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Minneapolis Spring is Twice As Nice in 2020
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Minneapolis Spring is Twice As Nice in 2020

Your flights are all booked and you are beginning to put together that list of things to pack and the excitement of your spring weekend getaway to the Minneapolis area is just around the corner.

Vacations, staycations, spring break -- however you like to enjoy your free time, a trip to the Twin Cities is a great spot for cost-friendly activities for everyone, including your canine travel companions. Watch the city sidewalks bloom with locals and visitors eager to shake some of the cabin fever off.

We have rounded up some of the top attractions, museums and things to do so you can start adding all of the uniquely local experiences to your vacation to do list.

From downtown Minneapolis to its sprawling city parks and recreation and everything in between, the Land of 10,000 Lakes has it all this spring. So gather the troops, best friends, and favorite travel partners because spring in Minneapolis is twice as nice in 2020.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

For the travelers with a car or bike. 

  • A trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes would not be complete without a visit to the region’s sprawling Chain of Lakes. Located about five miles from downtown Minneapolis is Lake Harriet, one of the closest locations off the lake that's open to visitors year-round. Lake Harriet's beautiful landscape boasts free access to the lakes walking paths and green-space, the perfect location to enjoy a picnic lunch. Don't forget to bring a ball for Fido because this area just outside of downtown Minneapolis is really a pet-family's dream for everyone to give their legs a little stretch.

  • If you have a little extra time on your schedule check out the Bandstand where the city hosts a free concert series with a range of genres. A great toe tapping experience for all and free.

  • Biking paths around the lake offer a unique tranquil way to view of the area as you pedal your way though nature and enjoy a sunny afternoon.

  • A fishing pier awaits and ready for you to test your master fisherman skills with the family for some afternoon relaxation.

  • Numerous acres of gardens, decorative fountains line the sprawling area and are a great place to enjoy a newly budding Minnesota great outdoors.

Throw Your Hat &The Cherry on Top

A Dog Wearing A Hat

                            Cherry Spoon Sculpture photo-op with a local canine resident  | Photo Credit: @thatdogdudley

  • Scoop up a must-have photo-op at Minneapolis’ famous Sculpture Garden. This 11-acre sprawling park is home to the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture located on the Walker Art Museum campus and arguably one of Minnesota most iconic sculptures depending on who you ask. Meander the sculpture park free, year-round for the perfect cherry on top photo-op.

A Sign On The Side Of A Building

                            Mary Tyler Moore Statue | Photo Credit: @fancylancey79

  • To the contrary, many would say that the Mary Tyler Moore sculpture in downtown Minneapolis is the most famous. No matter how you look at it, it's fun to your best at recreating her iconic pose next to her for a great boomerang video.

We will let you decide - just don't forget to tag #LoewsMinneapolis because we'd love to share your content exploring the Twin Cities!

Learn more about Mary: Here 

Discover what awaits at the Walker Art Museum Campus: Here

Suit Up for a Home Opener Game or Behind the Scenes Tour of the Ballpark 

A Group Of People Posing For A Photo

      Get Suited Up For a Twins Game | Photo Credit: @sarahgracehefner

  • The Minnesota Twins are no stranger a great all-american spring time activity. Catch a home game during their 2020 season beginning in April  while enjoying the beautiful Minneapolis skyline as your backdrop at Target Field. Visit our concierge desk for more information and insider tips on enjoying a day at the ballpark.

A Group Of People Sitting Around A Baseball Field

      Target Field and Minneapolis Skyline | Photo Credit: @captainookie

  • Or if you won't be in town for a game -- check out a a 90-minute Target Field Tour! As a baseball fan myself, getting to see an experiences areas of the ballpark not normally open to the public is a great way to enjoy a little history and behind the scenes Minnesota baseball magic.

Sip on the Brews of Summer

  • Consider yourself a “brew aficionado” of sorts? Well you’re in luck the Minnesota Craft Beer Fest is back by popular demand! Pouring over 400 limited-release brews from over 100 breweries in Minnesota, its any beer-fan's dream. Happening April 25, 2020, it’s a great way to get out and meet fellow brew-fans and taste the flavors of the local hops all while enjoying toe tapping live tunes and more!

Learn more: Here

Doors Open Minneapolis 

  • Take in a little local architectural education with a unique one a year experience at "Doors Open Minneapolis". Get free behind-the-scenes access to over 100 venues all over Minneapolis. This is your chance to tour the city in way you’ve never seen it before. Last year's event allowed the public a sneak peek inside buildings like  Foshay Tower, Witch’s Hat Tower, Government Center, Convention Center, and the Basilica of St Mary. So why not get a sneak peek of local architecture that has influenced decades of Minneapolis skyline and enjoy a bit of history.

Learn more: Here

Celebrate A Prince

A Painting Of Prince In A Room

      Performer Suite at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel

  • Celebrate the one and only, Prince. One of Minneapolis' most famous resident has been immortalized in many different ways in the city for his decades of music-magic. This four-day celebration event to honor and celebrate the late Prince and is a truly immersive princely experience.

          "The Celebration 2020 welcomes fans from around the world into an immersive four-day experience at Paisley Park honoring the life and                   legacy of Prince. Past years have welcomed exclusive musical guests including long-time Prince collaborator and friend Sheila E."

           Tickets: Here

  • Take a Paisley Park tour affectionately referred to by the website as "Princes mythical creative sanctuary". The Paisley Park Experience begins at $45 and offers up a real inside look at his musical creative genius in a 70-minute tour.

More info on tours and prices: click here.

Of course we are big fans too so our Performer Suite is donned with his likeness on honor of the legendary musician. Celebrating a milestone or birthday? Book one of our suites this spring and make it a trip any prince would be a little jealous of.

Learn more about rates and reservations with us at the Loews Minneapolis, click here.

Spring into action and start planning your midwest road trip or girlfriends getaway to Minnesota. This historic Midwest city is growing leaps and bounds every time that I go out and visit. I love it's art-rich influences and unique history that I very much look forward to watching this city grow more and more.

See you in the Twin Cities!

A Woman Smiling For The CameraKelly joined the teams at Loews Chicago and Loews Chicago O’Hare in September 2016. A long-time hospitality professional, Kelly is a Chicago native and is thrilled to share her passion for her hometown with guests via this blog and the hotels' social media channels.