Minneapolis - St. PaulUnited States of America

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In and around Minnesota’s Twin Cities see two contrasting worlds, from cultural institutions and scenic wilderness to modern architecture and cobblestone streets.

Between St. Paul and Minneapolis, experience Minnesota’s capital and its largest city, jointly known as the Twin Cities. St. Paul sits where the Mississippi River and Minnesota River converge. It meets its much larger counterpart, Minneapolis, to the west.

Minnesota is known for cold winters, hot summers and year-round natural beauty. Enjoy exceptional seasonal experiences in Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, from flowers blooming in summer to blankets of snow in winter. Whether you walk around it, paddle through it or simply sunbathe on its shores, Lake Calhoun is always a relaxing destination. Stroll along the Mississippi River and past tumbling waterfalls in the scenic Minnehaha Park.

Just south of the Twin Cities, discover a shopping and entertainment paradise in Bloomington. Millions of people flock to the grand Mall of America each year. For a break from browsing its hundreds of stores, enjoy thrills at Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park.

Experience the wild side at Minnesota Zoo. See exotic species, stop at the petting farm and watch the colorful bird show.

Investigate the Twin Cities’ many museums. Between prehistoric artifacts, dinosaur skeletons and a massive IMAX theater, see natural history come to life at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Take a ride on a boxcar and try mining in the Minnesota History Center.

In the Weisman Art Museum, browse through modern art, ancient pottery, furniture and more. The striking exterior is almost as interesting as the art inside. See works by Warhol, Picasso, Moore and other renowned modern artists in Walker Art Center. Don’t miss its unique spoon bridge with a cherry-shaped fountain. Catch a show in the remarkable Guthrie Theater, which was built to look like a modern grain silo.

Visit Minneapolis-St. Paul throughout the year, but pack for the season. Regardless of when you visit, expect culture, natural beauty and Midwestern charm.

Where to stay in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Guthrie Theater which includes theatre scenes and a city

Downtown Minneapolis

4/5Very Good!(11 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Minneapolis. Check out top attractions like Target Center and Target Field, and jump on the metro at Government Plaza Station or Nicollet Mall Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Minneapolis
Minnesota History Center

Downtown St. Paul

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

Downtown St. Paul is known for its great live music, and you can make a stop by Xcel Energy Center and RiverCentre while in the area.

Downtown St. Paul
Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
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Uptown

Visitors to Uptown like its restaurants and lake views, and Chain of Lakes is a sight worth a stop.

Uptown
Water Park of America featuring a pool, rides and a water park

East Bloomington

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

While you're in East Bloomington, take in top sights like Nickelodeon Universe or Mall of America, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Mall of America Station or 28th Avenue Station.

East Bloomington
Warehouse District, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
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Warehouse District

Travellers choose Warehouse District for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Target Field Station or Warehouse - Hennepin Station and check out top sights like Target Field.

Warehouse District
Minneapolis Institute of Arts which includes interior views, art and a statue or sculpture

Powderhorn

If you're spending time in Powderhorn, check out sights like Minneapolis Institute of Arts or Childrens Theatre Company and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Lake Street - Midtown Station or 38th Street Station.

Powderhorn

Top hotels in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
3 out of 5
5151 American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN
£55
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in West Bloomington, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Normandale Lake Park, Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and Rasmusseen College - Bloomington ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,859 reviews)

"It was nite and we left in the dark for our cruise."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
Baymont by Wyndham Bloomington MSP Airport
Baymont by Wyndham Bloomington MSP Airport
2.5 out of 5
1200 E 78th St, Richfield, MN
£48
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Mall of America and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Nickelodeon Universe. Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Crayola ...

3.6/5Good! (2,218 reviews)

"Liked the room layout. I would like to have seen a larger selection for the breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Bloomington MSP Airport
Radisson Blu Mall of America
Radisson Blu Mall of America
4.5 out of 5
2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN
£142
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in East Bloomington, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Mall of America. Mall of America Station is 7 minutes ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,074 reviews)

"The convience to go to the Mall of America without leaving the hotel and having to drive. Property was very clean, had a nice pool, and a nice Bar and Restaurant. Would go back again!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Mall of America

Popular things to do in Minneapolis - St. Paul

Mall of America
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Mall of America

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Mall of America, a popular shopping spot in Bloomington. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Target Field
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Target Field

4/5(1 review)

Catch an event at Target Field during your trip to Minneapolis.Experience the entertainment choices or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Nickelodeon Universe
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Nickelodeon Universe

4/5(1 review)

Enjoy 27 unique rides and attractions in this indoor amusement park, located in the center of the super-sized Mall of America.

Orpheum Theatre
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Orpheum Theatre

Find out what shows are happening at Orpheum Theatre, a popular theatre in Minneapolis. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed art galleries in this vibrant area.

Paisley Park
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Paisley Park

5/5(3 reviews)

Study the exhibits at Paisley Park, a popular museum in Chanhassen. Attend a hockey game or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Nicollet Mall
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Nicollet Mall

3.5/5(7 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Nicollet Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Minneapolis. Discover the lively bars and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Minneapolis - St. Paul

SEA LIFE at Mall of America
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SEA LIFE at Mall of America

88% of travellers recommend
£16
Per adult
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America with Priority Seating

£26
Per adult
Speakeasy Sting: Chasing Capone Escape Room Mission
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Speakeasy Sting: Chasing Capone Escape Room Mission

£25
Per adult
Girlfriend Getaway Package at Mall of America
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Girlfriend Getaway Package at Mall of America

£73
Per adult
FlyOver America
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FlyOver America

£17
Per adult
Urban Adventure Quest - Minneapolis
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Urban Adventure Quest - Minneapolis

76% of travellers recommend
£6
Per adult

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