Edina for Families
Collected by John Sandstone
Edina’s chic spark comes with substance; it’s a resolutely family-oriented place with a quietly thriving arts community and legendary hockey dynasty. Visitors find that once they get to know Edina, it’s like an old friend.
7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435, USA
When winter comes to Centennial Lakes Park, visitors are treated to roughly 10 acres of ice skating bliss, groomed daily. Three main ponds connected by narrow canals give skaters a sense for what it was like to fly around the ice in days gone by....
3912 Sunnyside Rd, Edina, MN 55424, USA
Pull up a chair at one of the red-checkered tables or grab a stool at the counter at this retro diner serving classic American fare. At the Convention Grill, the burgers are perfectly greasy, the fries are thick-cut and generous enough to share,...
4701 W 64th St, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Whether you want to get your hands dirty or just have a look, the Edina Art Center is a creative oasis. In the Margaret Foss gallery, rotating exhibits of local and national artists are on display, but in the lower level of the building, artists...
3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
There's no better place to learn all about electricity than at this lakeside Minneapolis mansion. Its quirky exhibits enable you to get some safe hands-on experience through Ben Franklin-era parlor tricks that are both mysterious and fun. Make a...
3902 W 50th St STE C, Edina, MN 55424, USA
This intersection—where Minneapolis and Edina meet—is iconic not just to Edina, but to the whole Twin Cities. While it’s often off the radar for visitors to the TC, locals flock here. In a four-block radius, there’s enough shopping, dining,...
3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Minnesota’s weather is notoriously unpredictable, so having something to do indoors (either during the formidable winters or summer’s outbursts) is key. Since Pinstripes—a restaurant with bocce ball courts and bowling lanes—opened in Edina, it’s...
3910 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424, USA
The Wisconsin border is about a two-hour drive away, but this is still cheese-loving territory. And Mozza Mia, a mozzarella bar, is light years away from your average deep-fried curd. Dip into some seriously divine burrata or order a sampling of...
4901 Chowen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
There’s no better place than the Yogurt Lab to experiment with flavors and ingredients in search of the perfect creamy combination. Of all the frozen yogurt shops that have popped up in the Twin Cities, this is the most original and, according to...
18 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
I recently had the Ginger Yip at Eat Street Social, and it left me wanting more. The bartender hand-mixed this soda fountain drink and made it the same way you would a cocktail, carefully measuring the ginger syrup, cream, and seltzer. The end...
3803 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
What’s not to like about a sweets shop called “Sugar Sugar Candy” ? This little spot is artfully and whimsically decorated: The 45 rpm “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies is framed in a shadowbox on one wall while antique Parisian chocolate boxes adorn...
3555 W 69th St, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Year after year, Creative Kidstuff stacks up awards for best toy store in the Twin Cities. Once you step into the vibrant shop, there’s little wonder why. Everything, from the goods on offer to the numerous special events like music classes, story...
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