Right from the moment you wake up, you should feel like it’s going to be an adventurous day. There’s no better place to get that vibe than waking up in the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown. This new hotel features a welcoming lobby with engaging technology. The Bistro offers healthy choices and a variety of breakfast options plus Starbucks® coffee for your caffeine fix before a day of outdoor adventure.
Head due North on Washington Avenue toward the North Loop to Above the Falls Sports for a two and a half hour Mississippi River adventure. These kayak tours highlight the historical development of Minneapolis by paddling under old railway bridges and past old industrial warehouses, and engaging with Minneapolis’s industrial heritage.
Take a trip through history and head to the Minneapolis’ favorite landmark restaurant, Monte Carlo. Established in 1906 and located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis’ Warehouse District, Monte Carlo gives off an old-time, traditional feel as one of the city’s oldest establishments that never went out of style. With a patio that creates the perfect dining spot on a warm, sunny evening and a retro, copper-top bar with unique private dining rooms, Monte Carlo is sure to provide a memorable dining experience.
After lunch, hop on a Nice Ride bike (yes, you can even rent bikes in this city) and hit the gorgeous miles upon miles of bike trails. Ride across the mighty Mississippi on the iconic Stone Arch Bridge into Northeast Minneapolis. Cruise along the tree lined streets of Northeast, dock your bike and head over to Vic’s patio for a quick snack or enjoy happy hour on their deck.
After a full day of outdoor adventure you will have worked up a healthy appetite. Rewards yourself at the trendy Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar. With more than 30 different sushi rolls to choose from, Seven provides endless, delicious and unique options for every sushi lover. Not into sushi? No worries! Seven also has an array of scrumptious steaks, fish, soups, salads and appetizers. On a warm, clear night head up to the roof and enjoy food an drinks in Seven’s Skybar. Winter months also provide a cozy atmosphere for romantic nights out with the skybar’s heated tent before heading back to the Courtyard to crash for the night.