March 20th – the first official day of spring – is coming up fast. To get through the next several weeks of cold weather and potential snowstorms, we’ve compiled a list of winter activities that will make the rest of the season fly by.
1. Pretend it’s Spring
Visiting the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show will make you forget all about winter. For two weekends in late February and early March, the Home & Garden show not only allows you to plan your window boxes, but it also brings spring to Minneapolis, if only within the walls of the Convention Center.
2. Book a Tasting Tour of Local Breweries
Bitter Minnesota Craft Beer Tasting Tours conduct guided tours every day of the week for private groups or for the public. Hop on an all-inclusive tour and visit several Minneapolis breweries and taprooms, sure to warm you up from the inside out!
3. Go on a Nature Hike
Kids and adults alike can rediscover nature through winter activities at the fabulous Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park. February activities include luminary hikes, hunting for animal tracks, snowshoeing, and winter orienteering, while March brings maple syrup making!
4. Hit the Lanes
Park Tavern in St. Louis Park offers winter bowling passes to pass these cold days. Valid from December to April, one pass gives you access to a bowling lane for one hour every single day, for up to 6 people. Shoe rentals are even included. (Plus, there’s a groupon. You’re welcome.)
5. Admire Beautiful Art
Jean Stephen Galleries is located in central St. Louis Park and is currently showing works by several artists, including local great Pamela Sukhum and a Dr. Seuss serigraph on canvas. Stop by for some colorful inspiration, and maybe you’ll find something to liven up your walls this winter.
Whether you’re indoors or out, enjoy all that our local areas have to offer during the last of these winter months.