Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Place to Make Out

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Looking for the perfect place to snatch a kiss from your special someone? We have the ideal spot. First, spend some time with your intended at the Walker Art Center, giving oh-so-enlightened opinions about the latest exhibit. Next, casually guide your date outside to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and keep up that witty banter while you scope out the perfect spot to make your move. It shouldn't be hard, with places for every kind of tongue-mingling, from behind the hedges to in front of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry to the middle of the field. Be sure to use the weather to your advantage and let it set the scene for you. Clear and sunny? Wait for the sun to drop, so it glints off the Walker building and reflects the fire in your eyes. Raining? Everyone loves impassioned rain kisses, plus you have a solid excuse to go somewhere more private, quickly. Snowing? Your date's reticence is no match for the swirling wonderland; play your cards right and he/she will be amped up for an impromptu snowball fight, and then a long-awaited ride back to your place.

Best Museum Exhibition (2015) Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections

Best Music Festival (2015) Rock the Garden

Best Place to Buy Jewelry (2015) Jewelry Artist Mart at Walker Art Center

Best Museum (2014) Walker Art Center

Best Museum Exhibition (2014) Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

Best Museum Exhibition (2012) "Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870" at Walker Art Center

Best Place for a First Date (2012) Target Free Thursday Nights at Walker Art Center

Best Museum Exhibition (2011) From Here to There: Alec Soth's America

Best Make-Out Spot (2009) Walker Art Center's Sky Pesher

BEST MUSEUM EXHIBIT (2007) Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love

Best Bathroom Graffiti Women's lower-level bathroom, Turf Club

Best Billboard MIA's graffiti-bombed Titian

Best Bridge Franklin Avenue Bridge

Best Bus Route The 3A

Best Celebrity Letdown Prince almost joins Gayngs at First Avenue

Best Celebrity Sighting Lady Gaga at the Turf Club

Best Cemetery Oakland Cemetery

Best Charity Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Best Corner University Avenue and 13th Avenue Northeast

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Best Fight The dog park controversy at MLK Park

Best Free Activity Free Ink Day at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Best Graffiti Oh, the Manatee!

Best Hipster Hangout Turf Club

Best Lake Lake Harriet

Best Local Blog The Adventures of Johnny Northside

Best Local Boy Made Good Vincent Kartheiser

Best Local Girl Made Good Aditi Kapil

Best Local Website MNBeer

Best Mayor R.T. Rybak

Best Neighborhood Lyn-Lake

Best New Hipster Hangout Hell's Kitchen

Best Old Building The Pioneer Building

Best Park Mears Park

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Best Suburb Eden Prairie

Best Tweeter @NickColeman

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Best View Prohibition at the Foshay

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