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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
As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with festivals, shows and exhilarating winter activities. From skijoring with your dog to making ice sculptures and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate and rejoice in the cold weather.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
Winter is here! The change of season coupled with the holidays makes this one of my favorite times of the year. I’m Megan Diaz, Senior Business Development Manager with Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’m eager to share with you some of my favorite winter and holiday activities in and around our area.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
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
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
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