Minneapolis named top 10 winter vacation destination in U.S.

It is hot to be cold. Minneapolis is one of the best winter vacation destinations in the country according to a new rankings from Livability.com.

The new list highlights cities that embrace their cool climates and offer residents and visitors a wealth of outdoor recreation, arts and culture, dining and entertainment options.

Minneapolis was recognized for its cooler climate and wealth of amenities visitors look for: a thriving arts community, interesting nightlife, quality, independent restaurants, unique shopping, and plenty of outdoor activities such cross-country skiing, sledding, tubing, ice skating, and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

Top 10 Best Winter Vacation Destinations
1. Anchorage, AK
2. Spokane, WA
3. Minneapolis, MN
4. Traverse City, MI
5. Reno, NV
6. Waukesha, WI
7. Missoula, MT
8. Bangor, ME
9. Concord, NH
10. Casper, WY

Published Nov 30, 2012