Today will be an active day. Start it off right by waking up at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West and breaking a morning sweat in their Plymouth Creek Athletic Club. They've got a wide array of exercise equipment, a pool, whirlpool, sauna, aerobic classes, racquetball, tennis, volleyball and spa treatments.
The sun will be rising at this point, as should your level of adventure. There’s no better way to go wild than taking your adventure to the water. Above the Falls Sports offers a number of group kayak tours and personal rentals that take you down the heart of the mighty Mississippi River; the same river that put this city on the map. You’ll be in awe our city's natural beauty. Guaranteed.
You’re going to need to refuel after that water trek, so check out the Red Stag Supperclub to get what you need to keep going. The first Leed-CI certified restaurant in Minnesota, Red Stag is of the firm belief that extremely healthy food doesn’t have to taste like dried roots. Their food is absolutely delectable, and they have a fabulous farm fresh, local, and organic menu for lunch as well as dinner.
After lunch, you’re going to participate in what this city is best-known for -- best bike city in America. Grab a Nice Ride bike at one of the many Nice Ride Bike Stations and hit the trails to visit the Chain of Lakes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a trail system that’s as beautiful, smooth and expansive as this in the entire nation. Take advantage of it while you’re here.
After a day full of biking, jogging and kayaking, the best way to keep up that adventurous energy is to hit the young and hip Uptown neighborhood. Close to the lakes and known for great restaurants, bars, and shopping, Uptown will keep the night alive. You can enjoy "food from the hot zones" at Chino Latino or relax on the rooftop at the Uptown Cafeteria.