Take in views of the downtown skyline while sipping a cocktail or indulging in some comfort food under the trees atAster Café. Step outside and walk along the cobblestone road and feel like you’ve been transported to a completely different place.
Go lawn bowling—similar to bocce ball, but instead of tossing you roll—on the rooftop at Brit’s Pub.
When the weather allows, eat at one of our favoriteoutdoor dining spots! Choose from patios, decks, rooftops, and sidewalks. We’ve got it all!
Get cozy and grab a glass of vino to unwind at Milly's where they make wine accessible, affordable, & fun.
Try something out of the ordinary at Milkjam Creamery, an artisanal ice cream shop serving up innovative flavors.
Chow down on a Jucy Lucy atMatt’s Bar orThe 5-8 Club—each bar claims to be the creator of this molten-hot, ultra-gooey, cheese-filled burger, so try both to decide! Honorable mentions go to the standout Lucy variations at Blue Door Puband The Nook.
Dig into Tennessee hot fried chicken and other classic Southern comfort foods at Revival.
Try a Japanese craft brew from the first sake brewery to open outside of Japan, Moto-i. (Local tip: they also have one of the best rooftops in the city.)
Have a boozy brunch with DIY loaded Bloody Marys & Mimosa at Hell’s Kitchen.
Get a taste of authentic Eastern European sausage, sandwiches, and bakery goods at Kramarczuk’s Deli in the Northeast River District. You can also enjoy their sausages during a game at Target Field.
Try a new take on craft cider atMinneapolis Cider Co. They work with local orchards to showcase nontraditional varietals and flavors. Post-cider sipping, challenge join your friends on the onsite pickleball court.
Get cozy and settle into the dark and comfortable whiskey lounge at O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co in Prospect Park. You can even tour their state of the art distillery.
Experience a decolonized meal at Owamni, a modern Indigenous restaurant by The Sioux Chef. It won Best New Restaurant at the 2022 James Beard Awards.
Enjoy the views and the food year-round from the patio roof at Union (with or without the retractable glass cover).
Check out one of the top breweries in the nation, Surly Brewing. Choose from 20 Surly beers on tap, grab some grub from the Surly food truck, then find a seat by the fire pits or play corn hole on the enormous outdoor patio.
Treat yourself to something sweet at Bogart's Doughnut Co. Their classic takes made with 18-hour brioche dough and handmade glazes eschew the showy donut trend in favor of standbys like Brown Butter-Glazed, Nutella-Filled, and Sprinkled Cake.
Taste some legendary wood fired Argentinian-meets-Italian fare at Martina, considered a can't-miss meal on most top restaurant lists.
Enjoy upscale Nordic cuisine at Tullibee, the rustic-chic restaurant and bar on the ground level of the trendy Hewing Hotel. After, head up to the Hewing's rooftop for a libation and truly incredible views of the city.
Enjoy delicious cocktails while you let your creativity flow as you work on different craft projects at Upstairs Circus.
Visit the club that made Prince famous: First Avenue (make sure to take a picture with his gold star).
See the biggest names in local, national, and international jazz at the Dakota Jazz Club, accompanied by smooth drinks and flashy fare.
Enjoy a themed Drag Brunch (think Queen, 90's, Whitney Houston...) produced by Flip Phone Events.
Catch a headliner at The Fillmore, Minneapolis's newest music venue with 36,000 square feet of space to rock out.
Enjoy a show at the Armory, a historic building in Downtown Minneapolis—once home to the Minneapolis Lakers and the site of two legendary music videos, Prince's “1999” and Aerosmith's “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”
Listen to the multiple Grammy award-winningMinnesota Orchestrainside Orchestra Hall—well-renowned for the astounding acoustics in the hall’s unique design.
Exercise your mind while having fun at a Minneapolis bar or restaurant by getting a group of friends together for trivia! Trivia Mafia hosts trivia at breweries and bars across the Twin Cities. They're also known to host theme nights.
Capture the meaning behind the visual, performing, and media art collection at the Walker Art Center. Adults get in for free every Thursday night and on the first Saturday of every month, while kids and teens are free every day.
Check out the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center and get your iconic Minneapolis selfie with the Spoonbridge and Cherry.
Discover what all the hype is about with the Golden Gophers. Football, volleyball and basketball games are all part of the Big 10 action played at the University of Minnesota, the 4th largest college in the nation.
TOURS & EXPERIENCES
Pedal Pub Along the Mississippi River
Travel back in time on a Magical History Tour™!Ride a Segway as you enjoy the history of the Minneapolis Riverfront area from 10,000 BC to present without breaking a sweat.
Take a paddle boat cruise down the Mississippi River on the historic Minneapolis Queen.
Have a pint and pedal around the city on a Pedal Pub.
Discover Minneapolis from another perspective in a 2.5-hour paddle on the Mississippi River through the historic heart of the city with Paddle Bridge Kayak Tours.
View the Minneapolis skyline from the riverfront atBoom Island Park and visit the lighthouse.
Tuck under a blanket and take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Minneapolis—pre-routed or personalized—with The Hitching Company.
You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break, or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape Gameoffers an outlet from ordinary life that allows you to live the stories you love.
Get a birds-eye view of downtown Minneapolis from the observation deck on top of The Foshay Tower.
Tour Paisley Park and receive a rare glimpse of Prince's 65,000-square foot home, studio and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. Then Experience Prince’s Minneapolisby visiting his favorite hangouts and childhood spots.
Go under the sea atSea Lifeat theMall of America and discover over 4,500 sea creatures inside the 1.3 million gallon aquarium.
In the mood for an amazing scavenger hunt adventure? Discover some of the hottest spots in Minneapolis as you uncover hidden messages and learn about local history, straight from your smartphone! You can start the hunt whenever you want and play at your own pace.
Spend a day at Mall of America. Ride a rollercoaster or cross the park on a zip line atNickelodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park in the nation. Discover your inner artist at Crayola Experience, with over 25 artistic attractions that encourage creative family fun. Soar over the country with the breathtaking flight simulation at FlyOver America.
Celebrate the family-centric Annual Monarch Festival at Lake Nokomis with music, food, dance, art, and butterfly-friendly plant sales to commemorate the monarch butterfly's 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico.