Visit Minnesota vacation spots with us as we continue to explore, and share with you, some of the most beautiful destinations anywhere. There is no other place on earth like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, or the rocky coast of our "inland sea," Lake Superior. Our famous lakes number far more than the 10,000 that we claim.
You may love the energy of the cities and want to explore the entertainment offered in our world class concert venues, art museums, and sports stadiums. On the other hand, your idea of a perfect vacation or getaway will take you to places where you can find a private retreat and some time with just a few special people. Whatever you want, you will find your perfect Minnesota vacation spots.
If you are new to the state, or just want some travel tips about specific types of Minnesota vacations, start by checking out what most visitors and residents believe to be our 10 best vacations spots.
You might choose to relax at one of our legendary resorts, reserve a private vacation rental, a cabin in the woods, or even venture out on 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.
Relaxing in the Boundary Waters
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For lots of ideas for family vacations, start by checking out what we've chosen as the top 10 ten family vacations.
Any time of year is a good time to enjoy one of our many water parks.
Our Grandkids Love Minnesota Lakes and Water Parks
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
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.Enjoy doing the things you love while saving with the discounts in the Entertainment Book. Many offers are two-for-one deals, 50% off and more. Get Your Entertainment Book Today!
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Enjoy Minnesota vacations in all four seasons of the year.
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.
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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.
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