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The Perfect Way to Enjoy a Wintery Sunday in Minneapolis


Ahhhh Sunday. Everyone’s favorite day to relax and have fun. But what is there to do when the weather in the Twin Cities is frightful? Well, from your apartment at The Link Minneapolis, there are plenty of ways to craft your perfect wintery Sunday in and around the Prospect Park and Dinkytown neighborhoods near the University of Minnesota. Pick your favorites from our recommendations below, and enjoy your next Sunday funday.

Where Can I Find a Great Brunch Near the University of Minnesota?

After sleeping in, what could be better than fueling up with a delicious brunch? You can keep things casual at a classic diner like The Egg and I and enjoy a hearty menu that will leave you full and happy. Try the Kamikaze pancakes filled with blueberries, bananas, and pecans, or go for lunch with a soup, salad, and sandwich combo. Another great option just across University Avenue from campus is Gray’s. The brunch buffet here includes all your favorites – plus, you’ll get the benefit of a student discount. If you’d rather stay in your jammies and savor brunch on your comfy sofa, Gray’s also delivers via Bitesquad, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

Are There Any Indoor Sports Options Nearby?

Burn off those brunch calories and get sporty indoors where the chilly weather won’t freeze your fun (or your buns)! Head to the onsite fitness suite or the golf simulator at The Link Minneapolis to work up a sweat or work on your swing. Get adventurous at Vertical Endeavors–Twin Cities Bouldering and hang out (literally!) on the roped climbing walls or the bouldering areas. Whether you’re experienced or a newbie, there’s plenty of excitement and challenge for climbers of all levels.

Want to Take Some Great Snow Snaps?

If you’re in the mood to embrace the winter weather, bundle up and head to East River Flats Park, where the Mississippi River makes an amazing subject or backdrop for your photos. While you’re there, you can also zoom in on the frozen Bridal Veil Falls. For some really spectacular winter scenery in Minneapolis, head to Minnehaha Falls (about a 15-minute drive from The Link Minneapolis), or for action shots, check out the cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, and sledding at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

There are so many things to do in Minneapolis–Saint Paul year-round. Whatever you opt for in your ideal wintery Sunday itinerary, you can finish up with a soothing soak in the rooftop hot tub or a sauna session at The Link Minneapolis. For more handy local guides and information, take a look at our other blog posts.


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