By Zhaokuan Liu
If you are looking for something special other than sunny beaches, I would recommend you to take a flight to the far north, where you can see the rare and mystical spectacular – the northern lights. Although the viewing season lasts from September until April, the peak viewing time is in the end of winter. Therefore spring break is the best time of year to observe the northern lights.
Fairbanks is the most reliable place to see the northern lights because it is located under the aurora oval. The city also offers other winter entertainments such as dog mushing and snowmobiling.