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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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Golf enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels – or those just looking for a fun night out – can enjoy a new entertainment destination in Minneapolis Northwest! It’s the perfect location for an exciting evening with friends or for your next big event!Read More
From free craft beer at check-in and $2 margaritas to bike rentals and unique reward perks, one of Minneapolis Northwest’s newest hotels, RISE by Elevation, is really making a name for itself. This one-of-a-kind hotel is the first of the new hotel brand, intended to expand to a dozen or more across the country.Read More
Earle Brown Heritage Center, one of the most unique event venues in Minneapolis Northwest, showcases a rich history, beautiful landscape and impressive modern amenities. With Mary Spah, Director of Sales, at the helm, the venue sees impressive increases in repeat business and events spanning all industries, from corporate meetings and trade shows to galas and weddings. Learn from one of the best leaders in the industry the keys to executing a successful event and why the Earle Brown Center is a great venue to consider for your next meeting.Read More
As the weather changes, it’s only natural to crave more activities that leave you warm and cozy. Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish term used to describe a mood of coziness, along with feelings of wellness and contentment. From snow sports and spas to latte art and brewery yoga, our Minneapolis Northwest team went in search of all things warm and comfy to get you in the hygge spirit!Read More
Leaves changing colors, crisp air, apples, pumpkins, sports and Halloween fun are just a few of the things that make fall such a wonderful season! I’m Jen Durdahl-Johnson, Office Administrator at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I am excited to share some of my favorite things about fall in Minneapolis Northwest!Read More
You can run but you can’t hide from Halloween! When else do you get to eat candy for a month, display lighted pumpkins on your doorstep, and put together a rockin’ costume? Now’s the time to embrace everything ghoulish, spooky, and pumpkin-y going on in Minneapolis Northwest. Put on “Monster Mash” or “Thriller” as you head to these fun Halloween events and celebrate this long-standing tradition with friends and family.Read More
Don’t let the year end without taking some personal time to enjoy the beauty of fall with a girlfriends’ getaway to Minneapolis Northwest! We’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to experience this wonderful season, to help you plan the perfect fall trip with your gal pals! From apple picking and rock climbing to wineries and spas, here are our top recommendations for a fun weekend getaway with the girls.Read More
Did you know that Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city in the state of Minnesota? This eclectic area sits on the west bank of the Mississippi River, upstream from downtown Minneapolis. Its vibrant dining scene, natural wonders and exciting attractions make it a not-to-be-missed stop when you’re visiting. Here are ten of our favorite things to experience in Brooklyn Park!Read More
Sometimes you just need to escape the day-to-day office setting and find a quiet place to reflect and connect with your team. Whether you are participating in strategic planning, tackling budgeting or simply getting in some quality team-building time, we’ve got some insider tips for making your retreat a truly rewarding and productive experience.Read More
Fall is here, the school year has begun, and it’s already time to start thinking about MEA break. Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect family getaway destination for the four-day weekend with a number of attractions and activities sure to entertain and even educate your whole family. Stay in one of our cozy family friendly hotels, such as the Holiday Inn & Suites - Maple Grove with a Venetian Waterpark, and spend your days and evenings enjoying all the area has to offer. Make MEA a weekend to remember.Read More
Don your brightest shade of pink and celebrate ten years of Girl’s Night Out, the Shoppes at Arbor Lake's premier shopping fundraiser benefitting Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. You and your gal pals or mother, daughter or granddaughter will be showered with special shopping deals, wine, goodies and endless fun when you attend this unique event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Read More
Fall is a special season in Minneapolis Northwest. The weather is exceptional, the leaves are stunning, and the region overflows with exciting opportunities for kids and parents to get outdoors and celebrate. Explore our top recommendations for fun autumn activities for families.Read More