7 Reasons to Hangout in Minneapolis this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s a three-day weekend! These don’t come around very often…how are you going to make the best of your Memorial Day weekend? You could venture to the same old spots you always visit, or you could switch it up and head to Minneapolis for a weekend filled with adventure. Get outside, tour the city, try locally crafted brews, and make some memories!

1. Travel back in time with Segway

Segway Magical History Tours offers an amazing tour of the riverfront while providing you with everything you need to know about the history of Minneapolis. Learn about the Mill City Museum, St. Anthony Falls, the Stone Arch Bridge and more all without breaking a sweat. The Segway does the work for you, so all you have to do is take in the beauty of the Minneapolis Riverfront. Everyone who takes this tour raves about it, so check it out to experience the city from a different angle.


2. Take an adventure down the river with Above the Falls Sports

Hop in a kayak and travel down the Mississippi River with Above the Falls Sports! There aren’t many other places where you can learn about the industrial history of Minneapolis, take in views of the downtown skyline and have the water at your fingertips. Keep your tour downtown or kayak to Minnehaha Falls to see one of the most amazing pieces of nature in Minneapolis. Book your paddle and brew tour for Sunday, May 28!


3. Quench your thirst with a funky brew

It’s no doubt that we have a passion for beer in Minneapolis. Breweries are everywhere and we can’t complain because our brew masters know what they’re doing. If you’re looking to expand your palate, head to Insight Brewing. They’ve taken it to the next level with two of their stand-out beers, A Visit to My Crazy Aunt (gin & tonic ale) and Kentucky Vendetta (bourbon and tequila barrel aged). If you’re looking for a bite to eat with your beverage, check out our favorite spots for brew food!


4. Ride Minneapolis on two wheels with Nice Ride

As the 6th Best Bike City, Minneapolis is a hot spot for traveling on two wheels. The best part about it is you don’t even need to own your own bike! Our bike-share program, Nice Ride, makes it easy to get outside and take a spin around town. With over 200 stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, there’s bound to be an option close by. Ditch the car this weekend and get moving! Need more convincing? Check out the 3 reasons we love Nice Ride.


5. Catch some live action at a Twins game

The Twins are in town this weekend! They play the Rays Friday through Sunday and the Astros on Monday. If you need an excuse to get to Minneapolis this weekend, here it is. There’s nothing quite like an afternoon at Target Field with a beautiful view of the skyline and an array of unique food and beverage options. You don’t even have to be a big baseball fan to have a blast at a Twins game. Trust us.


6. Shop and taste local at a Minneapolis Farmers market

Local produce, fresh ingredients and unique hand-crafted goods are what the Minneapolis Farmers Markets are all about! We’re proud to provide access to fresh, healthy food, which is why we have over 25 different farmers markets throughout the city. For more than just edible goods, head to the Mill City Farmers Market where you’ll find live music, artist demonstrations, kids activities, educational speakers and other events.


7. Jive out at Soundset


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Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Soundset! One of the largest annual hip-hop music festivals in the country, Soundset will be at the State Fair Grounds this Sunday, May 28th from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm. Explore new music or listen to your favorites with over 40 different artists performing over the 10 hour span. Check out the lineup and be sure to get your tickets! Download the Soundset app to receive full access to all things Soundset, including the full schedule, food & drink options, site map, and more!