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Minneapolis is a city on the rise. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, it is rumored that iconic American writer Mark Twain was the first to assign the name ‘Twin Cities’ to Minneapolis and neighboring city St. Paul. It's a metropolis that can cater to all your wishes: spend an entire week shopping, finding all the popular brands and some local ones, or go on a pub crawl and discover high-quality bars the city has to offer.

Find your trip

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley

Explore Minnesota’s exciting zoo and see over 2,700 species of animals. Do not miss the Discovery Bay aquarium, a maze of underground tunnels and walkways where you’ll be able to see some of the greatest wonders of the deep.

St Paul Curling Club
470 Selby Ave, St Paul

Curling is a popular winter sport in the Twin Cities. Visit the St. Paul Curling Club and watch how the players slide the hubcap-sized ‘puck’ down the ice, aiming for the target. While the intricacies of the game may seem a bit foreign at first, it’ll be a unique experience to see the ‘pitcher’ shouting at the ice brushes.

Mickey’s Diner
36 W. 7th Street, St. Paul

For a true American dining experience, you can’t pass up Mickey’s Diner. The venue was designed to resemble old railroad dining cars and is unique in that it is one of the first diners to be built in the Art Deco style. Try their signature brown buttermilk pancakes and egg omelets with a shake. Since the diner is open all day, every day, your late night hamburger cravings are not a problem anymore.

Manny’s Steakhouse
825 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis

This is a steakhouse where the menu reflects the offerings of local farms. In addition to chops and steaks, they also serve delicious side dishes like hash browns and special desserts like whisky bread pudding with hot fudge and caramel-covered macadamia nut brownies.

Mall of America
60 E Broadway, Bloomington

This place is so enormous it has its very own postcode. With over 500 stores, 70 restaurants, 14 movie screens, an 18 hole mini golf course and even an amusement park, the Mall of America is the U.S.'s fifth most-visited attraction. Here you'll find all kinds of stores. Some brands you might recognize are: American Apparel, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, The Body Shop, Bose, Burberry, Calvin Klein Performance, Disney Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Macy's, Michael Kors and H&M.

Uptown Minneapolis

Uptown Minneapolis is a fashionable district and a popular shopping area. There are both big chains like H&M or Urban Outfitters and independent shops selling just about anything from designer clothes and accessories to books, body care products and homeware. If you feel hungry after so much shopping, you'll find many restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Minneapolis is summer, when the weather is nice and warm, except for some sporadic storms. Note that June, July and August are also the busiest months for tourism, so make sure to book in advance. Visiting in late spring or early autumn could be a good option to save some money. Wintertime can be a challenging season to be in Minneapolis due to the cold and snowfall, but you can find good deals and there are skiing facilities near the city.

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