Fun Winter Things to Do in the Twin Cities Gateway

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

Winter is officially upon us – a time to gather with friends and family or get outside and enjoy our winter wonderland. The Twin Cities Gateway is the perfect destination for all your winter activities! Whether you’re coming home for the holidays, or just looking for some good old Minnesota winter fun, the Gateway is ready to provide you with the warmest of welcomes!

With plenty of retail shopping locales like the Northtown Mall or Riverdale Village, in combination with unique boutiques found in historic downtown Anoka and our other communities, there’s no better place to bargain hunt than in the Twin Cities Gateway! Plus, the Mall of America and other Twin Cities shopping destinations are just minutes from the nine communities of the Gateway.

After a day of shopping ’til you drop, enjoy one of countless fine dining options and take in a show at the Lyric Arts Company of Anoka or the Historic State or Orpheum Theaters. Enjoy a night out at Maxx Bar & Grill in Ham Lake or take in dinner and a show at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, regarded as the finest jazz club in the Twin Cities.

There’s plenty of indoor fun in the Gateway! The kids will love the water slides and aquatic attractions at the Tropics Indoor Waterpark. Bounce bounce bounce and play laser tag at the Zero Gravity Trampoline Center or try a zipline tour at Urban Air Adventure Park. The whole family can play the arcade, video games and bowling at Bowlero, or the Mermaid Entertainment Center.

Hey, it’s winter. We can grumble about the cold and the snow and wait for spring or get out there and dive right in! The Twin Cities Gateway has tons of fun outdoor winter activities including, sledding, skating, cross-country skiing. Try fat tire biking at the Chomonix Golf Course or cross country skiing on groomed trails at Green Haven Golf Course or in the scenic beauty of Bunker Hills Regional Park. Enjoy a sleigh ride through snow-covered meadows and forests at Bunker Park Stable. Or, learn how to curl at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. When was the last time you built a snowman or had a snowball fight with your kids? Get out and enjoy!

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