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If this is your first time to visit Minnesota, spend a little time with us planning where to go and what to do.  Our website has lots information about Minnesota travel. If you don't find what you need just use the contact form and ask. 

If you've visited often, or even lived here all your life, you will discover something new to explore in each of the seven regions of Minnesota.

Did you know about these seven unique regions? Here they are: the Twin Cities, the St. Croix River Valley, the Arrowhead, the Central Lakes area, the Red River Valley, the Prairieland, and the Bluff Country. Each of these areas has a distinct geography and amazing attractions. Which regions of Minnesota have you already visited; where will you go next?

Explore  Minnesota Cities & Towns!

Forbes Magazine recently named the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as "the most relaxing" cities in the country.  

The Twin Cities provide energy, culture, art, and entertainment to rival 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.  

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."

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."

We list one wonderful thing to see or do in each of these towns & Cities in Minnesota. You will find the widest variety of things to do in the big cities however many of our smallest towns offer some of the most unique experiences. 

Find the best Minnesota deals, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the places to go and things to do in Minnesota.

Enjoy Minnesota Lakes, Rivers and Parks

Choose one of our legendary resorts, maybe an all inclusive resort, for your Minnesota vacation. Relax in a beautiful bed & breakfast inn, a private vacation rental, a cabin in the woods, or even 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.

National Geographic described Lake Vermilion as one of the ten most scenic lakes in the U. S.

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

 Find Family-Friendly Travel Destinations!

Family vacation resorts treat you to a stay in some of the best vacation spots in Minnesota.

For tips and ideas about a location for your family vacation, check out our "votes" for the top 10 ten family vacations.

On your summer vacation you might spot some of these little known roadside attractions.

Keep the kids happy with lots of  summer activities for kids.

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

If you are flying to Minnesota, you can find the best prices here: Discount Flights to Minnesota

Relax on a Romantic Minnesota Vacation

Enjoy a romantic getaway in one of our hundreds of beautiful vacation spots. Romantic Lanesboro, the "bed & breakfast capital of Minnesota" is just one of the charming choices for a romantic escape. Plan a day trip to one of our many Minnesota vineyards and taste the wines at our unique wineries. Take a look at many more of our romantic vacation ideas.

Experience Four Seasons of Vacation Fun!

Enjoy Minnesota Vacations in Our Autumn Splendor 

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.

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.

Cool 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.

Photo Courtesy John Heino Photography

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.

Download Minnesota State Parks E-Book: Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Minnesota Guidebooks: What to See and Do in Minnesota

Return to Your Favorite
Minnesota Vacation Spot Every Year

Select your "home away from home" from hundreds of Minnesota hotels, resorts,or cabins.

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.

Oh...and about the seven unique regions of Minnesota, sometimes called the "Seven States of Minnesota," you can read about them here.

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.

Visitors to the state offer their opinions about the very best attractions, activities and amenities. Read what other travelers have to say about Minnesota Vacations.

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