When it comes to the most romantic cities in the world, which ones comes to mind? Probably Paris, maybe Venice, perhaps even somewhere like Buenos Aires. How about adding Pig’s Eye to that list? Scoff if you must, but Minnesota’s capital is currently one of the finalists in USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaway” poll.
Once we get past ringing in the New Year, we have a few days’ grace period before 2014 really kicks in. Kids may still be home from school, people may still be taking vacation, but once the holiday decorations are put away and the Christmas thank-you notes are dispatched, what’s left to do? Plenty. Around the state, there are several opportunities to keep the festivities going.
Are you looking to stay at one of the best hotels in the world? You won’t have to go any further than St. Paul. Travel + Leisure Magazine named St. Paul Hotel as one the 500 World’s Best Hotels for 2014.
Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.
Check this out if you think there is nothing to do this holiday season in Minnesota.
Whether it’s a delay, a layover or just time to kill before an international flight that is keeping you in MSP airport, we’re lucky enough to have one of the best in the country.
Finding the ideal bed and breakfast can be a terrifying task. Choose from some of these most exquisite, luxury or exotic suites to meet your needs.
You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.
Check out this variety of attractions around Minnesota. One of them is sure to be worth the hype for you.
Thanksgiving is next week. Have you figured out where you’ll enjoy your turkey yet? No? There are still options if you don’t feel like cooking.
Don’t let entertaining the out of towners daunt you. Check out these local places for great Thanksgiving weekend entertainment.
Whether it’s a family-oriented resort or an upscale experience you seek, you’re certainly going to enjoy a memorable experience in the neck of these woods.
America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.
The time of ghosts and goblins, vampires and werewolves, and things that go bump in the night is upon us. Want to get your scare on? You have all kinds of choices.
Believe it or not, we’re just three weeks away from Halloween, and that means this is primetime for pumpkins. So we asked for your help finding the Best in Minnesota. In the end, your votes sent me to New Prague to visit Barten Pumpkins.
It’s late September—time for Oktoberfest. Minnesota might have a reputation for a Scandinavian heritage, but Germans had a hand in settling our state too. Things are already underway for Wabasha’s SeptOberfest, which began earlier this month and runs through Oct. 27.
Fall foliage and cool temperatures sound like the perfect time for an outdoor date in Minnesota.
Last-minute Labor Day plans can be stressful, but it’s not impossible to plan a fun weekend away on short notice.
Beginning and experienced astronomers alike can enjoy stargazing parties at the following locations in Minnesota.
WCCO viewers spoke up and selected their favorite Minnesota roadside attraction. Not unlike Texas, everything seems bigger in Minnesota. From Baudette to Blue Earth, Rothsay to Red Lake, in Minnesota even our balls of twine are larger than life.
If you and your spouse or guest are looking for a weekend getaway in the Minnesota area, give these five spots a shot for some rest and relaxation as well as some fun.
After the Fourth of July, a reader asked me to come up with a list of places she could take her elderly father-in-law, a WWII veteran, over the summer that would give him the opportunity to pay respects to veterans of any war.
Warm weather and sunshine converts into more time on the golf course. Check out these five affordable courses around Minnesota.
Head to one of these destinations for an inexpensive day trip within two hours of the Twin Cities.
Nothing says summer like a game of paintball, and Minnesota is full of fantastic paintball facilities.
The Minnesota Zoo is getting into the spirit of autumn with their new Scarecrow Alley. Have a scarecrow pic to share? Send it our way!
Check out the best beaches in America.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.