4 Hastings Attractions close to Welch

Experience more on your vacation by visiting these four Hastings attractions close to your Welch Bed and Breakfast. Welch is a township in the great state of Minnesota. It's about 30 miles from St. Paul, the capital of the state. Since Welch is situated near Hastings, it's an ideal place to visit. BBOnline wants you to enjoy your vacation by getting started with this guide to Hastings attractions.

Afton State Park
6959 Peller Avenue S
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 436-5391
www.dnr.state.mn.us

Afton State Park is an all-year location. As one of the best family Hastings attractions, you can bring your entire group for a visit. It's also great for individuals and couples. Horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking are just a few activities available at Afton. The lush green landscapes and different terrains make it perfect for nature viewing. Fishing and birdwatching are also popular pastimes at Afton State Park. The beautiful beach area provides easy access if you choose to have a picnic or swim. Contact the park's visitor center for more information regarding seasonal hours and fees.

Alexis Bailly Vineyard
18200 Kirby Ave
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 437-1413
abvwines.com

If you love wine tastings, fine cheese and decadent chocolate, the Alexis Bailly Vineyard is a must. They're only open on the weekends, but the tastings are considered fantastic experiences. You sample all of Alexis Bailly's wines once you arrive. Each experience comes with a variety of cheeses and chocolates.

You can have a picnic on the grounds if you wish to do so. A gift shop and deli is available for purchasing meat and other picnic foods. The vineyard provides plates, glasses and picnic blankets for your convenience. Unless you come with a group of eight or more, you don't need reservations to attend any of the tastings. Stop by Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St Croix Trail
Hastings, MN 55003
(651) 437-4359
carpenternaturecenter.org

Your Hastings attractions guide includes a trip to the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center. It's open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You'll have the chance to explore wildlife, hiking and other great outdoor activities. The various scenic areas provide the most interesting fun for nature lovers. These areas include ravines, apple orchards and ancient pine trees. An interpretive center is available for the kids. They'll learn about the park's wildlife and nature preserve. Beach access is provided as well.

Great American History Theatre
30 E 10th St
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-4323
www.historytheatre.com

There are many other places in Minnesota that you can visit besides Hastings. The Great American History Theatre in St. Paul is ideal if you want to take a day trip on your vacation stay. The theater has provided more than 30 years of productions, plays and other artistic acts in Minnesota. The theater boasts more than 580 seats. Make plans to visit this place of entertainment when you arrive at your Welch Inn. Ticket information is obtained through the company's website or by calling it directly.