5 Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year

5 Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year!The end of the school year is here. While some students in some districts are already on summer break, many school districts have their last day of school some time the week of June 6.

Regardless, school is out (or almost) out for summer. How do you want to celebrate the first few days of summer break? We have some ideas:

Go for ice cream. We don’t have a shortage of amazing ice cream spots in town, from Sebastian Joe’s to Sonny’s to the new Milkjam Creamery at 28th and Lyndale Ave. S. How can you go wrong with flavors like Indian Elvis and Extra Virgin Vanilla?

Hit the bike trails. The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway has about 50 miles of bike paths, taking you through all parts of the city. You can hit the the creek and the lakes, Theodore Wirth Park, Victory Memorial, the downtown Riverfront and more.

Go for a dip. Do you prefer a pool or a lake? You can do both or either. The 63 wading pools are open at all Minneapolis parks that have them, and those that are adjacent to a school will open on Wednesday, June 8. The beaches at the lakes are open, too, although not all have lifeguards.

Try Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. It’s becoming more and more popular, and now you can try it at Lake Calhoun.  They have two classes – 7:30 pm on Mondays and 7:45 am on Saturdays. The cost is $20 per person, and includes everything you need, from the stand up paddleboard, SUP anchor, lifejacket, and an hour-long yoga class.

Enjoy a picnic. We have so many scenic spots to enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner, such as Gold Medal Park, Boom Island Park, Lyndale Park Rose Garden to name a few.

Have some other ideas? Let us know. We are the in the process of compiling a list of all the best things to do during a Twin Cities summer. Stay tuned! 

2 Responses

  1. Gianna Kordatzky
    Gianna Kordatzky June 7, 2016 at 7:05 am |

    Woohoo! I love these ideas! I’m going to drag my kids to Milkjam Creamery, thought I don’t think it will be too hard


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