+ rotating flavors to satisfy a donut craving at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. in New Orleans. Also, check out their “croquenuts,” griddled donut sandwiches. 960 1280

District Donuts  

Maine

Maine

Get your donut fix at The Holy Donut, recently featured in the New York Times’ 36 Hours in Portland, Me. The not-so-secret ingredient to the exceptionally moist donuts is Maine mashed potatoes.

 

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Portland Press Herald  

Maryland

Maryland

The Fractured Prune has been a Maryland landmark since 1976 and now has locations in several states. Visit the Ocean City and try their best-seller: the OC Sand, a donut with cinnamon and sugar. 960 1280

Page Gray  

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Union Square Donuts is the place to get a Boston Crème donut. 960 1280

Boston Globe  

Michigan

Michigan

Visit the Polish bakery New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck. While they do serve regular donuts, try paczki, traditional Polish pastries similar to donuts. 960 1280

The Washington Post  

Minnesota

Minnesota

Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis is a must-try for lovers of unique donut flavors. The donut flavors also have glamorous names like Dark Angel, Bombshell, Cosmopolitan Girl, Darling and Outlaw, which has lemon cream cheese, cherry icing & brown butter crumb topping. They also deliver via a locally grown bike messenger service. 960 1280

Glam Doll Donuts  

Mississippi

Mississippi

If you’re near Ocean Springs, stop by The Tatonut Donut Shop and don’t be scared if there’s a line. Locals swear by these donuts. 960 1280

  

Missouri

Missouri

LaMar’s opened in 1960, and they’ve been perfecting their donuts ever since. Now there are 27 locations in six states today. 960 1280

LaMars Donuts  

Montana

Montana

Fill the donut-shaped hole in your stomach at Granny’s Gourmet Donuts in Bozeman, Montana 960 1280

Shelby Warwood  

Nebraska

Nebraska

The Doughnut Hole is the must-try donut shop for Nebraska. 960 1280

The Doughnut Hole  

Nevada

Nevada

Pink Box Doughnuts is widely popular spot in Las Vegas. Of course they sell a donut called Fat Elvis. 960 1280

  

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

A true mom-and-pop shop, Muriel’s Donuts may be a little difficult to find in its unassuming location on a side street under some apartments, but the locals swear by the warm, delicious donuts. 960 1280

Justine Bartlett  

New Jersey

New Jersey

After opening in 2012, donut lovers have flocked to Uncle Dood’s Donuts. They have rotating lineup and every three months, they create a People’s Choice Menu where their customers vote on their favorite donuts to be brought back to the menu. Plus, Pokemon Go fans will delight to know that Uncle Dood’s Donuts is a PokeStop. 960 1280

Uncle Doods Donuts  

New Mexico

New Mexico

Voted Best of Burque by Alibi and Best of the City by Albaquerque the Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Rebel Donut is a must-try donut shop. 960 1280

Steve Snowden  

New York

New York

The donuts at Dough are works of art. They make small batches throughout the day so customers can always enjoy a truly fresh donut. 960 1280

Noam Galai  

North Carolina

North Carolina

At Duck Donuts, you can build your own donut by choosing from coating, topping and drizzle choices.

 

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Duck Donuts  

North Dakota

North Dakota

Sandy’s Donuts & Coffee Shop is the must-stop in Nebraska. 960 1280

  

Ohio

Ohio

Since the 1950s, Schneider’s Bakery has been making customers happy and filling their stomachs with baked goods. Schneider’s was voted Best Bakery in Columbus in 2013, 2014 and 2016. 960 1280

Stacey Howell  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Belle Kitchen opened in 2015 and serves all sorts of delicious desserts. 960 1280

  

Oregon

Oregon

Known for quirky flavors and eclectic décor, Voodoo Doughnuts in unlike any other donut shop. 960 1280

Ricardo DeAratanha  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Fried chicken and… donuts? That’s right. Federal Donuts sells chicken drumsticks that come with a honey donut. They also offer “fancy” donuts like Guava Poppy and Butter Pecan. 960 1280

Micharl Persico / Federal Donuts  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Allie's Donuts in North Kingston has been baking up quality donuts since 1968. The line is often wrapped around the building at Allie's.  960 1280

Kate Barnes Photography  

South Carolina

South Carolina

On King Street in the heart of Charleston, pop into Glazed Gourmet to try one of the 12 daily flavors. Try the German Chocolate; it's one of their most popular. 960 1280

Stacey Howell / Galzed Gourmet  

South Dakota

South Dakota

If you find yourself in South Dakota and in need of a donut, check out Flyboy Donuts. 960 1280

Meagan Donovan  

Tennessee

Tennessee

Five Daughters Bakery has a variety of types of donuts to choose from. They offer The 100 Layer Donut, their version of a cronut, as well as vegan and paleo options. You can also see behind the scenes with a live stream "Donutcam" on their website. 960 1280

Five Daughers Bakery  

Texas

Texas

Gourdough's has some of the most unique flavors such as Mother Clucker, Porkeys, Son of a Peach, Baby Rattler and more that have garnered national praise. 960 1280

