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Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is the largest
city in Minnesota. It is a global city and is a hub of business, sports,
medicine, culture, research and education. The city has many museums and
art venues, a vibrant performing arts and music scene and a buzzing
nightlife. Notable highlights here are the Walker Art Center (one of the
largest modern art museums in the country), the American-Swedish Institute,
the award-winning Guthrie Theater and the Minnesota Orchestra. Minneapolis
is home to a sizeable LGBTQ and Afro-American population. The city has
plenty of green spaces and vast parks like the Minnehaha Regional Park
where visitors may enjoy the natural beauty of Minneapolis.
Things to do in Minneapolis
Chain of Lakes
Located 5 miles from downtown Minneapolis, the Chain of Lakes is a unique
attraction and is open all year round. Five water bodies encompass the
Chain of Lakes. Each of them has something distinct to offer. Lake Calhoun
draws an active audience with many bike and boat rentals in addition to
well-marked paths for cycling and jogging. Lake Harriet has two beaches.
The rest three - Lake Cedar, Brownie Lake, and Lake of Isles are perfect
for a picnic or stroll on a nice sunny day.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Minneapolis Institute of Art(MIA) houses over 83,000 works of art over
a period of 5,000 years. The vast collection includes European artworks,
Egyptian artefacts, African and Asian art, among others. Artworks from
Titan, Monet, Vincent Van Gogh are featured at the MIA. There are several
temporary exhibitions from across the globe. The MIA is truly a haven for
art aficionados and visitors of all ages. It is a family friendly museum.
The Guthrie theatre is among the most famous ones in the country and is a
highlight of Minneapolis. The theatre opened its doors in 1963 and is in
downtown. It has 3 individual stages on which a host of avant-garde and
classical productions are performed. In case you aren’t able to enjoy a
show here, they also run guided tours to catch a glimpse of the iconic
theatre on the inside. The theatre also has an onsite restaurant.
Best Time to Visit Minneapolis
The best time to book Minneapolis flights is from June to August when the
weather is pleasant for outdoor activities. It is advised to book
Philadelphia to Minneapolis flights in advance to avoid paying more at the