Stillwater, Minnesota. It’s one of our favorite places to “get away” without really getting away.
For years, our family has visited Stillwater throughout the year for day trips, afternoon trips, evening adventures.
It’s a beautiful, quaint city along the St. Croix river, right at the easternmost border of Minnesota. It’s only about 30 minutes from the Twin Cities so that makes it an easy, quick trip.
One thing I really like about Stillwater is how it’s perfect for any kind of visit…romantic getaways, family fun, girlfriend outings.
And it reminds me of my hometown – Duluth, Minnesota – in so many ways. Walking along the river, the tour boats, the lift bridge…the many restaurants and hotels with river views…the gift shops galore…it both feels like home and like a vacation at the same time!
But after many years of day visits, my kids and I decided to visit for an overnight to get the full vacation experience!
Kari’s Create & Paint Studio
We started our Stillwater staycation at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio which is downtown. Here you can walk in or make an appointment to paint canvas or pottery.
And no you don’t have to know how to do any of it!