Twin Cities(Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (United States))

Experience The Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul) Like a Local

The area is filled with museums, theaters, restaurants, activities and more. If you’re planning a trip to Minneapolis or St Paul, stay local and book at an independently owned hotel with IVH.

While the Twin Cities might be infamous for their harsh winters, if you visit during the warmer months you may find yourself pleasantly surprised. The area is filled with museums, theaters, restaurants, activities and more. If you’re planning a trip to Minneapolis or St Paul, stay local and book at an independently owned hotel with IVH.

Explore the Outdoors

Explore the Outdoors

The Twin Cities is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. If you’re in the area, you should visit at least one. Some local favorites include Lake Mile Lacs and Lake Harriet. Lake Mile Lacs is a huge lake with beautiful scenery and has the best fishing in the area. Lake Harriet is the perfect place to kick back on the beach. This lake also offers a place to see live music and movies. Enjoy this tranquil environment at the bird sanctuary, on a trolley ride, or at the rose garden. Check out the rest of the chain of lakes here.

Enjoy Local Attractions

Enjoy Local Attractions

Mall of America: While the Mall of America is cliché, you have to visit it at least once while you’re in Minneapolis. The Mall of America is the perfect rainy-day activity. Shop till you drop at the largest mall in America with over 500 stores. The mall also has an amusement park, aquarium, a comedy club, a mirror maze, and even a flight simulation center.

Walker Art Center: Dive into art culture by exploring the 11 galleries of modern and contemporary art at the Walker Art Center. While you’re here visit the nearby Minneapolis Sculpture garden, which features featuring more than 40 works of art on an 11-acre property making it the largest urban sculpture garden in the U.S.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Located in St Paul at the historic Como Park, this zoo and conservatory have it all. See tons of species of animals including the California sea lions, gorillas, giraffes and more. Stop by the garden to see exotic plants. The best part about it? Admission is free to the public.

Experience Nordic Culture

Experience Nordic Culture

The Bachelor Farm: Located in the North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis serves authentic food that honors the Scandinavian roots such as popovers and pork sausage. They use Scandinavian techniques for curing, smoking, and pickling and source their ingredients from local farms to offer the freshest flavors. Stop by for an authentic Nordic dining experience.

American Swedish Institute: The perfect place to come and learn all about Swedish arts, migration, culture and more. Enjoy the Turnblad Mansion, seasonally rotating exhibits, and even art classes at this one of a kind museum and culture center.

Ingebretsen’s: Get a taste of Nordic flavors at this Scandinavian shop by picking up something from the meat shop or check out the gift shop for an array of interesting imports including Finnish crystals, Danish porcelain, or Iceland ceramics.

Whether you’re staying in Minnepolis or St Paul, stay local in the Twin Cities and book with IVH.

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