Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Between the two cities, there are 30 theater venues, three professional sports stadiums, more than 10 dance companies and a heap of lakes. In fact, Minneapolis has more theater seats per capita than anywhere outside of New York City. One of the major theaters is the Guthrie, a remarkable architectural structure that hosts world-famous plays. Of course, no trip to Minnesota is complete without visiting the Mall of America, boasting more than 400 stores, a wealth of restaurants and 40 million visits a year.
Besides the mall, head to the Walker Arts Center for arts galore, get up close to animals like moose and tigers at the Minnesota Zoo or bring the kids to Valleyfair, a top-notch amusement park. Sports fans should catch a Twins baseball game at the recently built Target Field or a Timberwolves game at the Target Center. A new football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings is also in construction. In the meantime, you can catch a live performance at one of the many music venues, including 1st Avenue and the Fine Line. Nicknamed "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota is famous for its wealth of nature. Hike, paddle or swim around the lakes that cover a total of 90,000 miles of shoreline.