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Set Sail in Wayzata

The lakeside community will showcase the best of the water sport at the Wayzata World Match Race Tour Exhibition

Excelsior Hotspots

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

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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

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

Giants Ridge is Perfect Family Getaway

Whether it's skiing and tubing in winter or biking and golfing in summer, Giants Ridge caters to both kids and adults.

Family Weekend in Mankato

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

Twin Cities Auto Show is Kid-Friendly (yes, really!)

The Twin Cities Auto Show, from March 12-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, promises fun for the whole family

Gotta Go to the 2016 Auto Show!

Scott Lambert, executive vice president of the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, talks about the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show

Winterfest Celebrates the Best of Minnesota Brews

Winterfest 2016 February 26 and 27 will feature 80+ Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild member breweries and brewpubs at Union Depot in St. Paul

Inside Mill City Museum: A Review

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

4 Winter Weekend Destination In Minnesota

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.

What it's Like to Ride the Trails at Detroit Mountain

Mountain bike or BMX in the Detroit Lakes area this fall on the newly revamped Detroit Mountain.

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.

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.

Review: East Bay Suites - The Perfect North Shore Getaway

East Bay Suites in Grand Marais has the right ingredients for a memorable vacation: a walkable location, views of Lake Superior, and extra amenities to customize your stay. Bonus - they're kid and dog-friendly!

Northern Spark To Light Up the Night June 13

Minneapolis dusk-to-dawn public arts festival gives people an opportunity to see (our very creative) city in a new light

“Arthur’s World” Opens at the Minnesota Children’s Museum

Spark a love for literacy with this exhibit featuring everyone’s favorite aardvark.

Valentine’s Weekend Ideas for those who are Single and Fabulous

We feature 6 fun Valentine's weekend activities that are perfect for singletons across the metro.

New Hot Spots in Downtown Excelsior

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

Celebrate Earth Day at Local Events

Make a difference on Earth Day at various clean-up and tree-planting events in and around the Twin Cities metro

Just a Big Sap: Maple Syruping Events in April

It's maple syrup harvest time. Learn what goes into making this sweet treat.

Sportshow Extravaganza Coming to Minneapolis Convention Center

The Progressive Northwest Sportshow is a giant indoor playground for outdoor enthusiasts (and kids, too!)

Good Times on Tap at Winterfest February 27-28

Sample Minnesota craft beer in a fun environment at Winterfest, held at the Union Depot.

Become a 'Pouter' at International Eelpout Festival Feb. 19-22

This outdoor festival promises "pure Minnesota fun" with eelpout curling, a rugby tournament, auto ice races, beer bong, ice fishing Olympics, a plunge for charity, and so much more.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Midwest Home Show

The Midwest Home Show is a great way to do research, talk to experts, and learn about new products and local services before embarking on your next home improvement project.

Dead End Hayride: Go, If You Dare

Haunted hayride attraction in Wyoming, Minnesota is spooky fun for teens and grown-ups.

Anoka Earns Title as 'Halloween Capital of the World'

Visit Anoka this weekend for the Gray Ghost 5K Run, Grand Day Parade, live music, dancing, and costume contests.

Enjoy Fall Sightseeing With These 5 Riverboat Cruises

Appreciate the changing colors from the water this fall.

Take Part in Free Museum Day

Saturday is Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live, during which you can visit 24 museums for free statewide.

Join in the Merriment at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Find yourself transported to a 16th-century village ruled by King Henry and Queen Elizabeth at the annual Renaissance Festival on weekends from now through September 28.

Polka, Pierogis and Pączki at Twin Cities Polish Festival August 8-10

St. Anthony Main is the place to be this weekend for Polish music, dancing, entertainment, and food.

Best Places to Watch the Fireworks in the Twin Cities Metro

Don't know where to see the best fireworks this July 4? Here's a list of area shows.

Enjoy the "Dog Days" of Summer at these Pet-friendly Events

Don't leave Fido at home. Plan a special day with your four-legged pal at one of these upcoming events.

Celebrate Art Museum Day

Join The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum this weekend for a celebration of the essential role museums play in our region's community.
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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.