Best Minnesota Getaways

Top Minnesota Getaways
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1. Bayfield and Madeline Island: Sailboats and Superior Scenery Weekend Getaway
It’s no surprise that Bayfield, Wisconsin, was named the “Best Little Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune. Bayfield is about ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Bayfield, WI - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

2. Lake Pepin Loop: 85-Mile Splendor Weekend Getaway
Lake Pepin, the widest part of the Mississippi River (at Lake City, Minnesota, and Pepin, Wisconsin), is bounded by Kellogg, Minnesota, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Red Wing, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 3. Duluth: On the Inland Sea Weekend Getaway
A visit to Duluth is a must. Descending the bluff into town sprawled along the shore of Lake Superior, the largest body of freshwater ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Duluth, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 4. Northern Minnesota Family Vacation
Northern Minnesota has much to interest outdoor-oriented families. The Gunflint Trail is a 64-mile paved road in northern Minnesota ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Ely, MN - Great Family Vacations: Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region

5. Okoboji: The Other Great Lakes Weekend Getaway
What the Northern Lakes area is to Minnesota, Okoboji is to Iowa. Okoboji is the catchall term for the Iowa Great Lakes recreation ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Milford, IA - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

6. Amish Country: St Charles - Harmony - La Crescent Scenic Drive
A 77-mile ramble through the wooded hills and intimate hollows of southeast Minnesota’s “bluff country.” Crossing the great rift valley ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Spring Grove, MN - Scenic Driving Minnesota

7. A Historical and Cultural Getaway within the Twin Cities: There's no Place Like Home Weekend Getaway
Today Minneapolis and St. Paul are affectionately known as the “Twin Cities,” but situated, for the most part, on the opposite banks ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Minneapolis, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

8. Decorah, Spillville, and McGregor: Country Roads Weekend Getaway
The trip to Decorah, Iowa, is one to be shared among generations: Grandparents should take their children and grandchildren, or vice ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Decorah, IA - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 9. North Shore: US Highway 61 from Duluth to the Canadian Border Scenic Drive
General description: Hugging the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior for 150 miles, U.S. Highway 61 serves up some of the most spectacular ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Two Harbors, MN - Scenic Driving Minnesota

10. Minnesota Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Minnesota excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Minnesota region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Saint Paul, MN - Fodor's USA

11. A Recreational Getaway within the Twin Cities: Make a Day of It Weekend Getaway
There are more than twenty-two lakes within the Twin Cities proper, tens of miles of river flowing through them, and about 200 parks. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Minneapolis, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

12. Lanesboro: Bicycles and Buggies Weekend Getaway
Less than a decade ago, very little was happening in this southeastern corner of Minnesota. Lanesboro was a sleepy little town with ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Lanesboro, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

13. Ann Lake Campground Camping
It’s rare that I would recommend camping in an area shared by horseback riding, but Ann Lake, with offerings for both horseback riders ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Zimmerman, MN - The Best in Tent Camping: Minnesota

14. Lake Minnetonka Loop Scenic Drive
Lake Minnetonka, the largest lake in the Twin Cities, is beloved of wealthy residents, boaters, and nature lovers alike. A 40-mile ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Wayzata, MN - Scenic Driving Minnesota

15. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Family Vacation
The license plates—“Land of 10,000 Lakes”—are misleading. The number of lakes is actually closer to 15,000. Throw the Mississippi ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Minneapolis, MN - Great Family Vacations: Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region

16. Lower Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway: Past Time and Pastimes Weekend Getaway
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is more than 250 miles of protected waterway that includes the Namekagon River and the St. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Saint Croix Falls, WI - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

17. The Amana Colonies: Blood, Sweat, and Prayers Weekend Getaway
With a history that began during the Renaissance, the German-born Amana Church in America is the result of hundreds of years of religious ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Cedar Rapids, IA - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

18. The Grand Round: Minneapolis to St. Paul via Chain of Lakes & Minnehaha Parkway Scenic Drive
A 20-mile promenade of parklands and historic neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The route traces the shores of four lakes ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Minneapolis, MN - Scenic Driving Minnesota

19. Stillwater: Where Past Meets Present Weekend Getaway
Less than forty-five minutes from the Twin Cities, with numerous residents who commute to work in Minneapolis or St. Paul, Stillwater ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Stillwater, MN - Quick Escapes: Minneapolis/St. Paul

20. Hok-Si-La Campground Camping
Hok-Si-La earns a place in this book not only for its roomy, spacious campsites but for an unique campground policy. When you drive ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Lake City, MN - The Best in Tent Camping: Minnesota

 
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