A dad holds his young daughter while walking along the pier viewing Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota.

11 Exciting Weekend Getaways from Minneapolis for Families

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a great launching point for some of the best weekend getaways in the Midwest with kids! In Minneapolis, you’ll find a wide array of family-friendly things to do, but don’t discount the surrounding area. Whether you are a local family or on an extended visit, we’ve compiled some of the best weekend trips from Minneapolis with kids to help you explore the area.

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A young girl pokes a stick in the water on a sunny day in Northfield, Minnesota.

19 Amazing Things to Do in Minneapolis Families Will Love

Minnesota may not be the first destination that comes to mind for a family vacation, but we promise it’s a hidden gem. Minneapolis and St. Paul, often called the “Twin Cities”, are the largest cities in Minnesota, with St. Paul serving as its capital. From museums to lakes to amusement parks and more, keep reading for our suggestions!

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