Minneapolis/St. Paul

Things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in MinneapolisSt. Paul. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite MinneapolisSt. Paul 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 MinneapolisSt. Paul 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 MinneapolisSt. Paul.

As the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul takes pride in keeping its vibrant literary reputation alive.

The University of Minnesota's "big, shiny thing" overlooking the Mississippi River, this modern art museum designed by Frank Gehry packs a visual wallop.

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South of St. Paul, this vineyard has successfully grown flavorful French grapes in Minnesota. In addition, climate-tolerant varieties have been developed by the University of Minnesota. Built from the state’s limestone and white pine, the winery was opened by lawyer David A.

Depending on the season, nearly half of the merchandise in this eclectic gift shop is made by local artists, showcasing original home accessories, handmade bags from vintage fabrics, and jewelry, including the stained-glass pendants with hand-pressed flowers made by the brother and sister team kn

Since the Walker’s new addition opened in 2005, it has become just as well known for its eye-catching architecture as for the art inside.

Moto-i, at Lyndale and Lake in Uptown, bills itself the first sake brewpub outside Japan. In addition to draft sake and namazake (unpasteurized specialty sake) the brewpub also serves the usual lineup of liquors, beers, and wine.

The city’s premier locally owned outdoor store is an addictive spot for adventurers looking for camping, climbing, and paddling gear—or simply a pair of comfortable shoes.

Both fresh creations and classics from children's literature are brought to life at this family-focused regional theatre.

The Spread: True locavores haunt the 167 stalls of St. Paul's downtown Saturday market, and for good reason: every farmer and producer selling here comes from within a 75-mile radius of the city (a top 10 vote-getter for markets in our AFC survey).

The first Thursday of every month, between 5 and 9 p.m., is the time to studio hop in Minneapolis’s Northeast neighborhood.

Dedicated to providing a showcase for one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories from emerging local talent, this sunny Uptown shop dresses men and women in style.

A coffee house, bakery, and cupcake shop all in one, Cupcake is the place to go for a quick meal, a caffeine boost, and a sweet treat.

Considered by many to be the unofficial end of summer, this 12-day fair runs from late August through Labor Day.