Minnesota's Best Vacation Ideas
Places To Go
Choose a romantic getaway along the Mississippi River, a fall color trip to Lake Superior, or a sports weekend in Minneapolis. This listing of special vacation spots will give you ideas for where to go, what to do and sights to see along the way.
We've even included local event calendars to make your travel plans easy.
Welcome to Red Wing!
Welcome to one of the most unique and charming places to visit along the Mississippi River. From our beautiful bluffs, abundance of outdoor activities, historic sites and world famous boots and pottery, Red Wing offers a one-of-a-kind getaway. Whether you choose to hike Barn Bluff, bike the Cannon Valley Trail, picnic on Memorial Bluff, visit our wineries and brewery, play golf, dine in our restaurants, or shop in one of our many locally owned antique stores, art galleries or boutique shops, you're sure to enjoy your visit. Treat yourself to a getaway and be surrounded by natural beauty, historic sites and unique small town character.
The Walleye Capital of the World!
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods offers some of the best year round fishing you can find. You can find Walleye, Northern Pike, Sturgeon, Sauger, Perch and lots more. Sign up for our fishing report and newsletter.
Where Lake and Fun Begin.
Willmar Lakes Area
Find Your Next Adventure
Our Bike/Hike Guide available on our website.
We're your premier source for guides to Minnesota and Wisconsin bicycling and hiking. Whether just getting started riding, looking for long road bike rides, or great mountain bike trails, you can find it here. Let's HaveFunBiking!
HaveFunBiking Event Calendar
Planning a trip to Minneapolis – Saint Paul? Stay in the ‘Gateway!
Twin Cities Gateway Communities include...
Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Shoreview.
Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis or downtown Saint Paul, all major attractions, shopping, entertainment and dining, Twin Cities Gateway offers everything you need.
The votes are in...America Loves Cook County.
Lutsen. Tofte. Schroeder. Grand Marais. Gunflint Trail. Grand Portage.
Life is bigger here in Cook County, MN along legendary Highway 61. Here in the tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, amidst the north shore of Lake Superior and the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), you can go bigger, play harder and relax better than anywhere else in the Midwest.
Where the Midwest Comes to Play
Home of ValleyFair, Raceway Park, Caterbury Park and much, much more. Visit our website to search and book your lodging.
Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Be the first in line when gates open for Minnesota's biggest attractions. Affordable and comfortable hotels, free parking and friendly people are waiting to usher you in. Just minutes south of the Twin Cites.
So Close to Minneapolis we share a zip code.
Discover St. Louis Park
We're just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. the chain of lakes, sports venues, bike trails, the arts and our area's many natural wonders. Our hotel's offer all the perks of downtown plus free parking.
Explore the Brainerd Lakes area, Minnesota's most famous natural playground. The Brainerd area offers miles of the best bike trails, prestigious Minnesota Golf Courses, and so much more!!
We're home to Mall of America and a whole lot more
Bloomington Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Why stay here? Explore everywhere. With over 8,200 hotel rooms just minutes from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the airport, it's easy to find the perfect room at Bloomington's 38 hotels - with free shuttle service to the airport and Mall of America.
Looking for ways to save? Check out THE BIG TICKET™, our three-day bundled pass where you can save up to 30% on top Twin Cities and Bloomington, MN attractions with added Mall of America® discounts.
Smiles are Free!!
Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau
Savvy shopping sprees. Pedaling through nature. Catching home run balls. And winding down waterslides will make the entire family smile. The Minneapolis Northwest area is handing out free smiles all year long.
For more information, discounts & events. Visit travelmnw.com
The Historic Birthplace of Minnesota
Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Nestled in the bluffs of the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Stillwater is rich in beauty and historic architecture in the once lumber capital of the nation. Only minutes from the Twin Cites, this thriving tourism city hosts fantastic boutiques, antiques, local art, outdoor adventure, night life, unique experiences, culinary tours & shops, restaurants, festivals breweries, wineries, and distinct lodging properties. With year-round attractions and over 20 venues, Stillwater is an inspiring and popular Midwest destination for weddings, meetings, and group travelers.
Experience Lake Superior
Two Harbors Chamber
Visit our website to connect with area hotels that whatever lodging you can think from campground to bed & breakfast to well appointed lake homes. We'll make your visit the experience you deserve.
Sure, you know we have Cabela's in Owatonna. But did you know that we also have the Medford Outlets, the RAD Zoo, the River Springs Waterpark and the State School Orphanage Museum. It's time to explore the rest! Let's talk!
Save on your Twin Cities Getaway!
Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Score FREE Tickets to Valleyfair, Nickelodeon Universe, the Minnesota Zoo and More with Eagan's Pick your Package! Receive 2 free Valleyfair tickets with an Eagan hotel stay (Limited Time Offer!)
More to Explore!!
888-868-7476 ext. 174
Explore Saint Paul's River Life and City Limits
From beer and baseball to biking and B&Bs, your next vacation is just a click away.
The vacation you will never forgot.
Mille Lacs Tourism
The Mille Lacs area is the place to go for fishing, shopping, family getaways, golf and some of the state's best trails. Just 90 minutes north of the Twin Cities. Visit our website to plan your next trip.
Take a quick jaunt to central Minnesota's gem.
Discover a place where the theatre of seasons lays out generous landscape, flowing blue waters amongst a variety of shopping and dining experiences.
Grand Rapids. It's in Minnesota's Nature
Grand Rapids renowned fishing lakes and beautiful forests provide the perfect backdrop for your next family vacation, reunion, romantic getaway or corporate event.
Visit the Land of Legendary Woods & Waters
Boat and fish on over 1,100 sky blue lakes of Bemidji area. Stand where the Mississippi River begins its journey. Visit the historic statues of Paul and Babe. Enjoy artisans, festivals an event center and more!
South Minneapolis is the place for fun!
Enjoy incredibly affordable hotel rates, free parking and plenty of money-svaing coupons. Call today for your FREE VACATION GUIDE. Burnsville. Eagan. Inver Grove Heights. Lakeville.