Destinations / City Breaks / Minneapolis
The “Twin Cities” is the nickname for the two neighbouring cities of Minneapolis, the most populated city in Minnesota, and St. Paul, the state’s capital. Together, they mingle to co-create an amazing place filled with history, art, and music that rivals many American coastal cities. As one of the most culturally robust Midwestern metropolitan areas, these fraternal twins join forces to produce a lovely location for a visit, only bolstered by the courteous and welcoming character of Minnesotans. So be careful, because this dynamic city and its undeniable charm might just sweep you off your feet.
Things to do in Minneapolis
- Walk the Minneapolis Skyway, the longest skyway system in the world. It is an indoor pedestrian walkway linking many buildings across 69 blocks of Minneapolis’ downtown.
- The Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States, is located a short drive outside the Twin Cities. Bonus: there is no sales tax on apparel in Minnesota, so get shopping!
- Visit some museums including the Walker Art Centre, a contemporary art museum that is home to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where you can see the famous “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture, or the Mill City Museum to learn about Minneapolis’ industrial prowess.
- Get acquainted with the Land of 10,000 Lakes with a stroll along the Chain of Lakes, located just 5 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. There are 5 bodies of water that encompass the district and is a must when visiting.
- Experience an American pastime when you catch a baseball game at Target Field, the new-and-improved home of the Minnesota Twins.
- The Twin Cities carved the careers of the likes of Bob Dylan and Prince, so whether it is catching a show at Guthrie Theatre, or heading downtown to catch some live music, experiencing the music scene here is an absolute must.
- Have a bite to eat on Nicollet Avenue, otherwise known as “Eat Street” for a meal that is guaranteed to satisfy.