Replete with parks, museums, and theaters, Minneapolis is a relaxing place to spend a daycation. If you’re curious about its finest distractions, let us fill you in.
Your Minneapolis Day Stay Suggestions
Food – There’s plenty to whet your appetite in Minneapolis, and with culinary styles from around the world you’re bound to find something to suit your taste. A few of the best restaurants include the French-inspired Spoon and Stable, Japanese cuisine from Kado no Mise, Cajun restaurant J.D. Hoyt’s Supper Club, Brasa Premium Rotisserie (which offers vegetarian and gluten-free dishes), and Italian Bar La Grassa.
Theaters – Theater buffs are spoilt for choice in Minneapolis. One of the most famous venues is the family-friendly Guthrie Theater, which hosts a variety of plays on its three stages, and is furnished with a number of bars and full service-dining. Other top theaters include the Illusion Theater, the State Theater, and the Orpheum Theatre, which first opened nearly a century ago.
Parks – The city is brimming with parks in which to relax and unwind. The Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park is a fine place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, go jogging, or take the hound for a run. Mill Ruins Park is home to a historic old mill, and is riddled with walking and biking paths.
Museums – Art spanning 5,000 years can be found in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which contains everything from an Egyptian mummy to artwork by European masters. The Walker Art Center displays contemporary art in a range of media, and its grounds include a bistro and a sculpture garden. Mill City Museum tells the history of the mill industry via interactive exhibits housed in a rebuilt mill.
Six Marvellous Minneapolis Facts
Minneapolis is the biggest city in Minnesota.
The city is reputedly named by a teacher, Charles Hoag, combining the Sioux word for water (mni) with the Greek word for city (polis).
The Walker Art Center is amongst the five biggest modern art museums in the United States.
Minneapolis–Saint Paul was named the Best Local Food Scene in 2015 by readers of USA Today.
The city has a huge amount of parkland, with a sixth of Minneapolis being parks.
Pop legend Prince was born and raised in Minneapolis. Other famous denizens of the city include Monty Python member Terry Gilliam and Stargate/MacGyver actor Richard Dean Anderson.