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Best of Minneapolis Guide

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Minneapolis
With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes an attractive and fun break destination with activities for every season. In winter, 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 speciality 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 for 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 theatre scene is thriving... more With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes an attractive and fun break destination with activities for every season. In winter, 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 speciality 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 for 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 theatre scene is thriving: with more than 30 theatres, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any US city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With children, 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 within the city and many more in the surrounding area. In town, locals and tourists roller blade or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor activities from hiking to cycling 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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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 Harriet
Lake Harriet
Attraction type: 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: Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #1 of 1,807 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: US$60 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizzeria Lola
Pizzeria Lola
Ranked #2 of 1,807 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bar La Grassa
Bar La Grassa
Ranked #3 of 1,807 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price:
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
112 Eatery
112 Eatery
Ranked #4 of 1,807 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spoon and Stable
Spoon and Stable
Ranked #5 of 1,807 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
US$109 - US$248
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Millennium Minneapolis
3.5 of 5
Millennium Minneapolis
US$95 - US$233
Ranked #14 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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University Inn
2.0 of 5
University Inn
US$111 - US$194
Ranked #15 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area
US$119 - US$233
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
3.5 of 5
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
US$156 - US$371
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown
US$134 - US$265
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
4.5 of 5
Kimpton Grand Hotel Minneapolis
US$165 - US$415
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Loews Minneapolis Hotel
4.5 of 5
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
US$186 - US$434
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
4.5 of 5
Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
US$192 - US$525
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Minneapolis
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