One-of-a-kind attractions. Tax-free shopping. Nationally praised dining. World-class theater. Museums galore. Green space. In Minneapolis Saint Paul, you get two cities worth for the price of one.
With 30 theater venues, more than 10 dance companies, 30 classical music groups and nearly 60 museums, itâ€™s no wonder weâ€™ve been called the Midwestâ€™s cultural capital. And itâ€™s not just numbers that impress, but whatâ€™s inside. Find paintings by van Gogh at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, catch a Broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre, or enjoy the melodic sounds played at the newly renovated Orchestra Hall.
With no sales tax on clothes and shoes, the savings here are unbeatableâ€”and there is no shortage of places to do so. Not only do we have Mall of America and its 520 stores, but we are also home to the nationâ€™s first enclosed mall, Southdale, and shopping neighborhoods like 50th and France and Saint Paulâ€™s Grand Avenue.
Itâ€™s just plain fun here; no matter what season you visit. Attend the Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul Winter Carnival or one of our many other festivals. Explore the Chain of Lakes. Bike along or snowshoe through our many miles of trails. Paddleboard on the Mississippi River. Tee off at championship courses. Play pond hockey. Visit our racetracks, casinos, amusement parks, or two zoos. No matter where you go or what you do, welcome.
Diners might be intimidated by the options available, but weâ€™re happy to provide something for everyone. From street eats to first-class cuisine, check out what trendy dining options are available for the tasting.
Our culinary standards are high here, as we are home to three consecutive James Beard winners for Best Chef in the Midwest. Our chefs have been on the forefront of the sustainability movement, cooking with fresh, local ingredients and serving dishes that range from classic American to ones from Thailand, Germany, Spain and beyond.
Thereâ€™s no better way to get acquainted with an area than to get outside, so hike, bike, paddle, swim or stroll in what Forbes calls the nationâ€™s healthiest cities. With 90,000 miles of shoreline and 929 metro area lakes, get in touch with nature in an urban environment, a concept thatâ€™s at the heart of Minneapolis Saint Paulâ€™s outdoor scene.