Here, you'll find all the attractions, events and excitement of a major metropolitan area, without the hassles. Looking for happy hour at the hot new spot, tickets to the Guthrie or late-night plans to enjoy live music? No problem. Minneapolis is compact, easy-to-navigate and affordable, so you'll squeeze a lot into your visit.
Nearly 40,000 people live in downtown Minneapolis, ensuring that it's alive 'round the clock. Take it all in: amazing theater, world-class museums, sports galore, picturesque strolls in a green, urban environment. The variety of what Minneapolis Saint Paul has to offer is sure to delight.
Take in a show at the Guthrie, one of the city's Tony Award-winning theaters. Discover new worlds at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Take in the arias of Rossini at the Minnesota Opera. Or visit the Walker Art Center, hailed by Newsweek as "possibly the best contemporary art museum in the country."
Minneapolis is your ticket to groundbreaking art, architecture and performing arts.
Kids rule in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Game-maker Cranium even called us the "Most Fun City," thanks to four pro sports teams, accessible arts, abundance of lakes and the biggest mall in the country.
Make the short drive to an apple orchard. Explore some Minnesota history near St. Anthony Falls at the Stone Arch Bridge. See how the pros do it at a Twins, Timberwolves or Minnesota Wild game. Make a splash at Water Park of America during your Minnesota family vacation.
Mall of America offers the ultimate kid entertainment. The LEGO Imagination Center, Underwater Adventures Aquarium and the country's largest indoor amusement park will leave the whole family ready for a return trip.
Boasting nearly 200 miles of recreational paths winding through the metro area, you'll see how we prize the outdoors. In fact, Minneapolis has one of the only fully urban scenic byways in the country.
With 22 city lakes and more than 170 parks, no Minneapolis resident lives more than 6 blocks from a park. Add Saint Paul's 160 parks into the mix and you've got one big urban playground.
In the midst of a bustling city environment, a commitment to green space provides ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.