Release your inner Diva! Start out your day with some breakfast fuel, then go to town (literally) and shop til your arms are carrying more than an Austrian weight lifter. Tax-free shopping is here to help, so feel free to buy more for less.
Morning Get into the spirit with the devilishly good breakfasts at Hell's Kitchen, or grab a table at Key's Café for classic egg and pancake combos. Either way, you're just steps from some of the city's best shopping on Nicollet Mall. At the south end of this pedestrian-only mall you'll find the two-level flagship Target. Snap a pic with the Mary Tyler Moore statue at the corner of 7th and Nicollet before heading inside to Macy's for 8 floors of fashion.
Afternoon Take a break and re-fuel with a late lunch. For knock-out burgers and old-school ambience, try Huberts next to Target Field. You can also order elegant salads and specials at Basil's in the landmark IDS Tower. After lunch, stroll up the block to Gaviidae Common, a two-block collection of shops anchored by Saks Off Fifth and Neiman Marcus. Find contemporary home accessories at Finn Style, and great gift ideas at the Romeo and Juliet Shop.
Evening Check into one of downtown's boutique hotels like the ultra-modern Graves 601 or the sumptuous Grand Hotel. Then celebrate the day over dinner. Vincent – A Restaurant offers impeccable French classics, while Chambers Kitchen serves chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Asian-fusion creations along with museum-quality art. For first-rate food in a laid-back atmosphere, try the new American cuisine at 112 Eatery. Still have energy? Catch some great jazz at the Dakota.
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