Uptown: Follow Hennepin Avenue a few blocks south of downtown and you’ll find the Uptown that Prince sang about. This hip, vibrant neighborhood is home of Jungle Theater, Bryant-Lake Bowl and Lake Calhoun. With late-night dining and an ever-growing nightlife scene, it’s where you’ll want to be.
Northeast: Discover “Nordeast,” a neighborhood rich in culture, history and recreation. You can find some of the best bars and delis in the city, as well as mingle on the Historic Mississippi Riverfront. Finally, immerse yourself in the warehouses and factories of the past, now filled to the brim with the galleries of artists who work in a variety of mediums. In the spring and summer, you’ll find art crawls and craft fairs to buy one-of-a-kind Minneapolis gifts.
Mill City District: Minneapolis’ Mill City District is the historic "birthplace of Minneapolis" that celebrates and entertains with an eclectic collection of historic buildings, scenic parks, cultural venues, dining, shopping and lodging. Home to the inspiring St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River as a dramatic backdrop, as well as the “Most Explosive Museum in America” in the Mill City Museum. Breezy and tree-lined, this park setting in downtown Minneapolis is the perfect place to unwind, explore and entertain.
Downtown: The heart of Minneapolis, Downtown has enough to keep you coming back night after night. Theaters, restaurants, bars, art galleries…you name it, Downtown has it! Plus, the sports enthusiast will enjoy the possibility of Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx and Vikings games happening throughout the year.
Warehouse District: A nightlife hotspot of Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is filled with glamorous bars and adventurous restaurants just blocks from the Target Center and First Avenue. Sip cocktails at Seven, strut your stuff at the Friday fashion shows at Visage or groove to the mixes at Envy.
University of Minnesota/Dinkytown: Spanning the Mississippi River, the University’s academic core is surrounded by the Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum, as well as quaint eateries and an energetic nightlife in Dinkytown. Plus, TCF Bank Stadium, Mariucci Arena and Williams Arena offer Top-25 caliber football, basketball and hockey teams.
Riverfront: The Minneapolis Riverfront District is many things to many people. To some it is a giant archaeological find, to others it's a playground of dining and nightlife. And yet to others it is a maze of beautiful parks and trails. Learn about history, relax aboard a paddle boat cruise, sip drinks overlooking the river. No matter what you are into, the Riverfront District has something for you.
Theatre District: Dubbed the Hennepin Theatre District, this downtown area boasts more theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city outside of New York. These theaters sparkle with award-winning productions and talent. The Pantages, State and Orpheum Theatres make up the Hennepin Theatre Trust, with other venues like the Hennepin Center for the Arts and Brave New Workshop also providing top-class entertainment.
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