By Maura Keller | Photo courtesy Explore Edina
For a fun road trip, consider Edina, Minn., a centrally-located gem in the heart of the Twin Cities. Considered by locals and visitors alike to be a prime shopping destination, Edina offers many different unique and upscale shopping experiences.
One of the city’s favorite neighborhood shopping districts is 50th & France. Considered to be Edina’s downtown, this charming area is filled with quaint shops and wonderful eateries.
A few miles away, shoppers will revel in the offerings at the Galleria, an upscale shopping area that provides a wonderful array of unique boutiques and national favorites. Of course, no visit to Edina would be complete without visiting Southdale Center, a classic shopping mall that boasts wonderful shopping and dining options. After shopping, relax and unwind at one of Edina’s parks. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Centennial Lakes Park, which has walking trails, water features, public art, an 18-hole putting course and 24 acres of park space. If the weather is not conducive for outdoor adventures, check out Edinborough Park, an indoor park space featuring a track, pool and children’s play area.
Plan your visit at exploreedina.com
Calling All Art Lovers!
Edina Art Fair
The Edina Art Fair is a notable art fair that is truly one-of -a- kind. Having won a series of awards, including being rated one of the top 50 best art fairs in the country, and ranked the best art fair in Minnesota, it simply can’t be missed.
This three-day fine arts festival features art by over 250 local, national and international artists, drawing 250,000 to 300,000 visitors each year. edinaartfair.com
Edina Fall Into the Arts Festival
Held at beautiful Centennial Farms Park, this fest features about 225 artists and exhibitors, along with delicious food offerings. Find glass works, pottery, paintings, jewelry and more. The festival raises money for the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. edinafallintothearts.com