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Between the negotiating, acting as the middleman between clients and venues, unconventional hours and intense deadlines, it’s no surprise meeting planners have one of the most stressful jobs. Meeting planner or event coordinator was ranked as the fifth most stressful job of 2017 in a recent study by CareerCast. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks for handling this stressful career and finding some balance.Read More
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.Read More
Did you know that the Arbor Lakes shopping area, combined with Albertville Premium Outlets, has more shopping square footage than Mall of America? That means you can accomplish all your holiday shopping right in here Minneapolis Northwest. And with no tax on shoes or clothing, you can save big and feel good about the gifts you give from some of our favorite stores.Read More
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.Read More
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
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
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
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
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.Read More
Minneapolis Northwest is made up of three distinctly unique cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove. To give you a taste of the one-of-a-kind flavor and opportunities in Brooklyn Center, we’ve put together a list of exclusive things to do/see in the city while visiting the area.Read More
There’s nothing quite like kicking back with friends and coworkers at happy hour. Good deals, cold drinks, and excellent food options are what make a happy hour great. From two-for-one drinks to $5 appetizers, these prime happy hours in Minneapolis Northwest will take you to your happy place.Read More