Posts Categorized: Minneapolis

Mall of America Top Things to Do

Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe’s natural lighting can cure mid-winter cabin fever, but it’s also festive at night. Mall of America’s best bets for fun Photos & story by Lisa Meyers McClintick Whether you’re a chic shopping connoisseur, a family seeking an amusement park in the dead of winter, or someone who craves crossing “world’s biggest”… Read more »

Best Midwest ice cream shops keep you cool

Enjoy the Midwest’s tastiest ice cream Barb at Pumphouse Creamery One of the best parts of summer is seeking out the Midwest’s best ice cream stand, shop, parlor or drive-in. Grab a crispy, crunchy cone, pile it high with dense, sweet ice cream or tangy, refreshing sorbet. It’s one of the most luscious (and cool)… Read more »

Shop Minnesota museums for the most unique holiday gifts

If you crave gifts that are unexpected and go up a notch on the cool factor, skip the big retailers. Head to your local museums instead. Museum gift shops celebrate regional artists, authors and local flavor in a ways you won’t get at most stores. By shopping at museums, you’re supporting Minnesota’s cultural scene as… Read more »

Skating at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis

Give history a whirlYou know a place has full-blown charm when it lures an 88-year-old great-grandmother onto ice skates for the first time in decades. That would be my Grandma Cretia. She couldn’t stand just watching while her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren had all the fun at The Depot’s Minneapolis ice rink over the holidays. It’s easily one… Read more »

Catch Santa’s elves in action at Macy’s

I’ve been all across the Midwest, and when it comes to cool, free holiday happenings, Minneapolis ranks among the absolute best with its “A Day in the Life of an Elf” Macy’s auditorium show on display through Dec. 30. This free holiday event is one of the most-beloved traditions for Minnesota families. These animated, three-dimensional journeys… Read more »