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Best of Minneapolis Guide

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Minneapolis
With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes for an attractive and fun getaway. A truly year-round destination, the city offers activities for every season. In winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways. In addition to keeping you warm, they create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services. Whether you want to escape the winter cold or the summer warmth, the Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family. Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art... more With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes for an attractive and fun getaway. A truly year-round destination, the city offers activities for every season. In winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways. In addition to keeping you warm, they create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services. Whether you want to escape the winter cold or the summer warmth, the Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family. Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, which all house world-renowned collections. The theater scene is thriving. With more than thirty theaters, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With kids in tow, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside. Known as "The City of Lakes," Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within city limits and many more in the surrounding area. In town, hordes of locals and tourists in-line skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating. No matter when you visit, Minneapolis offers lots for everyone to enjoy. less

All things to do » Things to do

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Travel through 4,000 years of world history as you view more than 80,000 works of sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings and prints.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Children's Theatre Company
Children's Theatre Company
Attraction type: Theaters
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Target Field
Target Field
Attraction type: Sports Complexes
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Guthrie Theater
Guthrie Theater
Owner description: THE GUTHRIE THEATER is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training, known for its dynamic productions of classic and contemporary... more Owner description: THE GUTHRIE THEATER is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training, known for its dynamic productions of classic and contemporary plays. Open to the public year-round, this award-winning cultural destination houses three theaters, dramatic public spaces and distinctive dining. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie is located in the historic Mill District of Downtown Minneapolis and features a 175-foot cantilever bridge which overlooks the Mississippi River. When it opened in 2006 Time magazine called the building "a 21st century dream factory." Visit the Guthrie to see a show, grab a cup of coffee and explore the building, shop at the Guthrie Store, or to simply take in the extraordinary riverfront views. Backstage tours are Friday and Saturday mornings. less
Attraction type: Theaters
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Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pizzeria Lola
Pizzeria Lola
Ranked #1 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
112 Eatery
112 Eatery
Ranked #2 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #3 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant Alma
Restaurant Alma
Ranked #4 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bagels
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cafe Lurcat
Cafe Lurcat
Ranked #5 of 1,587 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Minneapolis Marriott West
3.5 of 5
Minneapolis Marriott West
$87 - $268
Ranked #13 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
$80 - $125
Ranked #1 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $85
Ranked #2 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
$110 - $257
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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The Commons Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Commons Hotel
$146 - $316
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
$128 - $492
Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Marquette
4.0 of 5
The Marquette
$99 - $340
Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
4.0 of 5
Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
$127 - $478
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Radisson Blu Minneapolis
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Minneapolis
$137 - $407
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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