Day trips in Minnesota

Minnesota day trips

This summer, why not get out with your partner, take the day, and experience some of the amazing things Minnesota has to offer. A vacation doesn’t have to be long, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Here are our top three picks for day trips in Minnesota.

Minnehaha Falls

Memorialized by Longfellow in his 1855 poem “The Song of Hiawatha,” the beautiful Minnehaha Falls are a beautiful backdrop for a picnic, a bike ride, or just strolling through the charming nearby town.

Quarry Park (St. Cloud)

This unique park is centered around a quarry which has filled in with rainwater over the years. You can go hiking, biking, and rock climbing in and around the bedrock, or take a dip in the quarry – which even features SCUBA diving! Feeling brave? Try taking the leap, there are several points from 20 to 40 feet above the water where you can jump in. Yikes!


Love browsing antiques shops? Then Stillwater is the place for you. This charming little town has tons of cute little shops to browse, as well as a beautiful riverwalk along the banks of the St. Croix River.

Image courtesy Flickr/keeva999