In Minneapolis, we play just as hard in the snow as we do out of it.

We fly kites at the Lake Harriet Kite Festival, play hockey at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships and conquer the elements one ski at a time in the City of Lakes Loppet.

Head down to Theodore Wirth Park and you get the ultimate in winter recreation. Snowboard, cross-country ski, snow shoe, sled and tube; whatever way you like to get down a large hill, they've got it at Theo Wirth.

Then, we head inside to enjoy some cutting-edge art at the Walker Art Center and stop and smell the flowers at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show.

We expand our minds while having some fun at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and wind down with warm hospitality at hotels like the Minneapolis Renaissance Depot Hotel (and maybe sneak in a lap or two skating on their indoor ice rink).

Indoors or out, in Minneapolis, we know how to experience winter to the fullest.

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Our experts of the city have created special itineraries to make your visit to Minneapolis the most enjoyable it can be. With these valuable itineraries, you'll have access to all the right events:

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Did you know we’re one of the Top 10 Best Winter Vacations in the nation? With events like the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, City of Lakes Loppet, great shows at the Minneapolis Convention Center and numerous outdoor activities, it’s no secret as to why we’ve ascended into “Winter Wonderland” status. Check out the cool (pun absolutely intended) events going on during the winter in Minneapolis.