Minnesota boasts over 10,000 inland lakes surrounded by untamed wilderness. The state borders the southwestern shore of Lake Superior – the largest of the 5 Great Lakes – where you can enjoy a dramatic scenery of rugged cliffs, waterfalls, and pine forests. The Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness offer ample opportunities for camping, hiking, swimming, and canoeing.

    You can head up to northern Minnesota for a scenic, 148-mile drive along Highway 61. It’s beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, but it's especially beautiful in autumn – you can feel the cool breeze while being surrounded by fall foliage. Immerse yourself in nature at notable protected areas like the Voyageurs National Park and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Located along the Mississippi River, Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Saint Paul and Minneapolis) has all the modern conveniences you’d need, from hotels and restaurants to art galleries and avant-garde theatres.

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    • Minneapolis, the biggest city in Minnesota, is a magnet for artists, musicians, and nature lovers. Contemporary galleries like the Walker Art Center, as well as upscale eateries, stand alongside grungy rock clubs and avant-garde theatres. Whatever your bag, Minneapolis will likely serve it up. The Mississippi River bisects it all, flowing alongside parks, lakes, and public spaces. Walk or...

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    Where & what to eat in Minnesota

    • 10 Places Locals Love to Eat in Minneapolis

      Thinking of where to find Minneapolis’ best local food scenes? Get off the beaten path and track down a tasty meal that only Minneapolis locals know about. There’s a great selection of dining options across the city, from modest international eateries to upscale steakhouses and cafes. Minneapolis cuisine has a reputation for being fresh, homegrown, delicious, and occasionally outrageous. Try...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Minnesota

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Minneapolis

      Minneapolis, nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, is a terrific shopping destination. The renowned megamall, Mall of America, is the city’s main attraction, however, the diverse collection of quaint shopping districts around the city should not be overlooked. Boutiques reign supreme in Uptown, offering just about everything from locally designed clothes and jewelry to souvenirs made from recycled...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Minnesota

    • 10 Best Nightlife in Minneapolis

      Minneapolis’ nightlife highlights its diverse, cutting-edge live music scene. Blues and jazz clubs are always popular, but you can also find top-notch venues playing everything from rock to reggae. Famous as the birthplace of musical luminaries like Prince, the city is a frequent tour stop for many major bands and musicians. If you're not here for the music...

    Useful information

    • Minneapolis Travel Essentials

      Our Minneapolis Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Minnesota, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type...

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