"The Firefly" MSP St. Paul Guidebook

Ester And David
"The Firefly" MSP St. Paul Guidebook

ESPRESSO | COFFEE SHOPS

All our absolute favorite coffee shops with amazing espresso and great atmosphere. We LOVE coffee!
This Spyhouse location is closest to us, but there are a few more to check out. Great coffee and atmosphere!
47 yerel halk öneriyor
Spyhouse Coffee
945 Broadway Street Northeast
47 yerel halk öneriyor
This Spyhouse location is closest to us, but there are a few more to check out. Great coffee and atmosphere!
There are also a few locations, the Keg & Case one is pretty fun as well!
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Five Watt Coffee, E Hennepin
861 E Hennepin Ave
8 yerel halk öneriyor
There are also a few locations, the Keg & Case one is pretty fun as well!
Fun neighborhood espresso shop (confirm hours in google)
The Anchor Coffee House
4746 Washington Ave
Fun neighborhood espresso shop (confirm hours in google)
Few locations, this Uptown one is our fav. Amazing coffee and brunch!
19 yerel halk öneriyor
The Lynhall
2640 Lyndale Ave S
19 yerel halk öneriyor
Few locations, this Uptown one is our fav. Amazing coffee and brunch!
If you’re on the other side of the cities. Amazing pastries and espresso! There are a couple locations, one in Edina, one in West Lake.
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Rustica
3220 West Lake Street
27 yerel halk öneriyor
If you’re on the other side of the cities. Amazing pastries and espresso! There are a couple locations, one in Edina, one in West Lake.
Fantastic!!! Great coffee, focaccia sandwiches and little nibbles! A truly unique place and a must-visit.
due
475 Fairview Ave S
Fantastic!!! Great coffee, focaccia sandwiches and little nibbles! A truly unique place and a must-visit.
The same owners as Due - also serves espresso drinks and coffee but its main focus is italian food. Incredible, and our absolute fav! Must visit!
37 yerel halk öneriyor
ie - Italian Eatery
4724 Cedar Ave
37 yerel halk öneriyor
The same owners as Due - also serves espresso drinks and coffee but its main focus is italian food. Incredible, and our absolute fav! Must visit!

BRUNCH SPOTS

Breakfast is usually too early for us, but we love brunch! Here are some of our favs in the twin cities.
This location is our fav, not super close but a worthy trip!
19 yerel halk öneriyor
The Lynhall
2640 Lyndale Ave S
19 yerel halk öneriyor
This location is our fav, not super close but a worthy trip!
Farther away (if you’re on that side of the cities), but it is so worth it! Great brunch, amazing mimosas, truly fun atmosphere.
18 yerel halk öneriyor
The Kenwood Restaurant
2115 West 21st Street
18 yerel halk öneriyor
Farther away (if you’re on that side of the cities), but it is so worth it! Great brunch, amazing mimosas, truly fun atmosphere.
Weird name, but amazing French style pastries and croissants. Super close to us!
La Delicious Bread
2158 Rice Street
Weird name, but amazing French style pastries and croissants. Super close to us!
Also known as La Boulangerie Margueritte - pastries, baked goods, bread
P J Murphy's Bakery
1279 Randolph Avenue
Also known as La Boulangerie Margueritte - pastries, baked goods, bread
Great French-style brunch! One of our absolute favs!
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Meritage
410 Saint Peter Street
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Great French-style brunch! One of our absolute favs!
(inside the St. Paul Hotel) - super classic brunch with mimosas and classic omelets. Really solid brunch food a la Frank Sinatra feels.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
The St. Paul Grill
350 Market Street
7 yerel halk öneriyor
(inside the St. Paul Hotel) - super classic brunch with mimosas and classic omelets. Really solid brunch food a la Frank Sinatra feels.
Oliver's is a local gem and a worthy visit!! Super close to us and serves Breakfast / Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner! Really fun neighborhood spot, great food and cute lounge-like atmosphere and decor. Great place for families as well as groups.
Oliver's
159 Grass Lake Place
Oliver's is a local gem and a worthy visit!! Super close to us and serves Breakfast / Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner! Really fun neighborhood spot, great food and cute lounge-like atmosphere and decor. Great place for families as well as groups.
Fantastic! Usually very busy!
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Hi-Lo Diner
4020 E Lake St
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Fantastic! Usually very busy!
Amazing food, pastries, baked goods, and atmosphere!
The Grocer's Table
326 Broadway Avenue South
Amazing food, pastries, baked goods, and atmosphere!
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Tilia
2726 West 43rd Street
29 yerel halk öneriyor
(Rice street is closest to us) - known for scandinavian options and it's great french toast
Taste of Scandinavia Bakery & Cafe
2900 Rice St
(Rice street is closest to us) - known for scandinavian options and it's great french toast
Brunch, dessert, dinner spot. Great cheesecake!
45 yerel halk öneriyor
Cafe Latte
850 Grand Avenue
45 yerel halk öneriyor
Brunch, dessert, dinner spot. Great cheesecake!
A super reliable, tasty brunch spot! Love the eggs Benedict! Great place for families. Usually pretty busy (make reservation). Couple locations, both great!
Colossal Cafe
1340 Grand Ave
A super reliable, tasty brunch spot! Love the eggs Benedict! Great place for families. Usually pretty busy (make reservation). Couple locations, both great!
Brunch, lunch, early dinner - easy, casual, great food
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Common Roots Cafe
2558 Lyndale Avenue South
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Brunch, lunch, early dinner - easy, casual, great food

