Morning- As our esteemed mayor said, “Minneapolis is cool when it’s hot and hot when it’s cool.” If you can follow the temperature/slang relationship of that saying, then you’ll get down to what makes Minneapolis awesome; outdoor adventure in the winter. So wake up from one of the great downtown hotels and get ready for a full day of fun.
Mid-Morning- There is plenty to do in Minneapolis in the winter, and one of our great parks is where you’ve got to start. Head to Theodore Wirth Park for the ultimate in winter recreation. Here, you can snowboard, cross-country ski, snow-shoe and go sledding or tubing. Basically, whatever your preferred mode of transportation down a hill is, they’ve got it. They even have lessons and rentals if you would like to try something new!
Lunch- Warm up at Stanley’s NE Bar Room. This is a casual, friendly neighborhood bar in Northeast Minneapolis with a great selection of unique and regional food, beer and cocktails.
Afternoon- Hop on the Light Rail and spend the afternoon taking a winter walk in Minnehaha Park. This park is beautiful in all seasons and is one of the best places to take a winter walk in the city. Make sure to see the waterfall which can be especially spectacular with shrouded in sheets of ice.
Evening- Not ready to go inside but want to warm up? Head to the rooftop at SEVEN Sushi and Steakhouse. This place is hopping year round and is warmed in the winter with a heated tent but don’t worry you can still see the wonderful skyline and have the outdoor feel you have all summer.
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