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  • COVID-19 MN Updates - ALERT: Business hours and operations may be slightly different due to COVID-19, so please check directly with your hotel, restaurant, bar, shop, event, or attraction before traveling.Restaurants, Retail Shops, Salons, & Hotels ARE OPEN in Minnesota! Masks are non longer required but are strongly recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated or businesses who… Continue Reading
  • Wintertime - Wintertime in Stillwater – discover the historic riverfront district glimmering with charm and full of festivities December through March. Plan now for a holiday or winter season getaway! Stillwater, Minnesota has always been a serene and romantic winter season destination but last year the town really pulled together to create a winter wonderland with new… Continue Reading
  • Your Passport to 25+ Outdoor Dining ideas in Stillwater, MN. - In collaboration with NellieBellie Kitchen Your summer isn’t complete without a trip to downtown Stillwater, Minnesota to take in the beautiful scenery, great shopping, and fun activities. And don’t leave without stopping for a meal at one of the amazing Stillwater outdoor dining patio locations (who all happen to be locally owned by the way).… Continue Reading
  • Celebrate the 4th of July in Stillwater, Minnesota - Please NOTE: This year's 4th of July festivities will NOT include FIREWORKS. Because of global supply chain issues due to COVID the City of Stillwater and many others are not able to find a place to purchase the fireworks. The GOOD NEWS is that the City of Stillwater announced today that they WILL have: Civil… Continue Reading
  • 2021 Discover Stillwater Photo Contest 2021 Discover Stillwater Photo Contest - We absolutely love our annual photo contest and know that many of you look forward to it as well so it's time to kick off the contest! So here's the scoop... the Discover Stillwater 2021 Photo Contest is now open now through October 31st, 2021. We've extended the contest farther into autumn so we hope… Continue Reading
  • What’s New in Stillwater? - Here’s a list of the newest shops, experiences, restaurants, venues, places to stay and events you must see in 2021. We didn't publish this blog for 2020 so businesses that opened during the pandemic are also included. From distilleries to rock star karaoke rooms, flower shops to barber shops, sustainable living goods to men's fashion… Continue Reading
  • Dog Friendly Stillwater, MN - Traveling with Dogs We are all obsessed with our pets - they are just so darn cute! Did you know that 53% of Americans own a dog and 35% own cats? We won't get into the great debate about what's better, cats or dogs, but we would like to share with you all the pet-focused… Continue Reading
  • When do Seasonal Attractions Open? - Spring is here and summer is coming soon, so here's a reminder of all the warm weather attractions now open (or soon to be) for the 2021 season in Stillwater, Minnesota! Tours Stillwater Trolley: Book tours online or stop by in person at their kiosk on Nelson St.. Enjoy the traditional 45 minute narrated history… Continue Reading
  • Earth Day in Stillwater - With life's recent pause, we hope you are able to be reminded of the value of nature. Immerse yourself in it! Feel its importance, it's simplicity and its power to heal. Fun Fact: Earth Day Started Near Stillwater Gaylord Nelson, who was the founder of Earth Day , grew up in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, which… Continue Reading
  • Green Huron St Croix River Special spots to see wildlife near Stillwater - Contributed by Greg Seitz of St. Croix 360 The St. Croix Valley is home to many fascinating plants and animals, and great parks and preserves where you can see them. Make Stillwater your base camp for nature exploration. The only species that might love the St. Croix Valley more than humans are birds. The area… Continue Reading
  • Twin Cities Ice Sculpture Exploration Event Includes Stillwater - ICE SCULPTURE EXPLORATION: FEB. 19-28 A great winter adventures awaits! GetKnit Events and Minnesota Ice Sculptures have partnered together and are hiding 25+ ice sculptures throughout the greater Twin Cities at various local businesses, beautiful parks, and in iconic neighborhoods! Gather up your fellow scouts and set out on a great expedition to locate these… Continue Reading
  • Valentine’s Ideas in Stillwater - We hope you are able to celebrate the special connections in your life this Valentine's Day! We have one important word for you this year, though - "Reservations"! Don't wait until last minute as COVID safety precautions limit capacity and RESERVATIONS are required so make your plans now to getaway to one of Minnesota's most… Continue Reading
  • America’s Coolest Towns: Stillwater, MN - Have you heard? Stillwater made the list of The 25 Coolest Towns in America to Visit in 2021! We were chosen by the editorial team at Matador Network, the world's largest independent travel media website. Note: towns are listed in No particular order. https://matadornetwork.com/read/coolest-towns-america-visit-2021/?fbclid=IwAR1LhvhQJJc-TmTW-lb82F_5_Vzv8yd1efmY1y2Dp0FPJui4q0SUNQY_ifY Continue Reading
  • Map of Antique Shops: Time to Treasure Hunt - Did you know?Stillwater has one of the largest antique stores in the Midwest with over 65 dealers and that is just 1 of several shops. Perhaps the pandemic has given you extra time to treasure hunt or you'd love to find a unique gift. Mask up and discover all the great finds in multiple stores… Continue Reading
  • The Gift of Experience - Perhaps you are struggling to find a gift, so let us recommend you redirect your efforts to an experience instead. We are all cooped up and wanting to get out into the world to live big again, so consider picking up gift cards for a nice dinner out, a spa service, a wine tasting, a… Continue Reading
  • Wintertime in Stillwater: Lights & New Events! - Winter welcomes you to Stillwater's warm historic district glimmering with ambiance and seasonal charm. In a year when we all need a little cheer, the community has come together to add lots of twinkle to downtown Stillwater as well as winter events! The entire mile of Main Street's shopping and dining district is lined with… Continue Reading

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