Minnesota Travel Guide
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.
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.
Special booking: It helps to have entertained the GM’s of many of Southern Africa’s top hotels and camps in your own house.
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.
The University of Minnesota's "big, shiny thing" overlooking the Mississippi River, this modern art museum designed by Frank Gehry packs a visual wallop.
A favorite among St. Paul’s after-work crowd, this casual neighborhood bar makes ordering a beer an enjoyable challenge, thanks to the 50 on tap and more than 100 by the bottle—listed on chalkboards that stretch to the ceiling.
At 450 acres, this urban retreat is about half the size of NYC's Central Park, but it has more to see, with a zoo, conservatory, amusement park, golf course, and beautiful lakeside trails.