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Home to hundreds of miles of trails and greenways, Minneapolis Northwest is a perfect place for hikers and bikers who want to enjoy the beauty of nature 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 hikers, bikers and those who simply want to soak in the scenery.Read More
What better way to ring in spring than soaking up the sun on a patio with a refreshing craft beer in hand? Minnesota ranks in the top 15 of states with the most craft breweries per capita and with an overwhelming number of new breweries opening each year in the Twin Cities, there’s always a new place to explore! We’ve gathered some of our favorite breweries to get you started on a beer-filled road trip in Minneapolis Northwest and beyond!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
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
Oktoberfest – the world’s largest Bavarian beer festival – revs up each September and into October. Raise your stein at 10 Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the Twin Cities. Savor the still-warm weather with family friendly activities, polka dancing, dachshund racing, beard contests and special brews. Everyone can find something they love!Read More
Meetings are a time to get business done and make connections, but that doesn’t mean they have to be mundane. Inspire your group with an unconventional and fun place to host your next meeting. In Minneapolis Northwest, there are several unique venues and locations your group will love. From signature scents to breweries to a world-famous cupcake shop, here are some of the most creative meeting venues in Minneapolis Northwest.Read More
The days are already growing shorter, but there’s still time to soak up all the summer fun in Minneapolis Northwest! Don’t miss your last chance for prime-time patio dining, kayaking and fishing on the river, outdoor farmers markets, movies at dusk and foods on a stick. Also get a taste for what to look forward to when the fall season officially lands.Read More
Everyone deserves a vacation, including your pooch, and Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect destination for your canine companion to wag its tail and enjoy all the dog-friendly adventures the area has to offer. You and your pup can enjoy award-winning food, shopping and entertainment, as well as the parks and recreation areas that make this region so popular with nature lovers. Minneapolis is 15th on Rover.com’s list of the most dog-friendly cities, out of more than 14,000 cities across the country. Here are some of the most popular dog-friendly places and activities in the area.Read More
Minnesota is thrilled to host prime sporting events like the Super Bowl, and this spring is no exception as the Twin Cities welcomes the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four! Four of the nation’s best college basketball teams will do battle over one action-packed weekend this April. Whether you’re a sports fan, college student, family or music junkie, there is something for everyone during Final Four weekend, both in and outside of downtown. Check out the jam-packed schedule of events happening, along with our top recommendations for places to stay, play, eat and drink.Read More
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!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