THE FOOD SCENE | Restaurants + Takeout

We love good food, great atmosphere, long dinners with friends. ALL of these are worthy, and some of our absolute fav places to go out to eat, or bring takeout home. If you discover some other awesome spots, let us know!!
Oliver's is a local gem and a worthy visit!! Super close to us and serves Breakfast / Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner! Really fun neighborhood spot, great food and cute lounge-like atmosphere and decor. Great place for families as well as groups.
Oliver's
159 Grass Lake Place
Oliver's is a local gem and a worthy visit!! Super close to us and serves Breakfast / Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner! Really fun neighborhood spot, great food and cute lounge-like atmosphere and decor. Great place for families as well as groups.
Italian Eatery is by far our favorite restaurant!!! Fresh house-made pasta! Absolutely can’t go wrong! The mushroom cappelletti, tiramisu, and flourless chocolate olive oil torte are a must-order! Usually busy (make reservation)
37 yerel halk öneriyor
ie - Italian Eatery
4724 Cedar Ave
37 yerel halk öneriyor
Italian Eatery is by far our favorite restaurant!!! Fresh house-made pasta! Absolutely can’t go wrong! The mushroom cappelletti, tiramisu, and flourless chocolate olive oil torte are a must-order! Usually busy (make reservation)
The attached to Italian Eatery Un Dito spot is also a fun stop for small bites
un dito
4728 Cedar Avenue South
The attached to Italian Eatery Un Dito spot is also a fun stop for small bites
Great lunch spot! - focaccia sandwiches, apps, espresso, cocktails. Must try their cannoli!!!
due
475 Fairview Ave S
Great lunch spot! - focaccia sandwiches, apps, espresso, cocktails. Must try their cannoli!!!
Another fantastic Italian place - orange gnocchi is incredible! So is their chocolate orange cheesecake! / pots de creme / budino
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Bar La Grassa
800 North Washington Avenue
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Another fantastic Italian place - orange gnocchi is incredible! So is their chocolate orange cheesecake! / pots de creme / budino
Awesome! Highly recommend their tres leches and steak tartare!
27 yerel halk öneriyor
112 Eatery
112 North 3rd Street
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Awesome! Highly recommend their tres leches and steak tartare!
Amazing dining atmosphere and really great food! Their burger is melt-in-your-mouth fantastic, grapefruit negroni is just fab!
11 yerel halk öneriyor
The Lexington
1096 Grand Ave
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Amazing dining atmosphere and really great food! Their burger is melt-in-your-mouth fantastic, grapefruit negroni is just fab!
Amazing pizza! Right by us! (there are a few locations)
Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks
3088 White Bear Avenue
Amazing pizza! Right by us! (there are a few locations)
(there are a few locations) - also great pizza to sit or to go (the Vadnais Heights one is the closes, with Fresh Thyme for groceries - it’s like a Whole Foods, but cheaper)
Punch Pizza Vadnais Heights
(there are a few locations) - also great pizza to sit or to go (the Vadnais Heights one is the closes, with Fresh Thyme for groceries - it’s like a Whole Foods, but cheaper)
A great French bistro (frites with bearnaise are the best!) Amazing tartare!
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Meritage
410 Saint Peter Street
15 yerel halk öneriyor
A great French bistro (frites with bearnaise are the best!) Amazing tartare!
The absolute best Thai place in the area! Do not be deceived by the "dumps & dives' exterior, this place is legit! **CLOSED Sunday & Monday so plan accordingly
12 yerel halk öneriyor
On's Kitchen Thai Cuisine
1613 University Avenue West
12 yerel halk öneriyor
The absolute best Thai place in the area! Do not be deceived by the "dumps & dives' exterior, this place is legit! **CLOSED Sunday & Monday so plan accordingly
A fun outing with kids / an experience - an Italian pizza restaurant by the slice, with an attached italian market / bakery and gelato shop.
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Cossetta
211 7th St W
30 yerel halk öneriyor
A fun outing with kids / an experience - an Italian pizza restaurant by the slice, with an attached italian market / bakery and gelato shop.
High end, and a bit pricey, but super fun. French smaller plates
St.Dinnette
261 5th Street East
High end, and a bit pricey, but super fun. French smaller plates
BEST BBQ (sit down or to go) - ribs, moist brisket, really good stuff! The original one is in Hudson WI, also a fun outing
Old Southern BBQ - Arden Hills (694 & Lexington)
3845 Lexington Avenue North
BEST BBQ (sit down or to go) - ribs, moist brisket, really good stuff! The original one is in Hudson WI, also a fun outing
Brunch, lunch, early dinner - easy, casual, great food
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Common Roots Cafe
2558 Lyndale Avenue South
30 yerel halk öneriyor
Brunch, lunch, early dinner - easy, casual, great food
A fun outing, really great food, on tap locally brewed beer
89 yerel halk öneriyor
Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
89 yerel halk öneriyor
A fun outing, really great food, on tap locally brewed beer
Super close to us around White Bear Lake - a totally casual place, a neighborhood bad so to speak, with really well executed classics like burgers. A fun outing for the kids (non-fancy food done well)
Cabin 61
4150 Hoffman Road
Super close to us around White Bear Lake - a totally casual place, a neighborhood bad so to speak, with really well executed classics like burgers. A fun outing for the kids (non-fancy food done well)
Like getting transported into Sinatra times. An old-timer classic! So not fancy, but like a timewarp, so we love it! We come here pretty much solely for the Steak Sandwich - so tender, so cheap, so classic (get it medium / medium rare for best tenderness). Often have live music and dancing.
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Mancinis Char House
531 7th Street West
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Like getting transported into Sinatra times. An old-timer classic! So not fancy, but like a timewarp, so we love it! We come here pretty much solely for the Steak Sandwich - so tender, so cheap, so classic (get it medium / medium rare for best tenderness). Often have live music and dancing.
A California-style market with lots of shops. FIVE WATT coffee inside, ice cream, etc.
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Keg and Case Market
928 7th St W
20 yerel halk öneriyor
A California-style market with lots of shops. FIVE WATT coffee inside, ice cream, etc.

