Hi! I will be having a 9 hours of layover in Minneapolis-St. Paul, I would like to know if I the following attractions are easily accessible from the airport and do you have any suggestions on how I can, at least see and take pictures, of these places in a very short period of time: Minneapolis 1. Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2. Lake Harriet 3. Target Field 4. Lake of the Isles 5. Stone Arch Bridge 6. Guthrie Theater 7. Chain of Lakes 8. Mill City Museum 9. Minnehaha Park 10. American Swedish Institute 11. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 12. Minneapolis Skyway System 13. Basilica of St. Mary 14. Mall Of America St. Paul 1. Cathedral of St. Paul 2. St. Croix River Thank you very much!
3 or 4 of us are planning a girls weekend in Minneapolis at the end of the month. We will be flying in from different places and meet at the airport. Originally we were going to Ely to dogsled and stay in a B&B but decided that it's too far for a long weekend and especially in iffy weather. We were thinking that staying downtown might be fun. Other things we like are B&B's, spas, wine, yoga. Not very excited about the MOA. What we are looking for are suggestions of where to stay and what to do. Thanks!
I will be arriving Sunday Sept 30. I have a room at the Hilton since I'm attending a conference at that location. I'm trying to decide if the Executive Level upgrade is worth the extra 20.00 plus tax a night. I am not a breakfast person. It looks like that is the main draw, other than the executive lounge which I'm not sure would be worth my money when I can go to the lounge in the lobby. Any suggestions or comments?? Are the cocktails the same at both locations? I'm also arriving shortly after noon/checking in and going to make a few innings of the Twins/Tigers game. (already have ticket) I'm assuming the metro is the best route? I realize I'll be a few innings late..
Hi I have made my bookings to fly from Washington D.C. to Vancouver with Delta, transiting through Minneapolis/St Pauls. I will arrive on a Wednesday at 13:30 and fly out at 17:30, so have four hours in transit. I am frankly bamboozled by the immigration arrangements between the US and Canada, sp please excuse what might be very simplistic questions. I am presuming that my baggage will be checked through to Vancouver, as this is where I clear Canadian immigration and customs? As for myself, I am presuming that I will still be deemed to be in the US? If so, will I be allowed to pass through into the public area of the airport or do I have to stay 'planeside'? Even if I can pass into the public area, is four hours long enough to see/do anything? Regards Cathy
Thinking of continuing bus trip from Sioux Falls SD to Minneapolis to see more of US end of September, 2012. Would it be a good stop for a couple of days to see around? Any tours going in the city? Any advice would be great. Cheers
I'm thinking of coming up for a teacher's conference end of Sept/first of Oct.. Will stay at the Hilton/MOA.. Thought I might take in a Twins game while there. Is there easy transportation to/from Target Field? Thanks,
what is good to do with teenager in redwood falls area and where to stay?
Hi! I have family members who will be in Rochester for 9 days. Have been looking online for some children's activities in the area but not finding that much. Any recommendations? The 12 year old will have most days free - accompanied by her grandfather. They may make a trip to the Mall of America. Are there any good waterslides at a hotel that she can pay to use for the day? She loves soccer and shopping. Her 4 year old brother will be with them some days. Thanks.
Anyone recommend some good small towns - nice bars and restaurants etc? The more obscure the better. Many thanks, Pb Dancing
Hi everyone, I'm visiting friends in Minneapolis and would like to spend a few days skiing in Lutsen. Problem is, I don't drive and have to figure out a way to get there via public transport. I've found out that there are buses from Minneapolis to Duluth, but can't seem to find anything to Lutsen. Does anyone have suggestions on how to get there via bus/train etc? Many thanks in advance!
Hello all! I know it is a bit early, but wife and I finally got grandparents to sit for daughter over the holiday weekend and are going to be in the area over the New Years Eve weekend. We have tickets to football, reservations at Murray's, a plan to hit MofA and even the art museum, but no idea what to do or where to be to ring in the new year. We are not major drinkers, nor would we like to be in a crazy dance club full of kids! I have heard about Acme comedy club, but does it have shows NYE? What about after the show? Where should we go? Hotel party? Small bar? Somewhere we can be around couples and in a comfortable environment... too much to ask :} Thanks much in advance.
Hi! We are a couple of friends from Spain planning to stay in Minneapolis from September 24, leaving on 27 in the morning. So we would stay 2 days and a half. We're going to the Vikings-Lions game on sunday, since I'm a huge Vikings fan!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!! But besides that, I'm looking for suggestions..... My initial plan was: Day 1, visiting Minneapolis on the afternoon; Day 2, game day! then visiting St. Paul on the afternoon; Day 3, round-trip to Duluth. However, maybe visiting Duluth is not worthy since we are staying for such a short time in Minneapolis... Need some help and ideas; will be truly appreciated. Thanks, David
Our family will be coming to Minneapolis for a weekend series at Target Field. Looking for suggestions..... Baseball will be the main focus of the trip, going to at least two games Friday and Sunday. Where to stay? Downtown is OK, but not necessary, I understand there are many good transportation options. Any ideas/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks, Mark
This is for anyone traveling or planning to travel in or through Minnesota in the very near future: As of last night, state government shutdown has suspended the following traveler/tourism services/attractions until budget consensus can be reached: All state parks and campgrounds All state museums Minnesota Zoo Fishing license sales Racetracks Minnesota Office of Tourism Almost all highway wayside rests with bathroom facilities. 3 rest centers will remain open (Brainerd, Park Rapids and Floodwood) as well as those without bathroom facilities. Privately owned campgrounds and regional parks remain open. Reference the Explore Minnesota website for continuing info and locating attractions still functioning during the shutdown. exploreminnesota.com/index.a...
