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2015 CrossFit® Games Regional Competition Week #3 - Things to do in Minneapolis and Tacoma

Posted by Mark Chandley on

Weekend #3 of the Regional Competition will be wrapping up this weekend and only the fittest in the world will be making the trip to Carson. Just like the past two weekends, we’ve put together few things you can do during your visit to Minneapolis or Tacoma.

Minneapolis, MN - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games Central Regional Competition
There are plenty of things to do in Minneapolis that will keep you entertained and busy for your entire stay. In fact, you might decide to stay an extra night so you can really enjoy this half of the twin cities.

Here are some things to do while in Minneapolis:

  • Catch a baseball game! The Blue Jays will be in town and you can catch a ball game at Target Field.
  • If you are looking for a unique way to spend an evening, have a bite and brew at Brit’s Pub and Eating Establishment. After dinner or a few drinks, you can head up to the roof for a game of lawn bowling—something that you might not get to do any day of the week back at home.
  • Take a canoe trip down the lake of the isles, where there are absolutely beautiful houses that you can have an up-close look at.
  • The Mississippi river heads straight into Minneapolis, and you can hop on a kayak or even a steamboat and go for a ride down the river. There are also plenty of dining establishments and parks along the river to help you enjoy the splendor of the Mississippi.
  • If crime investigation shows are your cup of tea, then you might want to take a night away from the television and live the experience at the CSI: The Experience studio in Minneapolis.
  • Go for a walk through the Minneapolis sculpture garden for a taste of the fresh air and an interesting take on modern art.

 

Tacoma, WA - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games West Regional Competition
Tacoma is about 30 miles south of Seattle. People from all over the west and mid-west will be watching the competition. It's a great city with a lot to offer.

Here are a few things we recommend checking out in Tacoma:

  • Go to Point Defiance Park, a zoo and aquarium that is home to everything from clown fish to polar bears.
  • The Museum of Glass is a renowned art museum that features blown and decorated glass.
  • America’s Car Museum features cars and trucks from the beginning of the automobile error. At this museum you can walk down a corridor larger than an aircraft hangar and have a look at one of the greatest collection of antique and unique cars that there is.
  • Take a walk or jog and check out the bridge of glass, which is a publically funded art display in the heart of downtown Tacoma.
  • Fort Nisqually is a historic landmark straight out of the Oregon Trail. It is an old farming and fur trading post that really showcases the old west.
  • If you are looking for a place to cut loose after a long day of competition, you might want to check out Keys on Main, voted the premier bar in Tacoma, Washington. Just make sure you have something to eat before arriving, they don’t even have a menu.
  • If you are interested in seeing something rather unique, head to the Tacoma Chinese Park, a reconciliation memorial dedicated to raising awareness about the past treatment of the Chinese in Washington. The park consists of a winding trail and is entirely out of doors.

The competition will keep you pretty occupied, but in-between events and at the end of the day you’ll want to check out the cities. Turn your trip to Minneapolis or Tacoma into a short vacation. Plan ahead to make the most of the time and enjoy these beautiful cities!

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Weekend #3 of the Regional Competition will be wrapping up this weekend and only the fittest in the world will be making the trip to Carson. Just like the past two weekends, we’ve put together few things you can do during your visit to Minneapolis or Tacoma.

Minneapolis, MN - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games Central Regional Competition
There are plenty of things to do in Minneapolis that will keep you entertained and busy for your entire stay. In fact, you might decide to stay an extra night so you can really enjoy this half of the twin cities.

Here are some things to do while in Minneapolis:

  • Catch a baseball game! The Blue Jays will be in town and you can catch a ball game at Target Field.
  • If you are looking for a unique way to spend an evening, have a bite and brew at Brit’s Pub and Eating Establishment. After dinner or a few drinks, you can head up to the roof for a game of lawn bowling—something that you might not get to do any day of the week back at home.
  • Take a canoe trip down the lake of the isles, where there are absolutely beautiful houses that you can have an up-close look at.
  • The Mississippi river heads straight into Minneapolis, and you can hop on a kayak or even a steamboat and go for a ride down the river. There are also plenty of dining establishments and parks along the river to help you enjoy the splendor of the Mississippi.
  • If crime investigation shows are your cup of tea, then you might want to take a night away from the television and live the experience at the CSI: The Experience studio in Minneapolis.
  • Go for a walk through the Minneapolis sculpture garden for a taste of the fresh air and an interesting take on modern art.

