We're going to be in Minneapolis for six nights while our son is in Blaine for a soccer tournament. Could really use some help in deciding where is the best place to stay. The team will be staying in dorms at U of Northwestern-St Paul in Roseville. We're currently booked at a hotel nearby. I'm concerned however that there really isn't much to do in the area. We'd like to be relatively close to the team but in a walkable area with pubs/restaurants/shops. We will have a car be would rather not have to depend on it for dinner outs.
Where should we stay? Downtown? Around U of Minnesota?