Holiday Arts and Culture Itinerary


Nothing screams high-class more than a 25-story, Victorian-style brick high-rise in a fantastic central location in downtown Minneapolis. The Hilton Minneapolis is minutes away from many Minneapolis attraction and you know they’ll pull out all the stops for your visit. They’ve got their own excellent restaurant (Skywater) and luxurious guestrooms offer exhilarating views of the skyline while providing modern amenities and plush comfort. Did that sound arts and culture-ish? Because we just grew a monocle reading that.



You’re in Minneapolis. In order to get all immersed in our culture, you’ve got to learn about our history. Figure out where we’ve come from. And there’s no better place for that than the most explosive museum in America – Mill City Museum. Literally, this place has exploded before. But don’t worry; that was way back when we were the flour milling capital of the nation. Now, the museum serves as a place to get in touch with what made Minneapolis into the city it is today. Flour power.



Stop at Spoonriver for one of the most unique and healthy dining experiences in the city. Serving the finest gourmet contemporary natural cuisine, Spoonriver, is the logical evolution of its accomplished owners, Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane, who have been committed to sustainably produced products and healthy eating for over three decades. They founded two restaurants before this, both award-winning Twin Cities institutions that were far ahead of the curve in serving local, organic, and vegetarian cuisine since 1978.



Ya. You’re a pro when it comes to the history of Minneapolis. Time for you to go check out history in the now. Head to the Walker Art Museum, internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, for some artistic inspiration. The Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances and film screenings.



The tone for the day has been set, and you’ll need a dinner that is just as classy as everything else during your adventure. So put on your fancy clothes, shine up the monocle and get ready for the most delicious, high-class food you’ve ever had at Murray’s Steakhouse. You’ll need reservations, but it’s totally worth it: the place has been perfecting it’s steak since 1946, and has been a staple in the Minneapolis community for decades.



It’s theater season in Minneapolis, and this is your opportunity to see a show in one of the best theater scenes in the nation. Whether it’s a broadway hit at the Orpheum Theater, an entertaining musical at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre or an improv show at the Brave New Workshop, your trip to Minneapolis this season isn’t complete without taking in some high-quality theatrics.


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