Even though the temperatures can be frigid during the winter months, it is still important to get outside and get some fresh air. There are many activities that the Twin Cities have to offer. Let’s go over a few of them!
Located in Long Lake Regional Park are the Ice Castles of Minnesota. They feature more than 20 million pounds of ice. This unique experience includes an ice maze, tunnels, lights, and slides. It is the perfect activity for all ages and is only 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Open from the middle of January to the end of February.
Minneapolis parks that have a rink offer loaner skates for free! Whether you are a pro skater or have never skated before, it is a fun way to get outside and be active in the winter. If you choose wisely, the rink might have concessions and a warming house.
Minnehaha Regional Park
This park has 9.9 miles of trails, historical buildings, a dog park, and Minnehaha Falls. Plenty of different activities for everyone to enjoy! Minnehaha Falls, a 53-foot waterfall that freezes in the winter, becomes a beautiful background for family photos.
A fun idea for dinner with a partner, family, or friends is to try igloo dining. There are a few options in the Twin Cities for this unique experience. Duke’s on 7 offers an igloo experience where you get a private igloo with a heater and blankets.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Thursday, January 26th, is the start of the winter carnival. Watch carvers begin to make beautiful ice sculptures while enjoying beverages. There will also be live music. At 6 pm, they will “Light The Park” and give away glow sticks!
Downhill and cross-country skiing are a favorite for many during the winter in Minnesota. Como Park Ski Center offers 15 acres for downhill skiing and 5K of groomed cross-country trails. They also have lessons for all ages and ski and snowboard rentals.
There are endless options for activities this winter in the Twin Cities. Get outside and try something new this year! We hope you enjoy this winter season.