GROCERIES + MARKETS (unique, local)

There are Cub, Hyvee, Aldi, Kowalski’s right nearby, but we usually tend to get the bulk of our groceries at either Trader Joe’s or Fresh Thyme. They have all the good snacks ;)
(Vadnais Heights) - like a Whole Foods, but cheaper
Fresh Thyme Market
955 Co Rd E East
(Vadnais Heights) - like a Whole Foods, but cheaper

THINGS TO DO + OUTINGS

Walk the nature preserve - there’s an entrance right off McKnight, and a paved path that goes right by the Bruentrup historic house and barn. A fun walk!
Bruentrup Heritage Farm and the Maplewood Historical Society
2170 County Road D East
Walk the nature preserve - there’s an entrance right off McKnight, and a paved path that goes right by the Bruentrup historic house and barn. A fun walk!
Super nearby - downtown White Bear Lake - a quaint, cute downtown area, fun to walk. With cute shops and boutiques Anchor Coffee, Brickhouse are a couple of our favs for coffee and restaurants, Primp is a fun boutique
8 yerel halk öneriyor
White Bear Lake
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Super nearby - downtown White Bear Lake - a quaint, cute downtown area, fun to walk. With cute shops and boutiques Anchor Coffee, Brickhouse are a couple of our favs for coffee and restaurants, Primp is a fun boutique
Right down the street from us does a fantastic job! Great price too, for dip manicures and pedicures.
Nail Chic
2031 County Road E East
Right down the street from us does a fantastic job! Great price too, for dip manicures and pedicures.
Want to go skiing or snowboarding in the winter? This is the local fav. Also a great hiking park in warmer months
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Afton Alps
6600 Peller Avenue South
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Want to go skiing or snowboarding in the winter? This is the local fav. Also a great hiking park in warmer months
Another great ski / snowboard day pass spot in the area (they make fake snow on winter days without powder)
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Buck Hill
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Another great ski / snowboard day pass spot in the area (they make fake snow on winter days without powder)
Disk Golf park - Lakewood Park - with a side hidden entrance across from the golf course on McKnight (right between the apartment building, and before the next cross street). Fun walk as well
Lakewood Park
Disk Golf park - Lakewood Park - with a side hidden entrance across from the golf course on McKnight (right between the apartment building, and before the next cross street). Fun walk as well
A California-style market with lots of shops. FIVE WATT coffee inside, ice cream, etc.
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Keg and Case Market
928 7th St W
20 yerel halk öneriyor
A California-style market with lots of shops. FIVE WATT coffee inside, ice cream, etc.
(no sales tax on clothes in MN! :)) Great if you need indoor entertainment for the day
189 yerel halk öneriyor
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
189 yerel halk öneriyor
(no sales tax on clothes in MN! :)) Great if you need indoor entertainment for the day
Hike the Minnehaha Falls area (there’s also a Sea Salt restaurant there). Fun in any season!
304 yerel halk öneriyor
Minnehaha Falls
304 yerel halk öneriyor
Hike the Minnehaha Falls area (there’s also a Sea Salt restaurant there). Fun in any season!
Walk the Saint Anthony Main area around the Aster Cafe, Nicollet, Mill City Museum
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Saint Anthony Main
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Walk the Saint Anthony Main area around the Aster Cafe, Nicollet, Mill City Museum
Aster Cafe tends to have jazz nights (often Sundays) - visit website / call to confirm events
44 yerel halk öneriyor
Aster Cafe
125 Mainstreet Southeast
44 yerel halk öneriyor
Aster Cafe tends to have jazz nights (often Sundays) - visit website / call to confirm events
Need a workout? - If it’s warm enough, a run around the nature preserve is great! You can run towards Joy park as well. If it's cold, there’s a beautiful Lifetime Fitness in Vadnais Heights you can get a day pass for.
Life Time Fitness
4800 White Bear Parkway
Need a workout? - If it’s warm enough, a run around the nature preserve is great! You can run towards Joy park as well. If it's cold, there’s a beautiful Lifetime Fitness in Vadnais Heights you can get a day pass for.
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Hudson
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Belle Vinez
W10829 875th Avenue
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Barker's Bar & Grill