Gourdoughs  

Utah

Utah

In the bakery business since 1986, Banbury Cross Donuts offers traditional flavors like glazed, chocolate covered and strawberry frosted. 960 1280

Banbury Cross Donuts  

Vermont

Vermont

The Doughnut Dilemma in Burlington is a must-visit. The owner was inspired to open shop after her intial move to Vermont where she noticed a big "hole" in the donut market in Burlington.  960 1280

The Doughnut Dilemma  

Virginia

Virginia

With several locations throughout the state of Virginia, Sugar Shack Donuts should be on your donut radar. Try the Red Velvet, Chocolate & Caramel and Sea Salt and Tastes Like Somoa are some of their flavors. 960 1280

Tanya Bartek  

Washington

Washington

Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle takes pride in what they call their "hand-forged" donuts because they're made the old-fashioned way. They offer more than 40 varieties, including a Feather Boa flavor. 960 1280

Don Bartletti  

West Virginia

West Virginia

The donuts at JR's Donut Castle are made fresh daily using the 30-year-old recipes of JR Parsons who bought the shop in 1977.  960 1280

Sonya Paclob  

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Stop in Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts in Milwaukee to experience freshly made yeast, cake, vegan and gluten-free donuts. 960 1280

Holey Moley Coffee and Doughnuts  

Wyoming

Wyoming

Cowboy Donuts in Rock Springs, Wy. offers more than 55 unique varieties of donuts daily, and you'll never get a day-old donut here. If they have donuts left over at the end of the day, they donate them to the local soup kitchen. 960 1280

Cowboy Donuts  

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Opened by two young former high school classmates turned business partners, District Doughnut offers a rotating menu of seasonal, artisan donuts. Try the irresistible Brown Butter signature yeast donut. 960 1280

District Doughnut  

Giant Onion Drop, St. George’s, Bermuda

Giant Onion Drop, St. George’s, Bermuda

Each year in St. George’s, Bermuda, a giant paper mache Bermuda onion festooned in holiday lights is dropped in front of the town hall. 960 1280

Dennis Martins  

Guitar Drop, Memphis, Tenn.

Guitar Drop, Memphis, Tenn.

The Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street rings in the New Year in Memphis with its annual guitar drop. The ten-foot Gibson guitar is dropped more than 100 feet as part of a televised event that includes live music performances for a crowd of more than 50,000 revelers. 960 1280

Hard Rock Memphis  

Giant Potato Drop, Boise, Idaho

Giant Potato Drop, Boise, Idaho

For this year’s annual potato drop in Boise, an Idaho-based design firm is fabricating a brand new 17-foot long, high-tech internally lit “Glow-tato.” Reps from Idaho’s New Year’s Commission insist it will be more realistic and more durable than previous years’ potatoes. To see the animated build process visit: www.GlowTato.com. 960 1280

Idaho New Years Commission  

Orange Drop, Miami, Fla.

Orange Drop, Miami, Fla.

It may look like a ball from a distance, but in Miami, revelers ring in the New Year with the dropping of The Big Orange.  960 1280

Joe Raedle  

Giant Acorn Drop, Raleigh, N.C.

Giant Acorn Drop, Raleigh, N.C.

Each December 31 a giant copper acorn, the official monument commemorating the bicentennial of “the City of Oaks,” is transported from Raleigh’s Moore Square to the roof of the Civic Center where it’s dropped to celebrate the New Year.  960 1280

Mark Haynes  

Peach Drop, Atlanta, Ga.

Peach Drop, Atlanta, Ga.

At the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast, Atlantans drop a giant peach at midnight.  960 1280

Paras Griffin  

Electric Moon Pie Drop, Mobile, Ala.

Electric Moon Pie Drop, Mobile, Ala.

Moon Pie Over Mobile is the annual New Year’s celebration in Mobile, Ala. Festivities include  the cutting of the world’s largest moon pie and the dropping of a 600-pound, electric, fully-lit moon pie at midnight.  960 1280

Mike Tabb  

Pickle Drop, Mount Olive, N.C.

Pickle Drop, Mount Olive, N.C.

Described by the sponsor as “dill-lightful,” the Mount Olive Pickle Company hosts an annual New Year’s Eve fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Festivities include live music and the 7 p.m. drop of a giant, fully-lit pickle at the corner of Cucumber & Vine. 960 1280

Mt. Olive Pickle Company  

Cow Drop, Marietta, Ga

Cow Drop, Marietta, Ga

Marietta’s New Year’s Eve festivities include ice sculpting, "cosmic golf" and the dropping of the Georgia-born franchise Chick-fil-A Cow. 960 1280

Lindsey Wiles  

Clam Drop, Yarmouth, Maine

Clam Drop, Yarmouth, Maine

Every December 31, Yarmouth's First Universalist Church lowers a giant clam named Steamer 25 feet from the bell tower. 960 1280

Portland Press Herald  

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