Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul, more commonly referred to as the Twin Cities, is an incredibly diverse area and the “twins” are far from identical. Divided by the mighty Mississippi, each destination offers its own unique culture. Minneapolis is the larger, more cosmopolitan of the two, home to a wealth of cultural offerings, the Chain of Lakes, and a vibrant nightlife. St. Paul, the capital city, brings historic, old world charm that bursts with new energy from its fresh dining options, museums, and large-scale events and entertainment.
Why Go To Minneapolis/St. Paul
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul truly have something for everyone, no matter the time of year. In warmer months, visitors can enjoy lush urban parks, 72 miles of public riverfront along the Mississippi, endless bike lanes, and of course the lakes – more than 900 dot the metro area. Colder months bring breathtaking winter hiking, snow sports, and plenty of festivals and events. Year round, endless shopping, theater, arts, and a thriving culinary scene await anyone looking for the perfect Minneapolis/St. Paul vacation.
View of Minneapolis on the Stone Arch Bridge
Who Should Go
There is no better way to get acquainted with the Minneapolis/St. Paul area than to get outside. As the land of (more than) 10,000 lakes, plenty of parks, and the Mississippi River, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy no matter what time of year you visit.
Second only to New York City in terms of live theater per capita, Minneapolis/St. Paul is home to a plethora of theater companies and performing arts.
It’s no secret that Minnesota is home to Mall of America, but it was also the first state in the U.S. to have a fully-enclosed, climate-controlled mall. For a more unique shopping experience, there are plenty of boutique shops and neighborhood stores where you’re sure to find a wide array of locally made goods.