 

Tacoma, WA - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games West Regional Competition
Tacoma is about 30 miles south of Seattle. People from all over the west and mid-west will be watching the competition. It's a great city with a lot to offer.

Here are a few things we recommend checking out in Tacoma:

  • Go to Point Defiance Park, a zoo and aquarium that is home to everything from clown fish to polar bears.
  • The Museum of Glass is a renowned art museum that features blown and decorated glass.
  • America’s Car Museum features cars and trucks from the beginning of the automobile error. At this museum you can walk down a corridor larger than an aircraft hangar and have a look at one of the greatest collection of antique and unique cars that there is.
  • Take a walk or jog and check out the bridge of glass, which is a publically funded art display in the heart of downtown Tacoma.
  • Fort Nisqually is a historic landmark straight out of the Oregon Trail. It is an old farming and fur trading post that really showcases the old west.
  • If you are looking for a place to cut loose after a long day of competition, you might want to check out Keys on Main, voted the premier bar in Tacoma, Washington. Just make sure you have something to eat before arriving, they don’t even have a menu.
  • If you are interested in seeing something rather unique, head to the Tacoma Chinese Park, a reconciliation memorial dedicated to raising awareness about the past treatment of the Chinese in Washington. The park consists of a winding trail and is entirely out of doors.

The competition will keep you pretty occupied, but in-between events and at the end of the day you’ll want to check out the cities. Turn your trip to Minneapolis or Tacoma into a short vacation. Plan ahead to make the most of the time and enjoy these beautiful cities!

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2015 CrossFit® Games Regional Competition Week #2 - Things To Do

Posted by Mark Chandley on

What a great first weekend of Regional Competition. This weekends action is sure to be just as exciting and intense as athletes and fans head to Hartford, CT and Del Mar, CA. We’ve put together few things you can do during your visit.

Hartford, CT - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games East Regional Competition

Hundreds of athletes and fans will flock to the area to take part in the competition. Hartford is a quaint city with a long history. It was around during the Colonial days of the United States—back before the United States was the United States. Today, it stands as a testament to American History and is a rich hub of entertainment, both in the sporting community and cultural arts. If you are heading to Hartford, we strongly recommend that you carve out the time to enjoy yourself.

Here are a few ideas of what you can do to see the sights and have some fun while you are in Hartford:

  • See where Mark Twain made his magic happen at the Mark Twain home. If southern literary realism isn’t your cup of tea, then check out one of the other artistic museums in town, like the Wadsworth Atheneum, which is the oldest museum in the United States—a museum within a museum, if you will. The Harriet Beacher Stowe home is also located in Hartford.
  • The Connecticut Science Center is in Hartford, and this is a fun place to spend an afternoon. It is loaded with interesting facts and displays of science. Here you will find dinosaur bones, aqua displays and other scientific showcases that are second only to the Smithsonian’s. If you need even more science, check out the Copernican Observatory for a full display of the stars and lights.
  • Prime Climb and Mountain Fun. If you are looking for a way to push your body even further in between competitions, then maybe head to the rock gym. This is the place to be for a good climb in Hartford. It is is open to climbers of all skill sets and ages.
  • You can also get out of the sun and enjoy a little you time by heading over to the Westfarms area, where you’ll find premier shopping and dining.

Del Mar, CA - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games California Regional Competition

Competitions can take you all over the world, but they don’t always take you directly into the beauty and splendor that is Del Mar, California. When you get to Del Mar, you can’t let the opportunity slip away. Sure, you’ll be busy, but when you aren’t in the arena we recommend that you take a bit of time for yourself and really explore the area and enjoy the sights.

We are talking about one of the premier destinations to visit in California. It is just outside of San Diego, sharing many of the same amenities and local ties. It sits directly on the Pacific Ocean and is a rather small, incredibly affluent area with a population of just about 4,000 people.

