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Seasonal Activitites

Winter
  • Artsy
  • Culinary
  • Family
  • Outdoorsy
  • Events
  • Artsy

    • Discover Minnesota's Hidden-Gem Museums
      Discover Minnesota's Hidden-Gem Museums

      Minnesota is full of incredible, hidden-in-plain-sight museums. You just need to know where to look.

      Go Exploring
    • Celebrate the Life of Prince
      Celebrate the Life of Prince

      Admired by music critics and beloved by millions around the world, Prince was born, grew up and decided to stay in Minnesota for most of his 57 years.

      Trace Prince's Footsteps
    • Take a Learning Vacation
      Take a Learning Vacation

      From night sky photography courses to weekend weaving workshops, learning vacations make Minnesota your classroom.

      Hone Your Craft
    • Explore Minnesota's Performing Arts Scene
      Explore Minnesota's Performing Arts Scene

      While New York is synonymous with Broadway, and California is home to Hollywood, Minnesota has earned its rightful place among these theatrical heavyweights.

      See a show
  • Culinary

    • Meet Minnesota's Most Iconic Meal
      Meet Minnesota's Most Iconic Meal

      Take a cheeseburger, but instead of putting the cheese on top, stuff it inside the patty. The result is called a Juicy Lucy, and it's one food you have to try during your Minnesota vacation.

      Take a Bite
    • Explore These Twin Cities Food Halls
      Explore These Twin Cities Food Halls

      The national food hall phenomenon has arrived in Minneapolis-St. Paul with a vengeance, coming in a wide variety of inventive iterations to attract the masses.

      Taste the Flavors
    • Hot Drinks for Winter Weather
      Hot Drinks for Winter Weather

      After hitting the slopes, riding the trails or attending an outdoor festival in Minnesota this winter, sipping something warm will taste twice as delicious.

      Take a Sip
    • Cozy Minnesota Restaurants
      Cozy Minnesota Restaurants

      Thanks to their warm hospitality, comforting food and lack of pretense, these charmingly cozy kitchens are ideal for a winter meal with someone important in your life.

      Get Cozy
  • Family

    • 12 Days of Holiday Celebrations
      12 Days of Holiday Celebrations

      The holidays are a magical time in Minnesota. With fresh snow, towering pines, holiday lights displays and festive events, there are more than a dozen ways to get into the holiday spirit.

      Start Your Celebration
    • Minnesota Sledding & Snow Tubing Hills
      Minnesota Sledding & Snow Tubing Hills

      There’s something magical about riding down a hill on a sled or tube, and opportunities to ride sleds and tubes down snowy hills can be found in all regions of the state.

      Hit the hills
    • 7 Things to Do in Minnesota This Winter
      7 Things to Do in Minnesota This Winter

      Minnesota is a winter haven for outdoor activities, theater, food and drink, seasonal festivals and more. Get out and win at winter with these unique activities.

      Plan winter fun
    • Seek Out These New Kid-Friendly Attractions
      Seek Out These New Kid-Friendly Attractions

      Minnesota is raising the bar on its well-earned reputation for family- and kid-friendly activities. Several best-in-class attractions have recently joined an already impressive roster of facilities that cater to kids, making history, science, nature and culture fun.

      Go Exploring
  • Outdoorsy

    • Go Fat Biking in an Abandoned Mine
      Go Fat Biking in an Abandoned Mine

      Cuyuna's now-dormant iron mines closed for good back in 1984, but over the past 10 years, something unexpected happened. Something magical. The mines were reborn as mountain bike trails, and they're open all winter long.

      Hit the Trail
    • Get Hooked on Minnesota Ice Fishing
      Get Hooked on Minnesota Ice Fishing

      Stay at a nice resort, eat a delicious breakfast, take heated ice transportation to your fish house. When you arrive, the fish house is on fish, the thermostat is set at 70 degrees, and the holes are drilled and cleaned. You’re ready to fish.

