Our project editor finds a great fall day trip close to the Twin Cities, with hiking, unique architecture and stellar restaurants.
Five Spanish missions-including the legendary Alamo-anchor San Antonio's past, while modern cultural and culinary experiences swirl around them. Escape winter's chill in a north-of-the-border city with a south-of-the-border soul.
With Victorian carolers, a picturesque Main Street and festive events (holiday tea!), this wonderland outside of the Twin Cities is ideal for a quick getaway.
For many a Minneapolitan, it takes just a short bike ride or stroll to reach a lakeshore—or five. Trace the Chain of Lakes, then wade into nearby neighborhoods to explore more.
Spend the day interacting with paintings, pioneers and a U.S. president at these enlightening—and occasionally unconventional—stops.
If you're looking to bust stereotypes about Midwest landscapes, here's your ticket to giant cliffs, rocky shores, dense woods and enchanting caves.
Rock out at the famous Hall of Fame, then roll toward the stellar shops and restaurants that hug the Lake Erie shore.
As cowboys pushed the great cattle herds across Kansas' endless plains, they longed to glimpse Wichita on the horizon. Today, the city—with museums along the riverfront and fresh dining options—makes a welcome oasis along Interstate-35.
The larger of the Twin Cities likes to perform on a grand scale.