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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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Chain of Lakes
Chain of Lakes
Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.
Attraction type: Jogging Paths & Tracks; Bodies of Water
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Lake of the Isles
Lake of the Isles
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Basilica of St. Mary
Basilica of St. Mary
nation's first basilica
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Lake Harriet
Lake Harriet
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

112 Eatery
112 Eatery
Ranked #1 of 1,658 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Isles Bun & Coffee Company
Isles Bun & Coffee Company
Ranked #2 of 1,658 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $1 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch
Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #3 of 1,658 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Greek
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Cave Vin
Cave Vin
Ranked #4 of 1,658 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Pizzeria Lola
Pizzeria Lola
Ranked #5 of 1,658 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Pizza, Asian, Korean
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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
The Wales House
The 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
$106 - $254
Ranked #1 of 45 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
$150 - $331
Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis - a Kimpton Hotel
$154 - $495
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Radisson Blu Minneapolis
4.5 of 5
Radisson Blu Minneapolis
$154 - $409
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
4.0 of 5
Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
$150 - $518
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Loews Minneapolis Hotel
4.5 of 5
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
$165 - $487
Ranked #8 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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