During the warmer months in the Midwest, it’s not uncommon to see many people out and about even on the mildly colder days of spring. During your stay at the St. James Hotel, you’ll find yourself being motivated to get outdoors with all of the locals walking around town. There’s a variety of classic Minnesota attractions that promise a fantastic day out, where you can stretch your legs on a sunny afternoon. Luckily for you, there’s a variety of things to do in Red Wing, MN, that will keep you and yours entertained around the region.
Scenic Bike Rides
A great way to discover one of the best vacation spots in Minnesota is by taking a scenic bike ride through the picturesque trails near our riverside hotel. We provide convenient access for our guests with bikes for rent on-site. Talk with our front desk for additional information about how to reserve your bicycle. Listen to music on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the patio at one of the best restaurants in Red Wing, MN, that’s located on-site once you’ve gotten your sweat on for the day.
The Cannon Valley trail spans over 20 miles and offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River Valley. During your ride, you can also refresh with a much-needed ice cream cone at one of the most adorable Minnesota attractions, The Bleu Dog Cafe. After all, it is a vacation! We also feature the Stay & Bike The Cannon River Trail package that includes two trail passes, breakfast for you and yours, and a one-night stay.
Incredible Hiking Adventures
If biking isn’t your style, you can strap on your hiking boots to take in the sights of Red Wing, MN. One of the largest, and we mean the largest, Minnesota attractions is Barn Bluff, and it’s the first thing you’ll notice when coming into Red Wing, MN, over the bridge from the Wisconsin border. The Barn Bluff Trailhead is the direct access point to the hilltop. It splits off into a variety of diverse hikes that lead to the top of the bluff and overlook the city, our riverside hotel, and the Mississippi River. Sorin’s Bluff and Memorial Park are popular Minnesota attractions in town that are worth exploring as well!
If you’re looking for more leisurely activities and things to do in Red Wing, MN, you’ll find several public golf courses that will provide a relaxing morning out. The beautiful oaks, elevation changes, and challenges of each public course will keep you coming back each year. Mississippi National Golf Links, Mount Frontenac Golf Course, and Red Wing Golf Course are three public golf courses located in town, all of which feature 18 holes. If you’re feeling pulled to the water or are in the Midwest of a well-deserved romantic getaway in Minnesota’s cutest rivertown, Sail Pepin features fun sailboat rides, private reservations for couples as well as corporate and personal event parties.
Experience Red Wing, MN
The St. James Hotel is located in the heart of fun outdoor activities in Red Wing, MN. As you walk out the door of our riverside hotel, you’ll find yourself on historic Main Street where there are several boutiques and antique shops around the area. Levee Park is just down the hill, within walking distance of your stay. It’s a great place to sit on a bench and watch boats traverse along the Mississippi River. No matter what you decide to do, you’ll be able to lay your head down for a restful night’s sleep after an extended day out in Red Wing, MN. Please call 1-800-252-1875 to make a reservation, or book, check rate plans, and availability on our website.