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Recap: Streets.MN Best of 2013

5286158806_37562ec6bf_o So. It’s over. 2013 is in the books. And, while we know you’ve been reading our Best Of series with fevered delight, how about a January 1 recap of the magic that was 2013?

Without further ado, your complete list of 2013 Best Of, as chosen by YOU, our readers.

Drink Milk Not BoozeWe can draw a few conclusions from this full list. For instance, an ideal date might be a stroll along East Hennepin Avenue to SE Main Street, to reach St. Anthony Main. While there, stop at the Aster Cafe to ingest. Afterwards, walk across the river to take in an event at the best sports venue, Target Field, or the best music venue, First Ave. Before saying adieu to your date, grab a pastry at 222 Hennepin, or grab car-share to go to the West Bank to imbibe at Republic.

Should the first date eventually move towards the family way, move to Mac-Groveland or Kingfield, two great places to access the best neighborhood nodes of Minneapolis or St. Paul. Should you choose Mac-Groveland, consider the easy access to the utilitarian cycling corridor of Summit Avenue a plus. And, of course, plan a weekend day with resultant spawn at Minnehaha Falls, and an outstate vacation to Grand Marais to check out the Superior Hiking Trail.

Thanks for supporting Streets.MN in 2013. Consider joining us and helping support us in 2014?


(Photos courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society via Flickr/Creative Commons.)

About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!