The largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis offers activities for every season. In winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways designed to keep you warm while providing a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services. Whether you want to escape the winter cold or the summer warmth, the Mall of America offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family.
Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, each housing world-renowned collections. The theater scene is also thriving; with more than 30 such venues, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. After taking in a show, enjoy dinner and live jazz at one of the city’s fabulous restaurants.
Family fun includes the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside. Known as “The City of Lakes,” Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within the city limits, and many more in the surrounding area.
In town, hordes of locals and tourists in-line skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating. No matter when you visit, Minneapolis offers lots for everyone to enjoy.