Destinations is an annual travel magazine, focused on Minnesota’s central- and northern-lakes regions — from Detroit Lakes on the west, up through the North Shore on the east.

The unique and diverse cities and small towns that span this stretch of the state offer opportunities galore to explore Minnesota’s rich history and abundant recreational and retail offerings. There’s a slew of selfie-worthy stops to check out, from the legendary and mysterious — is the Kensington Runestone real or fake? Find out at the museum in Alexandria — to the iconic, like the Paul Bunyan statues in Bemidji, Brainerd and Akely, and the Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca State Park.

If you’re ready to ‘Go Places,’ as the 2021 Destinations theme encourages, then you’re off to a good start right here. Destinations is a fun and helpful starting point for travel inspiration and preparation. Plan your next road trip, day trip, weekend getaway or longer stay with the tips and information found between these pages, including where to go, what to see, where to play and where to stay.

Destinations is available in print and online. The printed magazine is available free on newsstands throughout the readership area and beyond.