Minneapolis/St. Paul, or “the Twin Cities”, make up 2 of the major metropolises of Minnesota. Minneapolis is equally known for its parks, lakes, and beauty as well as for the extreme cold temperatures in winter. However, the cold doesn’t make the city any less desirable for some. The friendly people and the multitude of activities make this city a great place to visit no matter what the season. Home to the first major shopping mall, the Mall of America continues to be a major draw for visitors from around the world. You can practically get lost in the sprawling complex of stores, restaurants, hotels. There is even an indoor amusement park that visitors can enjoy.
Minneapolis is well known for its art scene. Modern art exhibits dot the city and the city is home to major art museums such as the Walker Art Center and Weisman Art Museum. The City is also home to a number of culinary and brewery innovators. Try Fulton Brewery, Fair State Brewing Coop, or Dangerous Man Brewing for a taste of the local beer.
Minneapolis is also home to major sports teams such as the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins and has hosted a Superbowl. If your trip aligns with a home game, try to attend in person and experience for yourself what loyal fans Minnesotans are.
During the summer, Minneapolis is an outdoor lovers dream. The lush landscape, dotted with many lakes, parks, trails offer endless options for outdoorsy adventure. Cycle the chain of lakes recreation area, visit Minnehaha Falls (which was the most photographed in Minnesota) or go boating on Lake Minnetonka. Don’t count these locations out during the cold winter months as ice fishing is a major pastime for locals. Bundle up and cast a line for an unforgettable, yet chilly, experience.
No matter what the occasion or time of year, book your Minneapolis vacation rental today to explore all that this city has to offer!
Minneapolis has one major airport nearby, Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) which is located only 11 miles from downtown.
Minneapolis – St. Paul airport offers many options to get you to your vacation rental. There are public transportation options including buses and a light rail system that will easily get you to downtown or to other areas. Take the light rail to the north to connect with downtown or go south to the Mall of America. Take the Metro Transit’s Blue line for the cheapest option into town. Other available options are taxis, shuttles, major rideshare companies or car rentals, which all service the airport and can get you to your vacation rental.
Getting around town? Visitors can take the light rail or public bus system around major areas and downtown, rent a car to explore the cities surrounding areas, or utilize Taxi/rideshare apps.
In Minneapolis, December – February are the coldest months of the year with many days under 10 degrees. June - August are the warmest months and temperatures can rise to around 85 degrees. December is the wettest month and February is the driest.
Make sure you book a vacation rental with your preferred heating and cooling options to make your visit comfortable no matter what season you visit.
In Minneapolis, most of the almost 1500 vacation rental options are apartment rentals with an average nightly price of around $250. The median size is about 1100 ft² which makes them a great fit for small to medium groups or families, as most can accommodate 6-8 people. There are many house rentals to choose from also. These typically cost an average of $375 per night for a size of about 2,000 ft². Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, there are many options in Minneapolis to choose from for your next vacation rental.