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We may be biased, but we think Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Between the many lakes and the colorful downtown areas, you can find a pretty place to take a picture around almost every corner of the Mini Apple. Keep reading for the most Instagrammable spots in the Twin Cities!

You can easily spend days exploring the best views in the Twin Cities and snapping pictures, but you’ll likely want to fill your trip with other activities like trying new restaurants and doing some shopping. We’ll send you everything you need to know to plan your trip right to your inbox with our complimentary Minneapolis Travel Guide!


Step Up Your Game With the Most Instagrammable Spots in the Twin Cities

1. Spoonbridge and Cherry

The Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture is a whimsical piece of public art that also works as a fountain. The giant spoon with a cherry on top fascinates everyone who sees it. The beloved sculpture calls the Walker Art Center’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden home, so you can enjoy dozens of pieces of urban art for free!

2. Chain of Lakes Regional Park

The Chain of Lakes Regional Park is a system of trails more than 15 miles long that connects the urban shorelines of Brownie Lake, Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Lake Harriet. The sparkling waters make for some of the best views in Minneapolis, which is known as the City of Lakes for good reason. It’s the perfect place to take a sunset picture! We recommend getting on the water with a kayak or biking the route.

3. One of the Many Murals

Some of the most Instagrammable spots in the Twin Cities are vibrant murals, but there are way too many to just choose one! A few of our favorites include the Bob Dylan mural, the Greetings from Minneapolis mural, the “Baby I’m a Star” mural, and the Colorful Flower mural. New murals pop up all the time, and there are so many more that we could mention. Be sure to keep an eye out for them while you explore the Mini Apple, especially on Hennepin Avenue.

4. First Avenue Star Wall

An infamous rock venue that’s launch countless of stars, First Avenue’s outside walls pay homage to some of the huge acts that have played there. White stars with a musician’s name on the inside cover the black bricks of the corner building.

5. Minnesota State Capitol

The Minnesota State Capitol is one of the best views in St. Paul with its pristine grounds and significant monuments. Not only is it a great place to take a picture, the landscape provides a beautiful spot for a picnic!

6. Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls always produce a beautiful picture, but during the winter, it’s by far one of the most Instagrammable spots in the Twin Cities. The cascade freezes turning into a mystical winter wonderland that draws locals and tourists to it every year.

7. Stone Arch Bridge

If you’re looking for a spot to get an Instagram photo of the beautiful Downtown Minneapolis skyline, Stone Arch Bridge delivers. Popular with pedestrians and cyclists, the bridge provides views of the city and St. Anthony Falls. Plus, you can get a whole new perspective with a more natural vibe below the bridge from the Mississippi River.

8. The Amazing View From Your Vacation Rental

While you’re on vacation, you want your rental to feel like a destination on its own. With Minnestay’s large selection of luxury vacation homes, we provide you with just that! We have something for everyone from pent homes with stunning views of the Twin Cities to lakefront homes. Either way, it’s sure to make for an amazing photo op!

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