Minneapolis Travel Guide

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

Magical History Tours mounts guests on a Segway and guides them on a two-wheeled journey around the Riverfront district. After a quick course in maneuvering the once-hyped self-balancing personal transporter, visitors travel a five to seven mile route for about three hours.

A local favorite in Linden Hills, Clancey’s is both a butcher shop and a casual café.

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and park yourself in the grass for a performance of samba, swing, reggae, or even a Neil Diamond tribute band. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sundays, June 1 through September 16.

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.

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

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

A scenic spot for a little shopping or a bite, this May-through-October venue occupies the Mill City Museum train shed not far from the Stone Arch Bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

Why It’s Cool: As America’s longest continuous urban public parkway, this circular 50-mile asphalt path includes nine miles along the Mississippi River.

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.

Along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis’ Lowry Hill East neighborhood sits Via's Vintage.

Grumpy’s bar proudly (and rightly) promotes its three pool tables as an attraction, but there is a full "slate" of regular and special events that have patrons clamoring for seats each night as well: recurring karaoke, retro movie nights, comedy sessions and the occasional vaudeville performance,

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.