Minneapolis Travel Guide

Minneapolis Travel Guide

Minneapolis Travel Guide – Everything You Need to know

It is the safest city in the US and is perfect for family vacations. Minneapolis is a beautiful city of skyscrapers, greenery, lakes, and river. It also recognizes and appreciates the art and culture as no other city does. People who love shopping go crazy when they know that Minneapolis is home to the mall of America. Research says that the mall of America is approximately the size of eighty football fields. The streets have been named after the former Presidents, which gives them recognition and helps immigrants in their immigration. The outdoor culture, affordable prices, and family-friendly environment attract tourists the most. So, lets Start Minneapolis Travel Guide.

Food Culture of Minneapolis

When you talk about the food found in Minneapolis, Pizza is the most famous dish that comes from everyone’s mouth. But apart from Pizza, there are so many dishes that you must try when you visit Minneapolis. It is a saying that the most famous dessert in Minneapolis is the bars. Bars are similar to cake and muffins. They have a firm texture and are prepared in a pan. Sounds weird, but it is true. Some of the famous dishes of Minneapolis are:

  • Juicy Lucy burgers
  • Tater Tot Hotdish
  • Scandinavian Food
  • Wild Rice
  • Walleye
  • Pho
  • Vinai Feast
  • Lefse
  • Lutefisk
  • Venison
  • Grain Belt Beer
  • Booya
  • Mayonnaise based salad
  • Cheese Curds

Top Attractions in Minneapolis

Minnehaha Regional Park

Minnehaha Regional Park is a beautiful park with a mesmerizing waterfall. Around 800000 visitors visit this park every year, making it Minneapolis’s most famous park. 

Mall of America

If you enjoy shopping, you cannot miss this opportunity. Mall of America has more than five hundred shops and more than 1000 brands. Apart from a shopping complex, Mall of America also has a roller coaster, a food court, a game room, and so much more. You can shop as well as take breaks and relax. Your kids will be busy while you shop.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibits art from worldwide and from famous artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt. The collection is nearly five thousand years old and embraces culture beautifully. Public entrance and the public tour are all free here. From kids to adults, everyone can enjoy it here. 

Guthrie Theatre

Guthrie Theatre has three stages in total which now showcase classic and contemporary productions. You can take a tour of this beautiful theatre built in 1963 and was rebuilt in 2006. You can also take backstage tours on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Weisman Art Museum

When it comes to architectural beauty, Weisman Art Museum is one of the prettiest buildings. It is an attraction that has been growing the number of visitors each year passing by. It is a four-story building, and the shape is hard to give a name because it’s all over the place yet beautiful. The museum collects Korean Furniture, ancient pottery, and American modernism. All exhibitions are free. 

Top Attractions in Minneapolis

Children’s Theatre Company

It gets difficult when you’re travelling with kids as they get bored so easily. And if you spoil their mood, it is difficult for you to enjoy. Children’s Theatre Company is a perfect spot for your children. Plays that are eye-opening for the youth are conducted in this theatre. 

Mill City Museum

A mill was built in the 1880s and was one the largest at that time. But unfortunately, the fire took out left just the ruins. A museum was built on those ruins and had eight-storey. It embarks on the history and past of the mill.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

It is a beautiful green garden that displays the sculptures of the Walker Art Center. Claes Oldenburg’s Spoon bridge and Cherry is placed right in the middle, making the garden even more vibrant.

Walker Art Centre

Film Screening, performing arts, and other events take place in Walker Art Center. It was built in 1971 and got expanded in 2005. More than 600000 visits here annually make it come on the top of attractions in Minneapolis. This centre also consists of a theatre, gallery, lounges, restaurants, and terraces. 


Nicollet is the main shopping centre in Minneapolis. Shops, restaurants, galleries, along a pedestrian walk is the perfect place for a shopaholic. You also get a beautiful view from here.

City Hall

The most famous thing about the City Hall is the clock that rises above and chimes several times a day. It was built in the late 1800s, yet it is so mesmerizing. It was the municipal building during that time.

Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Beautiful five different shorelines are connected through pedestrian trails and greenery. You can enjoy activities like boating and biking. Concerts and Music fests keep on happening throughout the year. Of you visit in Winters, it is the most beautiful thing that you’ll ever witness.

Nightlife of Minneapolis

The nightlife is different in different parts of Minneapolis. What remains constant is the jazz music, live music, and top-notch venues. Some of the top venues for crazy nightlife are:

  • The Exchange and Alibi Lounge
  • Greenline Brewery District
  • North Loop
  • Varsity Theater
  • Uptown
  • First Avenue
  • Whittier
  • Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
  • Brit’s Pub

What to Pack for Minneapolis?

The winters in Minneapolis are really cold and snowy. You will need to pack long and warm pants and shirts and should be comfortable and cosy because you will have to be outdoors, so you must be comfortable the entire time. Spring and autumn, ask for comfortable cotton pants and short-sleeved shirts that are not heavy. Remember that the summers can get hot in Minneapolis, at 90 degrees, so don’t forget to pack shorts and T-shirts. Evenings in the summer season can get cool, so you’ll want long pants and shirts that are also quick-drying fabric such as nylon because you can spend time in the water as well. Packing fashionable and dressy outfits for nights is important as the nightlife is really lively in Minneapolis.  

Transportation in Minneapolis

  • Taxis
  • Minneapolis Skyway
  • Metro Transit Bus
  • Light Rail
  • Train

Places to Stay (Luxury hotels)

  • The Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis
  • Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
  • Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis

Places to Stay (mid-range hotels)

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS The Normandy Inn & Suites
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Millennium Hotel

Places to Stay (Budget hotels)

  • Days Hotel University Ave SE
  • The key Inn
  • Millennium Minneapolis
  • Metro Inn Motel

How Do You reach Minneapolis?

Airlines flying to Minneapolis


Best Time to Visit Minneapolis

If you want to visit Minneapolis, you should visit from June to August as the daily highs roam around 70 degrees. All the residents and tourists love the outdoors and lakes, so this is the only time you can enjoy the outdoors happily.

So, Thank you for reading Minneapolis Travel Guide and Enjoy your Trip.