Walking Twin Cities: 35 Tours Exploring Parks, Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Cultural Centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Paperback)
Get to Know the Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Grab your walking shoes and become an urban adventurer. Holly Day and Sherman Wick guide you through 35 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. Explore the urban epicenter of the Upper Midwest, from the heart of downtown Minneapolis to Minnehaha Falls, from St. Paul's Hidden Falls Park to historic Irvine Park--and hundreds of points of interest in between. Stroll along Lakes Calhoun and Harriet, Nicollet Avenue's Eat Street, and the revitalized Mill District. Go beyond the obvious with tours that showcase world-class museums and theaters, the area's extensive greenbelt, and even eight miles of climate-controlled skyways to avoid winter's chill.
Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, points of interest, and more. You'll soak up history, backstories, architectural trivia, and fun facts to share with others while on your way to the best cafes, bars, and nightlife in Minnesota. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk the Twin Cities.
About the Author
Holly Day's writing has appeared in more than 3,500 publications internationally, including Computer Music Journal, ROCKRGRL, Music Alive!, Guitar One, Brutarian Magazine, Interface Technology, and Mixdown Magazine. Over the past couple of decades, she has received an Isaac Asimov Award, a National Magazine Award, and two Midwest Writer's Grants for her work. Her books include The Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities and Music Theory for Dummies. Sherman Wick is a native of the Twin Cities. Since receiving a history degree at the University of Minnesota, he has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, focusing on music, film, and Minnesota's rich cultural and historical offerings. Holly and Sherman started writing their first book together, The Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, one week after marrying and have since written Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, A Brief History of Stillwater Minnesota and the forthcoming History Lovers' Guide to Minneapolis. They live near downtown Minneapolis with their daughter, Astrid.