Top 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss Your Event in Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, we have tried for years to find that “one thing” that makes us a don’t-miss-event-destination. Is it our compact, easy to get around downtown? Is it because we have so much going on that Prince chose to stay in his hometown? Is it our beautiful urban City By Nature setting surrounded by lakes and waterfalls - fun to explore in all four seasons? Since we couldn’t agree - we have narrowed it down to the Top 8 Reasons (and hundreds of ideas) why you should make those travel plans to attend your event in Minneapolis ASAP!


DELTA HUB, COMPACT CITY – EASY TO EXPLORE

MSP Airport is a Delta hub, located within a 3-hour flight from almost everywhere in the U.S. and the Light rail connects attendees straight to our compact, walkable downtown with dozens of entertainment options. Our Skyways — enclosed, second-level walkways connecting buildings in 80 blocks — keep people comfortable and dry, year-round.  Find all your transportation information here

Pictured Above: Nice Ride Bike Rental, Metro Blue Line at Hennepin Ave, MSP International Airport, Stone Arch Bridge



MEETING SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

Our Minneapolis Convention Center, venues, hotels, and Downtown Improvement Ambassadors (DID) have the most comprehensive health, safety and cleanliness protocols in place to ensure the safety of our visitors at every part of their journey in Minneapolis.

Pictured Above: Brit's Pub, Union Rooftop, Minneapolis Convention Center, DID Ambassador


OUR INNOVATIVE FOOD SCENE IS READY TO IMPRESS

Whether it’s the famous Jucy Lucy cheese-filled burger, two scoops of over-the-top ice creamsoul food that’s as comforting as it is delicious, rooftop happy hour overlooking our vibrant downtown, or a restaurant that was featured on the Food Network, we just ask that you bring your appetite. Check out all our favorite places to forget about that diet.  You're traveling - these calories don't count anyway!

Pictured Above: Sonora Grill, Wonders Ice Cream, 5-8 Club, Ramen Kazama


WE HAVE A PASSION FOR WHAT WE’RE POURING

City of Lakes, hundreds of watering holes. IPA fanaticsdive bar dwellerswine enthusiastslatte lovers and cocktail cravers alike will all find something to brag about on Instagram.  Don’t miss our lists of breweries with patios (some year round) and our amazing cideries - whatever you’re thirsty for, we know we’ve got just the drink.

Pictured Above: Pryes Brewing Company, Spyhouse Coffee, AxeBridge Wine Co., Rooftop at Hewing Hotel  


ENDLESS THINGS TO ENTERTAIN AND EXCITE

Explore Minneapolis the way it was meant to be explored — through multiple outfit changes. Lace up those sneakers and head out on a public art tour or explore our museums and galleries. Slide on your dancing shoes and find your way to the world famous First Ave or visit Prince’s Paisley Park. Get sporty watching your favorite team at our downtown stadiums or create new memories with our exciting calendar of special events. And of course, you can always shop until you drop with tax-free clothing at the Mall of America and our trendy boutiques

Pictured Above: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Target Field, Paisley Park, Amber Room at Guthrie Theater


CITY BY NATURE: TOP PARKS, 22 LAKES & THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

A concrete jungle we are not. In the city with a top ranked park system in the nation, our Chain of Lakes, the mighty Mississippi River, two waterfalls, and more than 200 miles of biking and hiking trails just steps from the urban action, we can guarantee you’ll have endless options to enjoy a day of outdoor adventure regardless of the season.

Pictured Above: Theodore Wirth Park, Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls, Gold Medal Park


A COMMUNITY LEADING THE PATH FORWARD

As the catalyst city for a nationwide movement in 2020, Meet Minneapolis stands in solidarity with our leaders from all backgrounds in recognizing the need to transform our city from the inside out – to ensure Minneapolis is both a safe and equitable place for everyone to live, work and visit.

Pictured Above: Nicollet, Sammy's Avenue Eatery, Nicollet Farmer's Market, Phelps Field Park 


TRIP PLANNING INSPIRATION ALL IN ONE PLACE

You're in the right place!  Our comprehensive website makes it easy to plan your trip and find things to do. Browse itineraries, plan out that pub crawl with our craft breweries and stay up to date on COVID-19 information all in one place.

Pictured Above: Black Sheep Pizza, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Beer Dabbler - Winter Carnival, Bob Dylan Mural 1, S 5th St