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Hit the Slopes! Start Your Winter Adventure at Elm Creek Park Reserve

11/28/2018

Elm Creek Park Reserve is the biggest park in Three Rivers Park District. It’s home to 4,900 acres of hiking and biking trails and 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.

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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest

11/02/2018

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.

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Quench Your Thirst: Where to Get a Good Drink in Minneapolis Northwest

10/23/2018

Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect place to visit for outdoor adventures with your family or for a relaxing vacation with friends, but did you know the area also has a lively bar scene? Whether you’re craving a house-made craft cocktail, a stiff bourbon concoction or a glass of full-bodied Italian wine, here are the best places to get a good drink in Minneapolis Northwest.

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Embrace the Hygge Trend and Get Cozy in Minneapolis Northwest

09/27/2018

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!

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Staff Picks: Favorite Fall Activities in Minneapolis Northwest

09/21/2018

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!

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Girlfriends’ Getaway Guide to Minneapolis Northwest in Autumn

09/17/2018

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.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Brooklyn Park

09/07/2018

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!

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10th Annual Girl’s Night Out: A One-of-a-Kind Shopping and Fundraising Experience

08/30/2018

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.

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Autumn Excitement Builds with Minnesota’s Pro Sports Teams

08/03/2018

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.

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Food for Thought: Top 15 Dining Discoveries to Satisfy Your Cravings

08/02/2018

Looking for a unique dining experience or an exciting meal out with fellow foodies? Visit Minneapolis Northwest, where you’ll find plenty of exceptional and tasty restaurants. Authentic, international dishes flourish in this area thanks to the mix of cultures and traditions, and you’ll find surprising twists on comfort food, great happy hour deals and outstanding desserts! Here are the top 15 dining discoveries to satisfy your cravings in Minneapolis Northwest.

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