Looking for an unbe-leaf-able fall getaway that’s close to it all, but far from ordinary? Head to Minnesota’s Sweet Spot! St. Louis Park and Golden Valley are progressive cities located just west of downtown Minneapolis. Check into one of our nine relaxing hotels and then get ready to check out the fun.
Get back to nature at Westwood Hills Nature Center, home to over 160 acres of marsh, woods and restored prairie. Explore more than 3 miles of trails and walkways, rent a canoe and take in the fall foliage as you paddle across Westwood Lake or visit the live animals at the Interpretive Center.
For a fun brunch/lunch spot, stop by JJ’s Clubhouse, the neighborhood hangout for over 25 years. Enjoy fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream or an old-fashioned egg sandwich. Order their signature big ole bloody mary and relax while watching the game on one of 23 screens!
Afterwards, stop by the Historic Walker Lake district and pick up some cool made-in-Minnesota swag from sota clothing company. You’ll love the clean design aesthetics of their soft t-shirts, comfy sweatshirts and classic state hat collection.
For a fun afternoon activity, head to Dampfwerk Distillery for a tour and tasting. This family-owned distillery specializes in German-style fruit brandies and liqueurs, as well as gin and aquavit. Next stroll over to Copperwing Distillery right next door, where you can sample Vodskey, their signature hybrid liquor that is crafted from bourbon mash but distilled like vodka, giving it more depth and character. Order a craft cocktail, kick back and listen to live music.
Or take part in one of our many fun events, such as our annual ROCtoberfest celebration, held at the Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC). Learn to polka, play some hammerschlagen® and enter the stein holding contest.
End the day back at your hotel, soaking in a relaxing hot tub or cuddling beside a cozy fire pit. Come enjoy small town charm while experiencing the best of the Twin Cities!