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Twin Cities Tourism and Sightseeing
Minneapolis is the City by Nature, with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment next to lakes, parks and a mighty river that brought the city to being.

Experience the city at its best as you walk or bike on 50+ miles of trails along the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway as they pass the Chain of Lakes or enjoy paths winding along the Mississippi River. With over 80 miles of on street and over 80 miles of off-street pathways through scenic parks, downtown and the neighborhoods, this active, lush, green city will impress and urge you outdoors. You can rent bikes April - November from Nice Ride Minnesota at kiosks.

Getting around is a snap using light rail transit, with stops in downtown, at the airport and Mall of America. No matter what the weather, easily travel between many hotels and attractions using the skyway system in downtown.

Diverse ethnic options line Nicollet Avenue’s “Eat Street” and the Warehouse District is the center of downtown’s nightlife; bursting with restaurants and nightclubs. Fine dining options abound at restaurants owned by James Beard Award-winning chefs.

Art, science and history are on display at more than 55 museums in the area and well-known places such as Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Weisman Art Museum that have made their mark nationally.

Visit the historic Riverfront and Mill District, where Minneapolis got its start in the flour milling industry. You’ll know you’re in a true urban melting pot as you try diverse ethnic dining options that line Nicollet Avenue’s “Eat Street.” The Warehouse District is the center of downtown’s nightlife; bursting with restaurants and nightclubs right outside the gleaming, LEED Silver-Certified Target Field ballpark.

There are outdoor activities for every season and Minneapolitans are active year-round. Bike, boat, water ski, run, cross-country ski, fish (or ice fish!), play and watch team sports from one of our five professional teams. You can be an active participant or spectator in Minneapolis!

No trip to Minneapolis would be complete without souvenirs! Shop along the 13-blocks of pedestrian-friendly Nicollet Mall at Macy’s and the flagship Target store or visit the largest mall in the country, Mall of America – a short ride via the METRO Blue Line train. Plus, there’s no sales tax on apparel and shoes, so bring an extra bag!

There is literally something for everyone here and you will feel right at home with the friendly residents, clean and beautiful downtown and the many amenities that make a trip worth taking!
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Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum
Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Twin Cities, MN
Museum in Red Wing, MN USA

For a huge selection of premium work-outdoor-casual footwear, distinct leather bags and accessories, visit the Red Wing Shoe Company Factory store and new casual footwear store in Downtown Red Wing. Home to the World's Largest Boot.

Guthrie Theater
Guthrie Theater Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Twin Cities, MN
Theatre in Minneapolis, MN USA

Called a 21st century dream factory by Time Magazine, the new Guthrie boasts three stages, a full-service restaurant, pre-show dining, numerous bars and some of the best views of Minneapolis to be found in the city.


Falconer Vineyard
Falconer Vineyard Top Attraction!
Winery in Red Wing, MN USA


Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Twin Cities, MN
Museum in Minneapolis, MN USA

Inspiring wonder through the power of art!.

Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Twin Cities, MN
Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN USA

Contemporary art museum and outdoor sculpture garden.

Mill City Museum
Mill City Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Twin Cities, MN
Museum in Minneapolis, MN USA

Take a fantastic journey into Minneapolis' past!.

Afton Apple Orchard
Afton Apple Orchard
Recreation in Hastings, MN USA
User Rating:  User Rating 5.0
U pick apples, fall raspberries, pumpkins, strawberries.

Alexander Ramsey House
Alexander Ramsey House
Historic Site in St. Paul, MN USA

One of the nation's best preserved Victorian-era homes.

American Swedish Institute
American Swedish Institute
Museum in Minneapolis, MN USA

Museum of Swedish art, culture and history.

Big Dog Fishing Guide Service
Big Dog Fishing Guide Service
Fishing in Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN USA

Central Minnesota Fishing Trips.


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Best Places to Stay in Twin Cities


Hampton Inn Minneapolis/St. Paul-Woodbury
Guest Score:
From $116 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis - Maple Grove
Guest Score:
From $144 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
Guest Score:
From $158 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Residence Inn By Marriott Minneapolis Edina
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Staybridge Suites MPLS-Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes
Guest Score:
From $124 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Twin Cities


The best time to visit Twin Cities, Minnesota is in the summer and fall for the lakes, festivals and fun! If you like winter, St. Paul's Winter Festival in January and February might be just the ticket. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the 70s and 80s. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the 40s. Fall nights are cold with lows in the low 30s. Winter averages are in the 20s.

Spring Visit Twin Cities in the summerSummer Visit Twin Cities in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Twin Cities


Month Low Avg High
January 6.2 14.5 22.8
February 13.0 21.4 29.7
March 23.9 32.8 41.7
April 36.2 47.2 58.2
May 48.5 59.9 71.2
June 57.6 68.4 79.1
July 62.7 73.0 83.2
August 60.7 70.8 80.8
September 51.7 61.8 71.8
October 40.1 49.8 59.4
November 26.1 33.3 40.5
December 12.3 19.5 26.7

Twin Cities Weather



Twin Cities Visitor Bureau


Minneapolis, City by Nature

Minneapolis, City by Nature


Free Twin Cities Visitor Guide


Minneapolis Saint Paul Official Visitors Guide

Minneapolis Saint Paul Official Visitors Guide



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