413 2nd Street
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
12 yerel halk öneriyor
San Pedro Cafe
426 2nd Street
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
Many locations --- Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
15 yerel halk öneriyor
LoLo American Kitchen and Craft Bar
233 Main Street North
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Many locations --- Visit Hudson downtown - only about 30 mins drive and a fun trip out - walkable marina and paved path by the river, fun shops and restaurants. If you go out that way Lolo Hudson is our fav place to grab dinner (there are a couple locations - Stillwater/ Hudson). If you go out towards Hudson, making a trek out to Belle Vinez is a super fun outing! It’s a Hudson winery where you can sit down, do a tasting, order some pizzas and apps, and walk the vineyard. Call to confirm events / hours / offerings. Barker’s Bar & Grill is an amazing Burger joint right downtown (they really do make a great burger!), the San Pedro Cafe has a great patio, caribbean food, really great and our fav! (it’s either Saturday or Sunday only, call to verify, they serve their huge caramel roll for breakfast, it’s amazing!!!)
River Falls WI is right in the Hudson area, if you drive out that way - can visit the new Tattersall Distillery. The other Tattersall Minneapolis location is super fun too. Craft spirits, tours, tastings
51 yerel halk öneriyor
Tattersall Distilling
1620 Central Avenue Northeast
51 yerel halk öneriyor
River Falls WI is right in the Hudson area, if you drive out that way - can visit the new Tattersall Distillery. The other Tattersall Minneapolis location is super fun too. Craft spirits, tours, tastings
River Falls WI is right in the Hudson area, if you drive out that way - can visit the new Tattersall Distillery. The other Tattersall Minneapolis location is super fun too. Craft spirits, tours, tastings
Tattersall Distilling
1777 Paulson Road
River Falls WI is right in the Hudson area, if you drive out that way - can visit the new Tattersall Distillery. The other Tattersall Minneapolis location is super fun too. Craft spirits, tours, tastings
Check out a local Pizza Farm - google “minnesota pizza farms!” - MN is known for them and they are a super fine place to visit! Some of these are a daytrip and a hangout spot - warm months best, so confirm winter hours.
Alpha and Omega Pizza Farm and Event Venue
6714 Alpha Road
Check out a local Pizza Farm - google “minnesota pizza farms!” - MN is known for them and they are a super fine place to visit! Some of these are a daytrip and a hangout spot - warm months best, so confirm winter hours.
MN Orchards! - also best in warm months / the fall, but some offer winter tastings as well. Aamodt’s Apple Farm & Winery is one right nearby.
Aamodt's Apple Farm
6428 Manning Avenue North
MN Orchards! - also best in warm months / the fall, but some offer winter tastings as well. Aamodt’s Apple Farm & Winery is one right nearby.
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
11 yerel halk öneriyor
William O'Brien State Park
19074 Saint Croix Trail
11 yerel halk öneriyor
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
Rustic Roots Winery
20168 Saint Croix Trail North
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Marine on Saint Croix
6 yerel halk öneriyor
William O’Brien State Park - day pass required, but it’s a fun place for a hike no matter the season. Right nearby there’s also the Marine on St. Croix quaint little downtown area with shoppes and Rustic Roots Winery (confirm hours and offerings)
~Thursday, August 25, ends on Monday, September 5
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Avenue North
29 yerel halk öneriyor
~Thursday, August 25, ends on Monday, September 5
River’s Edge Apple River Tubing - a fun place in the summer to go tubing down the river
River's Edge Apple River Tubing & Camping
1820 Raleigh Road
River’s Edge Apple River Tubing - a fun place in the summer to go tubing down the river
An amazing break from the cold, and a fun place to visit (see the carousel, zoo, conservatory)
146 yerel halk öneriyor
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
146 yerel halk öneriyor
An amazing break from the cold, and a fun place to visit (see the carousel, zoo, conservatory)
A rock climbing wall in Minneapolis
Vertical Endeavors - St. Paul
855 Phalen Blvd
A rock climbing wall in Minneapolis
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
62 yerel halk öneriyor
Stillwater
62 yerel halk öneriyor
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
Leo's Grill & Malt Shop
131 Main St S
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)

