Favorite Spring Activities in Minneapolis & Saint Paul

Attractions, Family, Minneapolis, MN, Roseville, Saint Paul, Twin Cities

If you haven’t heard, every month we are posting a new question to our We Want To Hear From You page asking you to give us insight about some of your favorite things in Roseville and the Minneapolis & Saint Paul metro area. In March we asked what your favorite spring activities are around Roseville and the Minneapolis & Saint Paul area and you responded! Here’s a list of the top three activities that you told us that you love to do in the Twin Cities in the spring.


We can’t say that we’re surprised to hear that you love to be outside enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures as soon as spring hits. Roseville offers locals and visitors 30 parks, 679 acres of parkland and open space, and 67 miles of trails and walkways. We have more outdoor recreation suggestions for you!

Photo credit: Elizabeth E.

“I love walking the boardwalk behind the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center & seeing the signs of spring.” — Elizabeth E.

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“Taking my grandsons to the many wonderful Roseville parks! It have all of the parks listed on my phone and we go from park to park to park to enjoy a great time playing!” — Sharon B.

“I greatly enjoy biking in the Twin Cities. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!” — Quinn O.

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“We recently moved here from Idaho and we’ve been enjoying the flowers at the Como Conservatory as well as the many parks and playgrounds in Roseville.” — Andrea L.

“Running Roseville’s great trails and pathways. Looking forward to lots of running in Central Park!” — Judy P.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

An overwhelming response to our question was Como Park Zoo & Conservatory; we don’t blame you! Located less than 5 miles from Roseville you will find Como Park Zoo & Conservatory; a FREE zoo and a popular attraction for locals and visitors throughout the year. For those of you who love to bike, Nice Ride MN recently added a bike station right by Como’s visitor center.

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“The Como Park Zoo. One of our family’s favorite spring activities.” — Denise J.

“No matter how old I get, it’s still Como Zoo.” — Rita Z.

Photo credit: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

“Visiting Como Zoo. The flowers are great and you can get outside and see the rest of the zoo.” — Robin C.

“We just sat a couple weeks ago, on an exceptionally warm day, at Como Lake with my 90 year old mom…. talked about my spring wedding at the conservatory, 25 years ago.” — MK W.

Minnesota Twins & Outdoor Patios

A tie for third is between watching the Minnesota Twins at Target Field and enjoying the outdoors on a patio at a restaurant or brewery. We figured these kind of go together because you’re usually sipping on a cold brew and snacking on a hot dog while watching the Twins outside. In the end, we’re fans of both! Here are some of our favorite patios in Roseville.

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“I love taking my dog to the area taproom patios as the weather gets nicer!” — Sarah G.

“Taking my family to a Twins game early in the season!” — Ben H.

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“Getting outside in general and taking a walk through a park. Enjoying a beer from Bent Brewstillery.” — Michael V.

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“In Minneapolis I like to dine outside before going to concerts and attending Twins games.” — Emily B.

Are you inspired and ready to get out and enjoy spring in Roseville and the Minneapolis & Saint Paul metro area now? Find more fun things to do and events happening throughout the Twin Cities to inspire you even more. To participate and for a chance to be featured (sending us photos helps!) in an upcoming We Want To Hear From You blog, visit the link to our favorites page and fill out the form. We would love to hear from you!