Minnesota Metro - Twin Cities
Known for arts, cultural activities, dining and numerous parks and trails, the metro offers everything you want from a big city, with endless hidden gems that you'll want to explore.
For more than 100 years, the historic Saint Paul Hotel in downtown St. Paul, MN has been a must-stay for romantic getaways, special dinners, or afternoon tea. The beautifully decorated, European-inspired hotel has been a fixture of St. Paul, MN's Rice Park district since 1910.
MN craft beer is gaining popularity, and a recent change in law has helped tap rooms spring up across Minnesota. Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewery claimed the state's first tap room and is gaining fans of its distinctive microbrews across the region.
A garden oasis close to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's 1,000 acres of gardens, 12.5 miles of paths and walking trails, and three-mile driving tour are a year round escape. Come for a garden stroll, drive the tour or stay for a workshop.
Como Park's Conservatory in St. Paul, MN is a year-round urban escape. Visit a tropical forest with over 150 palm trees, see over 100 fern species in the Fern Room, experience a flower show in the Conservatory's sunken garden, and come back each season for a changing view.
For just one night a year, Minneapolis' panoramic skyline comes into view from the top of the tallest point in town. Rising over the tree tops, the Prospect Park Water Tower, nicknamed the "Witch's Hat," has elicited mystery for nearly a century.
Each winter Minneapolis' Lake Nokomis plays host to hockey the way it's meant to be played – on the lake. More than 2,000 players and 20,000 spectators turn out for the largest tournament in the country: the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships (USPHC).
For 20 seasons, the Minneapolis, MN nightly Holidazzle Parade has delighted children and adults with its lighted costumed characters, storybook themed floats and a visit from Santa Claus. Whether you've never been or you visit each year, it's a holiday tradition not to be missed.
For nearly 50 years, Macy's 8th Floor Holiday Display has mesmerized visitors of all ages. The animated display is like a giant New York City department store window display, allowing visitors to walk through scenes and explore the year's animated theme with every twist and turn.
Spring is in the air and it's time to get out of the house and see the first blooms of the season at spring flower shows. Macy's Spring Flower Show and the Como Conservatory are annual favorites to enjoy the brilliant colors and scents of the season.
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