Things to Do in Minneapolis/St. Paul

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South of St. Paul, this vineyard has successfully grown flavorful French grapes in Minnesota. In addition, climate-tolerant varieties have been... Read More

Affectionately known as the BLB, this vintage-style bowling alley with a full bar and an adjacent theater for concerts, films, and plays draws a crowd... Read More

Calhoun Bike Rentals, located one block from Lake Calhoun and the Midtown Greenway Trail, is open daily to rent Specialized road bikes, tandems,... Read More

Both fresh creations and classics from children's literature are brought to life at this family-focused regional theatre. A Minneapolis institution... Read More

A local favorite in Linden Hills, Clancey’s is both a butcher shop and a casual café. Specializing in locally sourced, ethically raised... Read More

As the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul takes pride in keeping its vibrant literary reputation alive. Local celebrity and host of A Prairie... Read More

At 450 acres, this urban retreat is about half the size of NYC's Central Park, but it has more to see, with a zoo, conservatory, amusement park, golf... Read More

Depending on the season, nearly half of the merchandise in this eclectic gift shop is made by local artists, showcasing original home accessories,... Read More

A coffee house, bakery, and cupcake shop all in one, Cupcake is the place to go for a quick meal, a caffeine boost, and a sweet treat. Adorned with a... Read More

Jazz enthusiasts of every stripe gather at this nationally renowned venue to hear local talent and touring musicians—everyone from vocalists like... Read More

Dedicated to providing a showcase for one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories from emerging local talent, this sunny Uptown shop dresses men and women in... Read More

Excited about: The Seychelles. The breadth of nature and growing number of luxury resorts make it a destination to satisfy many agendas. Known for:... Read More

Consistently voted the best bakery in the city, Franklin Street has been selling fresh breads, pastries, and cakes since 1998. Inside the spacious, red... Read More

Few other shops inspire the palate like the Golden Fig. Owner Laurie Crowell, who got her start selling homemade spices and vinegars at the St. Paul... Read More

Why It’s Cool: As America’s longest continuous urban public parkway, this circular 50-mile asphalt path includes nine miles along the... Read More

Grumpy’s bar proudly (and rightly) promotes its three pool tables as an attraction, but there is a full "slate" of regular and special events that... Read More

Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Jean... Read More

Named for owner Anthony Andler’s great-grandfather (a tailor and 1917 Russian immigrant), Heimie’s is the sort of men’s clothing store... Read More

In the hills of Lilydale Park, an undeveloped preserve along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, amateur paleontologists can hunt for fossils,... Read More

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and park yourself in the grass for a performance of samba, swing, reggae, or even a Neil Diamond tribute band. Shows are... Read More

Spend at least a day here, with more than 500 stores to satisfy any shopper. Read More

The city’s premier locally owned outdoor store is an addictive spot for adventurers looking for camping, climbing, and paddling gear—or... Read More

A scenic spot for a little shopping or a bite, this May-through-October venue occupies the Mill City Museum train shed not far from the Stone Arch... Read More

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