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Minnesota glamping: What you need to know
Why Choose Glamping in Minnesota?
Whether you’re looking for weekend trips from Minneapolis or plan to visit the top northern Minnesota resorts, glamping in Minnesota can take you anywhere in the state, giving you access to some of the best things to do in the area! So, keep reading to find out why you should book a glamping vacation in Minnesota.
Minnesota is a midwestern U.S. state, bordered by Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. Lakes are a common occurrence in Minnesota’s topography, giving numerous miles of waterways to explore and enjoy.
There are loads of excellent activities in Minnesota from fishing, golf, hiking trails, and some of the country’s best bike routes to entertain visitors in the summer. Come winter, you can find places to go skiing, snowmobile trails, ice fishing, and much more!
With the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul, you can also explore several cultural landmarks. These include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum. Other notable attractions include the Cathedral of St. Paul, Bloomington’s Mall of America, and a huge shopping complex with a theme park - perfect for those traveling with kids!
Visit Minnesota and spend your family vacation or romantic getaway hiking, fishing, or visiting the wineries and breweries in the state. There is a huge selection of things to do and see here, you will find yourself needing more time just to do it all!
Top Things to Do in Minnesota
Some of the best things to do in Minnesota are outdoors. Here you will find some of the country’s best bike trails, birding and wildlife, fishing, golf, hiking, horse trails, off-roading, state forests, a national park, and much, much more! No matter the season, a Minnesota glamping getaway offers plenty to do and lots to see.
Minnesota also has more than 10,000 lakes (11,842 to be exact), plus miles of rivers, providing the perfect setting for a summer getaway. Lake Superior is one of the most frequented in Minnesota. Living up to its reputation, this lake almost looks like an ocean. It is so big and offers 154 miles of coast, home to the gorgeous scenery and charming lakeside towns.
If you’re traveling with your dog, check out Eagan’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Here you will find 2,000 dog-friendly acres of terrain and hiking trails. There are also some other great hikes in Maplewood State Park, the Mississippi River Bluffs, and the Three Rivers Park District. These all provide the perfect place to truly relax and unwind whilst taking in the stunning surrounding scenery.
There are many more excellent things to do in Minnesota, it is hard to list them all! From vibrant cities to never-ending natural environments, visitors will find a range of activities to suit the whole family!
When is the Best Time to Visit Minnesota?
The midwest state of Minnesota has a four-season climate with very cold winters (December through March) and warm summers (June through August).
Summers are the most popular time to visit, as winter temperatures can drop as low as 8°F (-16°C). A trip to the Minnesota State Fair, a huge annual event with concerts, livestock shows, rides, and food, is a great place to go if you’re visiting between August to September.
For those planning a winter vacation, St. Paul also celebrates the Winter Carnival (January-February). This is an outdoor festival with many different snow and ice-related activities, perfect for a cozy glamping break.
Can you do winter glamping in Minnesota?
With a huge range of glamping types, it is possible to enjoy a trip to Minnesota in winter. Whether you’re seeking a cozy cabin, a comfortable barn, or a unique dome, these accommodations typically come with luxury interiors and heaters. This provides the perfect way to explore the state's frosted landscapes, all whilst having somewhere lovely to rest!
What types of glamping are in Minnesota?
There are so many different types of glamping in Minnesota, visitors are spoilt for choice when planning a vacation here! With barns, tented cabins, caravans, cabooses, safari tents, yurts, and much more, you get to pick the one that best suits your needs. This allows for a unique vacation, brimming with adventure and exploration.
Can I take my dog glamping in Minnesota?
Yes! There are plenty of glamping accommodations that are pet-friendly in Minnesota. This provides the perfect place to go with your four-legged friend to explore the many hiking trails and outdoor adventures. Filter your search and choose the pet-friendly option to find your perfect rental for a relaxing break in Minnesota.