Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota. Established in the late 1800s with origins in timber and as the world’s flour milling capital, the midwestern city is known as one of the Twin Cities.
The city is abundant in water, boasting thirteen lakes, the Mississippi River, and many wetlands, creeks and waterfalls. The most famous group of lakes is called the “Chain of Lakes” – three inter-connected bodies of water just minutes south of downtown, each with beautiful views of the city’s skyline.
If you’re in need of a great place to stay, book your unforgettable trip to downtown Minneapolis and experience the luxurious AAA Four Diamond Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection. Located in the historic Elliot Park neighborhood, the hotel is conveniently close to the Light Rail, Minneapolis Convention Center, and U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Elliot Park Hotel is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. Experience the warm and sophisticated space, which showcases artful lighting, inviting fireplaces, and an onsite Tavola Restaurant. Elliot Park Hotel allows you to indulge in the feeling of warmth, intimacy, and comfort. It combines to create a chic urban oasis of modern Minnesotan hospitality, welcoming travelers and locals alike.
The best way to explore around Minneapolis-St. Paul is by the light rail or on foot. As for Minneapolis’ tourist attractions, you can spend your days taking the monorail between sites like the Mall of America, Mill Ruins Park and several sports venues. During the winter months, visitors walk between downtown buildings via the Minneapolis Skyway, a system of enclosed, heated walkways that allow visitors to meander the dense areas of town in comfort.
The arts scene is reflected in gorgeous public murals, architecture and city parks. the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden are among the city’s most visited landmarks. The Walker Art Center has a permanent collection of more than 13,000 contemporary artworks, ranging from paintings and photography to books and sculptures.
Another main attraction downtown is the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium, the Target center and the Convention Center. Sports fans can watch the Minnesota Vikings play football, the Minnesota Twins play baseball or the Timberwolves play basketball.
Minneapolis is also a beer town that’s home to several craft breweries, the city even hosts the Minnesota Craft Beer Festival each year. The restaurant scene in Minneapolis is thriving with diverse cuisines and award-winning chefs. If you stop by hotel Emery, you will discover Giulia — a restaurant focusing on Northern Italian cuisine. The decor is modern, the restaurant features an open kitchen, oven-fired pizzas, fresh-made pasta, and an innovative bar serving small-batch cocktails and a world-class wine list, coupling our Italian roots with local products. In Minneapolis, you’ll find comfort in the form of flavors from dozens of different ethnicities and cultures. Newer immigrant populations have brought the city alive with tastes both delicious and comforting. In the Midwest, comfort food is the specialty.
Beyond the terrific restaurants, Minneapolis is known for its long and music history. The music scene exploded in the late 1950s and early 1960s with all types of music including rhythm and blues, folk, soul, gospel and R&B, new wave, big hair bands, and of course the “Minneapolis Sound.” Minneapolis musicians have been blending styles and genres in ways that defined the popular sonic landscape for generations. Prince, Bob Dylan, and Lizzo are just a few of the key artists that brought Minneapolis music to the world stage!
When planning your next trip to Minneapolis, prepare to see a city with its share of adventure and a variety of neighborhoods, each with distinct identities. Whether you’re on the hunt for delicious restaurants, amazing museums, beautiful nature destinations or great shopping, you’re sure to find plenty of things you’ll want to do. There’s something for everyone.