We have a few ideas as to how you could spend your free time when you get to Del Mar:

  • Check out the race tracks: This is pretty much the staple of Del Mar, after all, it is where “the turf meets the surf,” as their saying goes. This is one of the most highly regarded horse tracks in the United States, open since 1937. You can stop by anytime during the season for thoroughbred races. The races don’t start until July but you will want to check out the historic arena while in town.
  • Go to the beach: It isn’t cliché—it is pretty much mandatory. Del Mar exists because of the beach, so it would be a crying shame if you went all the way there and didn’t take any time to bask in the sun for yourself.
  • Highway 101: If sand between your toes isn’t your cup of tea, think about taking in the ocean air and beautiful sights with a drive down the iconic highway 101. Take your car on a ride along the Pacific and see the many historic small beach communities sitting along the coastline.
  • Hot air balloon rides: Seeing hot air balloons up in the air is a somewhat common sight in Del Mar, and is a great way to take in the entire view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve’s: If you are the nature-loving type, or up for a bit of extra activity while you are in town, then think about taking a hike through this 4000 acre preserve that is filled with plenty of native plants and wildlife.

Make your trip to Hartford or Del Mar more of a vacation when you head out of town for the CrossFit® Games Regional Competitions. Plan ahead to make the most of the time and enjoy these beautiful cities!

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What a great first weekend of Regional Competition. This weekends action is sure to be just as exciting and intense as athletes and fans head to Hartford, CT and Del Mar, CA. We’ve put together few things you can do during your visit.

Hartford, CT - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games East Regional Competition

Hundreds of athletes and fans will flock to the area to take part in the competition. Hartford is a quaint city with a long history. It was around during the Colonial days of the United States—back before the United States was the United States. Today, it stands as a testament to American History and is a rich hub of entertainment, both in the sporting community and cultural arts. If you are heading to Hartford, we strongly recommend that you carve out the time to enjoy yourself.

Here are a few ideas of what you can do to see the sights and have some fun while you are in Hartford:

  • See where Mark Twain made his magic happen at the Mark Twain home. If southern literary realism isn’t your cup of tea, then check out one of the other artistic museums in town, like the Wadsworth Atheneum, which is the oldest museum in the United States—a museum within a museum, if you will. The Harriet Beacher Stowe home is also located in Hartford.
  • The Connecticut Science Center is in Hartford, and this is a fun place to spend an afternoon. It is loaded with interesting facts and displays of science. Here you will find dinosaur bones, aqua displays and other scientific showcases that are second only to the Smithsonian’s. If you need even more science, check out the Copernican Observatory for a full display of the stars and lights.
  • Prime Climb and Mountain Fun. If you are looking for a way to push your body even further in between competitions, then maybe head to the rock gym. This is the place to be for a good climb in Hartford. It is is open to climbers of all skill sets and ages.
  • You can also get out of the sun and enjoy a little you time by heading over to the Westfarms area, where you’ll find premier shopping and dining.

Del Mar, CA - Home of the 2015 CrossFit® Games California Regional Competition

Competitions can take you all over the world, but they don’t always take you directly into the beauty and splendor that is Del Mar, California. When you get to Del Mar, you can’t let the opportunity slip away. Sure, you’ll be busy, but when you aren’t in the arena we recommend that you take a bit of time for yourself and really explore the area and enjoy the sights.

We are talking about one of the premier destinations to visit in California. It is just outside of San Diego, sharing many of the same amenities and local ties. It sits directly on the Pacific Ocean and is a rather small, incredibly affluent area with a population of just about 4,000 people.

We have a few ideas as to how you could spend your free time when you get to Del Mar:

  • Check out the race tracks: This is pretty much the staple of Del Mar, after all, it is where “the turf meets the surf,” as their saying goes. This is one of the most highly regarded horse tracks in the United States, open since 1937. You can stop by anytime during the season for thoroughbred races. The races don’t start until July but you will want to check out the historic arena while in town.
  • Go to the beach: It isn’t cliché—it is pretty much mandatory. Del Mar exists because of the beach, so it would be a crying shame if you went all the way there and didn’t take any time to bask in the sun for yourself.
  • Highway 101: If sand between your toes isn’t your cup of tea, think about taking in the ocean air and beautiful sights with a drive down the iconic highway 101. Take your car on a ride along the Pacific and see the many historic small beach communities sitting along the coastline.
  • Hot air balloon rides: Seeing hot air balloons up in the air is a somewhat common sight in Del Mar, and is a great way to take in the entire view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve’s: If you are the nature-loving type, or up for a bit of extra activity while you are in town, then think about taking a hike through this 4000 acre preserve that is filled with plenty of native plants and wildlife.

Make your trip to Hartford or Del Mar more of a vacation when you head out of town for the CrossFit® Games Regional Competitions. Plan ahead to make the most of the time and enjoy these beautiful cities!

Read more