The Luxe, Apartments at Ridgedale is centrally located in Minnetonka, providing its residents access to a wide range of athletic activities, parks, restaurants, shopping and many other cultural attractions.

Here are six things you will want to check out in the area.

The Chain of Lakes:
The lakes in Uptown are always crowded with people, particularly Bde Maka Ska. The largest of the five lakes, it has three beaches, volleyball courts and park areas. On the southwest side of the lake is the Bakken Museum, an interactive museum of science and technology, which is housed in a historic mansion, with beautifully landscaped grounds. The five lakes are connected via trails, so you can make your way to Brownie Lake, Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles and Lake Harriet.

Gold Medal Park & Mill Ruins Park:
On the east side of downtown Minneapolis is Gold Medal Park and its neighbor, Mill Ruins Park. Gold Medal Park is for a perfect summertime break. Bordered by the Guthrie Theater and the Mississippi River, Gold Medal Park is often filled with people lounging in the sun. A half mile past the Guthrie, through the Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park, is Mill Ruins Park. While you walk through the area, consider downloading the Mill Ruins Quest Activity Guide from the Minneapolis Parks website, or stop by the Mill City Museum.

Loring Park:
Loring Park is the “Central Park” of Minneapolis, midway between downtown and uptown (just walk across the architecturally bold Loring Greenway Bridge). Try some of the local favorites nearby, such as Café and Bar Lurcat or Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream.

Minnehaha Falls Park:
If you are looking for the perfect picnic spot, try the Minnehaha Falls Park. This is a 167-acre park, which has public grills, playgrounds, and botanical gardens. The highlight is the majestic 53’ waterfall. Take the staircase trail to the base of the falls for a memorable picture.

St. Anthony Falls Park and Nicollet Island:
Here, you will see beautiful views of the Mississippi River, as well as the downtown skyline. You may even hear the majestic St. Anthony Falls. Enjoy the downtown trails. The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Loop is approximately 1.8 miles and the Nicollet Island Loop is approximately 2.1 miles. Also, check out historic Main Street including theater, shops, restaurants, live music, and nightlife.

Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park
Located on the south side of the popular Minnehaha Regional Park, you and furry friends can play on more than six acres of partially fenced parkland, including woods and trails. You can also go to the beach for some fun in the sand. Entrance is at East 54th Street and Hiawatha side of Minnehaha Park only. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dogs must be vaccinated.