Think of Minneapolis and you likely think of snow, cold and the Minnesota Vikings, but there’s a lot more to this city on the northern end of the Mississippi River.
Culture abounds in many forms, both winter and summer, and there’s a surprising number of free concerts and films.
You have to understand, however, when people say Minneapolis they frequently are referring as well to its twin city of St. Paul, just a hop, skip and jump across the mighty Miss.
Fortunately, transportation between the twins is excellent. Here’s just a sampling of some indoor and outdoor adventures, many suited for the entire family.
The words “free beer” are magic for many weary travelers. Several Twin City breweries offer free tours and samples, including the Summit Brewery in St. Paul, the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Center, and The Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul. Some require reservations and times vary for tours and freebies, so check before you go.