Our 2020 Winter To-Do List

Whether you’re outdoors or indoors, we’ve rounded up 80-plus ways to make January and February fantastic
Tettegouche State Park's "Sea Stack"—before a late-2019 storm toppled it into Lake Superior
Tettegouche State Park’s “Sea Stack”—before a late-2019 storm toppled it into Lake Superior

Photo by Riley LeBlanc

On the cover of this year’s Jan./Feb. issue of Minnesota Monthly, you’ll see the “Sea Stack” of Tettegouche State Park. The rock formation had long jutted out of Lake Superior—until a late-2019 storm flattened it. Its demise served as a reminder: Get out there while the getting’s good. Don’t let winter keep you inside.

Or, y’know, do. It is pretty cold, after all. That’s why our 2020 Winter To-Do List has a section for indoor pursuits—in addition to brisk, cozy, wide-ranging outdoor activities and 46 can’t-miss events across the state.

The point is that you’re not stuck at home. We’ve broken our guide into sections for easy perusal. Keep scrolling, and get out—or in—there!

Winter To-Do List: Biking in Duluth
Biking in Duluth

Photo by Hansi Johnson

Things to Do Outside

Twelve ways to do this season right outdoors—from biking and hiking to laser tubing and igloo bars. Click here to read.

Winter To-Do List: Music Under Glass at Como Zoo Conservatory
Music Under Glass at Como Zoo Conservatory

Courtesy of Visit Saint Paul

Things to Do Inside

Eight ways to stay warm while living it up—at craft workshops, new food halls, new places to drink (including sober options), a game show experience, and more. Click here to read.

The Parkway Theater
The Parkway Theater

Photo by Zoe Prinds

Top 5 Movie Getaways

Seeing a movie is such a dependable winter strategy, it deserves its own round-up. These five theaters are more than practical—they’re experiential. That means boozy ”adult shakes,” cult classics, and one big, big (big) screen. Click here to read.

Hot Air Affair
Hot Air Affair

Photo by Deanna Grigus

46 Can’t-Miss Events, Jan.-Feb.

Get up north, downtown, among the clouds, jamming out, fishing, reveling, taking in the performing arts, riding a giant kite across a frozen lake—and more January through February. Click here to read.

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