Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo

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According to Yahoo, the Stone Arch "is made for romantic strolls."
Minneapolis' love culture is getting some love from Yahoo, as the City of Lakes was named one of the country's "10 unexpectedly romantic cities."

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"Romance easily blooms in cities that can boast the Golden Gate Bridge or the top of the Empire State Building," writes Yahoo's Melissa Burdick Harmon. "But take a closer look, and you will find special places for memory-making moments all over America."

Here's what she has to say on Minneapolis' behalf:
For natural beauty with a big-city vibe

Minneapolis, with its booming big-city feel, combined with its 180 parks, 22 lakes, and 80 miles of bike paths and trails, is a perfect destination for couples who want a mix of sophistication and time alone with nature. Book a room at the 24-room Nicollet Island Inn, on an island in the Mississippi. Its romance package is lovely [really Yahoo, "romance package"?], and you can venture out to stroll through pretty neighborhoods lined with Victorian homes. The city's Chain of Lakes offer abundant opportunities for romantic strolls complete with skyline views. Choose pretty Lake of the Isles, with lots of privacy-promoting nooks and crannies, for a late summer, early fall picnic. Go for drinks in the speakeasy-themed bar called Prohibition, at the hip Minneapolis W Foshay. Contact the Hitching Company for a horse-drawn carriage ride along the riverfront, along cobblestone streets and across the Stone Arch Bridge. In winter, cozy blankets are provided. On a less sophisticated note, you can take the light rail to the Mall of America, to get married in the "Chapel of Love," or renew your wedding vows on the mall's roller coaster.
Renewing your wedding vows on a rollercoaster... the height of romance!

The unranked list also includes Cleveland, Lanai City (Hawaii), Long Beach, Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C.

And if you don't have a special someone with whom you can enjoy Minneapolis skyline-view walks and cozy blankets, there's always Sneaky Pete's, right?


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17 comments
priory1
priory1

@VanDrakeJeweler have you got any twitter comps ongoing please? You have lovely items I don't want to miss chance of winning something :-)

slogan52
slogan52

@MurraysSteak OOO La la!!

JeffOrosz
JeffOrosz

@echristine wish I shared this experience.

Foos10
Foos10

@sgwash haha I bet there is a a good one

MaggieLaMaack
MaggieLaMaack

@echristine Duh think of all the things we have done in this city! Mostly our romantic walks where we would magically end up with Martinis.

Michael Flowers
Michael Flowers

Love is all around, no need to waste it You can have a town, why don't you take it You're gonna make it after all

K8Borman
K8Borman

@hollharris There are other interesting headlines on that article. Apparently Minneapolis is MANY things.

VanDrakeJeweler
VanDrakeJeweler

@priory1 Not at the moment unfortunately! Keep checking back periodically though. Also, thanks for the retweet!

sgwash
sgwash

@Foos10 right?! and the stone arch bridge is by my house! #romancefail

echristine
echristine

@MaggieLaMaack #totes #mybad Gee, you're such a charmer. The words magical + martini go together like erin + maggie :-) hehe

hollharris
hollharris

@K8Borman 'S true. They're fun to tweet from @VisitLakeStreet — people eat that stuff up.

Foos10
Foos10

@sgwash such a buzzkill. #itwillfindu

K8Borman
K8Borman

@hollharris @VisitLakeStreet I can definitely see that!

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