Hello & Happy Fathers Day. I understand from reading your posts. (Most Very Helpful) That Travelers can get around the Minneapolis St.Paul area via lite rail & bus, What about cities beyond?? We would like to see Split rock light house as well as other sites off the beaten path. I would assume renting a car would be best. We are coming in via Amtrak, where would we go to rent a car ? The Amtrak ticket only Says we arrive @ St.Paul/Minneapolis Amtrak station. Will there be signs like @ Airports?? So afraid of getting lost & missing our return train back to Indiana..Oh well go big or go home..Any comments will be very welcome. Thanks, Tami
am interested in a dinner cruise on the Andiamo. There would be 13 of us. Is there a special rate for children?
Hey Minneapolians! In August I'm coming towards this wonderful city to stay for half a year to gain work experience. Besides working I'll have quite some spare time (especially during the weekends) and I was wondering where this 21 year-old student could get to know other people. Sportive activities but also clubs or bars have my personal preference. I'll be staying somewhere near the University of Minneapolis. Thanks in advance!
I'm going to be moving from Denver to Minnesota.We are looking to spend at the most 500,000.We are in our middle 40's with no kids just 4 dogs.We'd like to be close to shopping,restraunts,bars,coffee shops ect... Any advice would help me alot
hey minneapolis! i'm coming to your fair city on the 27th to see a show at Cabooze.. anyone been there?? Seein Mushroomhead with Livan. gonna be an epic rock show! anyone goin or been to this venue before? any good drinking holes to hip up before or after?
Hi, I am going for a short trip to Minnesota in 2 days time, I thought of going to Mall of America and really like to go somewhere to see some Moose. Ideally it should be some kind of drive through safari where we can get up close and personal with some Moose but I can't seem to find this on the Internet. Anyone have any suggestions / recommendations? Thanks!
We have recently moved to Minneapolis area. Can you please suggest me attractions, places, activities for kids.
can anybody help me? im looking for a busline that comes into minneapolis via canada, either manitoba or sask...can someone PLEASE help me out?
Hey everyone! My GF and I are going to come up for the M S Fair, Walker, the MOA, and a show at First Avenue. I'm from Iowa, she's from Georgia. I am looking for a place to stay for 4 nights over Labor Day weekend. I have seen a couple B&Bs, and a hostel, but I would like to avoid getting a car. Any suggestions of where to stay that is close to public transit and non-corporate, non-chain, etc.? Trip Advisor lists: Le_Blanc_House Wales House Nicollet_Island_Inn Evelo_s_Bed_and_Breakfast Elmwood_House Coe Mansion Carriage Historic_Heights_B_B_and_Events Schooner_Rooming_House Reviews vary ALOT on these... The hostel is: Minneapolis International Hostel Thanks for reading! Chas.
Hi All, We have the long weekend coming up, however we are a little clueless on what is a good getaway for a 3 day weekend from St Paul/Minneapolis. We have already been to Duluth a couple of times. We are nature lovers and not really into fishing or boating.Any places in SD or WI that we can drive to in this weekend? Any ideas will be appreciated! Thanks a bunch in advance! -Abi
Is it possible to walk from Riverfront district in Minneapolis to the Sculpture garden? How long would it take, approximately? Thank you
Hi, Is there anybody who can accompany/guide me over the weekends to travel across the city, visit the places generally ? Obviously somebody who knows the city well, does not have much work, rather have time to kill during weekends [like me] and do not mind jut walking around the city, try out eateries, buses, rails - mostly budget options, may be going to museums, parks, lakes - though they are frozen now, the river etc. I am staying till march end - in Eagan MN. Though this may not be the best of weather, I am not sure if I will ever be back here. Being on my own and exploring the bus routes and rail routes and all possible places is definitely an option - but it will be easier for me, if somebody who knows them, is there to guide, just in case. Thanks a lot.
I'm looking for a fun afternoon activity for a friend's bachelorette party. We'll have around 15 girls in their late-twenties. Really more interested in tasting the wine and having fun with each other than an educational experience. Would Northern Vineyards be a good place for us to kick off the bachelorette party?
We have scheduled a vacation in Duluth for the week of the 4th of July of this year. We have two children, ages 12 and 10. Will it be possible to swim in Lake Superior without a wetsuit? I dont mean extended hours of swimming, just normal at the beach days. Thanks for your help.
Hello, Myself and my wife have come to this place from India and is staying with our daughter and son-in-law. We will be here for a couple of months. We wish to see all the tourist attractions in and around Minneapolis. We would like to know if any conducted tours are available in luxury coaches on daily basis or during week-ends by travel operators or by any Government tourism dept. If such facility is available please furnish me with the details. Also your advice and guidance. Thanks and best wishes C.Jagannadha Rao
I can't seem to find out how to get from Duluth to Copper Harbor via bus or boat or any means of transportation. Even Duluth to Hancock would work. Any ideas? Thanks