Minneapolis has been called one of America’s “smartest” and “best” cities. Minnesota's largest city provides an array of different anniversary possibilities. Whether your anniversary puts you in Minneapolis in the festive summer months or snow-covered winter months, you both can always find something interesting to do.
Some couples prefer a classic anniversary, a la Jane Russell or Audrey Hepburn. If you are this kind of couple, rent a limousine from a local company and begin the night at Nye’s Polonaise Room, a piano bar where you can listen to live performances of jazz and cabaret favorites. After dinner, head to Uptown Theater, which shows classic movies from the '40s and '80s on Saturday nights. At the end of the night, ride the limousine around uptown, taking in the lights while drinking champagne.
Minneapolis provides plenty of resources for a fun anniversary. Begin the day with dessert at Liberty Frozen Custard, which stands in an old '50s gas station. Play Frisbee with a picnic in one of Minneapolis' parks. At the end of the night, go lawn bowling on the roof of Brit's Pub. (At some point in the day, you must throw a tam into the air at Mary Tyler Moore's statue on Nicollet Mall.)
Any art-loving couple is in luck with Minneapolis, home to several different art schools, galleries and museums. Begin your day with a walk through the sculpture garden at Walker Art Center. End your sculpture tour with a picnic at the famous Claes Oldenburg piece, "Spoonbridge and Cherry." After the picnic, break out easels, canvas and paint, and spend a few hours painting each other. Alternatively, if the weather is too cold for outdoor picnics, attend the Art-O-Whirl Weekend, where you can buy art pieces for as little as $5. End the day with an independent film at Lagoon Theater.
Gay Wedding Anniversary
Although Minnesota currently does not recognize same-sex marriage, you can celebrate the anniversary of your commitment ceremony in the Twin Cities. In the summer months, renew your vows at Minneapolis Gay Pride, the largest free pride event in the country. Later in the day, if you feel campy, take a trip on the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis Queen. For a landmark celebration (five, 10 or 20 years), rent the entire cruise ship for you and up to 125 of your close friends.
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