Best of MN 2023: Readers’ Choice

Our readers voted online for their favorites in a number of categories earlier this year. Here are their top picks.

The Ultimate Minnesota Bucket List

101 must-do activities, gotta-try foods, and need-to-see marvels that make Minnesota the state that it is

Travel Tips: Cancun Can Be Your Winter Escape

For Minnesotans seeking warmer weather, Cancun offers an interesting mix of historic, culinary, and adventurous excursions

How to Make the Most of Cranberry Season in Central Wisconsin

Peak season in berry country is short and sweet
Tiffanie Ellis and other volunteers on the Powwow Trail

These Volunteers Keep the Trails of the Boundary Waters Alive

A Minnesota nonprofit group fulfills what the U.S. Forest Service is no longer able to do: keep BWCAW trails open to hikers and backpackers
Lost Horse Valley, part of Joshua Tree National Park

Travel Tips: Palm Springs’ Laid-Back Vibes and Rugged Potential

The poolside desert town is a snowbird capital, an LGBTQ+ stomping ground, and SoCal’s low(ish)-profile hot spot
Safari North Wildlife Park

10 Event Picks for a Quintessential Minnesota Summer

Julie Jo Larson, author of “100 Things to Do in Minnesota Before You Die,” picks 10 must-do Minnesota events in July and August
A 36-foot houseboat moored on Namakan Island

A Houseboating Excursion in Voyageurs National Park

Combine the glories of the BWCA with the comforts of a floating trailer

Track Chairs Make Minnesota State Parks More Accessible

All-terrain chairs in state parks are built to tackle the rugged outdoors
Wildlife in the water

Up the Gunflint Trail Without a Paddle

Explore the North Shore’s gateway to the Boundary Waters without a canoe