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Sometimes all you need is the open road, some great company, and a few fun adventures to create memories you'll never forget! Luckily, the Twin Cities is full of one-of-a-kind spots to complete your road trip bucket list. So grab your favorite traveling buddies and explore some of the most unique finds! Don't know where to start? We've got you covered with a list of 10 (plus one bonus!) of our favorite fun, quirky places to discover within an easy drive of Minneapolis Northwest!Read More
Minnesota’s professional sports teams are on display this fall, flashing their talent and creating extra opportunities for family fun, getting to know coworkers or a night out with friends. Minneapolis Northwest is a short drive from our contending teams and top-of-the-line sports venues, providing optimal enjoyment and exhilarating memories for fans visiting the Twin Cities.Read More
Oktoberfest – the world’s largest Bavarian beer festival – revs up each September and into October. Raise your stein at 10 Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the Twin Cities. Savor the still-warm weather with family friendly activities, polka dancing, dachshund racing, beard contests and special brews. Everyone can find something they love!Read More
The days are already growing shorter, but there’s still time to soak up all the summer fun in Minneapolis Northwest! Don’t miss your last chance for prime-time patio dining, kayaking and fishing on the river, outdoor farmers markets, movies at dusk and foods on a stick. Also get a taste for what to look forward to when the fall season officially lands.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
Summer is the perfect time to embrace the outdoors, get active, relax and refresh. We’ve found that our most satisfying summer combos involve yoga under the sun combined with refreshing local craft brews. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to get your sweat on and replenish in Minneapolis Northwest. Namaste! Or should we say cheers?!Read More
Live music and fun movies are best experienced outside on warm summer nights, and Minneapolis Northwest is proud to host a variety of outdoor music and entertainment events throughout June, July and August. Check out the schedules below and make plans to enjoy the sunset and stars peeking out as you groove to live music or watch your favorite film.Read More
Summer is a wonderful time of year, with long beautiful days and relaxing nights! There are plenty of ways to enjoy these endless summer days, including the longest day of the year — the Summer Solstice (June 21) — in Minneapolis Northwest. Whether you enjoy outdoor concerts, theatrical performances or a walk through the park, there’s something for you to check out during the summer months.Read More
Minnesota’s fifth season is here – patio season! Spending time outdoors is a must, and dining and relaxing outside is one of the best ways to enjoy the spring and summer. Minneapolis Northwest does patios right. From sipping on a cool beer under the sun or clinking cocktails under the stars, here are some of the top places to eat and drink in Minneapolis Northwest during patio season.Read More
As Main Street at Arbor Lakes is transformed into a vibrant art collage for the annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, one family trio of artists will be taking the festival by storm with their unique combination of unforgettable creations! Ken Mullen has been chalking for 20 years, but this year both his daughters Aine and Aislynn will be joining him to come up with their own mind-boggling street art!Read More
Everyone deserves a vacation, including your pooch, and Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect destination for your canine companion to wag its tail and enjoy all the dog-friendly adventures the area has to offer. You and your pup can enjoy award-winning food, shopping and entertainment, as well as the parks and recreation areas that make this region so popular with nature lovers. Minneapolis is 15th on Rover.com’s list of the most dog-friendly cities, out of more than 14,000 cities across the country. Here are some of the most popular dog-friendly places and activities in the area.Read More
Travelers and residents are invited to experience a sizzlin’ summer in the Twin Cities! From May through August 2019, Minneapolis Northwest presents giveaways to Minnesota’s hottest attractions on our Facebook page, including Mall of America prize packs and tickets to the St. Paul Saints, Valleyfair and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.Read More