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.

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 cities 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.