5 Things You Have To Do in Minnesota This Summer


1. Binge at a Food Truck Fair

Enjoy music, beer, and food. Need I say more? There’s still time to catch the one in St Paul on July 25th and in Burnsville on September 19th. Bring your wallet and your appetite. Then maybe schedule a free afternoon for a food coma and some exercise to put a dent in the calorie consumption.

2. Escape to the Boundary waters

The myth is that if you eat two bananas every day and don’t bathe, the mosquitoes won’t bother you, and you can test this out at the Boundary Waters up north. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has the most beautiful scenery in Minnesota. And it’s a great way to see Canada without having to go there. So strap a canoe on top or your car, and head to the Boundary Waters for back-country, fishing, loons, moose, and camping in the woods.

3 .Plummet from the sky at Skydive Twin Cities

Technically this is in Baldwin, Wisconsin, but it’s still called Skydive Twin Cities. And just to ease your anxiety, you’re statistically more likely to be killed in the car on the way home than you are jumping out of the plane. So relax. The scariest part is watching the person in front of you take the leap. Then when it’s your turn it’s just fun and a little chilly.

4. Participate in a CSA farm share

It’s probably too late to sign up for one this year, but you can get on a list to sign up for one next year. It’s a great way to support community agriculture, eat healthy fruits and vegetables, and meet new people.

5. Visit the Linden Hills Farmers Market

Visit this local neighborhood farmers’ market by Lake Harriet every Sunday. They’re full of fresh fruits and vegetables, quality proteins, and food entrepreneurs that love to share what they’ve got. They’re also open in all weather conditions (tornadoes exempt).