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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hamline chapter.

If you’re staying on campus for spring vacation and spending your break in the Twin Cities, there are plenty of amazing places to visit and incredible restaurants to eat at. You can grab some friends or even go out by yourself and check out some of these Twin Cities favorites.

Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

If you’ve lived in Minnesota long enough, you’ve probably heard of the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the home of this sculpture as well as many others. And while you’re there, check out the Walker Art Center right next to the sculpture garden!

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Along with the animals and gardens, Como Zoo also has an amusement park and a cafe. It is also on the cheaper side of Twin Cities attractions with a suggested donation of three dollars.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

MIA features works of art from cultures all around the world. Some of the exclusive exhibits require an admissions fee but the general exhibits are completely free!

Mall of America

If you hate the cold, spend your day indoors at the MOA. There are plenty of stores to shop at, food courts and restaurants, and you can even check out the amusement park too.

Sencha Tea Bar

Relax and enjoy a sweet drink after a few stressful weeks of classes. Sencha offers a large variety of tea—such as green, black, oolong, chai and much more.

The Cafe Meow

This cafe specializes in two things: good coffee and cute cats. Have a nice drink while playing with some cats. If you’re a coffee person but not a cat person check out Spyhouse Coffee, Aster Cafe or Cafe Astoria.

Fig and Farro

This restaurant’s mission is to lower its carbon footprint by serving plant-based comfort food. You can eat there for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and even some dessert.

MNice Cream

This ice cream shop serves soft serve with your choice of toppings. And as an added bonus, they decorate your ice cream with edible glitter!

Black Coffee and Waffle Bar

This coffee shop serves waffles with fresh toppings made in-house. It’s mostly a community of students who just want to relax and enjoy a fresh drink and a waffle.

There are plenty of things to do in the Twin Cities over break and this list is just a start. Explore the cities as much as you can and take advantage of the exciting activities!

Student at Hamline University
Skyler Kane

Hamline '20

Creative Writing Major, Campus Coordinator for Her Campus, and former Editor and Chief for Fulcrum Journal at Hamline University