What to Do around The Westin Edina Galleria
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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
It's easy to escape the city for an hour or two in Centennial Lakes Park. Among numerous activities, the park features a 1,000-seat amphitheater that hosts performances throughout the summer. If movies are more your thing, you can catch a flick...
3535 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Now you see it, but in a year you might not. That's one reason to keep coming back to the Edina Promenade, a cheerful pedestrian and bike-friendly greenway that connects Centennial Lakes to the Galleria shops. I recommend walking it so you can...
3925 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424, USA
Even in the face of fierce national competitors, locally based Cooks of Crocus Hill holds its own (and then some) as a mecca for foodies and gourmands of every stripe. Its cooking classes are the gold standard in the Twin Cities. Whether you want...
3911 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424, USA
Right in the heart of the 50th & France district, the neon glow of the Edina Theater marquee stands out like a beacon. The four-screen movie house is a local favorite, drawing Minneapolitans and St. Paulites down to Edina for an array of films...
7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Need a moment to take a deep breath? Want to find a bit of nature in the relatively urban setting of Edina? Centennial Lakes Park is the perfect place to do it. A mile and a half of beautifully landscaped trails ring a 10-acre lake that is as good...
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN, USA
The main thoroughfares and side streets of Hennepin and Lyndale avenues in the Uptown District are packed with boutiques, cafes, galleries, indie theaters, restaurants, and bars. The area is great for a day of urban wandering and is right near the...
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis is a popular summer spot, but it also provides some of the best leaf-peeping around in the fall. The sailboats outside the band shell on Lake Harriet speak of lingering summer days, but the vivid leaves are a...
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423, USA
Each time I visit Wood Lake and its floating boardwalk, I find peace—and I'm reminded of how beautiful life is, or can be. The lake is located in a 150-acre nature preserve complete with a cattail marsh and restored prairie habitat. Bring a pair...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Edina, MN 55435, USA
Never caught a fish? All you need is a fishing license, a pole, and some tackle and bait. Lake Cornelia is swimming (no pun intended) with yellow perch, bullhead, and common carp, giving even beginners a good chance of hooking that elusive first...
3519 Hazelton Rd, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Ahhh! Feel all those travel-weary stresses and strains melt away thanks to the nimble fingers of talented therapists at Elements Massage. Too much driving or sitting on a plane can really cramp your holiday style and give you a (literal) pain in...
7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Take the little ones to blow off some steam at this recreational attraction that brings the outdoors indoors with one of the largest enclosed play areas in the U.S. Filled with vibrant plants and flowers, Edinborough Park is a steady 70 degrees...
5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Housed in a Spanish Mission-style church in Minneapolis, the Museum of Russian Art boasts an extraordinary collection that ranges from artifacts from the Romanov Dynasty to modern Soviet art. Set aside an hour to enjoy an informative docent-led...
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