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The Best Guidebooks for Twin Cities Families
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Family Fun: Co-Op Farm Tour
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10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings

The Best Guidebooks for Twin Cities Families

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.

The Best Guidebooks for Twin Cities Families

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.

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Family Fun: Co-Op Farm Tour

The Co-op Farm Tour is free family fun that can be done at your own pace. Visit one, visit all or just pick a few in one area. There is no need to RSVP or sign up. The farms will be offering tours, tastings and activities. The public is invited to come see where our food is actually grown.

Co-Op Farm Tour

Big River Pea Pod – Image courtesy of Co-Op Farm Tour

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10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings

My kid broke the fan yesterday.Several summers ago, Joy — sweating it out in an un-air-conditioned house — wrote our original article about seeking relief from the heat in a series of much cooler public buildings, most of which offered free family activities to boot.

Its that time of year again and excessive heat warnings have been issued. Here you have it, freshly updated for 2018: Read More

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