Want to Have Some Fun in the Twin Cities?
If you’re looking for some ideas about what to do in the Twin Cities metro area, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we’ve decided to provide a list of some of the most interesting and all-around fun things to do in the Minneapolis – Saint Paul area! After all, if you hire a house cleaner like us, you’ll have a lot of free time on your hands!
While go-karting tracks aren’t as prevalent in Minnesota as they are in places like the Wisconsin Dells, we do still have some great options when it comes to racing around the track! If you’re right around the Twin Cities area, check out ProKart in Burnsville. This place goes a step beyond the simple go-karts you might imagine finding at an amusement park. In fact, these are professional quality go-karts!
Hint: If you’re closer to the north side of the cities, ProKart is also available in Maple Grove!
Price: $18 for One Session (+$10 7-Day License)
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the state of hockey features some great places to ice skate in the winter! We’d recommend checking our Centennial Lakes for a unique, beautiful place to skate.
Hint: If you’re bringing your own skates, beat the crowd by arriving before the rental shop opens at 4pm! Skating opens at 12pm!
Price: Free (Rentals Cost Extra)
In Minneapolis and Saint Paul, there are tons of great places to eat. While we could have listed a hundred different places in this category, we’ve decided to keep up with our theme of listing just one. If you like pizza, try Punch Pizza! You’ll only find it in Minnesota, but there are 10 locations open all around the Twin Cities area (especially in Minneapolis and Saint Paul).
Punch Pizza is special because it offers up authentic, Italian-style Neopolitan pizza. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed in it!
Hint: For a truly great and unique pizza experience, try the Mozzarella Di Bufala!
Price: Approximately $7 – $15 per (individual-sized) pizza.
You probably already know where we’re going with this, but it has to be said. There are simply not a lot of places that you could shop that would rival the selection you’ll have at the Mall of America. MOA features it’s famous theme park and lots of shopping, but has also opened up a large selection of new restaurants and activities. If you haven’t been to the mall in awhile, it could be worth checking it out again!
Hint: If you’re not into crowds, we’d recommend avoiding the mall on weekends. Try heading there on a weekday for a more subdued experience.
Price: The mall features stores from low to high-end. There’s something for almost any budget!
If you follow Minnesota-based photographers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen lots of photographs from the Saint Anthony – Stone Arch Bridge area. There’s a reason for that! The Stone Arch Bridge is one of Minnesota’s most beautiful attractions. The bridge crosses right over the Mississipi River, leading from Historic Main Street Park to the North Loop neighborhood. As you cross the bridge, you’ll be treated to a great view of both the Mississippi and the Minneapolis skyline.
Hint: If you love road biking, consider bringing your ride to the bridge! There are dedicated bike lanes on the bridge, and the spot has become popular for all kinds of road bikers.
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If we’re going to take the time to feature just one annual event in the Twin Cities, of course it’s going to the Minnesota State Fair. If you’re from out of town, you might not know this yet, but the state fair here is a big deal – a really big deal. In fact, over 2 million people visit each year.
Because there’s a full day’s worth of entertainment and more here. More than anything, our fair is known for incredible food – try Sweet Martha’s Cookies, some cheese curds from the food building, and just about everything you can think of on a stick.
But save room for newcomers each year – in 2018 we’re expecting smoked ice cream, pepperoni chips, General Tso’s chicken tacos, and many, many more.
More of a healthy eater or on a special diet? Not a problem, there’s bound to be something for you.
Wondering why you’d fight the crowds just for food? No worries, there are tons of rides, attractions, shows, concerts, and events to attend or enjoy. Just take a look at the state fair website!
Hint: Consider that the fairgrounds open at 6:00am and close at midnight. To be the crowds, think about going early in the morning or late at night.
Price: $14/Adult, $12/Kids and Seniors, Free/Under 5.