The Minneapolis Bucket List and Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences
When you visit a city, there are places that are fun to see, but not necessary to capture the essence of a city. Then there are the things
that are true must-sees; things that define a city. This is a list of those must-sees. Consider this the ultimate list of things you must do
when you visit Minneapolis. These ideas span all four seasons, with a perfect blend of city and nature. From flying kites in the winter to
attending a game in the best sports venue in America, this is one bucket list you’ll want to complete.
Coming to Minneapolis with a group? Consider Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences, a collection of unique tours,
performances, demonstrations and experiences perfect for groups to enjoy. Ranging from Outdoor Adventure to Arts and Culture,
Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences offer exclusive and interactive ways to see all that Minneapolis has to offer.
CITY BY NATURE
When you think of a major metropolitan city, what usually pops into your mind?
Sprawling skyscrapers? A vibrant nightlife? Maybe a rich art and theater scene alongside professional sporting events? What about the best park system in the nation?
Minneapolis has all this. And that’s what makes Minneapolis the City by Nature.
Only in Minneapolis can you step outside your hotel and kayak the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis is a perfect blend of urban chic and natural beauty, creating a city
where outdoor fun is minutes from your door. Rent a bike at one of the many Nice
Ride stations and conquer one of America’s most bike-friendly cities on two wheels.
Have some fun on the water in our Chain of Lakes, or walk to places like
St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge to see beauty normally reserved for
postcards. And, when the snow falls and the water ices over, put on some skis or
ice skates and glide around our winter wonderland.
After exploring the nature side of Minneapolis, you’ll find the dynamic vibe of
a thriving metropolis. Minneapolis is home to restaurants known nationally, with
James Beard Award winners and finalists cooking up a variety of remarkable cuisine. Complement that dinner with a show at one of our many renowned theaters,
boasting everything from Broadway shows to up-and-coming productions. Shop
around at our fashionable stores, and don’t feel bad if you feel the urge to splurge;
there is no sales tax on apparel or shoes in Minnesota. When the day is done, relax
and unwind in our wide array of accommodations downtown, enjoying high-class
amenities without the high price.
No matter the season, no matter the weather, Minneapolis has enough outdoor
and indoor adventure to keep you busy day after day. We’re the perfect blend of
nature and city. Welcome to the City by Nature.
Take part in the official party of Minneapolis: the
Spend the first two weeks of August racing from
show to show for the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Enjoy lawn bowling on the roof at Brit’s Pub.
Head on over to one of the five major Minneapolis
parks anytime during the week to hear live music,
part of Minneapolis Music and Movies in the Parks.
Canoe and look at the beautiful houses along Lake
of the Isles in Uptown.
Nearly 500 different types of food served up deep
fried, in a bucket, wrapped up and even on a stick
warrant a trip to the Minnesota State Fair.
Shop and eat your way through Mill City Farmers
Market on a Saturday morning.
View the largest fireworks display west of the
Mississippi every July, then head to the Soap
Factory for the annual Ten Second Film Festival.
Stroll through a Japanese peace garden and the
country’s second oldest public rose garden, located
on picturesque Lake Harriet—on Minneapolis’
Chain of Lakes.
Enjoy sidewalk dining at dozens of restaurants
along downtown’s Nicollet Mall.
Learn about Minneapolis history in 19 minutes
flat at Mill City Museum.
Dance, drink and get “diva-d” at Twin Cities
Pride, one of the largest free gay pride festivals
in the country.
Kayak the Mississippi River with Above the Falls
Sports. For something more in-depth, get a group
together and try the Go Minneapolis Signature
Experience, Working the Channel.
Hit the trifecta of nationally acclaimed art festivals:
Uptown, Powderhorn and Loring Park Art Festivals.
Hop on a Nice Ride bike at one of the 170 stations
and explore the city on two wheels of eco-
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