Photo of the Minneapolis Skyline. Click here for the Best of the Twin Cities.With much of the world in a standstill, it’s impossible not to daydream about summer’s arrival here in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul, collectively, boast one of the top three city park systems in North America, thanks in large part to natural beauties such as Minnehaha Falls, Lake of the Isles, and Harriet Island. The urge for a long-overdue Minneapolis staycation has never been greater than it is right now. Thus, we decided to craft a comprehensive Minneapolis bucket list, which effectively purveys the very best of the Twin Cities.

Best of the Twin Cities: 35 Reasons to Visit Minneapolis

Minneapolis is exceedingly diverse. It features a dazzling downtown, hip North Loop, bustling Uptown, and artsy Northeast, all of which are speckled with award-winning breweries, sleek restaurants, and picturesque parks. Because there’s so much beauty in this fine city, piecing together an all-encompassing Minneapolis bucket list wasn’t easy. That being said, we truly believe that the very best of the Twin Cities lies below. Enjoy!

  1. Admire a live performance at the Guthrie Theater
  2. Amble along the mighty Mississippi on River Parkway
  3. Bask in the beauty of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  4. Capture the “Spoonbridge and Cherry” at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  5. Catch a $3 flick at Riverview Theater
  6. Cheer during the postgame Friday night fireworks at Target Field
  7. Dance the night away at Rock the Garden
  8. Devour a lobster roll at Smack Shack
  9. Enjoy a craft beer on LynLake Brewery’s rooftop
  10. Examine a thought-provoking production at McGuire Theater
  11. Explore Northeast’s Art-A-Whirl®
  12. Feed the birds at Powderhorn Park
  13. Jam out at Surly Brewing’s Festival Field
  14. Jog around Lake of the Isles
  15. Laugh ‘til you cry at Acme Comedy Company
  16. Mingle with locals at the Fair State Brewing Cooperative
  17. Mosey down to Hell’s Kitchen during brunch
  18. Munch on the best “Jucy Lucy” at Matt’s Bar
  19. Observe the latest exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
  20. Pet adoptable cats at The Cafe Meow
  21. Play mini-golf, ride the Ferris Wheel, and chomp on tacos at Betty Danger’s Country Club
  22. Savor a world-class cocktail at Norseman Distillery
  23. See a show at First Avenue
  24. Share a meatball pie from Black Sheep Pizza at Lakes & Legends
  25. Sift through vinyl at Electric Fetus
  26. Stand underneath Minnehaha Falls
  27. Stock up on discounted beer at Chicago Lake Liquors
  28. Stroll through the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus
  29. Take a step back in time at the American Swedish Institute
  30. Taste-taste international eats at the Midtown Global Market
  31. Taste your way through the Uptown Food Truck Festival
  32. Test your gaming skills at Up-Down Arcade Bar
  33. Tour U.S. Bank Stadium
  34. Walk across the Stone Arch Bridge
  35. Watch a live performance at the Orpheum Theatre

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