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What do you want to do when you visit Minnesota?

If this is your first time to visit Minnesota, or you just want some travel tips about specific types of vacations, start by checking out what most visitors and residents believe to be our 10 best vacations spots. 

Lodging ideas for your stay might be a beautiful bed & breakfast inn, one of our legendary resorts,  a private vacation rental, a cabin in the woods, or even a houseboat in Voyageurs National Park.  

Camp in our state parks...there are 78 to choose from. Some of the most beautiful are located along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

For the adventure of a lifetime, paddle into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.   

We wrote the book on Minnesota State Parks! Follow the link to download a copy to your computer or get it for your Kindle or Nook.



Relaxing in the Boundary Waters

 Family-Friendly Travel Destinations!

For lots of ideas for family vacations,  start by checking out what we've chosen as the top 10 ten family vacations.

Then plan a vacation that includes some of these  family fun ideas and wonderful summer activities for kids.

Any time of year is a good time to enjoy one of our many water parks.




Our Grandkids Love Minnesota Lakes and Water Parks

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Romantic Minnesota Vacations

Enjoy a romantic getaway at one of our hundreds of charming bed and breakfast inns.

Romantic Minnesota vacations might take you to one of our charming river towns, to the energetic Twin Cities, or to a remote wilderness cabin. Treat yourself to the pampering of a romantic spa getaway  at one of our most romantic hotels.

Romantic Lanesboro, the "bed & breakfast capital of Minnesota" is just one of the beautiful choices for romantic getaways. 

Visit Minnesota vineyards and taste the wines at our unique wineries.

Duluth is Just One of the Great Spots for a Romantic Getaway

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Visit Minnesota Cities

The twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul provide energy, culture, art, and entertainment to rivel any metropolitan area in the world.

Duluth is a smaller city and offers a totally unique vacation experience with it's seaport and access to the Lake Superior North Shore.  

Cities in Minnesota come in all sizes. You will find the widest variety of things to do in the big cities  however some of our smallest towns offer some of the most unique experiences.



We Live in the Twin Cities and Love It!

Four Seasons of Vacation Fun!

Enjoy Minnesota vacations in all four seasons of the year.

The state transforms into an autumn paradise in mid-September. Visitors flock to the highways to view our autumn scenery. Almost every town in the state hosts a fall festival.

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Winter Vacation Ideas

Be sure to visit Minnesota in winter.

By late October the state is often covered with a blanket of snow and is one of the top winter vacation destinations in the world.

We don't hide from winter! We get out and play in the snow. We love our Minnesota winter sports.

While we don't have mountains, we do have wonderful ski resorts.

Trails across the state, including in our state parks, are groomed for cross-country skiing. You can find places to take a dog sled tour, to skijour with your dog, and go on a sleigh ride. Attend winter festivals in many towns and cities all across the state.

If you enjoy fishing, you will love "hard water fishing" or as it is better known, ice fishing.

Minnesota Ski Resorts

National Publications Praise
Minnesota Vacation Destinations

  • Journalist Charles Kuralt called Ely, Minnesota the "number one vacation destination in the country." He further stated: "On the map, Ely appears to be at the end of the road. For people who love the wilderness and beauty and solitude, on the contrary, it's the center of the world."
  • National Geographic described Lake Vermilion as one of the ten most scenic lakes in the U. S.
  • Red Wing, Minnesota was recently named one of the top 25 historic destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. The same magazine highlighted Minneapolis as one of the “10 best summer trips.”
  • Forbes Magazine recently named the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as "the most relaxing" cities in the country. We think "relaxing" defines all Minnesota vacations.

Return to Your Favorite Cabin Every Year

Minnesota North Shore Cabin
Select your "home away from home" from hundreds of hotels, resorts,or cabins. Or consider a privately owned vacation rental.

We've lived in Minnesota all our lives and have favorite vacation spots like this cabin on the North Shore where we go time after time. You will discover your own special places of beauty and joy. Our hope is that you will take some time to explore the website and discover the state's best vacation destinations, fun things to do and travel tips.

Many of the photos on our site are our own or have been shared by our children, grandchildren, and other family members and friends. Click here if you want to know more about me.

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