Must-sees in the Twin Cities!
October 15, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
I'll be in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November for a conference over a weekend. What should I do, see, and eat while I'm there?
posted by absquatulate to Travel & Transportation around Minneapolis, MN (22 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I have never been to Minneapolis before and will be there for four days. I'd love to hear recommendations for great places to see, eat, and do.
I'm not big on chain restaurants (unless they really do have good food) and I'm not big on malls or hard-core shopping experiences, although I might go the Mall of America simply to gawk at it all. So, I'm not looking for the Olive Garden/Mall of America experience. I'd rather have a quintessential Minneapolis experience.
I do like local beer, good local food, local spots that might be kitschy or historically interesting, historical tours or buildings and museums. I love libraries, parks, festivals, and art. And coffee.
I'm staying right in downtown near the Convention Center. I'll be sans car, so public transportation accessibility a requirement. I am a poor graduate student, so things that are budget conscious would be good. If there is ONE meal that I absolutely must have and it's a little pricey (e.g. $25/entree) I'll consider it. I don't mind walking, and I'm fully ready for the weather (qualifications: 10 years living near Rochester, NY, and currently living in New England.) Since I'll be solo, I'd prefer safer neighborhoods (so, like, that awesome diner in the sketchy part of town that's a must-have experience post pub crawls at 1 am, not probably for me :)
So, Twin Cities MeFites: Help me have a great time in your town! Several people I've spoken to have all said I'm going to love Minneapolis, I just want to love it even more!