Let’s talk about Minneapolis
When planning your ideal vacation, Minneapolis might not be what comes to mind.
There are no palm trees, no sunny beaches to get your tan on, no night-life to draw in thousands of bachelorette parties.
But what Minneapolis lacks in your typical vacation standards it makes up for in outdoor recreational activities.
Specifically, lakes, lots and lots of lakes.
Where to Stay:
An indoor jungle oasis awaits you at the Emery Hotel, where comfort and style intertwine to guarantee an unforgettable stay.
High-end accommodations in pet-friendly suites are not all that are available to you at The Emery, the lobby is also adorned with locally crafted coffee shop and an italian eatery!
If a lowkey stay is more your style, check out the Nicollet Island Inn, a Victorian-inspired building complete with crystal chandeliers and fresh window box flowers.
This Inn is also considered a Bed & Breakfast, giving guests the option of pairing brunch with their stay.
Where to Eat:
Jumpstart your vacation with roasted coffee from Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
Incredibly popular all over Minneapolis, Spyhouse has several locations scattered throughout the city.
Try a Spygirl latte, complete with real gold flakes as a garnish!
Bite into the juiciest cheese-stuffed burger you've ever had at the 5-8 Club, Minneapolis’s most famous burger joint.
The local delicacy is called the Juicy Lucy burger, a mouth-watering overly stuffed burger with ingredients such as cheese, bacon, jalapenos, peppers, really anything you can think of!
For formal dining, make a reservation at Spoon and Stable.
This French-inspired restaurant’s menu teeming with options ranging from savory to sweet
Things to Do:
The one thing everyone knows about Minneapolis is the Mall of America.
This 500+ store mall is infamous for its indoor roller coasters, incredible food court, and full aquarium!
Shop-till-you-drop, or at least until your wallet does!
Did you know Minnesota has more shoreline than California and Hawaii combined?
They don’t call it the Land of Lakes for nothing, check out one of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes!
Stroll, kayak, paddleboard, or go for a swim at the Chain of Lakes Regional Park.
No list of things to do in Minneapolis would be complete without mentioning the multitude of museums you can explore.
Popular locations include the Minnesota History Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Each museum offers an in-depth look into life in Minnesota, make sure to stop by one of these museums before concluding your trip.
Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern)