Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Place to Jog

Chain of Lakes

We're not exactly breaking news by recognizing how awesome the chain of lakes is for Twin Cities runners. But Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and Lake of the Isles seem to have been created for the express purpose of humans getting their move on. All three feature a three-to-four mile round trip that's ideal if you're looking to circle just one of them, and when combined, the total length is within shouting distance of a half-marathon. Workers even keep the paths nicely plowed for winter runners. Combine all that with beautiful skyline views and some of the best people-watching in town, and you won't find a more enjoyable run anywhere in the metro.

Best Bike Deal LaMere Cycles

Best Bike Shop The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Avenue

Best Bike Trail Lake Nokomis

Best Bowling Alley Ran-Ham Bowling Center

Best Coach Jerry Kill

Best College Athlete Ra'Shede Hageman

Best College Recruit Tyus Jones

Best Day Trip Loop through Stillwater

Best Disc Golf Course Acorn Park

Best Dog Park Lake of the Isles

Best Gym 9Round Fitness & Kickboxing

Best Hike Afton State Park

Best Lynx Player Lindsay Whalen

Best Mini Golf Big Stone Mini Golf

Best Park Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Best Picnic Spot Shadow Falls Park Preserve

Best Place to Do Yoga One Yoga Studio

Best Place to Ice Skate Centennial Lakes Park

Best Place to Shoot Pool Grumpy's Bar & Grill

Best Place to Sled Staring Lake

Best Sports Podcast Gleeman and the Geek

Best Sports Team Minnesota Lynx

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Joe Mauer

Best Vikings Player Adrian Peterson

Best Wild Player Matt Cooke