10 green spaces in Minneapolis that offer a relaxing view for couples

Since the pandemic began, underrated parks have become a trend for couples to avoid crowded places, and Minneapolis has a lot of green spaces to offer. Image: Mindy Sabiston|Unsplash

From museums to malls, couples from Minneapolis spend their time discovering beautiful artifacts or buying something for their partners.

After the pandemic showed us that crowded, closed spaces were dangerous, many people began visiting the city's nature parks, which are often overlooked in favor of more popular attractions. Those are way better than malls and expensive restaurants, usually crowded with prying eyes. 

According to PlanetWare, there are 180 parks in Minneapolis, many of which may be found throughout the city's 55 miles of parkway, 102 miles of bicycling and walking pathways, 22 lakes, 12 gardens, golf courses, and recreation facilities. 

The city is also one of the greener American cities, if not the greenest.

Scroll down if you are up for a stroll to see the best green spaces in Minneapolis that offer a relaxing view for couples.

1. Minnehaha Regional Park

Image: Minnehaha Park|Wikipedia

Minnehaha Regional Park is one of Minneapolis's most elegant, well-known, and renowned parks, offering couples plenty of romantic moments. Its breathtaking waterfalls will surely have a couple lost in each other's arms.

2. Boom Island Park

Image: Boom Island Park|Family Fun Twin Cities

Boom Island Park is well-known for its many amenities, including a marina, boat dock, miniature lighthouse, picnic areas, and playground. 

There are numerous walking and bicycling pathways from which to take in the beautiful scenery and admire the city of Minneapolis, which is perfect for couples. 

3. Loring Park

Image: Loring Park|Loring Park Apartments

From Twin Cities Gay Pride and Rock the Garden to the Loring Park Art Fair and Holidazzle, Loring Park is where Minneapolis has its biggest celebrations. 

PlanetWare shared that its proximity to the Walker Art Museum makes it a popular meeting spot for the neighborhood's creative types.

4. Gold Medal Park

Image: Gold Medal Park|Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Gold Medal Park, spanning 7.5 acres, is a popular Minneapolis attraction that reflects the renewed vitality of the city's historic Mill District. It is one of a kind since it encourages visitors to reflect on and appreciate art. 

This park's sculptures add class and originality to the otherwise simple but impressive park infrastructure.

5. Lake Harriet Park

Image: Lake Harriet Park|Visit Twin Cities

Lake Harriet is one of the most recognizable landmarks that can be found in the southwestern part of Minneapolis. 

The beautiful lake is the perfect location for a romantic date for couples, as it provides a variety of opportunities for activities outside, such as sailing, and fishing, as well as live music and movies outdoors in the park.

6. Lyndale Park Rose Garden

Image: Lyndale Park Rose Garden|Shane Long Photography

After enduring the harsh Minnesota winter, seeing a garden full of flowers for the first time is a revelation. 

According to Via Travelers, Lyndale Park Rose Garden can be found close to the northeastern shore of Lake Harriet. This lovely park area would make a stunning garden with various rose varieties.

7. Mississippi River Gorge Regional Park

Image: Mississippi River George National Park|National Park Service

  • 111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Contact details: (651) 293-0200 
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Minutes from the city, this park along the Mississippi River provides a welcome respite. You may get close to the legendary Mississippi as it flows under the city skyline from the woodland beach. 

Spend some relaxing time in nature by taking a stroll along the Gorge Trail. Also, feel free to bring your furry friend along for the hike.

8. Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary

Image: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary|Cuningham Group

If you want to see some of the most beautiful summer flowers, you and your partner should visit Eloise Butler, a wildflower garden and nature retreat that has been open for more than a century. 

Short and meandering, the trail takes you throuvarious of habitats, including woodlands, marshes, and prairie grasses, where you can see and smell hundreds of native plants and wildflowers.

9. St. Anthony Falls Park and Nicollet Island

Image: St. Anthony Falls Park and Nicollet Island|Charamana Consulting

  • 111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Contact details: (651) 293-0200
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You will be treated to breathtaking panoramas of the world-famous Mississippi River and the city skyline, and you will be able to hear the deafening sound of the magnificent St. Anthony Falls even before you see it. 

Meet Minneapolis shared that classic photographs worthy of being posted on Instagram feature tree-lined landscapes with vibrant splashes of autumn colors such as purple, crimson, orange, and gold.

10. Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Image: Theodore Wirth Regional Park|Explore Minnesota

Explore the landscape on snowshoes, cross-country skis, or a snowboard. Have some fun like a kid again by going sledding or tubing. Get your nature fix against a wooded backdrop, and then gaze up to see the city from above.

Its Wirth Chalet provides hearty food, alcoholic beverages, fireplaces to keep you cozy, and comfortable areas to sit and chat during the cold winter months.

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