See works of art inside a
work of art at the Weisman
with your taste buds at
Spoonriver, La Belle Vie,
Fogo de Chao, Saffron and
Red Stag Supperclub.
Enjoy a Broadway Show
at the historic State or
Take a trip back in time
at Nye’s Polonaise Room,
rated the best bar in the
nation, and belt out a tune
at the piano bar.
Get your football fix by
watching a Gophers or
Vikings game at
TCF Bank Stadium.
Arrive early and stay late at Gasthof’s
Oktoberfest festival every autumn.
Take a day to see nearly 100,000 items on
display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Run around any of Minneapolis’ 22 lakes to
train for the Twin Cities Marathon in October.
Steal a kiss with your sweetheart on the
Stone Arch Bridge.
Take a backstage tour of the Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater.
Shop at one of the eclectic boutiques
in Northeast Minneapolis for a little
Watch a classic movie—from the 40s or
the 80s—at midnight on Saturdays at the
Rent a canoe and float on Lake of the Isles
while enjoying the fall colors.
Duck into the Chambers Hotel’s lobby and
view the modern art collection.
Have dinner at a window table at Café Lurcat
on a winter night, overlooking Loring Park
covered in snow and lit by the streetlights.
Outdoor hockey is back in Minneapolis, so
come watch the Hockey City Classic for a
top-flight collegiate hockey showdown.
Warm up with the comfort rotisserie
cooking at Brasa.
Bundle up and go watch
amateur and pro athletes
compete in the U.S. Pond
Hockey Championships in
January on Lake Nokomis.
Pull up a bar stool at our local breweries, as
we’re the No. 6 best beer city in the nation.
Go ice-fishing on the frozen lakes.
Cross-country ski at Theodore Wirth Park
Enjoy a classic Christmas custom by taking
in A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater.
Witness the beauty and serenity of the season indoors at Macy’s Eighth Floor Holiday
Skate where the ice never melts—inside at
the historic Depot in downtown Minneapolis.
Visit the club that made Prince famous:
Walk the skyways AND play golf at the
Skyway Open. Careful, though; the IDS
skyway breaks left.
Release your inner rowdy college side
at a Minnesota Gopher basketball or
Sip a drink in the Ice Bar at the Chambers
Hotel—bring your mittens!
Grab a bite at Hubert’s and
then catch a Timberwolves
game at the Target Center.
Check out some of the best
contemporary art in America
at Walker Art Center.
Fly kites during the annual Lake Harriet
Winter Kite Festival.
See some of the most progressive and
trend-setting shows at the Minneapolis
Ski—or just watch—the breathtakingly beautiful Luminary Loppet each February. The
course is lit by thousands of candle lights.
Known as the “Best of the Midwest,” check
out the Minneapolis St. Paul International
Enjoy outdoor baseball in the best sports
venue in the nation: Target Field.
Take a bike ride with a bunch of friends
down the Mississippi along the Grand
Take the walking
path out of Boom
Island, down to
St. Anthony Main,
and across the
Stone Arch Bridge, following the Mississippi
River back to Boom Island.
Peruse the artists’ galleries and little shops
at the Northrup King building in Minneapolis.
Meet an artist and buy his or her work at
Northeast Minneapolis’s Art-a-Whirl weekend.
Hit the juice bar for OatsCreme at the Wedge—
the highest grossing food co-op in the country.
Catch a glimpse of blooming talent at the
Children’s Theatre Company, the Tony
Award-winning theater for youth.
Canoe down Minnehaha Creek, then view
the fabulous Minnehaha Falls.
Fish for walleye at Lake Nokomis and
muskie at Lake Calhoun.
Learn and have fun while you’re at it—take a
Magical History Tour on a Segway.
Enjoy the food of the world at the Midtown
Picnic near the Spoonbridge and Cherry at
the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Immerse yourself in
the rebirth of nature at
Hang around for the
hysterical improv session
after a performance at
the Brave New Workshop.
One of the “101 Things Sports Fans
Must Experience Before They Die.”
landmark. Great family
park, great art work!”
For the entire list of things
to do in Minneapolis, scan
this QR code or go to
MILL CITY MUSEUM