Best friends. Best times.
Looking for a fun girlfriend getaway that’s close to it all, but far from ordinary? Round up your besties and head to Minnesota’s Sweet Spot! Check into one of our nine relaxing hotels and then get ready to check out the fun.
Get in touch with your inner artist at Skylab Glass Arts, a hip new lampworking and glass arts facility. Learn to shape colored glass into beautiful pendants, wine stoppers, drinking straws, and more. Or take a pottery wheel for a spin at Fired Up Studios or create a custom wood sign for your home at Board & Brush.
For an awesome brunch/lunch spot, stop by Yum! Kitchen and Bakery for homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, seasonal entrees, and, of course, pastries! Their attention to detail, from the pommeray honey aioli on their grilled chicken club sandwich to the chocolate swiss meringue frosting on their chocolate cake, creates delectable dishes you won’t want to stop eating.
Afterwards, stop by The Shops at West End and pick up the latest Instagram-worthy styles at boutiques such as Primp, Apricot Lane, and Evereve. Brides-to-be will want to be sure to check out the latest wedding trends at BHLDN, the ultimate bridal shop from Anthropologie.
For an afternoon of pure relaxation, turn to Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa for the ultimate in pampering. Try a hot stone massage or a rejuvenating facial!
For dinner, the West End has a diverse array of dining options. At CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, discover creative twists on classic fare such as truffle parmesan fries and a grilled chicken breast sandwich topped with creamy brie, fresh apple slices and a balsamic glaze. Or sample an enticing array of nigiri, sashimi, and specialty sushi rolls. Accompany your meal with a sake flight, a signature cocktail, or a bottle of wine from their impressive cellar.
Don’t want the day to end? Attend a concert at the Recreational Outdoor Center (ROC) or at our open-air amphitheater in Wolfe Park. We’re also home to comedy nights, trivia nights, and other fun events.
Come enjoy small town charm while experiencing the best of the Twin Cities!