Best Day Trip Destination

Don’t get us wrong … there’s plenty of fun to be had in the Valley. But every now and then, you’ve just gotta scratch that day-trip itch. Just like last year, Duluth and its beautiful lake views won top spot in this poll. With a historic lift bridge, downtown lake walk, and proximity to so many parks on the North Shore, it’s sure to be a fun summer or winter day jaunt. Stillwater came in second with its river views, downtown boutique-style shopping, and iconic lift bridge. Lastly, there’s Minneapolis, the cool-kid capital that offers big-city vibes and a bumpin’ nightlife, if that’s your shtick. — Samantha Kobs