Fuel up for the day by picking up some breakfast at Sammy's Eatery. They have a wide selection of breakfast sandwiches, which they serve of a delicious garlic toast bread and usually are priced just under $6 each.
If you’re an art lover, venture into the Northeast neighborhood and visit the Arts District, a local haven for creativity and craft beers. Get lost and explore the numerous art galleries and studios located within the Northrup King Building, which has open hours most Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Quirky boutiques, vintage shops, and craft breweries are around almost every corner. Immerse yourself in the local scene and perhaps even find a unique souvenir to take home.
If you prefer more formal galleries, consider the Minneapolis Institute of Art which has free admission every day and is large enough to spend a whole day in. Nearby, you’ll find Eat Street, with tons of restaurants offering affordable flavors from around the world, we recommend Quangs for some incredible Pho and Vietnamese staples. For even more art, there’s also the Weisman Museum, housed in a striking Frank Gehry-designed building along the river and on the University of Minnesota campus. Admission here is also always free!
Looking for something that will provide a full afternoon of fun for the kids? Check out the Como Zoo Conservatory, a donation-based zoo that’s open year round, and see some polar bears, penguins, and more animals from around the world. During the summer, you won’t want to miss the Como Town amusement park for kids - you can buy an unlimited pass or just enough points for a favorite ride.
For dinner hit up one of these budget-friendly eats around town. Lotus Restaurant is a popular Vietnamese eatery near Loring Park. They serve up delicious pho, com tam, spring rolls, and more. The Weinery has a simple menu of hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches but puts a fun spin on the toppings you can get. Bull's Horn is a neighborhood bar with excellent and affordable burgers and sandwiches on the menu.
For your evening activity, discover the theater scene in Minneapolis. There are plenty of smaller stages putting on incredible shows for every age group and interest. The best part about checking out one of these theaters is that you can get closer to the action for cheaper. Be sure to check out some local favorite spots like Mixed Blood Theater, Jungle Theater, or Theater in the Round.