Winter Weary? Staycation Ideas for the Fancy and the Frugal

Illustrations by DWITT

Illustrations by DWITT

For the Frugal

By Bill Lindeke

No matter how many generations your roots stretch back, winter is the true test for any Minnesotan. By the time February rolls around, the months of shortened days, numb appendages, icy streets, and long, cold nights take their toll.

To make it through the last seasonal stretches, we often need to indulge in a few creature comforts and put the cold out of mind. If you’re winter weary and on a budget, here are some ideas for a staycation that won’t break the bank.

Take a Frugal Staycation

For the Fancy

By Jahna Peloquin

When winter is weighing you down, you don’t have to travel to the coasts to indulge in high-end dining, luxurious accommodations, and other exclusive experiences.

The Twin Cities are home to plenty of premium options for treating yo-self, from unique food and drink offerings to boutique hotels. Here are some unique ideas on how to splurge—without leaving town.


Take a Fancy Staycation

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