Making the Most Out of Your Visit to Minnesota

While your business might take you to Minnesota, this is one state where you definitely want to mix business with pleasure. There are so many things to do all over the state that it’s hard to pinpoint just a few. The nightlife is exciting, the culture is surprisingly rich, and the extracurricular activities are top-notch, so you’ll never feel bored during a visit.

Get Out and Get Active

Minnesota Snow - Image via Flickr by SpartanGirl1998

The entire state of Minnesota is well-known for its outdoor activities, including but not limited to tons of sports. If you love to ski, you’ll find plenty of places to hit the slopes, and they’re some of the best in the country. In warmer weather, there are golf courses galore, so you’ll easily find time to fit in the back 9. For a leisurely excursion, take in some of the state’s breathtaking hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, depending on your skill level and preference. If you head out in winter, add ice fishing to your itinerary.

Take Yourself Out to the Game

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Minnesota is also well-known for its love of sports. There’s nothing like heading out to the stadium, drinking a few of the state’s best, coldest beers, and watching your favorite teams play. While a Twins game or a Vikings brawl is always worth a watch, make it your aim to look for Minnesota Wild Tickets here before all else; you can’t beat the excitement.

Make a Visit to the Mall of America

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The Mall of America is definitely one of the state’s biggest, most popular attractions. Even if you don’t necessarily like shopping, there are all kinds of things to experience at the mall. There are over 500 stores offering their wares, but if that doesn’t tempt you, just play around in the amusement park—located right inside the mall, no less. There’s The Dinosaur Walk, a massive Lego Store, flight simulators, and lots of other activities that will help you pass the time.

Steep Yourself in Sophistication

Wine Tasting in Minnesota - Image via Flickr by smcgee

There are lots of cultural experiences on offer as well. You don’t even have to visit a museum if you come in the spring or summer; the blooming flowers in the state parks are works of art all on their own. There are also amazing wine tasting opportunities, at any one of the incredible wineries located in-state. In the fall, you can also enjoy tours of several art studios, where you might find your new favorite piece.

Shake Your Groove Thang

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Minnesota’s nightlife is nothing to sneeze at either. It’s alive and electric with unexpected energy. Many of the venues showcase live music, and there’s something for everyone:

  • Head to Artists’ Quarter for jazz
  • 400 Bar and Cabooze have music of all kinds
  • Go to Gay ’90s for classic cabaret
  • Or try Rick’s Cabaret or Shieks Palace Royale for a classic gentleman’s club experience

There are also plenty of dance clubs, comedy clubs, and bars in every city imaginable, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Stray off the beaten path when travel takes you to Minnesota. No matter what the season, there are dozens of activities up for your enjoyment.

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