Welcome to Minneapolis

Minneapolis was recently named one of America's Best Cities for Summer Travel, offering countless festivals, fabulous dining, fun nightlight and a chance to enjoy endless outdoor recreation.

Minneapolis is home to a number of neighborhoods that offer the perfect place to eat and drink, listen to music, view art and much more.

Eat Street
Eat Street is a stretch of Nicollet Ave (between W 24th and W 29th) with more than 50 destinations that offer a unique, authentic and ethnic food experiences that will leave an impression on your tastebuds.

Hennepin Avenue & Nicollet
In the heart of downtown, Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet is full of food and wine, theater and night life. This downtown area boasts more theaters per capita than any other U.S. city outside of New York.

Franklin Avenue
Known as the American Indian Cultural Corridor, Franklin Avenue offers restaurants, galleries and gift shops featuring Native American history.

Loring Park District
Just steps from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, the Loring Park District is home to the region’s most popular attractions, including Loring Park, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Orchestra Hall, Walker Art Center. The neighborhood also offers a number of places to eat and drink.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
This unique neighborhood often referred to as “Nordeast” is rich in culture, history and recreation. Explore the historical landmarks, scenic parks, cultural avenues and enjoy some of the city’s best delis and bars.

Lake Street
In the heart of South Minneapolis is six miles of restaurants, unique shopping and entertainment. The area is serviced by the Midtown Greenway.

This hip, eclectic and vibrant entertainment district is the spot for late-night dinning and nightlife.

Warehouse District
Named for the city’s shipping hub years, the Warehouse District is full of restaurants, bars, clubs and live music.

West Bank
Have a craving for Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Chinese, Somali or Indian? West Bank offers a mix of ethnic and affordable cuisin.

Minnesota Twins

Peanuts, popcorn and crackerjacks, don’t miss the Minnesota Twins play the Chicago White Sox at Target Field on August 29 and/or August 30.  Purchas tickets online at minnesota.twins.mlb.com/ticketing

Minnesota State Fair

An event not to be missed. The Minnesota State Fair will be held August 24 - September 4. Over 300 food vendors offering more than 400 mouthwatering eats, nearly 1,000 specialty merchants and unique artisans offering unparalleled shopping, exciting attractions, rides and exhibits as well as an outstanding lineup of musical entertainment. Buy tickets at www.mnstatefair.org.

Foodie Scene

If you are into a fun and lively nightlife and/or foodie scene, Minneapolis is the place to be.  The city is also popping up on best-of lists for its growing assortment of great restaurants, bars and breweries. A few favorites include:

Enjoy sushi rolls, pizza or fish tacos on the 6,000 square foot rooftop dinning that overlooks downtown Minneapolis.
In the heart of downtown, enjoy the stylish art deco vibe and great food such as ahi tuna salads, braised mahi and grass-fed tenderloins.
Hell's Kitchen
Indulge in lemon ricotta pancakes or try the bison burger with monster hash in the red-hot interior outfitted with ghoulish Victorian photos.
A steampunk-style bar with craft beers on tap and cheese graters for lamps.
Tuggs Tavern
Casual dive bar with great food and overlooks the Mississippi River.
Zen Box Izakaya
Minneapolis' favorite Japanese gastropub. Be sure to order a Kirin or Sapporo beer with udon noodles or ramen burgers.
This farm-to-table restaurant offers grass-fed beef, hearty salads and amazing presentations of charcuteries.
Kiernan's Irish Pub
Whether you're looking for live music or a quiet corner to sip a dram of whiskey, this is the place.
An urban vibe and upscale outdoor dining with an innovative and delicious menu.
Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe
A fantastic joint where the well-preserved 1950s interior and bar will make you feel like you've stepped back in time.

Outdoor Adventures

Minneapolis is widely recognized for its local arts scene and bike-friendly nature, with hundreds of miles of paved bike lanes. Enjoy the city's bike sharing program, Nice Ride, to explore the city with their self-guided tours.  Tours include Graffiti Tour, Famous Architecture Tour, Art Al Fresco Tour.

Enjoy the Arts

Walker Art Center
For over 75 years, Walker Art Center has been bringing the must innovative and sometimes controversial works of art to Minneapolis.

Science Museum
The Science Museum allows visitors to explore the science behind everything from the human body to outer space with hands-on experiences, installations, space shuttle exhibits and videos.

Minnesota Zoo
The zoo hosts a number of outdoor concerts during the summer months.


Photos provided by Meet Minneapolis.