Get into the holiday spirit by supporting neighborhood businesses! The St. Louis Park area near Parkway 25 apartments is brimming with cute shops, specialty spots, and tasty go-to’s that won’t disappoint.
Make the holidays that much merrier with the addition of a Dampfwerk Distillery cocktail kit and/or craft spirit! The perfect way to ring in the new year or celebrate with your pod, this St. Louis Park distillery is just one of many that need your support to stay afloat due to safety closures. Imbibe, support, and celebrate with curated cocktails. Available for pickup, check website for details: Dampfwerk Distillery
This cute boutique in St. Louis Park is a gift-giver’s paradise, with tons of handmade must-haves by real makers and craftswomen (yes, it’s an all-lady operation!). From cute jars of artichoke lemon pesto to custom chalk paint to books, apparel, home decor, and much more, this fun shop has you covered. Bonus: Shop online for delivery or in-store: Mama’s Happy
Lunds & Byerly’s Gift Baskets
Looking to keep it simple? Your one-stop-shop for crowd-pleasing holiday gifting is at the SLP Lunds & Byerlys. Stop in or call the in-store gift shop to order or pick up a variety of fancy foodie gifts that won’t disappoint. From made-to-order custom gift baskets to easy grab-and-go selections, this option even offers delivery for an additional fee. Lunds & Byerlys
Known for their tasteful selection of jewelry by independent designers, giftable goods, and high caliber array of international chocolate, Max’s is a no-brainer when it comes to shopping local for the holidays. Stop into their St. Louis Park shop or order something great from the comfort of your couch: Max’s Jewelry
Give the Gift of Food
Everyone’s gotta eat, and with so many locally-owned, independent restaurants in St. Louis Park it’s easy to support! Keep it simple and load up on gift cards from your favorite spots to give as holiday presents. We suggest stopping by Parkway Pizza, Taste of India, Honey and Rye Bakery, or choose something near and dear to your heart (and stomach).
Happy Halloween from Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments in St. Louis Park!
Halloween 2020 may not be the free-for-all that it’s been in the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still “scare” up a little fun at home or in the P25 neighborhood.
If you’re looking to hit the town, there are a few events in SLP and surrounding areas that you can attend while observing mask and social distancing rules. On Thursday the 29th, flex your scariest knowledge skills at Serial Killer Trivia at Under Pressure Brewing (call ahead to reserve your spot). If technology is more your speed, REMVirtual Reality Lab has created a plethora of spooky VR content for 2-nights only ($100 for a Pod of 4 guests includes unlimited VR content, drink tickets, and of course, candy). For the kids, you can mask up and attend Goblins on Ice at the St. Louis Park Rec Center on October 30th, where indoor and outdoor ice skating (in costume) is encouraged!
Planning on staying in this Halloween? Good call. There are thousands of great seasonally-appropriate flix streaming online, but there are also some fun creative virtual events happening too. Explore the infamous haunted “Murder House” in LA online, with 15 cameras live streaming, special experts, and live paranormal readings over 3 days. You can always throw your own Zoom Halloween with your bffs, kids, family members and more — here are a few tips to making it memorable. Finally, make sure you’re indulging in your favorite seasonal treats and sips — whether it’s just for yourself or your whole family — the tasty details matter!
Pizza is the great unifier. Whether you’re getting together with friends, feeding the family, ordering lunch for the office, or throwing a party, (or, let’s be honest, vegging out on the couch alone), you can’t go wrong with a hot, fresh pizza pie. Luckily, St. Louis Park is home to a handful of tasty ‘za makers who can deliver to your front door. Here are a few of our top favorites:
Aside from being name twins with us, Parkway Pizza slings some of the tastiest ‘za in the region. The self-proclaimed “Best Pizza Ever” lives up to the hype with “Minneapolis-Style” thin crust pizza cut into cheesy, perfect squares. Get in on salads, pasta, and epic hoagies as well as a great wine and tap beer selection. Hit up their cute dining room or order for delivery or pick up. Pro tip: Parkway makes their own handmade Italian sausage — try it on a pizza or a sandwich!
