The state of Minnesota is a goldmine of nature, adventure and—of course—lakes upon lakes. Whether you head north, east, south or west for a weekend getaway, picturesque communities lie in every corner of the state. Get a taste of your next mini-vacation with these getaways.


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Winona might surprise you. Once known primarily as a college town, the bluff country community is now a destination chock-full of historic charm, natural beauty and cultural hallmarks.

New Ulm

New Ulm is primarily known as a destination for all things German—after all, the town is named for a Deutsch city on the Danube River.


Located a short 30-minute drive southwest of the Twin Cities, Waconia has long been considered the “paradise of the Northwest” for its breezy lake town charm.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area & Gunflint Trail

Few vacations are as remote as this one, and even fewer match its beauty. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Gunflint Trail are the peanut butter to the outdoor enthusiast’s jelly.


Shining like a beacon on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is often thought of as the gateway to the North. The forests, trails and waters on the city’s outskirts have become a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.


Tucked deep in southern Minnesota’s bluff country lies Lanesboro—the perfect getaway for a day or two on two wheels or four.

A Stillwater Getaway

A favorite destination year-round, Stillwater has been voted one of the “Top 5 Midwest Towns to Visit Now,” and “One of the Top Ten Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes magazine.

Red Wing

Nestled alongside the mighty Mississippi, the historic town of Red Wing blends the best of yesteryear with today.


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