There is a lot to love about Minnesota, from the well-loved North Shore to the beautiful southern bluffs. However, it can be difficult to take it all in if you don't have a great means of transportation.

Luckily many towns in Minnesota are extremely walkable, such as the delightful town of Hopkins, which is full of museums, restaurants, and other entertainment.

Hopkins is located just west of the Twin Cities. The town has a population of 18,000 and a marvelous downtown area.

The historic Main Street, called Mainstreet, dates back to the early 1900s. Interestingly enough, a lot of the original buildings still stand, but most have been repurposed.

The best thing about this Minnesota town is its walkability. Visitors can find numerous amenities within a 1/4-mile radius. In other words, if you love strolling through small towns, you've got to add Hopkins to your list.

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Visitors can spend their day doing all types of errands, from haircuts to pet care to clock repairs, or walkers can simply window shop.

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Many of the downtown shops are antique stores, which is perfect for those who are looking for some unique finds.

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While on the street, people can also find a popular record store called Mill City Sound, a fun interactive toy store called Kiddywampus, and a great theatre company called Stages.

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And don't forget about the great restaurants spaced out amongst the street!

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So, no car, no problem. Enjoy the multi-purposed downtown area of Hopkins for a day of fun.

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