Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minneapolis/St. Paul Travel Guide

Jazz enthusiasts of every stripe gather at this nationally renowned venue to hear local talent and touring musicians—everyone from vocalists like Nellie McKay to the ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

Named for owner Anthony Andler’s great-grandfather (a tailor and 1917 Russian immigrant), Heimie’s is the sort of men’s clothing store you may have thought extinct.

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

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).

Consistently voted the best bakery in the city, Franklin Street has been selling fresh breads, pastries, and cakes since 1998.

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.

The glamorous Ordway Center, with its expansive glass façade and dramatically curved interior staircase, is the jewel of St. Paul’s performing arts scene, staging a nonstop schedule of Broadway-style musicals, international music and dance, and educational programs.

Known as the "birthplace of Minneapolis," the Riverfront District is located along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Visitors can take a self-guided tour along the St.

Calhoun Bike Rentals, located one block from Lake Calhoun and the Midtown Greenway Trail, is open daily to rent Specialized road bikes, tandems, recumbants and more. All rentals include helmet, bike lock, bag, and trail map.

The Chamber Hotel's sassily patriotic RWFB Bar - a.k.a. the Red, White, and F***ing Blue bar - has a sultry vibe.

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.

Serving as a tonic to the martini-drinking lounge crowd, the 414 oozes with the vibe of a European dance club.

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