Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and forms the “Twin Cities” with the neighboring city of St. Paul, which is the capital of the state. Surrounded by lakes and parks as well as the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is home to great natural beauty. The city is also very modern and has great urban buildings and plenty of attractions for visitors, great dining and world class shopping.
Things to Do in Minneapolis
Minneapolis has a great art scene with museums, theaters and parks. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is a must-visit in the city where you’ll find a large collection of works from many different cultures dating back over 5,000 years. The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis is another great art museum with stunning architecture that focuses on modern American art. There’s also the Walker Art Center focusing on contemporary art with the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as well and the American Swedish Institute where you can learn about the Swedish Heritage of the surrounding area in the beautiful Turnblad Mansion. Along the Mississippi River is the beautiful Guthrie Theater, which presents classic and contemporary productions and shows many productions of Shakespeare plays. Minnesota is home to the newly built Target Field, which hosts the Minnesota Twins MLB baseball team where you can catch games April through September. Minneapolis is also home to the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team, and the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team. The Minnesota Wild NHL hockey team plays in St. Paul. For a great natural adventure, check out Minnehaha State Park to the southeast of the city along the banks of the Mississippi. The 193-acre park is one of the oldest and most popular in the city with its 55-foot high Minnehaha Falls and great trails running through it. The famous Mall of America is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis and is definitely worth it. It’s the largest mall in the United States and has more than 400 stores and an amusement park inside and you could easily spend an entire day there.
Minneapolis Day Trips
Minnesota is home to some of the best state parks and natural areas in the country and you can visit some while on your Minneapolis vacation with a nice day trip. Afton State Park is a beautiful state park and it’s just 30 minutes outside of the city. You can enjoy trekking through the expanse of native and restored prairie lands, oak forests, and beautiful scenic beaches and then you can pack it up and return to the city by the time night comes around. Taylors Falls is another great trip that you can do in an afternoon, located just an hour-drive outside of the city. You can have fun on the rocky walking trails and incredible scenic views and there are also opportunities for rock climbing and canoeing as well.
If you’re travelling to Minneapolis for a vacation, we offer a large selection of short-term vacation rentals for great rates all over the area. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful homes and condominiums of different sizes in the city and right outside it to fit your needs and your budget in order to give you the best vacation experience possible. There are also great hotel deals in the city that can be found on Tripping.com as well. Book your Minneapolis vacation on Tripping today.
You can get around Minneapolis with its top of the line metro-transit system and light rail that runs through the city with the blue, red and green line systems. There’s also the Minneapolis Skyway System that provides enclosed pedestrian footbridges connecting various buildings in the city. The city also has great taxi and bus services as well as Uber to get you around the city easily.
Vacation Rentals in Minneapolis
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