50 things to do in the Twin Cities before you die

Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades

2. Bike the entire greenway. Connecting Minneapolis's Chain of Lakes to the western suburbs, the Minneapolis Greenway is a beautiful trail created to help the Twin Cities celebrate its obsession with biking. Open year round, the Greenway runs through the heart of the metro and is used by hundreds of runners, walkers, and cyclists each day. It's only 5.5 miles. You can do it!

1. Watch a local act headline First Avenue. First Avenue may get some major talent through its doors, but watching a local band headline the star-covered venue for the first time is always a special treat. Minnesota's bustling music scene provides plenty of opportunity, and there's nothing like watching someone fulfill a lifelong dream. Earlier this year, local singer-songwriter Caroline Smith, playing to a packed house, opened her very first headlining show with a very appropriate "Holy Fuck!"

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westonlwinkler
westonlwinkler

Have a Tiki Drink @psychosuzi'smotorlounge on the patio.

Norm Dutot
Norm Dutot

I know one of them will NOT be watching the Vikings win the Super Bowl.

Brandi Stillings
Brandi Stillings

Definitely needed more research before compiling this easy list!

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

I love you City Pages, but not this list.

smlenzo
smlenzo

St Paul...Picnic in Mears Park, dinner and dance at Mancinis, the Farmers Market, Como Zoo, Antique Show at State Fair Park, Jazz the Artist Quarter, CommonGround Bookstore

Zoë Garrison
Zoë Garrison

Hear that Ka Thao? You've been drafted! *cackles evilly*

Adriana Leal
Adriana Leal

The ones you don't do, I'll do and the ones I don't do, you'll do and the ones we both don't want to do, we'll bully Ka into doing them! Deal?

Zoë Garrison
Zoë Garrison

What? You sing much better than I do!!! Of course, I don't like singing in public... Maybe this won't work >.

Zoë Garrison
Zoë Garrison

...except the ones involving running... haha

Adriana Leal
Adriana Leal

Wait, but if we've already done these, do we have to do them again?

Adriana Leal
Adriana Leal

#32 though! #4 Haha Some of these sound way out of my comfort zone, but I'm up for the challenge! Going to the capitol on prom night sounds like it should be up in the teens! Haha

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

#45? Apparently Zimmern hasn't been to the other side of the river, home to the best pho and other Azn soups.

LuteFisk
LuteFisk

Wow! I've done so many of these things. It might be time to conquer a new city.

AmyChap
AmyChap

@13Mikey I can already check off #19, #23 and #35...only 47 left to do!!

shoe42horn
shoe42horn

Quality over quantity would be better. I think aiming for the top 50 was over stretching the article. I've lived in Minneapolis for a while now and I could have come up with the same list in less than a half hour. Although I appreciate the outdoor yoga event I had no idea about thanks!

Brian Udell
Brian Udell

3, 4, 9, 11, 17, 22, 29, 40, 41, 42 and 46 are all St Paul or eastern burbs. 6, 8, 12, 28, 44, and 48 use Minneapolis as an example but can be done in St Paul.

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

I have got to say that many of these are not anything I would consider doing, ever. I love ya City Pages, and I love the Twin Cities, but didn't get the list.

Josh Jahnke
Josh Jahnke

whats up with 23? i need some info...

Willy Hutchins
Willy Hutchins

Half the shit on this list is Booze or Sports... Lame

mailmandug
mailmandug

I hope whoever stated that #38, win a meat raffle at the 1029, and you can write off the raffle ticket purchase as a "charitable donation" doesn't do their own taxes! The IRS treats this activity as gambling, and it certainly IS NOT tax deductable. Just because the organization selling the meat raffle ticket may be a non-profit, doesn't mean you can deduct the cost of the ticket. They are selling you a chance to win a prize....this is not a donation.

catfish
catfish

All of those City lakes and no mention of the fishing possibilities. Shame on you!!

 
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