Things to do in Minneapolis
The better known half of the Twin Cities is known for its parks and lakes. But there’s so much more that Minneapolis has to offer. Vinnie Van GO has pulled together some of this favorite spots just for you.
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Heart of the Beast Theatre May Day Parade
In the first weekend of May, Newark comes alive with colorful puppets and floats celebrating the local arts and culture scene.
Loring Park Art Festival
Every first weekend in August, join thousands of locals at this annual fine art festival in downtown Loring Park. With food, local artists, and other cultural celebrations, this is a beautiful way to spend the day with family and friends.
Minneapolis Monarch Festival
This annual celebration in early September every year honors the Monarch butterfly’s 2,300 mile migration. This festival also celebrates Minnesota and Mexico’s connection, with music, dance, food, and habitat awareness activities.
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 E Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
U.S. Bank Stadium
This indoor stadium in Downtown East is the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, and hosts several college baseball games throughout the year.
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
This natural waterfall is one of the most beautiful and well-known local landmarks. Situated in a lovely park, this is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Perhaps Minneapolis’s most famous landmarks, the Sculpture Garden is always a beautiful place to take a stroll, no matter the season. Make sure to bring your camera – the sculptures provide the perfect backdrop for photos!
726 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Walker Art Center
This multidisciplinary public contemporary art gallery and center in Lowry Hill is one of the country’s most famous. This institution sees an annual 700,000 visitors to their permanent collection of more than 13,000 works, so plan ahead!
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
There are so many ways to see the Twin Cities, and Vinnie Van GO has pulled together the best of the best. There are several walking tours hosted throughout the city, including at the Mill City Museum and Lakewood Cemetery, that are informative about local history and fun for all ages. To taste the local cuisine Minneapolis has to offer, check out Twin Cities Food Tours, which provides three hour seasonal walking tours.
Possibly the coziest spot in town, Al’s has been serving up delicious comfort breakfast food to locals for years. The secret is out, so make sure to get there early!
413 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Bar La Grassa
This intimate spot in North Loop has a James Beard Award-winning chef and a menu to back it up. The cauliflower dish is legendary – make sure to call ahead for a reservation.
800 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
For the best local grub around, Birchwood Cafe is the place to go. Priding themselves in working with local farmers, this family-style restaurant is a great place for fresh food.
3311 E 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406