      Get Hooked
    • Ice Climbing in Minnesota
      Ice Climbing in Minnesota

      Although ice climbing may seem like an extreme sport, climbers describe the activity as meditative and deliberate. Begin your ascent by attending one of Minnesota's annual ice climbing festivals.

      Climb a Waterfall
    • Explore Minnesota Slopes
      Explore Minnesota Slopes

      Minnesota’s slopes offer affordable adventure close to home for Midwestern skiers and snowboarders, including several destination downhill resorts featuring some of the biggest hills in the Midwest.

      Hit the slopes
  • Events

    • 48 Essential Minnesota Events
      48 Essential Minnesota Events

      Whether you're into art, animals or ice fishing, you're sure to find an event worth traveling for this year in Minnesota.

      Take a Trip
    • Kiwanis Holiday Lights
      Kiwanis Holiday Lights

      This festive display in Mankato has over 1.5 million LED lights, animated displays, a skating rink and warming house, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus, live reindeer, ice sculptures and more. This year’s event will also host the #OnlyinMN monument.

      See The Lights
    • The Great Northern
      The Great Northern

      This annual 10-day celebration brings together legacy festivals like the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, Saint Paul Winter Carnival and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, while adding uniquely North programming to the wintry mix.

      Go North
    • Hockey Day Minnesota
      Hockey Day Minnesota

      Hockey Day Minnesota is an annual tradition featuring High School and College games, plus a Minnesota Wild NHL game. For 2019, it's in Bemidji!

      Hit the Rink
    • Bentleyville Tour of Lights
      Bentleyville Tour of Lights

      Each winter, the Bentleyville Tour of Lights transforms the Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth into an illuminated winter wonderland with colorful displays and holiday music.

      Walk through Christmas Town

More Reasons to

  • Seek the Perfect Minnesota Slopes

    Minnesota may be known for its lakes and prairies, but we lay claim to over a dozen downhill skiing destinations, too. Including a bona fide mountain range.

    Read more
  • Dog Sledding the Boundary Waters

    Winter transforms the Boundary Waters into a forested cathedral of ice, snow and silence, offering a wilderness experience like no other. Bring a beautiful, hard-working team of Canadian Inuit dogs into the mix, and you have the adventure of a lifetime.

    Say Mush
  • Warm Up at a Local Coffee Shop

    In Minnesota, a local coffee shop is never far away, whether it's on a small town main street or in a big city neighborhood. Grab a good book or a good friend and feel like a regular at any of these cafes around the state.

    Take a Sip
  • 7 Snow-Filled Minnesota Adventures

    From skiing to snowmobiling and urban adventures, options for snowy recreation are practically endless in Minnesota. So, take advantage of nature’s gift to the north. The snow will be gone before you know it.

    Embrace the Snow
  • #OnlyinMN Monument

    We're proud to say it's never been easier to find your next #OnlyinMN destination. Literally.

    Find the monument
  • Ice Climbing in Minnesota

    Although ice climbing may seem like an extreme sport, climbers describe the activity as meditative and deliberate. Begin your ascent by attending one of Minnesota's annual ice climbing festivals.

    Climb a Waterfall
  • Head North for Winter Fun

    In Minnesota, where the winter sun sets early and the trees are bare, the fun doesn’t move indoors. Instead, we pull on our snow pants, or in some cases, strip down to our swimsuits: It’s polar plunge time!

    Head North
  • Winter is Hygge Season in Minnesota

    Though no direct translation exists, hygge (pronounced HEEW-guh) encompasses the coziness, comradery and contentment that have long been tenants of winter in Minnesota.

    Get Cozy
  • Snowmobiling in Minnesota

    Snowmobilers have seemingly limitless opportunity in Minnesota, where more than 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails crisscross the state.

    Read More
  • Sleep in a Tugboat, Treehouse & More Unique Accommodations

    For many travelers, a hotel is much more than a place to sleep. For those seeking a truly unique experience, these lodging properties throughout Minnesota offer sleeping quarters, history and other quirks that can’t be found anywhere else.

    Snooze in style

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