Things to do in Minneapolis St Paul

MN Summer Activities List

A Top Real Estate Agents Idea for Summer Fun in MN

Summer has returned to the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Minneapolis, the tundra, we feel our glorious summer is the reward we deserve for getting past a long, frosty, biting, snowy, punishing winter. Ok, you get it – it’s cold here for a substantial portion of the year.

I’ll make the concession that all seasons of the year have their particular charms and recommendations. But, making the most of summer, filling every day with pleasures of the season, comes with the territory here in Minnesota. My summer list consists mainly of simple pleasures, with a touch of the exotic to shake it up a bit.  

MN is the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Now coming from a resident of the land of 10,000 lakes (actually, it’s more like 11,842), it’s no surprise that water plays a dominant role in summer. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailing are all popular activities enjoyed on Minnesota lakes in the summer months. 

Go on a picnic. Attend a concert in the park. Play mini-golf. Play tennis. Run a marathon. Walk the dog. Play catch with kids. Ride a swing. Go rollerblading. Go surfing. Drink lemonade or ice tea. 

Be happy as a Realtor.

Host a clam boil, a shrimp boil, or even a lobster boil if you feel flush with cash. However, in the spirit of disclosure, having consumed my fair share of clam boils living on the east coast for many years, I can honestly say I never met a clam that was happy to be part of the festivities. 

Visit a national park on free park day. 

Toast marshmallows around your firepit.

Take a hot air balloon ride.

Attend a baseball game.

Plant a vegetable garden.

Rock a Birkenstock.

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Twin Cities Activities

Twin Cities Activities

It seemed like just a couple of weeks ago that the whole splendor of summer lay spread out before us. Now, here we are past the half way mark of August. Hot days and balmy nights seem to be already behind us for this year. The cooler temps probably make it easier for the kids to return to the halls of learning but still, that bittersweet feeling that we have lost something is all too familiar for many of us. In my opinion, the worse characteristic of our summer is that it’s simply not long enough.

Given the fact that the glorious days of my favorite season are so limited, I try to squeeze every drop of joy and pleasure from every blessed day right to the end. At this time, every year, I remind myself that summer is not over, it is just, like me, in its golden days and has much to offer and should be appreciated.  

So then, what do you plan to do with your last few precious weeks before the leaves begin to turn? There are so many activities, events, and destinations in the Twin Cities Metro that are tailor made for days in the seventies with low humidity. Need some inspiration?  

Art + Mini-Golf = Sculpture Garden at the Walker

If you haven't checked out the mini golf course this year or toured the Sculpture Garden, be aware that the course closes on September 3rd so you only have a couple of more weeks. The great news is that you don't have to choose between art or golf, you can have the best of both worlds since every round of golf includes admission to the museum. 

The Great Minnesota Get-Together

If you live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, you simply cannot think of the end of August and not think Minnesota State Fair time. It starts today, Thursday, August 24th and runs through Labor Day September 4th.Midway rides, agricultural...