Because I travel from Minneapolis to other cities, I forget that some of you might be traveling to Minneapolis and want to know of some fun, interesting things there are to do in the “Mini-Apple.” Here are three walks to take if you’re staying in the downtown area.
1) Walk the skyways – According to Wikipedia, “Minneapolis skyways connect various buildings in 69 full city blocks over 11 miles of downtown Minneapolis, enabling people to walk in climate controlled comfort year-round.” (Especially good news if you’re here in the winter!)
It’s not only just fun way to get from building to building, there are restaurants and shops throughout these passageways as well.
2) Wander down Nicollet Mall – Nicollet Mall is 11 blocks that run through the heart of downtown Minneapolis with shops and restaurants for every taste. Take in a few shops and then stop and head up to the “rooftop lawn” (weather permitting) at Brit’s Pub for a pint.
3) Walk along the Mississippi River. Yep, “The Big Muddy” runs right through downtown Minneapolis (its St. Anthony waterfall is how Minneapolis became the flour mill capital of the world and how it got its other nickname “Mill City”) There’s a great walking path all along the Mississippi – and depending on where you go, you’ll see the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, the Stone Arch Bridge, St Anthony Falls, and many other landmarks.
Enjoy Minneapolis if you come!