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This is the year you want to take your family on a fun and memorable vacation without breaking the bank. Take advantage of these budget-friendly travel tips as you start planning this year’s trips, and learn how venturing outside the big city can give you memorable surprises, as well as save you some money.Read More
It’s no secret that Minnesota is known for its winters that can be unpredictable and long, but don’t let that get you down! Whether you’re feeling cooped up or the kids are driving you wild, we’ve gathered some of the best remedies for your “cabin fever!”Read More
As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with exhilarating winter activities, performances and festivals. From skijoring with your dog to ice skating and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate and rejoice in the cold weather.Read More
Get ready for nonstop fun and laughter this winter! Throughout the season, the Twin Cities and Minneapolis Northwest host a variety of events ranging from polar plunges to beer festivals to fat biking races. Ready to get merry? Here are 12 ways to celebrate the festive winter season with family and friends.Read More
Egg nog, seasonal pies, and holiday cupcakes and cookies, oh my! The holidays aren’t complete without some sweet treats! We’ve compiled a collection of some of the top treats in Minneapolis Northwest so you can take your sweet tooth on the ultimate sugar tour. You won't want to miss these festive delicacies!Read More
The holidays are drawing near, and there’s no better place than Minneapolis Northwest for spreading holiday joy and merriment. From essential holiday shopping, fun events, outdoor recreation, and holiday shows, here are the top five reasons we love Minneapolis Northwest during the holidays!Read More
Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District, and is home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails, along with some of the best scenery in Minnesota. Elm Creek is a popular destination any time of year (in fact, it was named the 15th most visited attraction in Minnesota, with more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017!), but from December through March, the Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area turns the reserve into a fascinating winter wonderland. Grab your mittens and scarf and get ready to explore! Here are some of the most popular ways to spend a winter break at Elm Creek Park Reserve.Read More
The holiday season is all about love, peace, magic, and mistletoe, which also makes it a perfect season for spending time with someone special. Here are 10 fun and festive date ideas for you and your date to enjoy this winter!Read More
Baby, it’s cold outside, but the holiday happenings in Minneapolis Northwest are heating up with exciting winter activities and events the whole family will want to experience. From sleigh rides and carriage rides to Nutcracker performances and festive arts and crafts for children, bundle up the family and get ready to create new holiday traditions in the winter wonderland of Minneapolis Northwest.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
From technology and sustainability to food options and activities, there are a lot of moving pieces in today’s meetings industry and the trends are always changing. Trends come and go, often fleeting, creating challenges and opportunities for meeting, conference and event planners. As we look at the biggest trends in 2019 and look forward to what’s to come in 2020, I’ve rounded up a few tips to help leverage these trends and incorporate them into meetings and events in the future.Read More
Minneapolis Northwest features one of the most expansive shopping areas in Minnesota, second only to the Mall of America. From national retailers, locally owned boutiques, thrift stores, and hidden gems, there’s plenty to browse through. Turn window shopping into actual shopping when you hit up some of the best locally owned stores in Minneapolis Northwest this coming holiday season. Be sure to mark your calendar for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, where you can pick up unique, quality gifts while supporting local shops.Read More