Minneapolis is served by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, 25 miles from the city centre. It's easy to get around the city by car, making it a great place to hire a car and see more of the city and its surrounding attractions.
Sightseeing in Minneapolis
Minneapolis means City of Lakes and includes Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Lake Calhoun. These are connected by a paved trail that circles each body of water and are referred to as the ‘Chain of Lakes’.
Uptown in southwest Minneapolis is a popular shopping and nightlife destination with a young, hip vibe. You'll find funky boutiques mixed in among name-brand stores, popular eateries and bars with some great offers.
Take a Segway Magical History Tour of the historic Minneapolis Riverfront. A three-hour guided tour features stops at St. Anthony Main, Father Hennepin Park, Pillsbury A Mill, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Ruins Park, Gold Medal Park, Guthrie Theatre, Mill City Museum, West River Parkway, Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and Nicollet Boom Islands.
Day Trips From Minneapolis
Just a short drive from Minneapolis is the Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment complex in the US. Here you can ride a rollercoaster, watch sharks swim, eat in a rainforest, and indulge in some serious retail therapy at over 500 stores.
St. Paul, Minneapolis's twin city, is just a 15 minute drive away. There are many things to see here, including the State Capitol building, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, and the Minnesota Children's Museum.
Travel for around an hour to St Croix Valley. With a gorge carved by the St Croix River, the area presents spectacular scenery and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including scenic boat tours, St Croix Valley Railway/MN Transportation Museum and the Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Educational Park.