In a regular column in USA Today called,
The Pop Traveler,
local writer Amanda Fretheim Gates makes a list of top 10 reasons to visit the Twin Cities.
The iconic First Avenue
, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
, the Chain of Lakes, skyways, Hennepin Theatre District
, local brews, public art, and Jucy Lucy hamburgers are just some of the things that she enjoys about the area.
From her home, “I'm never more than 15 minutes from a play, museum, park, lake, farm-fresh dining, and tax-free shopping,” she says.
In general, “The people are friendly, the cultural offerings stellar, the sports exciting (if not depressing at times) and the outdoors flourishing all year round,” she writes.