9 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Minneapolis Where Life Is Still Simple

When the city gets to be too much, Minneapolitans are lucky to have many small towns to escape to. In any direction you go, a visit to a charming small town nearby will help you recharge and refresh. These towns are full of interesting sights, but the most important thing they offer is the peace and quiet you just can’t get in the city. Next time you’re feeling stressed, take a little trip to any of these slow-paced towns near Minneapolis where life is still simple.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you been to any of these small, slow-paced towns near Minneapolis? Are there any other towns you like to visit to get a taste of the simple life? Share your favorites in the comments below!