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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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The Museum of Russian Art
The Museum of Russian Art
Owner description: The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in North America devoted to preserving and presenting all forms of Russian art and artifacts. Housed in a beautifully renovated... more Owner description: The Museum of Russian Art is the only museum in North America devoted to preserving and presenting all forms of Russian art and artifacts. Housed in a beautifully renovated historic building, the Museum’s multi-level galleries provide a tranquil and intimate setting for TMORA’s exhibitions and educational events. Now on view: Women in Soviet Art: focusing on the representation and self-representation of women in Soviet art, this exhibition explores the roles and perspectives of women under the Soviet system from the 1950s–1980s.Jewish Life in the Russian Empire: Exhibited for the first time in 1867 at the seminal ethnographic exhibit in Moscow, the photographs depict a unique record of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia. It tells the story of Jewish communities within the Pale of Settlement, a region where permanent residency of Jewish peoples was allowed. Jewish Life in the Russian Empire will be on display in the lower gallery. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Minnehaha Park
Minnehaha Park
One of the city's oldest and most popular parks.
Attraction type: Parks; Waterfalls
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Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Lake of the Isles
Lake of the Isles
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Isles Bun & Coffee Company
Isles Bun & Coffee Company
Ranked #1 of 1,642 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakeries
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Brunch
112 Eatery
112 Eatery
Ranked #2 of 1,642 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Chimborazo
Chimborazo
Ranked #3 of 1,642 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price:
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #4 of 1,642 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Greek
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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MAYA Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 1,642 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Dining options: Dinner

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
$80 - $125
Ranked #1 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
Wales House
Wales House
$55 - $65
Ranked #2 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $85
Ranked #4 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown
$122 - $256
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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The Commons Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Commons Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
$146 - $367
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
$129 - $269
Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
$141 - $505
Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Radisson Blu Minneapolis
4.5 of 5
Radisson Blu Minneapolis
$132 - $478
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
4.0 of 5
Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
$174 - $598
Ranked #7 of 48 Hotels in Minneapolis
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