Minneapolis is a terrific blend of urban sophistication, natural beauty and friendly people. St Paul, the state’s capital, forms the Twin Cities with its sister city and offers its own unique charm. Attendance at the NNGC-2018 will put you in the heart of two of the most wonderful cities in the U.S. Fall is a beautiful time of year in Minneapolis and St. Paul and there so much to see and do.
Some ideas for things to do in Minneapolis
- Drive by the Mary Tyler Moore house, and answer the question, “Who can turn the world on with her smile?”
- Eat a “Juicy Lucy” burger at Matt’s Bar or the 5-8 Club. Or, better yet, eat one at each location. Both claim to be the creator of this burger feast.
- Go on a shopping spree at the Mall of America – the biggest shopping mall in these parts. Take some time to go on the indoor roller coaster or zip line at Nickelodeon Universe.
- Tour the architecturally stunning new digs of the Vikings, US Bank Stadium.
Check out Meet Minneapolis for more ideas.
Some ideas for things to do in St. Paul
- Take a gangster tour in St. Paul and learn about the city’s connection to criminals like John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Machine Gun Kelly and the Barker Gang.
- Visit the James J. Hill House, home of “The Empire Builder.” Located on historic Summit Avenue (F. Scott Fitzgerald called this street home), the 36,000 square foot James J Hill House features tours year-round that help visitors imagine family and servant life in the Gilded Age.
- See the Union Depot. Located on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1926 Union Depot reopened it doors after extensive renovations.
- Check out the Science Museum, the History Center and the Cathedral of St. Paul.
- Try the walleye at Tavern on Grand. Minnesota’s favorite fish heads up the menu. The walleye is so good that Mikhail Gorbachev made a visit.
Check out Visit St. Paul for more ideas.