Hooray for Fall Break!

Posted on October 26th, 2009 by

Not sure what to do over break?  Well if you’re in the cities, I think I can help…

  2. Walk through the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center
  3. Cruise down Victory Memorial Drive to Theodore Wirth Parkway and beyond, watching the wildlife
  4. Play Frisbee golf – Did you know that the Minneapolis area contains more disc gold parks than nearly any other metro area in the U.S.?
  5. Flex your Minneapolis taste buds at Sanctuary, Spoonriver, French Meadow Bakery, Le Belle Vie, Solera, and Peninsula Malaysian Cuisine.
  6. Enjoy dinner at the Oak Grille followed by a touring Broadway show at the Historic State or Orpheum Theatre
  7. Sample the beer and sausage selection at the Bulldog NE in Northeast Mpls
  8. Relax over brunch at Keye’s Cafe, or my personal favorite, Zumbro’s
  9. Learn something from a book – and the architecture – at the Minneapolis Central Library
  10. Listen to inspirational music at the Basilica of St. Mary, the oldest basilica in the country
  11. Take a trip back in time at Nye’s Polonaise Room, rated best bar in the nation, and belt out a tune at the piano bar
  12. Take a day and see the nearly 100,000 items on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – their current exhibition “The Louvre and the Masterpiece” looks exceptional
  13. For a Halloween-esque excursion, visit famous Twin Citians’ burial sites at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis
  14. Take a backstage tour of the Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater
  15. Find real deals at Off Fifth and Neiman Marcus’ clearance floor in downtown Minneapolis
  16. Run around any of Minneapolis’ 22 lakes
  17. Take home something with a Latin flair from Mercado Central, a market on Lake Street with more than 40 Latino businesses
  18. Steal a kiss on the Stone Arch Bridge
  19. Duck into the Chambers Hotel‘s lobby and view the modern art collection
  20. For a late-night dinner, go where the chefs go – 112 Eatery
  21. Sink into a booth at Jitters in Northeast Minneapolis for a drink and great jazz
  22. See a show, puppet-style, at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  23. Watch a classic movie at midnight at the Uptown Theatre
  24. Learn about Minneapolis history at the Mill City Museum on the Mississippi Riverfront
  25. Rent a canoe and float on Lake of the Isles, taking in the fall colors
  26. Hop on a Twin City Trolley for a city tour
  27. Splash around in the 15,000 foot water park, then ice skate indoors at the Depot Hotel
  28. Catch a show at a discount – go through the rush line at many local theaters
  29. Visit a great bookstore – like Magers & Quinn in Uptown – and peruse with steamed cider in hand
  30. Learn to bake an apple crisp or pumpkin pie, and cook chili or a pot roast – and celebrate Fall!

 Enjoy your Fall Break!!


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