Minnesota

Minnesota Travel Guide

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.

Strange Factor: Follow Gloria and Gladys, two totally tacky costumed “Gunderson” girls, through St.

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.

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.

In the hills of Lilydale Park, an undeveloped preserve along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, amateur paleontologists can hunt for fossils, hammer and chisel in hand.

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.

Special booking: It helps to have entertained the GM’s of many of Southern Africa’s top hotels and camps in your own house.

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

Mill City Farmers Market: www.millcityfarmersmarket.org

 

St. Paul Farmers’ Market: www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com

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.

Built in the early 20th century, the columned, Beaux Arts-style Minneapolis Institute of Arts now includes a wing added in 1974 by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and a 2005 addition by American architect Micheal Graves.

Spend at least a day here, with more than 500 stores to satisfy any shopper.