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Each week we'll be scouting out area restaurants, shops, and attractions for you. Giving you the insider scoop on area events and newest spots in the area. You can find us talking about attractions, events, music, shopping, sports, weddings, meetings, outdoor activities and so much more.
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Moms, take a deep breath. You’ve made it through the summer with the kids at home. Now, as they get ready to head back to school, it’s time to treat yourself to some blissful relaxation by blocking off your calendar and unwinding with a weekend away in Minneapolis Northwest. From salons to spas, we’ve got you covered for a zen-tastic experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.Read More
Home to a world-class library and living-history farm, Brooklyn Park (the fourth largest city in the Twin Cities) offers unique, educational opportunities for residents and people visiting the area.Read More
Summertime in Minnesota is defined by soaking up the sun on sandy beaches, water skiing and kayaking across the lake or zooming down the waterpark slide. Minneapolis Northwest wants to help you beat the heat all summer long by highlighting a few “cool” spots around the area.Read More
With summer in full force, it can be a challenge balancing vacations and the relaxed mood of the season with the urge to keep kids learning all summer long! Parents, you may appreciate this! Minneapolis Northwest has compiled a list of fun, “sneaky” educational opportunities your kids can participate in between July and back-to-school season. Whether you’re a visitor to the area or a resident, we’ve covered adventure to arts, to science and everything in between. Check out these options, which are sure to please everyone...including your child’s teachers!Read More
There’s never a bad time to schedule a night out, but gathering your girlfriends for a summer weekend escape ranks right up there with good wine, years-long friendships and great shopping finds. When you and your girlfriends are ready to get away, look no further than Minneapolis Northwest for everything from world-class spa services, the quaintest wineries and craft brew houses to more active pursuits like FootGolf and hiking. Check out our favorite ways to celebrate the friendships in your life, then gather your girlfriends and head to Minneapolis Northwest (MNW).Read More
In Maple Grove, two venues that make it possible for visitors to come together – and make summer so much fun – are literally in the heart of our city: Central Park and Town Green.Read More
With warm weather ahead, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible in the sun, which makes this list of restaurant options and their outdoor patios very appealing. From casual beer gardens to options for enjoying pizza under the stars, here are some of the top places to eat and drink in Minneapolis Northwest during patio season.Read More
The Chalk Guys will be making their Chalkfest debut on June 10th. In case you’ve missed it, Chalkfest is an incredible festival with artists from around the world coming to Main Street Arbor Lakes to showcase and share their talent with you. Look for huge pieces and mind-boggling 3D creations that the whole family will love!Read More
Chalkfest is the can’t-miss event of the summer! For the second year in a row, artists from around the world will descend on Maple Grove to share their passion and creativity in Minneapolis Northwest! For two days, artists will line Main Street Arbor Lakes to draw large illustrations in chalk, while visitors walk among them enjoying the art, food, and entertainment.Read More
School’s out! Parents across the nation know summer is the best time to spend with their kids. Luckily, Minneapolis Northwest has plenty of summertime activities to keep families busy. From kid-friendly outdoor events to nationally recognized attractions, here are the top things to see and do with children in Minneapolis Northwest this summer.Read More
Moms work hard, and of course, we appreciate it. But do we show it? This Mother’s Day, show your mom how special she is and how much you love her by getting her something that she wouldn’t get for herself, or by spending quality time together (or both). We know, she’d probably be happy with a card and some simple acknowledgment, but this year, let’s wow her!Read More
The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the opportunities for memorable experiences are endless in Minneapolis Northwest.Read More