Minneapolis visitor’s guide for the NCAA Women’s Final Four

If Minneapolis received 1 thing suitable, it’s the city’s sprawling parks technique. 

Minneapolis is property to pretty much 200 parks, with equally regional and community networks. You can obtain the ideal park for just about any action or fascination, together with off-leash canine parks, gardens, chook sanctuaries, recreation facilities and much more. If you can not choose on just 1, look at out the Grand Rounds Scene Byway — a 51-mile trail that offers inbound links to a number of of them.

Even though not technically within Minneapolis city boundaries, the neighborhood preferred sits just a few minutes west of downtown in Golden Valley. Some of the park’s many attributes contain gardens, bicycle trails, a golf club and a lot more.

If you want to hardly leave the confines of the city, but require a dose of clean air, head south to the Minnehaha neighborhood to Minnehaha Regional Park. There, you can expect to locate a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, Mississippi River outlooks and strolling paths by way of a maze of oak, elm, maple, basswood and cottonwood trees. Have pup in tow? Seize her most loved tennis ball and look at her run off-leash together the banks of the river.

Walk, operate, bike, blade — what ever your manner of transportation, get the whole relatives and head south of downtown to strike the trails and love accessibility to five(!) of the city’s most common lakes: Bde Maka Ska, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet, Brownie Lake and Cedar Lake. Just about every stop together the lakes delivers the excellent atmosphere for the active among us, though also catering to individuals much more interested in picnics and folks-watching.