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Art + Beer = Endless Enjoyment! Our Guide to Art Galleries & Breweries Near Minneapolis Northwest

03/19/2019

What better way to appreciate the rich art scene near Minneapolis Northwest than with a locally crafted beer in your hand! We’ve assembled a guide to some of the best art galleries and breweries to explore during your next visit to Minneapolis Northwest, all culminating in the annual Art-A-Whirl event in May!

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Hit the Trails! Our Guide to Biking & Hiking Adventures in Minneapolis Northwest

03/12/2019

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.

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Put a Spring in Your Step with The Latest Spring Happenings in Minneapolis Northwest

02/12/2019

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!

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Treat Yourself! Our Guide to the Best Pastries in Minneapolis Northwest and Beyond

02/01/2019

Minneapolis Northwest and the surrounding area is your go-to destination for a pastry-filled adventure! From donuts as big as your head to unicorn poop cupcakes, and from French pastries to German Beehives, you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth! Here’s a list to get you started on a tour of the best pastries, donuts and treats, so dive in and treat yourself!

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From Cooking to Crocheting: Try Something Exciting and New in Minneapolis Northwest

01/22/2019

Hoping to expand your horizons and try something new and exciting while visiting Minneapolis Northwest? Whether you want to learn how to cook ethnic cuisine, create latte art, paint a masterpiece, knit a scarf, dabble in cake design or whip up some French macarons – you can find classes and learning opportunities on just about anything in or near our area!

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Get Fresh! Our Top Picks for Healthy Options and Special Diets in Minneapolis Northwest

12/27/2018

Whether you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet or have special dietary restrictions, we’ve got plenty of options in Minneapolis Northwest. From savory salads and lettuce wraps to veggie burgers and gluten-free treats, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite food picks that you can feel good about too!

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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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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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While the Kids Are Away, Adults Will Play!

06/22/2018

Who says you can’t be a kid again? Attractions like the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum and Minnesota Zoo may be swarming with kids and school groups by day, but on designated nights these adventure-filled venues transform into a fun adult night out, filled with drinks, games, crafts and more! Embrace the childlike wonder and have an exceptional night out with friends, or that special someone. When the kids are away, adults will play!

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