There’s no way around it… this winter has been long and grueling for us Minnesotans, and cabin fever has inevitably set in; especially for those of us who don’t have a warm weather vacation planned. When the weather is dangerously cold, and the snow unbelievable high, it is easy to stay in every weekend and hide from the elements, but where is the fun in that?! Even if you are sticking out the entire winter in Minnesota, there are a ton a of ways to make the best of our chilly situation and to cure your cabin fever.
We have several great options for history lovers in the Greater Mankato area. Check out the Blue Earth County History Center for a hands-on experience in the Discovery Lab, dig for answers in the Research Center, and take in some local art at the Marian Anderson Art Gallery.
If you are looking for a historical adventure in the Twin Cities, there are countless museums to visit. Check out the Mill City Museum to learn about the history of Minneapolis on the Mississippi, the Bell Museum for a crash course in Minnesota’s natural history, or the Science Museum to take in a show at the Omnitheater and discover new things about how our bodies work.
Who doesn’t love trying a new restaurant? Check out the local favorites from Trip Advisor, or do some research on the top suggestions from Yelp. If you’re looking for a whole new cooking adventure, the Hy-Vee on Riverfront hosts awesome classes every Tuesday, with topics ranging from Meal Prep to Instant Pot recipes. Click here for a list of their March Events!
Even in the winter, Minnesotans love to explore the outdoors. From organizing a pick-up hockey game at a local rink, to searching for the best catch on a new lake, getting outside in the winter can be incredibly fun as long as you wear the right gear. If you’re looking to break out your skis or snowboard, we have a local option at Mount Kato, or make a trip a but further north and visit Afton Alps.
Winter can take a toll on the fitness lovers who enjoy the versatility of exercising outdoors, but there are several indoor options to mix into your workout routine to keep it fresh and exciting. Aside from the many local gyms, there are plenty of options for an active afternoon with your partner. Try bowling, rock climbing, or laser tag for an active adventure that you, your family and friends can all enjoy!
We hope these fun suggestions help make this final stretch of winter fly by!