There’s a charming city located north east of the Twin Cities known as Stillwater. It’s right on the St Croix River and a great place to take a day trip. With many options of restaurants and unique shops, there’s a lot to see. The area is beautiful in itself, so even if you’re just walking around, it’s enjoyable.
If you’re feeling adventurous, or hankering for some dairy, Wisconsin is right next door. Just a quick drive and suddenly you’ve got some delicious cheese and Spotted Cow (a local beer that people in the Midwest rave about).
When I was in Stillwater, the autumn colors were vibrant and gorgeous. It’s nearing the end of the year but it might still be possible to view all of the beauty. I remember my parents dragging me here every so often when I was a kid, so it holds many memories, and was nice to be back.