BEST BEACH - 2004
We tried. We really did. Over the past year, we journeyed into the suburban hinterlands in search of a better beach than Minneapolis's beloved muddy strand on Cedar Lake. But even after being deforested and exposed, Hidden Beach still stands as our most eminent summer getaway that's still within city limits. And even with the MPD making regular rounds to crack down on would-be revelers who dare to kiss the lips of Mary Jane or Mickey's Big Mouth in public, our allegiance to the Twin Cities' longtime sanctuary of lakeside merriment remains steadfast. Bring it on, Mud Man. We're ready for summer.