Minneapolis has a spirit that sets it apart from most other American cities. It’s a place with a lively downtown, a diverse arts scene, great food, nice people, and a surprising range of outdoor activities for a big city, including the best public riverfront along the Mississippi. You could spend a year here and not come close to experiencing all that the city has to offer. Alas, this is a weekend guide and one focused on the sights along the Mississippi River, so you’ll have to come back to see the rest.
**Check out the photo gallery at the end of the post.