March 29, 2016
Spring In The Twin Cities
One of our favorite topics to tell you about are all the great things happening in the Twin Cities region at special times throughout the year. Spring is always special because it marks the beginning of the outdoor activities season. The Twin Cities and Minnesota have so much to offer. If you happen to be an outdoor enthusiast, and we are moving you to this area, you are in for a treat. Even if you are not an outdoor enthusiast, you will find something for everyone to enjoy.
- Take the entire family to visit the many farm babies during the month of April at Minnesota Zoo. Chicks, ducklings, lambs and fuzzy babies of all types are on display.
- Minnehaha Falls are spectacular in spring because the water is at peak level. Talk a walk along the paved trails that parallel the Mississippi River.
- Minneapolis-St Paul Independent Film Festival is the largest film event in the region, and one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the country. Each year they present 200+ feature length and short narrative and documentary films from 60+ countries.
- Minnesota Fashion Week offers a full week of activities to celebrate fashion including a kickoff party, Black Hearts Ball, workshops and a traditional runway fashion show.
- Learn about maple syruping in your backyard at Fort Snelling State Park or take a guided nature hike that focusing on life on the river.
- Minnesota State Parks and Trails is turning 125 this year and will be hosting special celebration events all year long. Check out the schedule at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
- If you enjoy seeing animals in their natural habitat, plan to visit one of 21 state wildlife refuge locations that are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
- Spring is still a bit cool for outdoor water but check out the variety of indoor water parks that run through the cooler seasons.
- The Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a world-class destination for viewing contemporary art and media. Home to one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the country, the garden is currently received a complete renovation.
- Grand Avenue is the center of culture and activity in Saint Paul. This street runs for 30 blocks with restaurants, delis and bakeries, shops, beautiful old homes and two college campuses.
- Don’t miss spending a day at the nation’s biggest mall, the Mall of America, just south of Minneapolis. The mall is home to 500 stores, dozens of restaurants, an aquarium, butterfly garden and indoor amusement park.
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