SEA LIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUM
A wonder for all ages, the aquarium is home to more than 10,000
sea creatures in 1.3 million gallons of water. Explore 30 displays
including interactive touch pools, walk through a 300-foot tunnel
and see a blacktip reef shark swimming with graceful rays overhead.
SAINT ANTHONY FALLS
Overlook the falls from Guthrie’s Endless Bridge that juts over the
Mississippi. Be sure to walk to the base. There are 108 stairs, but the
view and trails at the bottom are definitely worth the trek back up.
Scenic walk through the "Central Park" of downtown Minneapolis.
MALL OF AMERICA
It boasts more than 500 stores and many bars that attract locals
and tourists alike. Take the light rail to avoid traffic.
CELEBRATE FASHION IN MINNESOTA
While we are far away from New York Fashion Week, there are still
a number of talented designers who reside in the Twin Cities. The
University of Minnesota continues to host its Senior Fashion Show,
and resale shops like b.Resale frequently partner with local designers
to put on smaller-scale fashion and trunk shows. Shop the boutiques
in the newly revitalized North Loop neighborhood.
THE BASILICA OF SAINT MARY
Visit the oldest basilica in the country.
Get a rare glimpse of Prince's 65,000-square-foot home, studio
and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will
see artifacts from Prince’s archives, including his iconic concert
wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music, and
video recordings and motorcycles.
DAKOTA JAZZ CLUB
See the biggest names in local, national and international jazz.
WEISMAN ART MUSEUM
Explore the 25,000 art pieces dating from the early 20th century to
contemporary America — even the building is a modern American
WALKER ART CENTER (AND SCULPTURE GARDEN)
Capturing the visual, performing and media arts.
Watch an indie film or recent blockbuster at the 1950s-style theater
— tickets are $3!
TAKE A NORTHEAST BREWERY TOUR
They make some great beer in the Twin Cities. Head to Northeast
for the brewery trio of 612 Brew, Indeed Brewing Company and
Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
SEE A SHOW AT THE GAY 90S
If you can manage to make your way through the bachelorette
parties, a show at the Gay 90s is just about the most fun a person
can have in downtown Minneapolis. Each night several performers
take to the stage, performing in drag as such icons as Whitney
Houston, Dolly Parton, Madonna and Lady Gaga.
SEE A PLAY. ANY PLAY!
Minneapolis is the third-largest theater market in the nation, with
venues ranging from big players like the Guthrie and the Ordway to
smaller venues like the Southern, Brave New Workshop and Mixed
Blood. There are festivals and performances for any age and price
range, making the theater scene diverse and entertaining enough to
please even the most theater-averse.
CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES
Drama at the dining table at the country's largest dinner theater.
WATCH A LOCAL ACT HEADLINE FIRST AVENUE
First Avenue may get some major talent through its doors, but
watching a local band headline the star-covered venue for the first
time is always a special treat.
RIDE THE FERRIS WHEEL AT BETTY DANGER’S
This kooky “country club” features a giant Ferris wheel overlooking
SHOP LOCAL AT THE MILL CITY MARKET
Whether you’re searching for produce or one-of-a-kind gifts, the
market at Mill City Museum is a must-visit.
GO WILD AT THE COMO PARK ZOO
Where else can you see giraffes, tigers and polar bears in
HIKE FORT SNELLING STATE PARK
Not just for historical reenactments, Fort Snelling is also home to
Pike Island, which makes for a scenic day trek.
LAUGH AT ACME COMEDY CLUB
The open mic night is the best place to heckle stand-up hopefuls,
but they do get some really great talent in here.
AAMODT'S HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDES
Committed to providing the most intimate and romantic balloon
excursions, with smaller-sized groups and the most beautiful setting.
JOSEPH WOLF BREWERY CAVE TOURS — LUNA
ROSA WINE BAR
The Joseph Wolf Brewery Cave Tour is a walking tour that lasts
about 30 minutes while you learn the historical details of how the
cave was built, what it was used for and how it relates to the history
• HOTEL LANDING, WAYZATA
• THE KIMPTON GRAND HOTEL, MINNEAPOLIS
• HOTEL IVY, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL,
• HEWING HOTEL, NORTH LOOP, MINNEAPOLIS
• LOEWS MINNEAPOLIS HOTEL, MINNEAPOLIS
• W MINNEAPOLIS — THE FOSHAY, MINNEAPOLIS
• RADISSON BLU, MINNEAPOLIS
• NICOLLET ISLAND INN, MINNEAPOLIS
• THE SAINT PAUL HOTEL, ST. PAUL
• WATER STREET INN, STILLWATER
• OMNI VIKING LAKES HOTEL, EAGAN
• GARY’S SUPPER CLUB
• SOUTHERN SOCIAL
• THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE
• DA VINCI PIZZA AND PASTA
• CHURCHILL STREET
• THE EXCHANGE
• R.J. RICHES
• TEXTILE CENTER
• MALL OF AMERICA
• LINO LAKES MARKETPLACE
• 50TH AND FRANCE
• THE SHOPS AT WEST END
• THE SHOPPES AT ARBOR LAKES
• MYSTIC LAKE CASINO
• THE LAKE HARRIET WINTER KITE FESTIVAL
• THE ESCAPE GAME MINNEAPOLIS
• NICKELODEON UNIVERSE THEME PARK
• SEA LIFE AT MALL OF AMERICA
• MERMAID ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
• FUN LAB
• URBAN AIR
• MAJESTIC OAKS
• HOLIDAY ON MAIN
• MAGIC OF LIGHTS AT VIKING LAKES
• LOPPET CUP
• THE GREAT NORTHERN
• WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BIG 10 BASKETBALL
• CANDY CANE INSTITUTE
• FESTIVAL OF TREES
• HOLIDAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
• SANTA’S WORKSHOP — SHOREVIEW COMMUNITY
• HERB BROOKS HOLIDAY CLASSIC HOCKEY
• BRAVE THE BRRR — BRIGHTWOOD HILLS/NEW
BRIGHTON FEATURING THE BARTZ BROTHERS