Winter Fun in the Twin Cities Gateway

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 MallRiverdale 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.

Cheer on your favorite sports time here in the Twin Cities.  Whether you’re a rooting for the Wild, the Vikings, Timberwolves or the Gophers, we’re just minutes away from the Xcel Energy Center, Target Center, TCF Bank Stadium and the University of Minnesota Campus. Not to mention our very own National Sports Center in Blaine that is loaded with events all winter long.

If you're planning a trip home to one our Gateway communities, why not enjoy your privacy and relax in one our comfy, cozy accommodations. The Gateway has 22 first-class Twin Cities lodging properties to choose from.

Don't miss the great Twin Cities Gateway winter festivals including the Ham Lake Snowbowl at Ham Lake Park.

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, or play laser tag at the Zero Gravity Trampoline Center. The whole family can play the arcade, video games and bowling at the Brunswick Zone XL, 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 winter activities including, sledding, skating, cross-country skiing. When is the last time you built a snowman or had a snowball fight with your kids? Get out and enjoy!

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