Morning: When you wake up in the morning and you’ve got an outdoor adventure planned, you need to get your body ready to go. Warm up the muscles, let them know that today isn’t one of those “lay around and watch Netflix” days.
So head down to the workout center in your hotel, complete with a heated pool and whirlpool. Oh, your hotel DOESN'T have a nice facility? That’s too bad. You know who does? The Hilton Minneapolis. Their workout area fantastic, and you’ll definitely start your morning off right with a visit to their workout area.
Mid-Morning: After you’ve got your quick workout in, it’ll be time to head down to downtown Minneapolis. But why grab a cab? This is an outdoor adventure, after all! Grab a Nice Ride bike (or jog, your choice) and head over to the Walker Art Center, which features new and contemporary visual and performing art exhibits and programs. While you’re there, you may notice a rather large spoon and cherry sculpture. That’s the so-aptly-titled “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture, the centerpiece of the Walker Sculpture Garden. Walk around, snap some pictures and indulge in some very cool art.
Lunch: Once you’ve made your way into downtown, keep up the scenic feel of the day with some patio dining at Café Lurcat. Located right next to Loring Park, Café Lurcat has that upscale feel without the big prices, and the view of Loring Park compliments their dining experience quite nicely.
Afternoon: It’s on to the next adventure, right? What if there was a way to get a view of the city AND learn about the history of Minneapolis? There is, and it involves segways. Enter Segway Magical History Tours. For three hours, you’ll be led on a guided tour of Minneapolis, all the while stopping at local historic spots like the Stone Arch Bridge and Mill City Museum to hear about the history of Minneapolis.
Evening: The cool part about taking a segway tour is that they give you a handy little coupon that gives you great deals on dining along the Mississippi River. Take that coupon and walk 20 (or so) steps to your left directly down to Vic’s. Wind down out on their huge deck that faces the river and grab a drink or two from their exhaustive wine and beer list. Watch the sun set over the Minneapolis skyline and know that you had one heckuva great adventure.