Vermont is the quintessential "wintery northeast place." And you cant go wrong there for 2 or 3 days. There is plenty to do there. But for 8 or 9, I would recommend some place in Colorado or the Alps. If you are not skiiers, I would not recommend trying it at a place that will be jam packed, and cost you both $150 per day just for lift tickets. Save that for a small, local mountain with shorter lines and cheaper lift tickets. I am going to Bermuda in November for three days. Its close, affordable with off season rates, and seems like theres fun things to do there. Never been though, so not sure what to check out. Good luck!
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