Wether you like your pie New York or Neapolitan-style, Luigi’s has you covered. This authentic spot uses high quality imported and organic ingredients to make their signature pizzas, calzones, and salads — stop in for a bite, pick up, or have it delivered. Pro tip: Check their website for daily pizza and food specials!
A true Minnesota original, Red’s Savoy makes the grade with crispy thin crust and a sweet n’ savory sauce that’s been a secret family recipe since 1965. Their ‘Sota Style pizza shares a menu with other equally tasty selections including wings, sammies, salads, and pasta. Pro tip: no order is complete without a side of pizza fries!
Looking for some laughs this week? Look no further than the nearby Sabes Jewish Community Center, where the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival returns for the 11th year in a row. Running now through February 1st, you’ll have the chance to see rising star comics, listen in on fascinating discussions with Jewish humorists and writers, and immerse yourself in storytelling and history. Featuring renowned local, national, and international artists, the festival reflects a wide range of talent in the Jewish community.
Runs through February 1st at the Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC. Click HERE for events, tickets, and more info.
Tis the season for holiday cheer! Bundle up and head out into the cities to see dazzling light displays and participate in seasonal festivals and activities.
Each holiday season, the plaza of Downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park becomes a twinkly wonderland, with hundreds of thousands of white lights adorning the trees. Stroll through the park with your sweetie, then head over to Wells Fargo WinterSkate to take a twirl on the rink.
An experience well beyond just holiday light displays, the annual Holidazzle celebration pulls out all the stops with food, music, local vendors, and even fireworks in Loring Park. Check the event schedule and bring the family for outdoor fun in December.
Drive down historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul to take in the sights. Not only are some of the cities oldest, most impressive homes on this iconic strip, but so is the Governor’s residence. Many of the homes take great pride in their holiday decor, so take a cruise and enjoy. Guided and self-guided tours of the Governor’s residence are available.
Halloween is almost upon us, and at Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments we love to celebrate the season! Our beautiful neighborhood of St. Louis Park pulls out all the stops for Halloween, and we can’t complain. From community parties to seasonal shopping, we’ve got it all. Check out our picks for fun happenings in SLP and surrounding areas below:
38th Annual Halloween Party
@ The Rec Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park
Friday, October 19th
Show off your costume early at this family-friendly fest that includes indoor and outdoor activities, a live DJ, carnival games, trick-or-treating with friendly animal characters on the outdoor trail, and more. Register online early to secure tickets before they sell out.
@ Shops at West End
1621 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park Saturday, October 26
A bounce house? Trick or Treating? A craft area? All of these things and more can be found at the Shops at West End on the afternoon of Saturday the 26th. This kid-focused event will offer music, a balloon artist, games and prizes from the Twin Cities Road Crew, plus Trick or Treating at select stores. Free and open to the public.
Head to Lunds & Byerly’s in St. Louis Park to discover a wide variety of pumpkins and decorative gourds that make tasteful fall displays for your Parkway 25 patio or interior. Go the classic route with a carved jack-o-lantern, do something more contemporary with hand-painting, or simply group different varieties together in a bowl. Whether you go spooky or sophisticated, you can’t go wrong!
Click HERE for some pumpkin decorating inspiration
Haunted Houses & Special Events
Beyond the borders of SLP, the Twin Cities goes all-out for Halloween, with parties, costume contests, haunted houses, concerts, and special events of all kinds. Visit Meet Minneapolis’s site for a comprehensive guide to the best of the best, and have a spooooooky October!
The annual beer lover’s holiday, Oktoberfest celebrates German brewing at its finest. With a wide variety of events happening in both September and October in the Twin Cities, you’ll have plenty of time to put on your lederhosen and experience local craft beer, great food, and entertainment.
