FA Cup weekend presents an opportunity for those Premier League clubs no longer involved to enjoy a well-deserved break.
But while a resurgent Everton enjoy a warm weather training camp in Dubai, and Merseyside rivals Liverpool sample the delights of La Manga in Spain, struggling Sunderland have headed somewhere even colder than Wearside.
David Moyes' side are in frosty New York as they prepare for another end-of-season fight for their Premier League survival.
Sunderland sit bottom of the table - two points from safety - following a run of just one win in eight league matches.
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League after only one win in eight league matches
Papy Djilobodji and his team-mates have been training in the snow-covered Central Park
They were beaten 4-0 at home by Southampton in their last league fixture. But spirits seemed to have been lifted by a trip to the Big Apple.
Central defender Papy Djilobodji posted a photo of him alongside team-mates Wahbi Kazri, Lamine Kone, Mika and Javier Manquillo, captioned: 'Great time in NYC with the squad!'
Tunisia international Kazri went to extreme lengths to deal with the cold - sporting both a woolly hat and snood.
And many of his team-mates followed suit.
Jermaine Defoe, who has scored 14 of Sunderland's 24 league goals this year, wrapped up alongside goalkeeper Vito Mannone and Lynden Gooch.
Vito Mannone (left) wraps up alongside Jermain Defoe (centre) and Lynden Gooch
Adnan Januzaj has scored only twice for Sunderland while on loan from Manchester United
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It hasn't been a winter jolly for the David Moyes' squad, however.
The likes of Adnan Januzaj have been put through their paces in New York's Central Park.
But Moyes has allowed his players some down time. And it seems to have paid off.
Defoe posted a photo of him alongside 'keeper Vito Mannone with the caption: 'Team spirit unreal from back to front. One week until #VitoSaves and #JDScores'.
Defoe has scored more than half of all Sunderland's Premier League goals this season