Spend the Day Adventuring Away
As I mentioned before Minnesota is filled with surprises and tons of action. We have 4 (and a half…I’ll get to that later) professional sports teams, the second largest theater district next to NYC, and even though our nickname is Land of 10,000 lakes we actually have 11,842 lakes making for plenty of water fun. Below are 4 of the Twin Citie’s classic must-see spots that you have to visit to get a true Minnesota experience.
Speaking of lakes, this lake is Minneapolis’ largest. So after you fill up on a giant brunch/lunch take a walk around its large biking/walking paths and burn those calories off to stay summer fit. Feel free to also bring a frisbee, football, volleyball or any other of your favorite yard sports because there is plenty of park space to play. Filled with a bunch of other lake goers who are either grilling, reading in the sun, pic-nicking, etc the possibilities are endless for a day spent at the lake.
Just a little earlier in this post I mentioned that MN has 4 and a half professional sports teams and that was because I was including our St. Paul Saints of course. The Saint Paul Saint’s are our beloved AA independent professional baseball team, so although they may not be associated with the MLB, attending the games may arguably be an even better time. There is an all around lighter and more quirkier attitude in the atmosphere.
Each game usually has a crazy and slightly tacky theme, oh and they have a real life pig as the team mascot who brings balls out to the umpire..that’s not something you can see everyday. I can’t go without mentioning the field’s food choices as well. It’s hard to convince anyone to wait and eat at the game because downtown Saint Paul is filled with a plethora of eateries but the vendors at the CHS field are delicious. In the pictures above my dad had what was called “Philly Style” Nachos, I had a Snuffy’s Strawberry malt and later I had what is my absolute favorite, a chicken wrap.
Minnesota History Museum
I had lived in MN for 18 years and had never been to the Minnesota History Museum until a best friend of mine invited to me to go to a super fun exhibit about the famous cartoonist Chuck Jones. The history museum is definitely a place I recommend adventuring to. Besides the changing exhibits they feature there are also always permanent ones as well where you can learn a little history about this intriguing state. Plus, it is considered one of Minnesota’s finest public buildings and hosts great views of downtown Saint Paul.
I mentioned before that the Twin Cities is home to the second largest theatre district, second to that of the Big Apple. Well, the Guthrie is the center of this all. Performing, production, education and professional training. The Guthrie has grown to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation, so spending your afternoon or evening at a play here is well worth it. My family and I saw the musical South Pacific and it was remarkable. We ate at the Level 5 cafe before the play as well, and much to our surprise, had a very refreshing and tasty meal not at a crazy cost (or not as high as we thought it was going to be.) I definitely give this a 10/10 experience any day.
Well, friends, that is part 3 of this series. I hope you are enjoying it and I would love to know your feedback! Happy Saturday, Xoxo