November 29, 2016
The first quasi-official day of winter is upon us. The temps are dipping and it’s only a matter of time until the first real blanket of snow hits the ground. I can’t deny how beautiful that first snowfall is, adding that perfect magic touch to the holidays. But for whatever reason, as soon as the middle of January rolls around, people tend to get cabin fever and can’t book a warm-weather getaway quick enough.
When I moved here six years ago in the dead of winter, the first things I purchased were a floor-length down jacket and pair of Sorel boots. I literally looked like the abominable snowman walking around Minneapolis. But I quickly realized that I wasn’t alone. People really embrace winter here and truly love it. I will never forget a bus ride to work where we picked up three men in Uptown who had cross-country skied in from their homes to hitch a ride downtown to work. If that’s not embracing the Minnesota winter, I don’t know what is.
We live in such an active city that does a great job of embracing the winter months and making them bearable and quite entertaining for us all. So this year, I’m considering turning in my usual plane ticket to take in all that the great Minnesota winter has to offer. Here are a handful of Minnesota activities to keep you out and about (and sane) this winter season.
Hanging in Minneapolis this winter?
Looking for a weekend getaway?