Originally published on Travel and Leisure

Edina, MN

Eight miles from downtown Minneapolis, Edina comes to life at the intersections of 50th and France, where this sprawling suburb takes on a small village feel. Browse the quaint shops or have a glass of wine at the cheeky Salut Bar Americain.

See: Check out the sculpture exhibit along Edina Promenade pathway leading into Centennial Lakes Park (7499 France Avenue South; 952-833-9580), where you can play croquet, ride paddleboats, or skate along three ponds linked by canals.

Eat: Ask any local and they’ll send you to Edina Grill (5028 France Avenue South; 952-927-7933) for steak and pierogies with crispy tobacco onion strings