My Perfect Saturday

Star Tribune columnists and critics reveal their favorite restaurants, parks and art events — plus other weekend hangouts.

Better than all the bests

Our third annual Best of MN features a number of improvements over previous editions. Look for more resorts, B&Bs and campgrounds in our enhanced Getaways chapter. Consult our new Design chapter for a guide to the Minneapolis apartment boom. And don’t miss our picks for best hot dog, best swimming pool and best taprooms in the Twin Cities and beyond. As with previous years, these selections were made carefully by Star Tribune journalists and critics. Only the state’s largest newsroom could produce such an expertly reported and curated list of the state’s finest.

More of the best

  • Day trip: Along the St. Croix

    One of the Midwest’s great getaways lies just 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis. It’s the St. Croix River, where the scenery is one restorative vista after the next. It's also dotted with food and drink opportunities.

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    Updated Jul. 3, 2014