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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 Art
Minneapolis Institute of Art
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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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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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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Mill City Museum
Mill City Museum
Owner description: Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about... more Owner description: Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #1 of 1,779 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
112 Eatery
112 Eatery
Ranked #2 of 1,779 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spoon and Stable
Spoon and Stable
Ranked #3 of 1,779 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizzeria Lola
Pizzeria Lola
Ranked #4 of 1,779 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zelo
Zelo
Ranked #5 of 1,779 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, American
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Wales House
The Wales House
$55 - $65
Ranked #1 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
LeBlanc House Bed and Breakfast
$80 - $125
Ranked #2 of 8 Minneapolis B&B and Inns
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
Evelo's Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $85
Ranked #6 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
$124 - $296
Ranked #1 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
$142 - $494
Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
$122 - $294
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
4.5 of 5
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
$186 - $467
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
4.5 of 5
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
$155 - $458
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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W Minneapolis - The Foshay
4.5 of 5
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
$152 - $676
Ranked #8 of 45 Hotels in Minneapolis
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