Margarita Cruise on the Mississippi River | Best Things To Do This Summer

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Warmer temperatures always put a little bounce in everyone’s step, but as we hit the summer months in Minnesota in 2021, there’s just a little extra vim, vigor, and vitality in the air. Things are slowly returning to normal. It’s definitely time to get outside and enjoy some fun summer activities like a cruise on the Mississippi River!

Margaritas on the Mississippi

We can’t think of a better way to throw your arms around summer than on one of Padelford Riverboats’ “Margaritas on the Mississippi” happy hour cruises! These wildly popular cruises run every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm from June-August, with 2-for-1 margaritas and a complimentary taco bar—it’s the best happy hour in the Twin Cities!

Grab your co-workers, family, and friends and celebrate summer in epic style on this hour and a half happy-hour Margarita Cruise that shows off the stunning beauty of the Mississippi River, downtown Minneapolis and the surrounding area. It’s the perfect way to break up your week and give you a great, positive vibe heading into the rest of your summer.

Dinner Cruises

Padelford Riverboats is also starting to run our Dinner Cruises in June as well. Beginning on Tuesday, June 1, we run Sunset Dinner Cruises every Tuesday and Friday from 7-9 pm and Rib Dinner Cruises on Saturday nights, also from 7-9 pm.

You haven’t experienced the best a Minnesota summer has to offer until you’ve taken a dinner cruise on the iconic Mississippi River. Spectacular scenery, gentle breezes, gorgeous sunsets, and fabulous food make this an unbeatable summer night!

If you’re looking for an unbeatable setting to impress a date or simply want to experience one of the most charming and beautiful dinner settings you’ll find anywhere, Padelford Riverboats’ Dinner Cruises can’t be topped.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

In addition to stunning views, Tuesday and Friday night’s dinner cruises will have you enjoying a fabulous dinner of tender corned beef brisket, grilled bone-in lemon pepper chicken, cheesy hash potatoes, garlic, and olive oil grilled vegetables, caesar salad, chef’s choice dessert, dinner rolls, and coffee.

Rib Dinner Cruise

Saturday night’s Rib Dinner Cruise is really something special. Guests feast on classic BBQ ribs with a secret recipe dry rub, house-brined and grilled chicken with house-made BBQ sauce, cheddar green chili cornbread, Donna’s killer calico baked beans, potato salad, chef’s choice dessert, and coffee. All of this with the incredible views of the sun setting across the Minnesota sky and light breezes and sparkling water adding to the ambiance. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday evening!

It’s setting up to be a pretty special summer in Minnesota. Unlike the pandemic summer of 2020, where safety was everyone’s first concern, things are opening up again, and we all deserve to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather that summer in Minnesota is famous for.

We promise you that a cruise on the iconic Mississippi River, whether it’s on one of Padelford Riverboats’ Daily Sightseeing Cruises, our Margaritas on the Mississippi Happy Hour Cruise, or one of our delicious dinner cruises; spending time with us on the Mississippi River will be one of the highlights of your summer!