It’s an obvious claim—but true—to stay that in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, you get two cities worth of fun for the price of one. Even if you’re here on business, you’re bound to enjoy some of the region’s highlights, whether it’s the tax-free shopping, world-class theater, or our endless options for outdoor adventure.
You’ve probably heard about the lakes—Minneapolis has 22 of them, as well as the mighty Mississippi and a lovely riverfront area here downtown. But did you know that our hometown was named one of America’s greenest cities, fittest cities and top bike-friendly cities? Our music and arts scene is not to be missed and we offer a wealth of museums, restaurants and shopping opportunities. Welcome to the heart of it all! We hope you love Minnesota as much as we do.
Minneapolis is no stranger to great music. In the Twin Cities, there are plenty of great venues to see nationally recognized artists or up-and-comers any night of the week. Our favorites include First Avenue with its star-studded facade offering a glimpse of the music history within. In the 1980s, local icon Prince was a regular at First Avenue and it was the setting for his movie, Purple Rain… Read more
Minneapolis may be the anti-concrete jungle. There are parks and green spaces galore. As I was researching the city’s turf to get a lay of the land, it was hard to run a Minneapolis Google query without the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden appearing. My screen would instantly fill with images of the iconic Spoonbridge & Cherry sculpture, featured within the Walker Art Museum’s outdoor gallery… Read more
Minneapolis has an awesome food scene that seems to be getting better every day—which can make it hard to decide where to eat. Here’s a snapshot of our ideal day of dining in Minneapolis. We started with sunny breakfast spot Zumbro Café. On the drive over to the gorgeous Linden Hills neighborhood, we enjoyed eyeballing all the beautiful houses and glimpses of the city’s famous lakes… Read more
One of the biggest surprises on my recent trip to Minneapolis was how quickly one could transport from a downtown urban setting to a rustic outdoors scene. Minnehaha Falls was a natural addition to the itinerary. The beautifully maintained 193-acre park exceeded expectations from first blush. While the Falls are certainly the highlight, Minnehaha Park is easily an all-afternoon activity… Read more
The Great Minnesota get-together, aka The Minnesota State Fair, only opens its gates in late summer, but trust us: it’s on the minds of locals all year long. For many, the Fair marks the end of the season—one last hoorah. From games and livestock to midway games and rides, beer gardens to concerts under the stars, the fair has it all. But there is one unanimous reason people love it so— the food!... Read more