In a metro area that prides itself on the confluence of natural beauty and urban glamour, Ridgway Parkway Park represents the Twin Cities' aesthetic heart. It's a leafy enclave nestled between a quiet cemetery and lush hills overlooking the Minneapolis skyline. It's also part photographer's perch, part picnic retreat, and part star-gazing holiday — just far enough away from the heart of city for an intimate chat, and just close enough to get the full picture. Ridgway is a piece of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, which strings together public parks encircling the city. Take the grand tour by bike or car.