Once upon a time, in order to find fun things to do around the Twin Cities, I would frequent the library, explore guidebooks and newspapers, and sometimes just get lucky. While I love the ease of the internet, I still love to pick these books up at the library periodically.
Nothing quite compares to the joy of reading guidebooks – especially with kids. There is just something magical about sitting together on the couch, flipping through the full color pages and picking our next activity. When you own the guide, you can even use it like a checklist and a journal, working your way down the list, writing notes, and maybe even tucking memorabilia into the pages. (If you choose to borrow the book from the library, you might want to pick up a journal or photo album for this purpose.)
From the quirky to the classic, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite guides to the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.