As the Nebraska volleyball team heads to Minneapolis in search of another national championship, legions of Husker devotees are bound to make their own pilgrimage to the north country. And while Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul, may be far from unfamiliar territory to most Nebraskans, many know them and the surrounding area for their summer activities.

But with temperatures in the 30s predicted this weekend, the lakes, beaches and trails will have been vacated in favor of heated skyways. That’s no reason to spend a jaunt in one of the Midwest’s most beautiful cities hunkered under a coat, though, marching from the hotel to the arena.

This weekend, in addition to the volleyball action, take a trip to one of Minneapolis’ great museums or grab a beer and a bite at some of its premier restaurants. There’s also holiday festivals, concerts and even a few wintertime outdoor activities to get you out of the hotel room.

-- Compiled by Chris Bowling, For the Lincoln Journal Star

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