Local Experiences for Minneapolis
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Minneapolis and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
Kids at Play
Summer is soon coming to an end and school will be back in session. What better way to say good-bye to the warm summer months than to soak up the outdoors with the range of parks and playgrounds in the city, indoor and outdoor games for children to play, and a variety of local outdoor recreation experiences that will bring joy to all.
When it comes to dog-friendly experiences in and around the city, there is no shortage of fun and adventurous options. Whether it’s the neighborhood dog park to play fetch, or the dog-friendly restaurants, pools, boutiques, we’ve rounded up a number of options to prioritize your pet’s experiential side.
Nothing says good-bye quite like an end of summer celebration. Enjoy the local festivals and carnivals around town, amusement and water parks, and all the great family-friendly and adult experiences to kick off the end of one season and entry into another.
Watery Ways to Stay Cool
When the weather heats up, there’s no better way to have fun and stay cool than being in the water. Whether it’s the neighborhood swimming pool, the nearby lake or beach, or a thrilling waterpark, our community can keep its cool all summer long. Be sure to bring towels and plenty of sunscreens to enjoy endless hours of splashing and relaxing by the water.
Summer Activities for Families
With the kids out of school for the summer, this season is the perfect time to make memories together as a family. Luckily, our community offers lots of activities for families to enjoy! A thrilling day at the theme park, a visit to the art museum, a night out at a family-friendly concert or local sports game are just some of the many fun things to do together. Whether your kids are big or little, our community has something for families of all kinds.
Best Picnic Spots
Who doesn’t love a good picnic? There’s something so nostalgic about packing your favorite foods and beverages in a cooler or basket and enjoying them while spread out on a blanket outdoors. While the backyard is a great setting for picnics, our community has plenty of idyllic spots for families to set up their spread for the day. These picnic spots offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a scenic view, a dog-friendly park or a romantic spot with some privacy.
Breweries + Wineries + Distilleries
Fall is a great time to discover the area’s wineries, breweries and distilleries. Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, there’s something for everyone at these fun-filled destinations. Take a tour of a local distillery, winery or brewery, then enjoy a flight of the business’ offerings. There’s so much to learn when you’re sipping local!
Seasonal Comfort Foods
Fall is the perfect season to revisit your favorite comfort food recipes. Soups, stews, casseroles and chili are great options to feed a crowd and warm you up. Whether you prefer to cook at home or enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few comfort food recipes plus some places to enjoy a perfect fall meal.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!