Our state may be home to thousands of calm, shimmering lakes, but that doesn't mean Minnesotans can't go with the flow... especially if the flow involves food, beer, and music. If you're looking for a reason to celebrate this fall—and to get things moving while you're at it—head out on the one body of water around here that's capable of keeping up with this fast-paced Adventure: an Oktoberfest Boat Cruise on the Mississippi River with live polka music, local beer, and great German fare.
Our first move will be to head to Paradise Charter Cruises at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, where our LivingSocial team will be waiting to check us in. Next, we'll jump aboard the Minneapolis Queen—a huge, decked-out paddle boat—and head out on the river for 2.5 hours of boozing, cruising, and getting into a serious Oktoberfest groove. Since you can't celebrate Oktoberfest without good German-inspired beer, well kick things off with two 22-oz. steins of local craft brew featuring Summit Brewing Company's Oktoberfest and Lake Superior Brewing Company's Oktoberfest. As we sip our ales we'll continue to pay homage to our German friends as we enjoy a bratwurst with sauerkraut and a large hot pretzel, which are sure to keep us afloat.
As we make our way down the river taking in the beautiful autumn scenery in full view of the Minneapolis skyline, we'll move to the authentic German stylings of The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band. And if the live polka, refreshing beers and delicious German fair isn't enough to help you to celebrate this Oktoberfest, we'll take home our 22 oz. LivingSocial Beer Stein as a memory of this trip "abroad". You've had all summer to float in the lake—cruise into fall with an Adventure that's sure to be a total rush.
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