DAYTRIPS

Here are some fun ideas for things to do, activities, vineyards, wineries, day trips, and more! AKA things we love to do on a weekend off.
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
Maiden Rock
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery
W12266 King Lane
6 yerel halk öneriyor
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
Nelson Creamery Cheese Store
310 Nelson Street North
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Stockholm
6 yerel halk öneriyor
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Vino in the Valley
W3826 450th Ave
7 yerel halk öneriyor
You can pack up a picnic and make a fun day trip with a scenic drive out towards Pepin, Maiden Rock and Stockholm. Visit the Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery, trek out to Nelson with its Nelson Creamery cheese & ice cream shop and the attached little restaurant. A fun day Wisconsin day trip, usually best in the Fall / warm months (some of these places are closed in the winter so confirm before driving out ;)). A to Z Produce & Bakery is a fun pizza farm in Stockholm. Another fun day trip areas is to the Vino in the Valley (seasonally open only) with a scenic drive out, a place to order food and wine and hang out by the river. Fun outing for friends and families. It’s a place like a pizza farm where you order your wine, bring games, sit at a picnic table, hang out, walk by the river

KIDS' ACTIVITIES

Google “minneapolis twin cities kids activities”(or even just type that into Google Maps, and there will be a whole bunch of kids’ indoor hangout options listed, indoor parks, indoor playgrounds, etc. :) We’re not super versed in kids’ stuff, since we don’t have kids, but the items on the list are things we do know are fun and have done ourselves.
a super fun outing for the kiddos!
46 yerel halk öneriyor
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th Street West
46 yerel halk öneriyor
a super fun outing for the kiddos!
An amazing break from the cold, and a fun place to visit (see the carousel, zoo, conservatory)
146 yerel halk öneriyor
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
146 yerel halk öneriyor
An amazing break from the cold, and a fun place to visit (see the carousel, zoo, conservatory)
An indoor kids' park in Edina. It’s a bit of a hike from us, but if you’re really in need for a kids’ indoor activity, this might be worth checking out
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Edinborough Park
7700 York Ave S
8 yerel halk öneriyor
An indoor kids' park in Edina. It’s a bit of a hike from us, but if you’re really in need for a kids’ indoor activity, this might be worth checking out
25 yerel halk öneriyor
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd
25 yerel halk öneriyor
A fun kids’ activity while you sip coffee next door at the Lynhall Cafe (call to confirm their covid hours and impact)
Snapology of Minneapolis
2649 Lyndale Ave S
A fun kids’ activity while you sip coffee next door at the Lynhall Cafe (call to confirm their covid hours and impact)
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
62 yerel halk öneriyor
Stillwater
62 yerel halk öneriyor
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)
Leo's Grill & Malt Shop
131 Main St S
Visit Stillwater downtown - another fun, walkable cute place with lots of shops, boutiques and places to get malts (Leo’s). If you’re in that area, Lolo Stillwater is a good place for dinner & cocktails (sea salt rosemary fries, great tacos)