Oktoberfest in Germany kicks off September 21st, and nearby LTD Brewing in Hopkins is hosting a kickoff event the same day, with German-themed trivia, food, special brewery barrel-aged bottle beers, and the official release of their 2019 Sleepwalker IIIPA and Oktoberfest beers. Commemorative LTD beer steins will be available for just $5. Learn more about LTD’s event HERE.
Other Oktoberfest events occur this weekend and through early October at popular spots such as Gasthof’s, 612 Brew, the Black Forest Inn, Bauhaus Brew Labs, and more. Check Meet Minneapolis’ Oktoberfest event calendar HERE for more info.
Fancy yourself a fish out of water? Prove your mettle at the Chain of Lakes Open Swim Classic, happening Sunday, August 27th at Bde Maka Ska — just around the corner from Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments. Register before the 24th to participate as a competitor in this fun annual event, which challenges experienced swimmers to swim across Bde Maka Ska in two separate course distances of 1.5 miles and 2.4 miles. A lifeguard sanctioned event produced in collaboration with the MPRB Open Swim Club, the Swim Classic presents a fun opportunity for participants to enjoy the beauty of Bde Maka Ska while testing their skills.
Not an endurance swimmer? No problem. Cheer the competitors on from the sidelines and enjoy a beautiful late summer day on the lake.
Swimmer registration is open through August 24. Cost: $65 (minus $15 discount for MPRB Open Swim Club participants)
Event: Sunday, August 27, from 8-11 am at Bde Maka Ska’s North Beach
At Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments we’re luck to be just a stone’s throw away from a plethora of parks, lakes, and outdoor recreation spots that are free and open to the public. Each month in the Spring and Fall you can join your friends, neighbors, and community for a group nature excursion at Walk the Park! Enjoy a leisurely 1-2 mile walk through beautiful local parks in the area with new friends — no fee or registration required.
Walk the Park takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, with July 13th, 2019 being the next outing. Meet at the parking lot on Oxford Street at Creekside Park; walk begins at promptly 9:30am.
7341 Oxford St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
While Parkway 25 Luxury Apartments is fully adjacent to big city living at its finest, we still like to reflect back on the beauty of nature as often as possible. Combine that with a wide variety of recreation, dining, shopping, and adventuring options in beautiful St. Louis Park, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for epic summer fun. For P25 residents it’s easy, with numerous walking and biking trails, lakes, and nature preserves located just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Learn more about a few of our favorite neighborhood nature and recreation amenities below:
Wolfe Lake & Park
For those with an interest in fishing, Wolfe Lake may become your favorite local destination, with four fishing docks and over 3 acres of tranquil lake scenery. Catch Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch and more, or take advantage of the park’s other amenities such as picnic shelters and pavilions, a walking path, playground, and more. More info HERE.
The Bde Maka Ska Loop
In addition to beaches, water recreation, and more, our fair Bde Maka Ska is a sure-fire bet for getting in your steps. Take a leisurely walk around the full lake with a friend to take in the scenery. There are over 3 miles of pedestrian and bike trails encircling the lake — the perfect invigorating wind down to a busy work day. Learn more HERE.
While you may prefer to stay close to home in Parkway 25’s own deluxe pool and zen courtyard, there’s no denying a classic water park experience is pure summer fun. Head to St. Louis Park’s very own Aquatic Park for access to 4-story water slides, spray arches, water geysers, an obstacle course, diving boards, and more. Grab a snack at the concession stand or bring your own picnic! More info HERE.
Westwood Hills Nature Center
Hike, explore, and learn at Westwood Hills Nature Center, where the flora and fauna of the area is at your fingertips. Stroll extensive nature paths to see the sights, and learn more about local animal and plant life inside the park’s education center. With great kid’s programs, little ones can learn all about nature, biology, and more through fun, informative day camps. Learn more HERE.