Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Minneapolis? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Minneapolis?”
In 1885, a brash New York journalist visited Minnesota and called it “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation.” Turns out he was wrong. Minneapolis-St. Paul is a fascinating blend of human creativity, natural beauty and Midwestern charm. The Twin Cities have a rich history chock full of great music, art and food. So much, in fact, that first-time visitors scanning this lake-spackled vista often don’t know where to start. A truly eclectic town, there’s a little something for everyone here. And you might be looking to take on Minneapolis the same way you would an all-you-can-eat buffet: by trying everything. Like all of our Fifty Grande Best of the U.S. Bucket Lists, this guide will take you through the very best, most unique and quintessential experiences offered here right now. Get to it, people!