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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 heated patios, our Minneapolis Northwest team went in search of all things warm and comfy to get you in the hygge spirit!Read More
Home to hundreds of miles of trails and greenways, Minneapolis Northwest is a perfect place for bikers and hikers who want to enjoy the beauty of autumn while practicing social distancing. 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. Here are five favorite destinations for bikers, hikers, and those who simply want to soak in the scenery.Read More
Each year, Minneapolis Northwest hosts a number of entertaining events and festivals featuring music, art, and family fun that are worth planning your next trip around. While most events have been postponed due to COVID-19, a few are still happening, now with a virtual component and with extra safety precautions. Remember, you can still jumpstart your 2021 travel plans with all the great events that will return next year!Read More
Enjoy endless opportunities for fun in and near Minneapolis Northwest. We understand that sometimes you don't want to spend a lot of money while on vacation so we're here to help. We've put a list together of 50 FREE things to do in Minneapolis Northwest and the Twin Cities. From zoos, to nature, to museums, we have something for you.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
Summer is a wonderful time of year, with long beautiful days and relaxing nights! There are plenty of ways to enjoy these endless summer days, including the longest day of the year — the Summer Solstice (June 21) — in Minneapolis Northwest. Whether you enjoy outdoor concerts, theatrical performances or a walk through the park, there’s something for you to check out during the summer months.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
The Twin Cities is a hotbed of cultural and educational adventures. From history, science and engineering, to art, biology and cultural studies, you’ll find some of the country’s leading and most unique museums within minutes from Minneapolis Northwest. Spark your curiosity with these great exhibits and special events!Read More
Long, endless days spent lounging at the beach and relaxing on a patio or around a bonfire are just a few of my favorite things about summer! I’m Natalie, Communications & Social Media Manager at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’ve compiled some of my favorite things for visitors to do in Minneapolis Northwest during the splendid summer season!Read More
How are you supposed to find one gift that summarizes your love for that special someone? Instead of obsessing about finding a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him or her, how about a weekend getaway full of things you can enjoy together? We’ve got some ideas to get you started, featuring some of the greatest finds in Minneapolis Northwest!Read More