Swim in lakes, cycle through stunning landscapes, or indulge your cultural side at Minneapolis’ many quirky arts venues
Fill your days browsing bookshops and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Minneapolis. Named the nation’s best city for cyclists, it’s the perfect town to explore on wheels. Admire the views from the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and stop off at Minnehaha Falls, just one of the City of Lakes’ highlights. Kayak down the Mississippi river or picnic in the Chain of Lakes Regional Park, where you can swim, row boats and relax on the beach. After lectures, see a show at the Guthrie Theater or catch a flick in the 1950s-style Riverview Theater. Wander through the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, voted the country’s best arts area, thanks to its 400 independent artists.