i'll let her take it from here.
i will admit, we did not get out enough to really explore the entire city. we stayed in the uptown/lyndale area with a short trip downtown but it definitely kept us entertained. below are some of my recommendations for your next trip to "the north."
giordano's: now i know it is a chain and it originated in chicago, but this deep dish pizza is a must-have. the food coma is well worth it.
world street kitchen: a brick & mortar that was built from the popularity of their food truck--featuring flavors from around the world. whether you are a carnivore or a vegetarian there is something for everyone.
milkjam creamery: don't let the line wrapped around the block intimidate you--once you get a scoop, it will all be worth it!
up-down: if bars easily bore you, this is the place for you. they have a wide assortment of arcade games, life-size jenga and connect four + over 60 beers on tap!
vicinity coffee: a casual coffee joint that even in the summer makes you want to grab your favorite book and cozy up in one of their comfy chairs. i recommend trying the "bahn" - espresso, house-made vanilla, and cinnamon.
truce: of course this l.a. girl had to find her local juice bar. their 100% organic fresh pressed juice and yummy snacks are perfect after spending the morning up in the air.
rent or borrow a bike to take a ride along one of the many lakes in the city. we rode around lake calhoun, lake harriett and lake of isles; each one had a spectacular view of downtown or some jaw-dropping lake front homes.
spa sweet: if you find yourself wanting to relax or needing some last minute pampering, head to spa sweet for a quick mini-facial or massage. they also offer a kai body scrub treatment that will leave your skin smooth and hydrated--perfect as we head into the dry, winter months!