We do summer better

Looking for something different once things start to reopen this summer? You’re in for a treat. 

Floating concerts, outdoor music festivals, and all the hiking, biking and paddling trails you can handle  – there isn’t a better way to be outside this summer. We know that times are different right now, but even with some of our summer festivals on hold for a year, it’s still one of our favorite seasons because we’ve come up with endless ways to entertain ourselves down in these parts.  

Soak in our Southeastern Minnesota sunshine and stroll our historic river city where you’ll find scores of local artisans and one of the most jaw-dropping museums in the Midwest, plus sweet shops and some serious foodie bliss. It’s the perfect getaway and you’re going to need a weekend for this one. 

And situated on the Mississippi River just two hours south of the Twin Cities on the Great River Road, I90 passes nearby and this glorious getaway is easy to get to no matter where you’re driving from. Come visit. You will love us. Seriously. Just look at this video, then check out the links below or view our Visitor Guide online.