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Our metro area is well-known for its extensive system of scenic bike trails – perhaps the largest in the country. I haven’t ridden all of them yet, but here are my favorites so far.
If you’ve never been to the Mall of America, or make a weekly trek to this shopping Mecca, its massive size can be overwhelming and provide anxiety before you even hit the exit ramp. So here are some tips about planning ahead for your next trip to the Mall that can save you time, money and a few headaches.
History, architecture and nature help create our beautiful city and one way to experience it all is via one of the many walking tours offered. Here are some of the best.
If Minnesota is known for one thing, it’s the great outdoors and hiking is one of the best ways to experience it. So lace up your boots and hit some of the best hiking trails in the Twin Cities.
Remember when you were a kid and summer meant you could stop reading books for a few months? Isn’t it funny that as we move into adulthood we find ourselves looking forward to those summer months as our excuse to sink into a good book?
Golf season may not be year-round in Minnesota but when it’s on it’s good. What’s even better than the lush courses and tree-lined fairways is the surprise golfers feel when they realize most Twin Cities golf courses have a secluded, rural feeling. Here are some of the best golf courses in the area and you don’t have to drive very far.
Minnesota is a hub for arts and culture and we have free events to help everyone celebrate and experience the Minnesota music scene all year round. Here are some of the best places to go see free concerts.
On those rainy days when you need to get out of the house, where can you take the kids for a cool change of venue? You want something free or at least inexpensive. How about an indoor putting green at Galaxy Golf? Maybe go rock climbing at REI? Edinborough Park in Edina will keep your kids busy for hours. And who can’t resist getting lost in a bookstore. Do you like nature? I bet your kids do. And who can resist dead animals, okay, they’re taxidermied.
Whether you like it or not, summer’s end is just around the corner. And while we could weep uncontrollably about this fact, I say instead, let’s look forward to the beautiful fall ahead.
It’s sometimes not all about the destination. It’s also about the journey. And in Minnesota, there are miles and miles of roads to experience either on the way or as a trip itself. From the bluff country in southeastern part of the state to the gateway of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area these could be one tank trips or a weekend getaway with plenty of places to stay. Chuck Lennon from Explore Minnesota lends his expertise about the twists and turns of some of the best scenic byways in this great state.
With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.
And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.
With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.