Wake up from a relaxing night at the Depot Renaissance Hotel, hop in a pedicab or grab a Nice Ride bike and take a scenic trip across the river to North East Minneapolis. Make your way across the iconic Stone Arch Bridge and enjoy the breathtaking views and smells of fall enveloping the captivating Minneapolis morning skyline from across the river.
Since you’re in NE Minneapolis, stroll along East Hennepin for fabulous boutique shopping. Check out the Arts District with their great art shops, galleries, and theaters. You can even call ahead and sign up for a class in anything from watercolors to ceramics. Or, for the more adventurous, you can even learn how to do the flying trapeze. Fly high.
For lunch, head over to Pracna on Main; the oldest restaurant on the oldest street in Minneapolis. Grab something from their time-tested (literally) and perfected American menu of steaks, pasta, fish and specialty sandwiches.
Fact: Minneapolis has more sunny days than Chicago or Indianapolis and with all this sunshine you’re going to need some shades. EJ’s has one of the largest collections of brand-name sunglasses, goggles, watches and apparel anywhere and has been trusted for its exhaustive and complete eyewear selection since 1995.
Oh, and did we mention TAX-FREE SHOPPING on all apparel? Ya, there is always that too.
Why did the readers of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine name Manny's their favorite steakhouse? First and last, there's the beef: USDA-certified, dry-aged, and center-cut. Hand-trimmed to our specifications, and cooked to yours. But the same attention extends to every item on the menu and every seat in the house. Unwind after a long day of shopping and treat yourself to this Minneapolis staple.