12. Take the Polar Bear Plunge

Take the Polar Bear Plunge

You probably have to be completely bonkers to go running into icy cold water in the depths of winter, but that’s why it’s one of those things to do in the USA before you die – and probably only ever once.

It happens at various times, in various places around the country, where hundreds of people strip off and plunge the freezing waters of lakes, rivers or beaches. In Brandon Beach Missouri, for example, the Polar Bear Plunge happens on New Year’s Day, whereas one of the largest in the US is the Long Beach (NY) Polar Bears Superbowl Splash.

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