The Summer Solstice And 'Strawberry Moon': What You Need To KnowThe Summer Solstice is here - the longest day of 2016 for anyone living in north of the equator. Here in Minnesota, and around the rest of country, we'll expect to see 15 hours of sunlight.
Best Ice Cream Shops In The Twin CitiesSummer in Minnesota isn't very long so when enjoying the flavors of summer, most people are looking for the best. And what says summer more than a delicious scoop of creamy goodness like ice cream -- or in some cases, frozen custard. These shops are some of the best in terms of their ice cream but also because of how they make it and what they put in it. From classic flavors like Oreo to interesting concoctions with unique names like "Blind Love" or "Pavarotti" your summer won't be complete without checking out at least one of these ice cream shops for a taste of summer.
Best Frozen Treats In The Twin CitiesThe time has come when lines begin to form outside our local ice-cream, frozen yogurt and gelato shops. But which places are the best? Some of the following shops I've been going to for years and others I've just started to enjoy. These are my top picks of places to go find that delicious reward, in no particular order.
Best Waterparks In WisconsinThere are over 1,000 waterparks across the Unites States and, not surprisingly, Wisconsin Dells has rightfully earned the moniker Waterpark Capital of the World.
Best Barbecue In The Twin CitiesChoosing the best barbecue in the Twin Cities is not the easiest of tasks. For starters, what qualifies as barbecue? The varieties are endless. So, let’s just call this a start. Please let us know your thoughts and anything we overlook.
Best Picnic Spots Around The Twin CitiesLooking to take a tasty retreat? Well, you don't have to pony up the big bucks at a restaurant -- just get outside and enjoy fine living outdoors. If you believe that the grass is always greener on the other side, you haven't seen all the best picnic spots in the Twin Cities. This list contains 10 great places for dining outdoors, but if you have a favorite spot, we'd like to hear about that place too. So, pack up the picnic basket and enjoy the scenery that makes the land of 10,000 lakes so great!
Best Amateur Baseball Parks In MinnesotaIt’s an old-time tradition: Amateur baseball in Minnesota. Get a group of guys together who likely have full-time jobs during the day, and let them run around on a baseball field a few nights a week to let them feel like kids again.
Best Farmers' Markets In The Twin CitiesWhat is better than freshly picked produce, cut flowers and a place wear your fanny-pack? That's right, farmers markets have already started to open and many living in the Twin Cities metro are withdrawing some cash to stock-up on the goods of the season.
Best Bike Trails In The Twin CitiesOur 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.
Best Walking Tours In The Twin CitiesHistory, 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.
Best Hiking Trails In The Twin CitiesIf 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.
Best Books For The BeachRemember 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?

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