Wake up at the Hilton Minneapolis and have some brain food for breakfast to prepare for the intellectual day you’re in store for. The Hilton is right in the heart of downtown, so you'll be able to walk everywhere you need to go today.
Mid-Morning: Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden
Next, over to the Walker Art Center, which features new and contemporary visual and performing art exhibits and programs. While you’re there, you may notice a rather large spoon and cherry sculpture. That’s the so-aptly-titled “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture, the centerpiece of the Walker Sculpture Garden. Walk around, snap some pictures and indulge in some very cool art.
After filling your mind with contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions its time to fill your stomach with some lunch. Stop by Marin Resturant in the heart of the famed Hennepin Avenue Theater District for an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences with an emphasis on health-conscious cuisine served in a beautiful urban setting.
Make your way over to the riverfront and step into the building that essentially created Minneapolis. The Mill City Museum is built in the ruins of what was once the most successful flour milling plant in the nation. We say this museum was built in ruins because this place literally exploded. Go see how that happened, as they’ve assured us that they’re 99.9999% sure it won’t happen again. Promise.
After a day full of arts, culture and history enjoy dinner at Spoonriver. Situated just across the plaza from the stunning Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Spoonriver complements its dramatic neighbor and enhances a burgeoning neighborhood along the Mississippi River. Serving the finest gourmet contemporary natural cuisine,
After dinner leave the kids back at the hotel with their grandma and head over to the original satirical sketch comedy and improvisation theatre in the United States. Each Friday and Saturday at 10pm The Brave New Workshop hosts Late Night Improv for only $5!