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Minneapolis-St. Paul

Downtown Minneapolis and North Loop
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Morning sun reflects off the downtown Minneapolis skyline / Groveland Media

A Vibrant Urban Center

Minnesota's capital city, St. Paul, and its biggest city, Minneapolis, stand side by side along the Mississippi River, and together, they teem with culture, unique cuisine and cosmopolitan fun. Visit major cultural institutions, savor the thriving food scene, explore some of the best parks in the nation, and play at world-class family-friendly attractions in both of these Twin Cities.

Minneapolis restaurant serves four plates of Vietnamese food on a wooden table

Try the Vietnamese street foods at Hai Hai restaurant and bar in Minneapolis / Matt Lien courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Must-Visit Restaurants in Minneapolis

From the nation's best Somali cuisine to classic diner fare and authentic birria tacos, here are 45 incredible Minneapolis restaurants to check out the next time you're in town.

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Crowd at Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Stroll the streets of Minneapolis' oldest neighborhood during the Stone Arch Bridge Festival / Gina Reis

Explore Like a Local

A Somali museum. A natural swimming pool. Football-shaped pizza. From off-the-beaten-path cultural gems to cherished local eateries, get an inside glimpse of the Twin Cities through the eyes of a local.

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Green Line and Capitol building in St. Paul

Ride the Green Line light rail between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, and many neighborhoods in between / Robert Ferdinandt

Sightsee by Light Rail

To see the best of the Twin Cities, hop on the Green Line. Catch a Vikings or Twins game in Minneapolis, tour the majestic State Capitol in St. Paul, or spend the day checking out the museums, shops and restaurants that lie within blocks of this popular light rail route.

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Friends leaving the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

The Palace Theatre in St. Paul / Paul Vincent

Arts & Culture Escape

Take a long weekend to immerse yourself in the Twin Cities’ arts and culture scene. Explore a sculpture garden, enjoy the area's famous live theater and check out an art festival, and you'll understand why this is one of the culture hubs of the Midwest.

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Kids looking through glass at grizzly bears at the Minnesota Zoo

Get up close and personal with grizzly bears at the Minnesota Zoo / Minnesota Zoo

Kid-Friendly Faves

You’ll find plenty of fun things to do with the little ones in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Inspire wonder at a museum, splash around at an indoor waterpark, and come eye to eye with native and exotic animals at the Twin Cities' zoos and aquariums.

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Keg and Case Forest to Fork

Located at Keg and Case in St. Paul, Forest to Fork is Minnesota's first wild food store / Darin Kamnetz

Twin Cities Food Halls

Minneapolis-St. Paul’s imaginative, diverse culinary scene shines at an array of food halls, from Keg and Case and the Hmongtown Marketplace in St. Paul to Midtown Global Market and Mercado Central in Minneapolis.

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