5 Things to do in Minneapolis
Minneapolis is an underrated midwestern city that is filled with culture, a sprawling metropolitan area and of course those amazing lakes. It’s a city that has an activity no matter the season (if you can brave the cold weather!).
In addition, the food scene is among the best in the Midwest outside of Chicago.
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Here are some amazing things to do in Minneapolis to explore.
Check out the Minneapolis Riverwalk
If you asked a local, they’d never call the Mississippi riverfront a “riverwalk.” Well, it is in a way. The Mississippi River cuts right through Minneapolis. Along the river, you can find a number of parks, amazing restaurants, theatre and more.
I would suggest that you bookmark the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theatre as must-have stopovers along the river.
The Guthrie Theatre in particular features amazing plays and even better views of both the river and downtown.
Go on a Mini-Craft Beer Crawl
Minneapolis (or Minnesota, in general) should be renamed the city of 10,000 beers. Milwaukee has always been known to be the king of beers in the Midwest, but a number of great breweries have launched Minneapolis into the second best in the Midwest.
On your craft beer crawl, you can venture in all of Minneapolis’ well-known neighborhoods, including Northeast, Loring Park, Bryn Mawr and Uptown. This can end up being a great way to see the city while have some good libations along the way!
Visit the Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis is called the City of Lakes for a reason. There are plenty of lakes to choose from and the most notable are the chain of lakes in south Minneapolis. These three lakes are very near each other and boast some great outdoor activity. These lakes are:
- Lake of the Isles
- Cedar Lake
- Lake Calhoun
These three lakes are all connected together in a way. You can get lost exploring. Oh, all three of these lakes boast some of the most historic, charming homes in Minneapolis. It’s great sightseeing material to go along with outdoor exercise.
Take in the Awesome Museums
If you are visiting Minneapolis during winter, you may want to spend some more time inside. Well, Minneapolis has you covered. Two art museums stand out of the pack as being some of the best in the nation, which include the modern art museum of the Walker Art Center and more classical art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Visit Eat Street
Eat Street is an area known by locals just south of downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Avenue. It’s only 1.6 miles from downtown, so you can easily get there by Uber if you are staying in the city.
Eat Street features great food for any time of the day. Some favorites include Spyhouse Coffee to start your day, Copper Hen Kitchen for brunch, Eat Street Social for lunch and Icehouse for live music and dinner.
The good news is that Eat Street is right near the Minneapolis Institute of Art, so you can pair a dinner date together. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
Author Bio: Kyle is the Co-Founder and Editor of Via Travelers. Via Travelers is a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, travel hacks and itineraries to explore the world. Find your wanderlust. Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
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