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With the abundance of healthful options the Minneapolis Northwest area offers, planning health-conscious meetings have never been so easy. From outdoor activities to fantastic dining choices, the area presents a unique opportunity to incorporate wellness into a memorable event program. The following are some helpful tips to create healthier events that are chock-full of wellness aspects attendees will enjoy and appreciate.Read More
Whether you want to take in the brand-new Allianz field up close or soak up the sunshine during a Twins game at Target Field, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer sports season in the Twin Cities. See what’s coming up on the schedule and what new foods, events and theme nights await you. There are a lot of hot tickets in town, so start planning now!Read More
Home to hundreds of miles of trails and greenways, Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect place for hikers and bikers who want to enjoy the beauty of nature. The region has been named one of the country's most bike-friendly destinations thanks to its expansive network of trails and protected lanes, and the city’s parks offer pedestrians and hikers plenty of places to wander in nature. Here are five favorite destinations for hikers, bikers and those who simply want to soak in the scenery.Read More
Spring brings a burst of colors and energy to Minneapolis Northwest. It’s a time when Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods start buzzing with festivals, shows, family friendly events and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you choose to spend the days or evenings watching international films, making maple syrup or cuddling baby animals, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!Read More
Is your family looking for new and fun things to do in Minneapolis Northwest and the Twin Cities Metro area? We’ve put a list together just for you! From zoos and museums to nature and painting, the Minneapolis Northwest area has something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Discover our favorite 25 things to do with families in and around the area!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
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