Minneapolis Vacations

5 miles (8 kilometers) to the northwest of Minneapolis - St. Paul, is Minneapolis, a great place to visit while exploring the region. Coming from Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minneapolis lies 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the north.

Many of Minneapolis - St. Paul’s highlights are located within easy reach of Minneapolis, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Minneapolis Public Library-Central Branch and the ever-popular Old Milwaukee Road Depot. Two other worthy points of interest nearby Minneapolis are the Minneapolis City Hall and the Saint Anthony Falls.

Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a unique vacation destination. Book a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the fascinating displays at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Mill City Museum and the Bell Museum of Natural History. Enjoy seeing the region’s best and brightest performing live at Minnesota Opera, the Childrens Theatre Company and the Minnesota Orchestra Hall. If you love everything to do with art, browse the collections at the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum.

When it’s time escape the city, plan a trip to one of the many nearby green spaces. Find a little peace in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Loring Park and the Mill Ruins Park, a place where visitors can breathe in the fresh air.

Some of Minneapolis - St. Paul's best attractions are in and around Minneapolis, including IDS Center, the Mary Tyler Moore Statue and the Basilica of Saint Mary. Lovers of history will enjoy spending a few hours at Foshay Tower. See some sacred places such as the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the religious history of the area.

At the end of a day enjoying Minneapolis, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, the Hilton Minneapolis, and the Marquette by Hilton.

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