Quiet Places To Relax In Minneapolis

Quiet Places To Relax In Minneapolis

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Looking to escape from the city buzz? Relax and chill for a while by heading to these quieter locales in Minneapolis.

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    nice spot to stop on a sunset bike ride -- Nate Folkert via Foursquare
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    Ask the governor why we can afford a $1B+ stadium but can't afford to keep libraries open every day. -- Linda Leeson via Foursquare
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    Magers & Quinn was voted Best Used Bookstore in City Pages, 2012! Beside the vast selection and friendly staff, there offer amazing reading and discussion programs. -- City Pages via Foursquare
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    The lake was created in its current form in the early 20th century by dredging a small lake & marsh complex. The 2.86 miles of shoreline are publicly owned & averages 5.5 million visitors annually. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The lake was donated to Minneapolis in 1885. There's an "elf house" carved into the base of an ash tree. For years one could leave a letter for the elf supposedly living there & sometimes get a reply. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    This lake as tons to do. Walking, running, enjoying the scenic views plus a lot more. Just be prepared. It is a busy lake especially in the summer -- Lynn Studeny via Foursquare
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    Walk around it. Bike. Jog. Sit. Not as busy as Lake Calhoun or Lake Harriet...and much closer to my house. -- Eric Matas via Foursquare
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    The best comic book shop in the Twin Cities. Probably the deepest selection of Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics books. -- Tom Horgen via Foursquare
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    Be aware of which trail you're on- some are for bikes and some aren't! -- Amy K via Foursquare
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    Vanilla and almond is an amazing combo. Wintermelon is also great (it tastes like caramel). -- Jason Vaysberg via Foursquare
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    This 5.5-mile bicycle highway goes right through the center of town. It's lit at night with emergency call boxes and patrolling police and it's even plowed in the winter! -- USA TODAY via Foursquare
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    Local bookstore. Amazing backstory. Lots of animals wandering around. Gets books before Barnes&Noble. Has the Wild Rumpus book clubs pre-read and review books and buys what they think are the best. -- Quinn Enestvedt via Foursquare
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