Alexandria, MN (1/3)

Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 108 miles

Why visit Alexandria?

It is the perfect place if you are looking for an outdoor excursion. That could mean running or biking the vast amounts of trails that surround Alexandria or taking advantage of the 350 lakes in the area. If you run out of things to do on the lake (which is highly unlikely) you can also enjoy their public beaches. After a long day, sit back and enjoy a meal at one of their many restaurants or a drink at their hometown winery, brewery or distillery.

Walk, Bike or Run the Central Lakes Trail

The most famous landmark in Alexandria is the 28-foot Viking that stands tall in Big Ole Central Park. Big Ole also serves as the trailhead for the Central Lakes Trail, a 55-mile long trail going through three Minnesota counties. If you are in Alexandria at the right time, the Viking also welcomes guests to the Alexandria Farmer’s Market.

Enjoy Alexandria’s nightlife at Zorbaz or Bugaboo

Located on the Southwest side of Lake Le Homme Dieu are two of Alexandria’s biggest nightlife hotspots. Zorbaz, a staple restaurant and bar in Minnesota lakes country is home to a mix of Mexican food and delicious pizzas. Right across the street from Zorbaz is Bugaboo, another lake staple with live music and an atmosphere unlike any other.

Spend an afternoon on the lake

Alexandria and the surrounding area is home to 350 lakes, so there is plenty to choose from. Whether it is Lake Agnes or Lake Victoria, you will be able to rent either a pontoon or jet-skis to use on the lake. If you are not feeling so adventurous, there are plenty of open beaches to occupy as well.

Written by Jessica Kuehn

Jessica Kuehn is the web editor for Spotlight Media. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a degree in print journalism. When she isn't writing or correcting her and other people's grammar, Jessica is obsessively quoting The Office and reading way too many books.

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