What to Do

Minneapolis is the City by Nature, the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the nation’s best parks, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails – just steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside New York City.

Opportunities to experience the best of the city and the best of nature are around every corner. Only in Minneapolis can you kayak the Mississippi River, then catch a touring Broadway show at one of our many renowned theaters. Rent a Nice Ride bike and conquer “The Most Bike-Friendly City” in the country on two wheels. On your ride, check out St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge to see the kind of natural beauty normally reserved for postcards.

Minneapolis is home to a thriving culinary scene, with James Beard award-winners cooking up a wide variety of remarkable cuisine. Shop around at our fashionable stores, and enjoy tax-free shopping on all apparel. When the day is done, relax and unwind in our wide array of accommodations downtown, enjoying high-class amenities without the high price.

Local Events

Mill City Museum Farmers Market - Saturday, June 10. 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Visit us Saturdays rain or shine on the Chicago Mall between the Guthrie Theatre and Spoonriver Restaurant, and in the historic train shed of the Mill City Museum. The Market overlooks the beautiful Stone Arch Bridge crossing the “mighty” Mississippi River. Enjoy a unique outdoor shopping experience enhanced by local, sustainable and organic farmers and artisans. 

Northern Spark - Saturday, June 10, 8:59 PM - 5:26 AM
Northern Spark is a free, annual, dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place on the second Saturday of June in the Twin Cities and draws tens of thousands of Minnesotans each year.For the 2016 and 2017 festivals, the theme Climate Chaos | Climate Rising will explore the interconnected, evolving, long-term consequences from climate change, giving local and national artists a platform to help turn a sense of overwhelmment into concrete actions anchored in a realistic and hopeful map for the future.

Walking Tours

Prince's Minneapolis - self-guided tour

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail - self guided tour