While many of the season’s large events have been cancelled or postponed, there are still many ways to explore the Twin Cities responsibly. Luckily, fall is the perfect season to get out and explore where it’s easy to socially distance yourself from others. Whether you explore virtually or in-person, here’s some ways to keep busy this fall.

(Changes may occur. Check the official websites of your favorite fall events to see specific guidelines or updates.)

Apple Orchards | Get some fresh air and wander the large apple orchards of Minnesota. Check out this great list of the top apple orchards to find the perfect one for you.

Drive-In Movie Theaters | If you’re missing the movies or want a safer way to view them, try out one of the many drive-in theaters around the state. Explore Minnesota put together a great list to reference.

Scenic Drives | Minnesota nature is especially beautiful in the fall, which makes it much more fun to take a drive around the state. Plan your own scenic drive with this scenic byway map.

MN Zoo | The Minnesota Zoo has opened back up to the public with more safety measures in place. Keep an eye on their social media/website for any updates on whether the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be happening this year.

Como Zoo Conservatory | The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has also re-opened with their newly designed COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Going on Hikes | Get out of the city or stay close with these Minneapolis hikes perfect for you, your friends, and family. These are also great opportunities for nature photographers.

Virtual or In-person Museum Activities | Check out some of the best museums in the area through their virtual or socially distanced tours and activities. Some popular ones include the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Minnesota Children’s Museum.

You can also check out the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Explore Minnesota tourism sites for any other guides or lists. Additionally, we would like to highlight a guide that Explore Minnesota put together for safe ways to explore Minnesota.

We hope you enjoy all the fun events and activities that the Twin Cities in fall has to offer!