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Travelers looking for a vibrant destination to enjoy where outdoor fun and city-center entertainment are equally within reach will find it all and more in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This welcoming destination is loved for its art scene, fantastic dining, rich culture, friendly atmosphere, and a seemingly endless lineup of activities to enjoy that cater to visitors with all types of interests. While it’s a great year-round destination to check out, it’s a particularly fun place to find yourself over Thanksgiving. Those who are looking to switch up holiday traditions this year will find there are plenty of appealing reasons to head to the City of Lakes.

A Minneapolis Thanksgiving is a Delicious Experience

No matter what your idea of an ideal Thanksgiving dinner might be, it’s all available to be enjoyed in Minneapolis. If you’re the type of traveler that looks forward to an elegant Thanksgiving dinner each year complete with an impressive wine list and savory options to choose from, heading over to The Capital Grille is sure to delight! Located at 801 Hennepin Avenue, The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse that hosts a Thanksgiving Day specialty menu locals and visitors alike look forward to each year. A reservation to attend is required to enjoy this fine dining Thanksgiving experience in the city. The restaurant sits right in the heart of the Theatre District and the main dining room is an exquisite testament to the club-chic aesthetic!

If you would prefer Thanksgiving takeout Minneapolis style, Fogo de Chao offers a Fogo To-Go option for guests hoping to pair their holiday fun with some stellar Brazilian steak! Fogo de Chao is located at 645 Hennepin Avenue and utilizes a Southern Brazilian cooking technique known as churrasco to serve up fire-roasted meats that are mouthwatering. Meat combinations can be customized to preference, and you won’t want to skip dessert options like the Tres Leche cake or the key lime pie.

Minneapolis Thanksgiving Activities to Enjoy

A Minneapolis Thanksgiving comes with plenty of opportunities to enjoy a robust itinerary while you’re in town. If you’re looking to run off that Thanksgiving meal for a good cause, Minneapolis will be hosting its annual Drumstick Dash on November 24th beginning at 8:00 am. There are options for participants to choose the 10K, PI Run, Cranberry Cruise Mile, or Cranberry Kids half-mile routes. The race happens around Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis and proceeds go to Mile in My Shoes which is the Drumstick Dash charity partner in 2022.

Savor Time in Your Thanksgiving Vacation Rental This Year

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Just because you’re traveling far from home to enjoy Thanksgiving in Minneapolis doesn’t mean you have to leave the comforts of home behind. In fact, those who book a vacation rental to enjoy this Thanksgiving through the property professionals at Minnestay will find they can embrace the best of Minneapolis living complete with luxury, style, and convenience at every turn. Picking a property that fits your idea of a great Thanksgiving getaway is a breeze. Homes come in all shapes and sizes and offer up amenities that will have you feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy the holiday from the moment you arrive. Many properties enjoy spacious floorplans, large yards, sprawling patios, high-end technology, and even full kitchens for preparing that home-style Thanksgiving meal you can’t wait to enjoy.

Browse our rentals and start planning your Thanksgiving getaway to the Twin Cities today!