Everyone loves a weekend getaway, right? Yes, according to a recent survey of 1,000 people commissioned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. More than eight out of 10 respondents said they plan to take at least one weekend getaway this year. The number grows to nearly nine out of 10 for those who are married or have children under the age of 18.
Respondents like weekend trips because they are relatively inexpensive, they can return home quickly if needed and they can explore new places close to home.
In Minnesota, we're lucky. There are so many different places to go.
If you want a city experience, head to Duluth, where the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast (seen in the photo with owners Angie and Tim Allen) was named the top bed-and-breakfast in the country by Trip Advisor.
For a bucolic scene, hit Pipestone, surrounded by farm country and home of the Pipestone National Monument, where red quartzite juts up from the prairie.
Ely, the North Shore, the Gunflint Trail are great places to experience the North Woods.
In Wabasha, the National Eagle Center has daily live eagle shows and a deck overlooking the Mississippi, where eagles hunt.
For a host of other ideas, check out exploreminnesota.com.