I recently got back from a great trip to Quebec city, Canada. It was a 9 hour journey from San Francisco, but well worth it because it's home to an ice hotel. There are only 2 ice hotels in the world; the other is in Sweden.
The itinerary was packed with fun. We spent the first night at the Loews Concorde with a panoramic view of the city from its revolving restaurant.
The last day was spent living large at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a beautiful old hotel looking over the St. Lawrence river. The streets were picturesque, and the hotel even had a speedy ice toboggan run.
If you want a few days of adventure that ranges from sleeping on a bed of ice to eating a luxuriant seven-course meal, I highly recommend a jaunt to Quebec City.
Click on the image below to see the ice bar.