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Minneapolis Travel Guide

Getting to Minneapolis

There are nonstop, 2 hour 55 minute flights into the Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. There are nine different cab and limo companies at the airport and around several different forms of public transportation to and from the airport – Light Rail Metro Transit, buses and shuttles and taxis.

Getting to U.S. Bank Stadium

Many fans find it easiest to take public transportation to and from the game. The Downtown Minneapolis Light-Rail and NorthStar are used to get the game. You can view the Light-Rail schedule HERE. You can also use the Bus – Metro Transit for games. You can purchase an event 6-hour pass from the bus driver or any rail machine for easy round trip travel.

If driving or taking a taxi, you can visit U.S. Bank Stadium routing to view the best route from your location HERE.

Parking at U.S. Bank Stadium

It is best to buy pre-paid permits to park via ParkWhiz.com. You can view available lots and parking places HERE.

RV Parking

RV parking is available on South 7th Street in between 11th Avenue South and 10th Avenue South, South 7th Street in between 10th Avenue South and 9th Avenue South, and South 7th Street in between 9th Avenue South and Chicago Avenue. More information about parking passes you can visit HERE.

For details on tailgating, visit HERE.

  • Lodging
  • Tourism
  • Dining
  • Transportation
  • Lodging

    Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
    Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
    Minneapolis Marriott City Center
    Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
    Hilton Minneapolis
    Loews Minneapolis Hotel

    St. Paul:
    Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown
    The Saint Paul Hotel

    Mall of America:
    Courtyard Bloomington by Mall of America
    Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
    Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
    Hyatt Regency Bloomington – Minneapolis
    JW Marriot Minneapolis Mall of America

    By U.S. Bank Stadium:
    Loews Minneapolis Hotel
    Aloft Minneapolis
    W Minneapolis - The Foshay

  • Tourism

    Minnesota Museum of American Art
    The Minnesota Museum of American Art's mission is to inspire people to discover themselves and their communities through American art. Located 141 East 4th Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, (651)-797-2571.

    Lyndale Park Gardens
    Lyndale Park Gardens encompass the Peace Garden, Rose Garden, Annual & Perennial Garden, and a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden. Located at 4124 Roseway Road, Lake Harriet (NE Shore), Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)-230-6400.

    Paisley Park
    Receive a rare glimpse of Prince’s 65,000 square-foot home, studio and rehearsal spaces. Visitors can see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives. Learn more and buy tickets HERE.

    Minnesota Zoo
    Located minutes south of the Mall of America, the Minnesota Zoo brings education and entertainment to life. The zoo is located at 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, Minnesota, (952)431-9200.

    Mall of America
    Enjoy tax-free shopping at the nation's largest shopping and entertainment destination-Mall of America. Mall of America features 520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park. Located at 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, Minnesota, (952) 883-8800.

    Landmark Center
    Check out the restored Federal Courts building, offers a public and diverse program of performing and visual arts, civic activities and historic tours. Located at 75 5th Street W, St. Paul, Minnesota, (651)292-3225.

    Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
    Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge extends 34 miles along the Minnesota River. One of a handful of urban refuges in the nation, it protects 300 species of wildlife and birds and over 8,500 acres of wildlife habitat. Located at 3815 American Boulevard E, Bloomington, Minnesota, (952)854-5900.

  • Restaurants

    Crave offers innovated American cuisine and sushi brought to life in a chic and casual environment. Includes outdoor seating. Located at 825 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612) 332-1133.

    Café Lurcat and Bar Lurcat
    With sweeping views of Loring Park, innovate food, a captivating bar, live music and 200 wines. It is the “must eat” destination of Minneapolis. Located at 1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612) 486-5500.

    The Draft Horse
    The Draft Horse is a deli, restaurant and bar located in the Food Building in NE Minneapolis. The deli features products from neighbors in the Building – The Lone Grazer Creamery and Red Table Meat Company, along with grab and go sandwiches, salads and soup. They serve lunch, dinner and late night featuring roasted meats and vegetables, charcuterie and cheese plates. Lone Grazer cheese curds, potpies and more. Voted Best Charcutierie and Best New Restaurant by Readers Choice City Pages 2016 and Forward Thinking Locavores by Mples St. Paul Magazine 2017. It is located at 117 14th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)208-1476.

    Basil’s Restaurant offers a casual dining experience with a contemporary flare. Experience both an imaginative and intensely flavored breakfast and lunch menu that features American cuisine from traditional to unique. Located at 710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)374-7404.

    Broadway Pizza
    Top rated Broadway Pizza is acclaimed for their original thin crust pizza and also serves burgers, hoagies, salads, burgers, wraps, gluten free and more. There are a handful of locations around the city including depending where you during the day, you can view the locations by visiting HERE. The original location is located at 7514 Lyndale Avenue S, Richfield, Minnesota, (612) 861-3402.

    The Capital Grille
    Located in the heart of the Minneapolis, Capital Grille offers fine dining and wine. The Capital Grille is nationally renowned for dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and acclaimed wines. Well known for excellent customer service and food. Located at 801 Hennepin Avenue, LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)692-9000.

    DeGidio’s Restaurant and Bar was founded by and visited by many notorious mob figures in 1933. DeGidio’s is a family owned and operated family fine Italian restaurant with lots of history. Located at 425 7th Street W, Saint Paul, Minnesota, (651)291-7105.


    Day Block Brewing Company
    Located in the historic Day Block building on Washington and 11th Avenues, Day Block Brewing Company features fresh-brewed ales and lagers using local ingredients. Located at 1105 S Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)617-7793.

    The Shout House Dueling Pianos
    Stop by here a fun time with some great music. Located at 110 N 5th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612)337-6700.

    Prohibition Bar
    Located at the W hotel downtown, Prohibition is on the 27th floor and offers cocktails, 360-degree views of the city and takes you back in time to the 1920’s. It is considered a “must see.” Located at 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (612) 215-3700.

    Tiffany Sports Lounge
    This local sports bar offers familiar pub grub and many craft beers on draft. It also offers sidewalk seating. Located at 2051 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota, (651) 690-4747.

  • Transportation

    Public transportation in Minneapolis is reliable and often used via Light Rail, Metro and bus. For fare and schedule information, visit: HERE.

    Cab Companies
    Airport Taxi (612) 888-8888
    Blue and White Taxi (612) 333-3333
    Go Green Ride (212) 364-2000

    Private Companies
    Total Luxury Limousine (651) 770-5668
    Carey Limousine Minneapolis/St. Paul (612) 623-0565
    Premier Transportation (612) 331-7433

    Ride-Sharing Services
    Download the apps on your smartphone at www.Uber.com and www.Lyft.com.

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