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Day Trip Ideas for Thanksgiving Weekend

Take a quick getaway to celebrate the start of the holiday season with good shopping, delicious eateries, and fun holiday events

2016 Holiday Train to Stop in 20 Minnesota Cities

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train serves as a fundraiser for local food shelves and food banks while providing a family-friendly experience with thousands of colorful lights and live music performances.

Excelsior Hotspots

For a truly cultured wining and dining experience, check out the best bars and restaurants in Excelsior

Top Five Reasons to Visit Lanesboro

Moveable Feast: MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR Classical’s John Birge offer tips for a trip to Lanesboro

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

The annual pottery tour attracts thousands of patrons to admire work by the country’s most accomplished potters

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on St. Paul's West Side May 7.

Road Trip: Follow the Great River Road

Ahead of summer road trip season, take a look at some local highlights along the scenic byway

Explore Rochester, Minnesota

Where to eat, stay, and play in Minnesota's third-largest city

Northern Ale Guide: Your Passport to Minnesota Brews

Discover the best in Minnesota brewing and save some money along the way with this handy guide

Day Trip to Northfield

Discover places to eat, shop, and play in downtown Northfield this spring

Spring is Waterfall Season in Minnesota

Waterfalls are at their scenic best during spring run-off.

Family Weekend in Mankato

From outdoor sites, to downtown discoveries, this college town offers a weekend of memorable experiences

Stillwater Paints the Town Red

The town’s hotels, restaurants, and free carriage rides offer a weekend of romantic moments near the scenic St. Croix River.

Inside Mill City Museum: A Review

The Mill City Museum is fun (and informative) for kids and adults—the perfect indoor activity.

24 Hours in Uptown Minneapolis

A New England native moves to Uptown and shares her perfect itinerary

4 Winter Weekend Destination In Minnesota

Minnesota Towns to Visit this Holiday Season

You don’t have to travel far for a festive weekend with family

5 Twin Cities Events To Attend Instead Of Black Friday Shopping

Last Chance for a Fall Riverboat Cruise

See the changing leaves from a different vantage point—on a public riverboat cruise.

5 Fall Festivals To Attend This Season

Whether art, music, food or drinks are your calling, or you are looking for something family-friendly, there is an autumn-themed festival in here for you.

Best Apple Orchards in the Eastern Metro

Pine Tree Apple Orchard and Aamodt’s Apple Farm offer lots of fun for the whole family

Fun Things to Do in Taylors Falls During the Autumn Months

Changing leaves, river views, cooler temps, all within a short drive of the metro: Taylors Falls is the perfect scenic getaway.

9 Minnesota Wineries and Tasting Tours Perfect for a Fall Getaway

It's not Napa Valley, but you can still find delicious wine—and fun autumn events—at wineries throughout Minnesota.

4 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

Looking for ways to celebrate the long weekend? We have a few ideas.

Splash! Best Metro Area Public Swimming Pools to Beat the Heat

When you don’t own a swimming pool, and you’re not really in a beach kind of mood, the next best way to cool off is at a public pool or waterpark

Discovery Hollow and Garden is Free Family Fun for Kids of All Ages

Outdoor play area offers opportunities for digging, climbing, dam-building and mud-pie making in a beautiful natural space

Sun, Sand, Surf: Lineup of Metro-Area Beaches

Pack up the beach towels, the sunblock, and the kids (if you've got 'em) and soak up summer at a local swimming hole.

5 Perfect Spots for Fall Kayaking and Canoeing in Minnesota

Top flatwater trails for outdoor enthusiasts

New Hot Spots in Downtown Excelsior

This charming lakeside area has undergone a radical makeover the past few years

Spend a Day in Kid-Friendly Stillwater

Sweets and treats, open space to run, Teddy Bear Park, geocaching, bike trails, trolleys and more — Stillwater is the perfect family-friendly day trip.

Saints New Season Includes New Ballpark, New Menu, New Fun

May 21 will mark the first official Saints game at CHS Field, the new $63 million ballpark located in Lowertown St. Paul

See Great Works at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona

The museum recently acquired one of the world’s most famous patriotic paintings, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” which joins a host of other famous works that reside there.

Grand Marais Named America’s Coolest Small Town

The coolest town in the country is only a few hours drive from the Twin Cities.

Stillwater Among Top 10 Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

Head 30 minutes east of Minneapolis for old-world charm and some of the nation's best antiques.

Rochester Home to State's Largest Ice Bar Feb. 19-21

SocialICE is coming back to Rochester for the seventh year, complete with ice bars, ice sculptures, and live ice carving demonstrations.

Revisit Detroit Mountain

Put on your snow gear and enjoy Detroit Lakes’ revamped winter wonderland.

Holiday Train Rolls Through Minnesota December 6-14

Get into the holiday spirit by seeing a festively decorated train, listening to live music, drinking cocoa, and supporting your local food shelf.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights Worth the Drive to Duluth

The festive holiday light displays of Bentleyville, on the shore of Lake Superior, is an unforgettable experience for kids of all ages.

Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s on Display Now at Minnesota History Center

Take a trip down memory lane at this History Center display, all about toys from the past.

Deardorff Orchards and Parley Lake Winery

With offerings for both kids and adults, a trip here makes for a pretty perfect fall day.
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Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.