Top 8 Reasons Why Minneapolis is Ready to Host Your Group

If you're looking to plan the ultimate group tour, look no further. Minneapolis should be your destination of choice. But, why Minneapolis? Great question. We'll give you 8 reasons why you should be excited to bring your group to Minneapolis.


Compact City – Easy to Explore

In Minneapolis, you’ll never be far from where you need to be – literally. Our compact city is easy to get to and easy to get around. Plus, you'll have easy access to our neighboring cities, St. Paul and Bloomington. Why experience just one city during your trip when you can experience three?


All Hotel Brands, All Budgets, All Conveniently Located

Check in, then check it all out. Just steps from theater venues, breweries, sports stadiums, concert halls, award-winning restaurants, cocktail bars … you’ll always be right in the middle of the action. Plus, our hotels are taking extra precautions to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay.


Our Innovative Food Scene is Ready to Impress

Our group-friendly dining means everyone has a seat at the table in Minneapolis. Whether it’s the famous Jucy Lucy cheese-filled burger, two scoops of over-the-top ice cream, soul food that’s as comforting as it is delicious, rooftop happy hour overlooking our vibrant downtown, a restaurant that was featured on the Food Network, we just ask that you bring your appetite.


We Have a Passion for What We’re Pouring

City of Lakes, hundreds of watering holes. IPA fanatics, dive bar dwellers, wine enthusiasts, latte lovers and cocktail cravers alike will all find something that’s sure to impress their Facebook friends. Whatever you’re thirsty for, we know what we’re doing behind the bar (or at least our bartenders do).


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 take a public art tour. Shop until you drop with tax-free clothing at the Mall of America or our trendy boutiques. Throw on that jersey and cheer for your favorite sports team. Get dressed up for a Broadway show and get a glimpse of our theater scene. Roll up your sleeves and experience a glass blowing demonstration. Whatever you do – just don’t pack lightly.


City by Nature: Top Park System, 22 Lakes & the Mighty Mississippi

In the city with a top ranked park system in the nation, our Chain of Lakes, the mighty Mississippi River, more than 200 miles of biking and hiking trails and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway just steps from the urban action, you’ll have endless options to enjoy a day of outdoor adventure safely.


A Community Leading the Path Forward

As the catalyst city for a nationwide movement, 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.


Trip Planning Inspiration All in One Place

Our comprehensive website makes it easy to plan your trip and find things to do. Book your hotel, browse itineraries, and stay up to date on COVID-19 information all in one place. Visit to start planning your trip.


Complimentary Overnight Bus Parking When Staying at a Downtown Hotel

In a city as large as Minneapolis, parking options are always plentiful. But, it's always helpful to know where the best spots are, for the best price. Luckily, if you're staying at one of our downtown hotels, overnight bus parking is free!

Need more reasons? Contact:

Casey Kluver

Manager, Global Tourism Sales