MNTrips is the trusted source for travel throughout Minnesota. Find travel tips and itineraries for Minnesota, including weekend getaways, road trips, lake resort holidays and family vacations. MNTrips guides you to Minnesota towns and cities, with top things to do and places to stay. For each region, find detailed information about Minnesota’s State Parks and nearby nature areas.
Plan things to do in the metro Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the Mall of America. Or explore destination ideas in greater Minnesota: where to fish, hike, bike, canoe or camp. Across the state, from the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Mississippi River valley, discover the towns, local neighborhoods, and restaurants that make up Minnesota’s community spirit.
MNTrips encourages travel in summer, winter and fall. Read our travel tips and packing tips to enjoy fun and easy city walks, park hikes, bike trails, day trips, or road trips – year round. Get our top recommendations on where to stay and where to eat.
Written by Minnesotans, MNTrips is the insider guide to all sorts of Minnesota destinations and vacations.
What are you looking for?
Our Most Popular Blog Posts
Itasca State Park, Headwaters of the Mississippi River
The oldest, and most iconic, Minnesota State Park is Itasca State Park–the headwaters of the Mississippi River. You can’t say you’ve been there if you haven’t walked across the river.
The Devil’s Kettle, Judge C.R. Magney State Park
It’s a bit of a hike, and a lot of steps, to see one of the real geological oddities of Minnesota, the Devil’s Kettle at Magney State Park.
Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior
The North Shore of Lake Superior is fed by dozens of Minnesota rivers, most of which have waterfalls you can easily reach on foot. It’s the best place to start your tour of Minnesota waterfalls.
What to do in Grand Marais
The charming old town of Grand Marais, with its many unique Minnesota characteristics, makes a great base for exploring the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Gunflint Trail, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
7 Great Minneapolis Restaurants
Seven greats of the Minneapolis restaurant scene, plus a few more. A selection of restaurants we’ve enjoyed recently. Some new and some old favorites; choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Great Restaurants in Duluth
Honestly, Duluth was a bit of a surprise when it came to eating out. The Twin Cities, of course, are known for great places to eat, but when I think of Duluth, I admit my thoughts go more to scenery and big boats, not big plates of delicious food. I’ve had to change my thinking.
Get all our best Minnesota
travel tips sent straight to you
Our Latest Blog Posts
What to Do in Minneapolis and Saint Paul
A semi comprehensive list of things to do and see in Minneapolis and Saint Paul: museums, restaurants, biking, music, and more.
An Uphill Hike at Afton State Park
In hindsight, the hike at Afton State park was the first one I’ve taken in a while where I was very glad I had taken my own advice and brought…
The Oliver Kelley Historic Farm, Elk River
The Oliver Kelley historical farm makes a great half day outing, especially for small children. You can also take optional hikes along the Mississippi River and into the adjacent prairie.
The Trail of the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota
A collection of historical sites in southwest Minnesota offers the story of the first white settlements in the area, and the events which led to the Dakota people being driven off their lands to reservations in the West. But not without a fight.
Hiking Interstate State Park on the St. Croix River
At Minnesota’s Interstate State Park on the Saint Croix river you can hike the park end to end on two different trails with two distinct feels.
Waterfalls and Bison, Minneopa State Park
A bit of hiking and a bit of driving will get you some some looks at bison and some lovely waterfalls at Minnesota’s Minneopa State Park.