Arts | Entertainment
World-class museums. Breathtaking architecture. More theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside New York. Minneapolis has become a premier destination for arts lovers.
Take in a show at the Guthrie Theater, one of the city’s Tony Award-winning theaters. Discover new worlds at the The Science Museum of Minnesota. Take in the arias of Rossini at the Minnesota Opera. Or visit the Walker Art Center, hailed by Newsweek as “possibly the best contemporary art museum in the country.”
Minneapolis is your ticket to groundbreaking art, architecture and performing arts.
We’re one of the best dressed cities in the nation. Our secret? We’re home to the country’s trendiest discount retailer and the largest shopping complex in the country. Shopping in Minneapolis is unlike anywhere else in the country. But Target and the Mall of America are just the beginning of the story. Here, you’ll find a combination of ambitious young designers, funky neighborhood boutiques, fabulous neighborhoods, major retailers and big malls. Downtown Minneapolis is home to Macy’s, Nicollet Mall, Saks Off Fifth, Target’s flagship store, Martin Patrick III Finnstyle, and dozens of other unique shop stops that offer everything. Eclectic, deal-oriented, chic, rustic, location-specific, flashy or reserved, our shops have everything for everyone.
Oh, and did we mention no sales tax on apparel and shoes?
Food | Wine
With four distinct seasons and dozens of international culinary traditions, Minneapolis restaurants offer farm-to-table experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Take the short drive to area orchards and farms, or one of our local Minneapolis Farmer’s Markets, for just-picked produce and local specialties. Sit down to a meal by an internationally-known chef at a Minneapolis restaurant. Farm fresh ingredients inspire many local chefs. Last year alone four local chefs were nominated for the James Beard Award – the Oscar of culinary – including Tim McKee of La Belle Vie and Solera, and Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa Rotisserie. Experience the flavors of Sweden, Germany and Poland — or Somalia, Vietnam and Mexico. From fine Minneapolis restaurants to local fairs, you’ll find a culture of locally-grown, globally-inspired foods that nourish body and soul.