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Seasonal Activitites

Fall
  • Artsy
  • Culinary
  • Family
  • Outdoorsy
  • Events
  • Artsy

    • Fall Music Festivals
      Fall Music Festivals

      Fall offers a calendar full of concerts and music festivals, with more events listed as the season draws near.

      See a show
    • From Farm to Yarn
      From Farm to Yarn

      From the farmers to the weavers, Minnesota’s fiber community is tightly knit by their shared passion.

      Start Spinning
    • Art Studio Tours
      Art Studio Tours

      From painters to potters, from workers in stone, steel and colorful fabrics, many Minnesota artists open their studios to visitors in the fall.

      Search studio tours
    • Hidden Gem Museums
      Hidden Gem Museums

      Minnesota is full of hidden gem museums; you just need to know where to look.

      Seek Them Out
  • Culinary

    • Warm Up at a Local Coffee Shop
      Warm Up at a Local Coffee Shop

      In Minnesota, a local coffee shop is never far away, whether it's on a small town main street or in a big city neighborhood.

      Take a sip
    • Minnesota Food Culture has Diverse Origins
      Minnesota Food Culture has Diverse Origins

      For those who truly want to understand the diversity of Minnesota's communities, cultures and cuisines, you can’t beat a cooking class.

      Try Something New
    • Minnesota's Most Iconic Meal
      Minnesota's Most Iconic Meal

      Take a cheeseburger, but instead of putting the cheese on top, stuff it inside the patty. The result is called a Juicy Lucy, and it's one food you have to try during your Minnesota vacation.

      Take a bite
    • Drink & Eat
      Drink & Eat

      The Explore Minnesota drinking and eating guide lists and links to more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the state, as well as breweries and wineries.

      Dine on
  • Family

    • Fall Color Road Trips
      Fall Color Road Trips

      Minnesota's scenic byways meander through a wide variety of landscapes: the lake-splashed north woods, tumbling waterfalls, grand bluffs towering above winding rivers, ribbons of prairie and city parks.

      Hit the road
    • Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun
      Corn Mazes Make Fall Fun

      Each fall, intricate corn mazes crop up at Minnesota farms, wineries, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches, following the centuries-old European maze tradition.

      Get lost
    • Unique Minnesota Pumpkin Patches
      Unique Minnesota Pumpkin Patches

      Whether you prefer pumpkin pies, corn mazes or hay rides, here’s one thing we can all agree on: Your family will love exploring these 11 unique Minnesota pumpkin patches.

      Get Pumped
    • Halloween Fun
      Halloween Fun

      From kid-friendly to frightening, Halloween celebrations of all types can be found in Minnesota.

      Halloween Fun for All Ages
  • Outdoorsy

    • A Beginner's Boundary Waters Itinerary
      A Beginner's Boundary Waters Itinerary

      This four-day itinerary highlights some incredible Boundary Waters sights and camping spots, and ends with a hearty dose of small town Minnesota on the final day.

      Start paddling
    • Five Great Trails for Fall Biking
      Five Great Trails for Fall Biking

      From the sound of leaves crunching under bike tires, to the fireworks of fall colors bursting from branches as you pedal, it’s easy to see (and hear) why fall biking in Minnesota is so popular.

      Take a ride
    • Fall Colors on the North Shore
      Fall Colors on the North Shore

      It’s always worth visiting the North Shore, but in September and October, the region transforms into a truly magical destination that practically insists on becoming your annual vacation spot.

      Hit The Shore
    • Dog-Friendly Hikes & Breweries
      Dog-Friendly Hikes & Breweries

      Hike up a thirst on the trail and head to the nearest dog-friendly brewery patio for some food, fun and Minnesota craft beer!

      Get your paws dirty
  • Events

    • Family-Friendly Fall Festivals
      Family-Friendly Fall Festivals

      Load up the kids and head out for adventure at one of Minnesota's many exciting fall festivals and fairs.

      Search festivals
    • #OnlyinMN Monument
      #OnlyinMN Monument

      The #OnlyinMN Monument is a traveling, must-snap photo op. Find out where it is and where it's going next.

      Find the Monument
    • Halloween Fun
      Halloween Fun

      From kid-friendly to frightening, Halloween celebrations of all types can be found in Minnesota.

      Halloween Fun for All Ages
    • 10 Fun Fall Activities
      10 Fun Fall Activities

      Apple picking, football and pumpkin-flavored everything can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived in Minnesota.

      Weigh your options

More Reasons to

  • Chase the Fall Colors on Minnesota's North Shore

    It’s always worth visiting the North Shore, but in September and October, the region transforms into a truly magical destination that practically insists on becoming your annual vacation spot.

    Read more
  • Minnesota Food Culture has Diverse Origins

    For those who truly want to understand the diversity of Minnesota's communities, cultures and cuisines, you can’t beat a cooking class.

    Try something new
  • 10 Things to Do in Minnesota this Fall

    From chasing the fall colors to picking apples to sampling the local flavors, there's no shortage of things to do in Minnesota this fall.

    Take a trip
  • A Beginner's Boundary Waters Itinerary

    This four-day itinerary highlights some incredible Boundary Waters sights and camping spots, and ends with a hearty dose of small town Minnesota on the final day.

    Start paddling
  • #OnlyinMN Monument

    We're proud to say it's never been easier to find your next #OnlyinMN destination. Literally.

    Find the monument
  • Shop Like a Local at These Southern Minnesota Boutiques

    From east to west, southern Minnesota is home to some of the state’s most whimsical, charming boutique shopping destinations. The only problem? Figuring out how to get so many incredible finds back home.

    Start shopping
  • Adventure, Relax and Retreat with a Women-Only Getaway

    From dog sledding and wilderness canoeing, to wineries and farm tours, an assortment of women’s-specific Minnesota tours cater to a wide range of abilities and interests.

    Take a trip
  • Your Dog Will Love These 6 Hikes & Breweries

    We can think of no better way to explore Minnesota than a hike along some of its fabulous trails with your four-legged BFF by your side. After you’ve both worked up a thirst, head to the nearest dog-friendly brewery patio for some food, fun and locally made suds.

    Bring your pet
  • Spend Time Outside at Twin Cities Parks

    Throw on your finest flannel, head outdoors and bask in the fall colors at a Minneapolis or St. Paul park.

    Get moving
  • Sleep in a Tugboat, Treehouse & More Unique Accommodations

    For many travelers, a hotel is much more than a place to sleep. For those seeking a truly unique experience, these lodging properties throughout Minnesota offer sleeping quarters, history and other quirks that can’t be found anywhere else.

    Snooze in style

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