No visit to the Twin Cities is complete without a stop in Wayzata, the jewel of Lake Minnetonka. Just 11 miles west of Minneapolis, it's the best place to see Minnesota's most popular lake. It's a village rich in history. The citizens of Wayzata have a great deal of pride in their lakeside village. Wayzata has a thriving downtown business community, high quality developments and beautiful residential neighborhoods. Careful planning has allowed the City to maintain open space, park lands and a "small town" feel that makes Wayzata truly a special and historic community.
Wayzata is the boutique and shopping stop for all the people along the water. Here, you'll find the latest in lakeside fashions, artwork, antiques and collectibles. And here, you'll find an eclectic assortment of restaurants that range from casual to elegant. Most offer lakefront views and none are more than a stone's throw away from the water. You can watch the cruisers go by or look out at picturesque clusters of sailboats. Our theater of seasons never shuts down. In the winter, you'll see ice racers, skaters and dozens of ice fishing houses. Enjoy the past and present that is Wayzata. It's as good as the good life in Minnesota gets.
Wayzata Parks & Recreation
Parks: Wayzata is the home of many beautiful city parks and breathtaking gardens. If you have a green thumb or just appreciate the beauty, this is something you don't want to miss. Family beaches on the shores of Lake Minnetonka offer the public a place to relax. For detailed information and locations call the City of Wayzata at (952) 473-0234.
Events: Wayzata residents enjoy a number of community events year round. The calendar of events begins in February with the annual Chilly Open Golf Tournament , played on frozen Lake Minnetonka. The Wayzata Towne Trolley provides free public transportation around downtown Wayzata. Be sure to check out the Wayzata Art Experience - 3 fun filled days of exclusive art, live musical performances, and fabulous food. The Sunrise Series is an education opportunity that the Chamber brings you for no cost at all! The Summer Concert Series is one of the most popular events held at the historic Wayzata Depot against the beautiful lake backdrop. Wayzata merchants gear up every July to host Crazy Days – 5 fun-filled days of amazing deals and events. The town’s annual celebration, James J. Hill Days , is held the weekend after Labor Day every year. 2007 boasts the festivals 33rd year! Chamber members always enjoy the annual Golf Classic, held at either the Wayzata or Woodhill Country Clubs. The year comes to a close with the ENCHANTED WAYZATA holiday shopping experience followed by the annual Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting ceremony at the historic Wayzata Depot, held in the middle of November.