Travel Details: Minneapolis

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IMG_4381As a post-birthday celebration weekend, Corey and I ventured to Minneapolis, MN for the Blackhawks Stadium Series game. We decided to make a full weekend of it and explore the city’s best restaurants and breweries…what else would we do in another fine Midwestern state? Whenever I travel to a new city, I find it most helpful when friends and fellow bloggers highlight + recommend specific places to see, things to do, food to eat, etc. Trusted recommendations are key when traveling to new places! However, fulfilling specific interests and curiosities is also important since not everyone has the same taste. Some of us can happily wander a museum all day whereas others of us may prefer to shop the hottest local boutiques. I’ve compiled a mini travel guide to Minneapolis, including some of our favorite spots from our weekend getaway.

To Stay
The Grand Hotel
Hotel Ivy

To Eat
Breakfast + Coffee
French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
Barbette
Common Roots Cafe
Birchwood Cafe
Spyhouse Coffee
Sencha Tea Bar

Dinner
Butcher & The Boar
Borough | Parlour
Bar La Grassa
Tilia
Cafe & Bar Lurcat
Spoon and Stable
Smack Shack
Pizzeria Lola

Breweries
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Surly Brewing Co.
The Freehouse
Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom

To Do // To See
Walker Art Center
Mill City Museum (Loved “Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s” photo exhibit by Mike Evangelist)
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (garden currently under renovation)
Orpheum Theatre
Basilica of Saint Mary
Stone Arch Bridge

We really enjoyed the Stadium Series game (despite the Blackhawks loss) mostly because the entire University of Minnesota campus was overrun by Chicago fans. It was truly a sea of red and black, which was awesome to see. My favorite moment of the day was sitting in this massive stadium surrounded by Blackhawks fans, frosty beer in hand, watching the soft snow falling down. It was an awesome sports moment that I was lucky to be a part of (thanks to my fiancé!).

I definitely recommend Minneapolis if you’re looking for a quick Midwestern getaway. We were lucky to have mild temps in February, which is not always the case. How can you say no to craft beer and a fire pit outside at Surly Brewing Co.?

Tip for visitors: The Light Rail is not free! Our mistake 🙂



1 Comment

  • Reply Justine March 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I need to get back to Minneapolis ASAP! Your recommendations are perfect for a weekend getaway! Thank you for sharing xo

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