Brace yourself, we’re about to make a terrible joke/segue…Ahem…You’ll be enjoying the baseball diamond all day, so why not wake up surrounded in diamonds. The Hyatt Regency Hotel was awarded AAA’s Four Diamond Award, which means you’ll be in for a good night’s sleep. Plus, their Prairie Kitchen serves up great breakfast food.
Minnesota is a brewing capital of the nation, and we take our beers seriously here. With a recent law passed, breweries can now serve their beer in taprooms located right in their own brewing HQs. You get to taste the beer literally right out of production, and a fantastic place for that is at Fulton Brewery. They’ve got a range of fantastic beers, and they’ve NOW opened up for every single home Twins game. Get a taste (or several) of Minneapolis.
No matter if the Twins game is in the early afternoon or evening, you’ve got to hit up Kieran’s Irish Pub before the game. Their outdoor patio section is essentially the face of pre-game festivities, as the large, semi-grassy patio is absolutely FILLED with Twins fans. Sit outside, grab a pint and chow down on some finger food.
We do not condone drinking and driving at all. However, we DO condone drinking and pedaling with 9 other people while someone else steers a large, beer-infused cycling machine called a Pedal Pub. Rent out a Pedal Pub with some friends (or complete strangers, who you’ll become friends with) and take a 2-3 hour historical-esque tour where you all pedal a large pub-on-wheels and drink beer. It’s that simple.
It’s time for the main event of the day, and it is an event unlike any other. Head over to Target Field, home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and one of the only LEED-Certified stadiums in all sports, to enjoy some outdoor Minnesota Twins baseball. This is one of the premiere stadiums in all of Major League Baseball, and it truly captures what a baseball game should feel like. There’s really nothing more to say. You have to go to a Twins game.
T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which opens on Friday, July 11th and runs through Tuesday, July 15th, will be the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world with over 400,000 square feet of baseball-related attractions for fans of all ages. Visitors can practice their baseball skills during clinics hosted by MLB legends and current players; swing like their favorite Major Leaguers in the batting cages; view a collection of MLB trophies and take a photo with the Commissioner's Trophy, presented to the World Series Champion; explore exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; take photos with and get autographs from former Twins players, MLB Legends and Hall of Famers and more. T-Mobile returns as title sponsor of All-Star FanFest for a second straight year after a very successful event in 2013 in New York that saw the second-largest attendance in the history of the event.