Charming, mainly residential Loring Park is known for its large namesake green space, which has a lake and extensive walking and cycling paths. Upscale New American restaurants, cozy cafes and independent shops that range from bicycle stores to bridal boutiques, dot the surrounding streets. The area is also home to the early-1900s Basilica of St. Mary. The park hosts many popular art fairs, Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Holidazzle carnival.

Favorite Restaurants

510 Groveland, Cafe Lurcat, Butcher & The Boar, Esker Grove

Favorite Coffee Shops

Dunn Brother’s, Urban Bean Coffee, The Bird

Favorite Bars

4 Bells

Must See

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden