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Things to do in Downtown Minneapolis

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Downtown Minneapolis. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Downtown Minneapolis attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Downtown Minneapolis to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Downtown Minneapolis.

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  • 414Soundbar

    Serving as a tonic to the martini-drinking lounge crowd, the 414 oozes with the vibe of a European dance club. Its two intimate spaces—a richly pat... More
  • CorAzoN

    Depending on the season, nearly half of the merchandise in this eclectic gift shop is made by local artists, showcasing original home accessories, ... More
  • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

    Jazz enthusiasts of every stripe gather at this nationally renowned venue to hear local talent and touring musicians—everyone from vocalists like N... More
  • Guthrie Theater

    Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Je... More

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